Comrades 2019! I knew it was going to be hard…

But I had no idea it was going to be that hard! Leading up to this years Comrades was a bumpy road, in March I got diagnosed with a stress fracture in my Fibula. This was frustrating as my training had been going so well and I was feeling super strong but hey these things happen. I knew it was a bit of a long shot but I had 3 months to race day!

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Don’t stress it!

The marathon was a bit of a disaster, it rained from start to finish and as a result my insoles slipped all over the place despite having stuck them in place (clearly not very well). I ended up running with my heel hitting the carbon plate of the insole which quickly turned into a blister. I also ended up getting pins and needles in my foot for 42km!

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TOUR OF MONT BLANC

I first heard about the tour of Mont Blanc through a couple of friends that had taken part in the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) a crazy race that sees hardy individuals complete the 170km route through 3 countries dipping down into several valleys and raising up many cols to total 10,000m of climbing in one go. Having not really…
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The Long Road To Comrades

Turns out I had signed myself up to something quite ridiculous. We were going to attempt to run 90km a day for 20 days and on the final day compete in the Comrades Ultra Marathon. I was so bloody scared of what I had signed up to do but also intrigued to see how far my body could go.

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