Category Archives: Race

Stage 1 (Antarctica)

By | Injinji, Race, The Last Desert: Antarctica | No Comments

Oh my goodness WHAT A DAY!!! It is 9:47pm and we are waiting to eat dinner before a much needed recovery rest. For those who didn’t receive the breaking updates our start time was considerably pushed back due to strong winds which made it unsafe to take the zodiacs to shore. We didn’t receive this update at 3:40am when Ricky and I were fully dressed, pumped up and about to eat breakfast.

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Stage 5&6 (Sahara)

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What a week it has been! Writing  this blog  from the Abu Dhabi airport and filled with happiness, exhaustion & a little sadness. Sahara 2010 was an epic race in terms of  the adventure. However it has been the people that i have shared this journey with that will make it a race never to  forget.

Extreme endurace adventures are bound to bring out the best and worst in people & there has been some special moments on the sandy course.

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Stage 5 (Sahara)

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This is going to have to be a quick email. I didnt get the memo that the cyber tent was shutting at 3pm and have been avoiding entering into here because it is so hot. The long day over and it went through with minimal dramas, which is a huge blessing. As you plod through the kms you keep waiting to hit a wall where you are going to struggle to move on.…

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Stage Four (Sahara)

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Mahhhh…. I am writing this blog a few hours after I read all of your lovely messages and it was the nicest thing to come into after 38kms.

I want to say congratulations to Cheets for the arrival of his first daughter Kitty Jane. So excited for you Cheets and hope to meet her one day soon.

Day four is over which means the long day is tomorrow. I am feeling suitably nervous about the 96km stage..

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Stage 3 (Sahara)

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Haroo everyone,

Day three is over and I just ticked off 41.6kms. I always sum up each stage by how I feel at the finish line. Today I crossed the line with my two Irish tent mates and Dylan from Wales and it was a moment of celebration. Of course we each had down moments along the tough course, but it is amazing how you can help someone even when you are struggling (which also happens to make you feel better).

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Stage two (Sahara)

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From the horrors of Day 1 to the beauty of day 2. I buddied up with two Irish lads from my tent and we planned to run the first checkpoint before we would hit the dunes and heat. We had a good, slow, steady pace going on and the boys are such lovely ones that it was a pleasure to run with them. Running on sand is such an art and I hope I am slowly learning how to read the sand.

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Stage One (Sahara)

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Hello Friends,

I always find that day 1 is one of the hardest stages of the race and this day was just like that. We headed off at 7am and the day was broken into four stages – 9, 10.7, 9.9, 7.4. In the two other RTP races I have entered it is always super cold in the morning and competitors stand around the fire trying to warm up. This morning it was pretty warm at 6am and it got progressively hotter and probably peaked at 45degrees.

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Angling for A Cure

By | Charity, Race, Uncategorized | No Comments

I fly out to Cairo in seven sleeps and just capped off the weekend with the Blackmores Sydney Half Marathon event. The idea of running on road was not so appealing but the race had competitors cross the Harbour Bridge, through the city and finish at the Sydney Opera House. The course even went past the apartment I live in and I felt tempted to duck into our bathroom, as the queues for the port-a-loos were ridiculous at the start line.

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It’s over (Gobi March)

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The Gobi March is over and it will be a race that I will never forget. It contained all of the elements I expected a desert ultra marathon to have- breathtaking scenery, epic sand dunes, harsh weather conditions on both spectrums, emotional breakdowns, personal victories and the truest display of community and team spirit. One thing I did not expect and am heartbroken to write is that Nick, aged 31, lost his life after collapsing on day 4 in the canyons.…

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Stage 5 (Gobi March)

By | Gobi March, Injury, Nutrition, Out of control, Race | No Comments

Hello my dear friends.

Your blog comments and emails are a true lift to my spirit!! I have completed the 100km stage and have reached the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. After i wrote my last blog (on stage four) horror and devastation hit the camp as competitors were stuck in the canyon dehydrated and in a very poor state. All of the competitors who were at camp were in a frenzy of fear as we received news that a man had curled into a corner.…

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