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In Cambodia with Zest

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Greetings from Cambodia,

After a fantastic two weeks speaking all throughout Australia for the AFA GenXt Roadshow (Australian Financial Advisers Association) I now find myself in Cambodia’s capital and largest city Phnom Penh.

A few months ago I met a rather inspiring lady called Liz Atkinson who is the Managing Director of Zest Marketing Concepts and one of the founders of the League of Extraordinary Women (LOEW).  I was invited to speak at LOEW’s first event in Melbourne and it was here that I heard Liz’s own story and was pretty blown away. …

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Bogong2Hotham Race Report

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“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm ” ~Willa Cather

Bogong to Hotham (B2H) is a gnarly race and although it is only 64kms in length it is boasted to be one of Australia’s hardest trail races. For anyone who has ever taken part in an event organised by Andy Hewat they will know how meticulous he is to detail and safety. This race is no different, the B2H field is capped at 100 competitors with each competitor needing to fulfill the qualifying criteria of a successful completion of an ultra in the past 12 months of ‘sufficient’ difficulty/ baseline requirement is 6ft track in 6hrs).…

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RTP Nepal: Stage 5 (long march)

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We climbed up and up, powered across and soared down (repeat x 3). It was a fantastic day for me and I am super happy with how everything turned out. I was quite anxious the night before the long march but as I stood on the start line I reminded myself that the most important thing was to enjoy myself, be in the moment and just do my best.

We all went out at a decent pace for the first km as we knew we had a super steep stair climb coming up which would have everyone in single file.…

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Live Life To The Plus Tour – whilst training, eating, drinking and sleeping

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Juice Plus+ Tour 

I am about to board my seventh flight in the past nine days….And no I am not doing it this to rack up airline points, which is maybe something I should look into. I am also not doing it to enjoy the pat down searches by the lovely US airline security staff , I am on a whirlwind speaking tour of the United States for Juice Plus+ .…

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Bodyology – leading into my final major race for 2011

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My final major race for the year is in November and as I start to switch my focus onto training up for it I thought it was about time I revealed the specifics about my 2011 secret weapon – or not so secret anymore. Over the past four months I have been trained by the boys from Bodyology Physical Performance Solutions.The guys are dynamic, scientifically driven and most importantly know their stuff.…

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We are in Leh

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Phew… TeamSG are in Leh and a new found calm energy has overcome us all. We had an incredibly hectic few days in Delhi, which we amazing but I was craving sleep, good food and a view of the magical mountains around us. Crewmember Jim Serpless (aka Jimbot or Moneybags) met me in Malaysia and we took the journey to India together. It was the smoothest check in, flight and arrival I have had in a long time.…

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Profile of my fabulous Crew for La Ultra

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Name: Ryan Bennett (RB)

DOB: May 10th, 1982

City of residence: New York

Occupation: Entrepreneur, founder of Heart of My Arm

Background in sport/ultras/crewing: Veteran of 5 marathons including New York and Boston.  Also competed in the Racing the Planet Sahara Race, and The North Face 50K at Bear Mountain, New York.  Volunteered as a member of the course team at Racing the Planet Atacama Race.

What was the clincher to crewing in La Ultra?

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Live Life To The Plus – Desert Runners Movie (2012)

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I am proud to be featured on this fantastic website with Bear Grylls, Ana Ivanavic, Jason Fowler and the other Desert Runners – Dave O’Brien, Ricky Paugh, Lisa Tamati and Film Maker Jennifer Steinman. Check out this link to see the video put together by Jennifer, which shows highlights of my year spent in the four most extreme deserts in the world.

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Emerging out of the study hole

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Gahhh…. It has been three months since the completion of the Last Desert and my lack of blogging certainly has plenty to do with how chaotic life has been. I returned home to sunny Sydney after a two-week jaunt in snowy New York. I quickly crashed down from the euphoria of the experience when I realised I had to teach myself an entire’s semester of trust law for an exam I had deferred to January – as it conflicted with the race in Antarctica. 

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Angling for A Cure

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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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