I don’t think anyone was quite prepared for what Shaun had planned at Atiu Creek Farm and dubbed The Gazuntite.
What a start to the year, work and life have been next level crazy busy so I’ve been a bit slack on getting a blog post out since Raglan. Quite a few people that I’ve run into lately have asked if I’d given up on my blogs or what my plans for the year are. While it would have been more appropriate a month ago, because that’s when these things are done, here are my goals for this year.
As I promised here is all the goings on that aren’t a race. As many of you are aware I’ve entered the 50km Tarawera Ultramarathon, which of course requires a fair amount of training and preparation. I also have been getting a lot of sideways looks and “say that again” from people. Oh and I’ve been getting a ton of new cool gear too.
I’m still not sure why I did it, and over the space of nearly 7 and a half hours I thought about it a lot … a hell of a lot. Why The Hillary event? Why the 34km event? And I’m sure I wasn’t alone out there questioning our (poor?) choices at some point. But life wasn’t all bad, the views and scenery was breathtaking, watermelon at aid stations is awesome, everybody out there was amazing and the beer afterwards was quite simply #thetits. There was even a very special moment that I’m certain left no eye dry.
So it feels like just a few weeks ago that I was
running walking slogging my way towards to the Blue Lake in Rotorua, but as it turns out it was nearly four months ago (and two months since my last blog post). In contrast it felt like the Hillary event was ages away, there would be heaps of time to get ready. Well surprise Brent, it’s in a week!! And you’re not ready.
With the trials of the Hillary long since passed it was time to plan the next round of challenges and goals. Which races to enter? What distance to do? and how the hell am I going to come up with a plan of attack be to do all these races? Continue reading “Coming up next…”
With all our collective training hours behind us it was now time to go for a lovely wee run along the Hillary trail with over five hundred of like (out of their) minded individuals. Oh and what a wee run it turned out to be. Continue reading “Post Hillary Wrap Up”
Less than 9 sleeps to go! Holy cow. When I signed up for the Hillary it seemed like there would be heaps of time to train and get ready, now it’s just over a week. I hope everyone is close to where they want to be at this point. As for me? Well I thought I was on track, however a testing of the waters last weekend has rekindled the nerves. Continue reading “When The Penny Dropped”
Supporters, what is it that they say; behind every great person there is a team waiting to take the credit? Honestly though, we all rely on a support network to help us with both our training and on race day. Continue reading “We All Need Somebody To Lean On”