I held back, repeating my mantra for the day “smooth and comfortable”… Read More Ultra-Trail Australia
I found myself walking bits which I knew I “should” be running. The cramps were gradually getting much worse and my hip flexors and abductors were now also starting to cramp after many kilometres of having to overpower the adductor cramps. When all of these muscle groups simultaneously cramped, there was nothing I could do but stand in place wait for them to subside. Any attempt to stretch them out was futile as stretching one side would trigger cramps in the other leg!… Read More 9 Dragons 50km
As a part of my build up back into longer races, I recently ran at the 21km Hounslow Classic Skyrun. Overall, it was a fantastic day and you can read more about it here.
While previously I have always sat back for the first kilometre (or so), this year I found myself in the lead as soon as we crossed the bridge and began the road ascent. It was going to be boom or bust!… Read More Kawerau King of the Mountain
This was exactly the sort of moment that I’d been mentally preparing myself for; 65km down, 35km to go, Yun and I both hurting, both pushing, neither wanting to be the first to slow.… Read More Ultra Trail Australia
2 years difference, but the same result in the same location: lying on ground, 63km into the Buffalo Stampede unable to continue. … Read More Buffalo Stampede
This wasn’t how I’d wanted to start 2016, but at least I’d had fun along the way.… Read More Ultra Easy 100km