Category Archives: Sahara Race

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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Busy Pocket Rocket

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Haroo All,

There is no denying I am in a frantic rush to get everything together and ticked off before i jump on a plane for Cairo this Sunday. I have been spending the past few days writing essays on why alternative dispute resolution techniques are essential to conflict management and why a wife should have access to the sperm of her husband/defacto who is on life support. In my other spare time i am babysitting three little rugrats four afternoons a week (reminding myself there is no rush in having kids), working at Baker and McKenzie and flying back & forth between Melbourne and Sydney.

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Yes I am using poles

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Just a little over 5 weeks until I make the long journey to Cairo. The reality of another desert adventure just around the corner has me very excited, nervous and anxious all at the same time. I feel like I am slightly underprepared for this race as I have been focusing on the tenbillion other things going on in my life. However it is always in the back of my mind and last night I had a dream that we were just about to start a stage and I hadn’t packed my pack.…

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From Gobi into Sahara

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Hello Friends,

Well finishing the Gobi March has me half way to achieving my goal of completing the FourDesert Series this year. I returned to Australia from China pretty exhausted with pain in my right knee that had me limping and whincing for a few weeks once I got back. Injury and exhaustion has forced me to approach The Sahara Race slightly different. I have embraced deep water running, bikram yoga and swimming and I am ready to gear up for a big few weeks before I fly to Cairo on the 26th.…

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