On Friday I will be running in Katoomba, (approximately 2hrs train west of Sydney) in the blue mountains at the Ultra Trail Australia. 😁
For those who haven’t heard of the race before or it’s predercessor the North Face 100 it is according to its website the 4th biggest Trail Running event in the world.
I look forward to being a part of the action and experiencing a new taste of running. With some quite different terrain and scenery to what we get here in New Zealand or being in Wellington to be frank!!
Even the UTA pace 22, (let’s call it a half for rationale) but 21.6km to be exact, 🤔 is not your average race. With over 1200m of vert and the race starting and finishing at closer to 900m, the air is gunna be thin and the going tough.
I do trust the training that I have done and the preperation that I have put into this event. 5 months of planning and some very hard yakka at times has me in what I feel the best shape I have ever been in and a quiet confidence in my ability regardless of the terrain, distance or competition. 🏃
It just happens that this event is an off road half with some technical bits thrown in for fun. The combination of which I am developing a liking to and definitely want to do some more racing of this nature in future where it fits in with the future
If you like to find out more about the race or UTA, go to the link: Ultra Trail Australia
I have to make a massive thanks to everyone who continues to support me on this journey of running, life and many memorable adventures.
Firstly all the rampant lions training crew for making it all very enjoyable and great company! To Hoops (as many better know him) for his support and guidance really has helped me to put all my energy and focus into what I do best. Lastly to my family and close friends who inspire and make great sacrifices to allow me to follow my passion.
Also all the supporters and the sponsors that are behind the scenes who understand what it takes to be successful and are roping me reach my potential everyday.
If you want to follow my race progress then you should download the Ultra Trail Australia app and search me under the UTA 22 and athletes and you can follow my splits.
Best of luck to all you crazy enough to do the vossler this weekend. Great memories from the race last year. Wish I could be there to run too but I’m about to turn these blue mountains yellow racing over those hills… 😆
Good Form Running