Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Woodhill Xterra

25-July-2010- Our second race of the Xterra series. Start line was about 500 metres from the crashing surf at Muriwai. Brilliant course which undulated the whole 23 kilometres. Run on a mix of forestry roads and some amazing single track. Real feeling of isolation in parts as the sand on the forest floor makes everything very quiet. One longish climb after about 4K then a short sharp descent then some rolling terrain. I finished the course in 1 hour 50 and Sinead in 2 hours 10.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tough Guy

4th of July 2010-Bucketing down with rain adding to the huge amount of mud that we were soon to be covered in. Two laps of a six kilometre course undulating but with lots of running opportunites. Some great ditch jumps, knee deep mud sections, hands and knees under barbed wire, horse show jumps and a 50 metre wade through waist deep water to complete a lap. Took a while to get the blood flowing in the legs after the mud sections. 7th overall man 1 hour 1 minute. Sinead took out the women's section.