Trials of Miles
Beau Miles becomes the first person to run the 650k+ Australian Alps Walking Track from Canberra to Walhalla. One of the steepest and overgrown tracks in the country maps his demise, highs, trips and flows, which is exactly what long range runners go in search of. It’s not about feeling great, it’s about feeling everything.
Beau Miles laces up for a different kind of world first, running 650+km of the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Traversing through the highest peaks in Australia, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself in his own personal Trial of Miles. Running long distance walking trails is a relatively new era of adventure to existential seekers today- no longer in search of new landscapes, but a new version of themselves, pitting themselves against distance and time. Beau comes to question how and why we drag ourselves and our families into such endeavours, and in the same breath knows that such experiences are the best place to conjure why we do anything.
DURATION: 52 MINUTES
Produced and Directed by
Director of Photography, Produced & Edited by
Original Music Score by
DAVID CUTHBERTSON with emerging indie artists
Mountains of thankyous to
Lianne Wright, Charlie Showers (& his family), Cheryl Mosely, Warren Mosley, The Miles Clan, Leslie & Wynn Shooter, Chris Ord, Patrick Kinsella, Simone Secor Campbell, Matt O'Keeffe, Justen O'Conner, Chris Zidanski, Alan McCubbin, Robert Barwell, Naima Madani, Matt Korinek and Sam Heyward.
Yesterday afternoon at 4:45pm I ran into Walhalla, close to 700kms after leaving the fringe of Canberra, having left 14 days earlier. It feels good to be able to stop, to take a break from the headfirst drive, to sit. I am reflecting on the run now, drinking tea, watching…
Today marks three weeks since I left the track. Flatly, I miss it. I still remember the lost trails, jungle thick re-growth, a shin twice as large as its opposite, driving rain, dusty heat- like yesterday. But it's waning, the vivid livingness of it - both good and bad. I…