|With my group at the end!|
|Presenting...a little tired!|
|STS, Race 3|
I was happy to pick up third overall in the series, pipping Charlie Brooks, despite him beating me in 2 out of the 3 races; that doesn't seem right! I walked away with some cool prizes that I'll be once again offering as prizes at the next UTA camp. Series results are here.
Post race, I went for a coffee and breakfast with Roger Hanney, a really top guy who is putting together a little article for Trail Run Magazine. The interview was very taxing on minimal sleep all weekend and my mind got worked over! As Jo B said on the way home, 'You got Rogered'! That I did! The guy can ask a mean question or two. I was really glad he did dig deep though, I was able to perhaps articulate (if that was possible!) some thoughts and ideas I don't often get to express about my running and the sport of ultra running in general. Thanks Roger, good luck transcribing my mumble jumble mate!
This weekend I'm heading down to Mt Stromlo in Canberra for my last long race pace effort before Tarawera and will be running the 50k. It will be a fast race with a number of great marathoners entered. I'll be pushing for a sub 3:10 run and to try and keep up with Marty Dent in the 100k! I've been asked about the record by a number of people and all I can say is that Marty is a true professional and he won't be leaving any stone unturned in his preparation and race execution. I have no doubt that Marty will demolish this race.