Sunday, May 27, 2012

GNW 250km Revisited

Phil and I are looking to have another crack at the GNW250. Starting in Newcastle early on Friday 8th June we hope to run the full course to Sydney over the long weekend. We attempted this back in 2010 while competing in the GNW100 race. That time we started at 1am and ran to the start of the race at Teralba. After completing the race and reaching Patonga Beach we were driven to Brooklyn where we continued into our third night without sleep. The combination of day-time heat and night-time sleep deprivation eventually forced us to stop at Berowra Waters when fatigue finally defeated me.

This time we will be starting fresh in the morning and won't have the heat to contend with. The only real handicap is the limitations of my heart post AF surgery but that is one of speed and not distance. After setting a PB at TNF100 recently, Phil is in great form so we are hoping he can drag me along to a respectable time.

We have a few friends offering to help out as crew, saving us a lot of logistical work and time. We will be carrying the Spot tracker linked to this page and hopefully will get a few updates on progress through during the day. However it pans out, we are just happy to be able to get back out there and have a run in the bush.

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