Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Stage 4 consisted of three laps of 28km circuit and I had a great day. The front group was down to 10 guys when I got popped at around 50kms but managed a 5km time trial and got back to the leaders. I was able to stay with them until 10kms to go when I [...]

The Croc Trophy has started in a way that no one expected: monsoonal rain. The race got underway in downtown Cairns in torrential rain and it’s been with us ever since. None of the competitors or organisers are prepared for the weather – some people don’t even have a long sleeved top to put on [...]

After nearly six months in the planning the start of the Croc Trophy is only four days away. The build up had been going really well until a major chest infection put a big dent in the training and it was touch and go whether I would be able to get back to training at [...]

Training is one thing, but there is nothing like a race or two to provide an insight into how the preparations are going. When the Mawson Marathon was cancelled I earmarked the same weekend for a couple of `form finders’ – races that would provide a more accurate gauge of where I was at. It [...]

The Otway Odyssey is one of the toughest marathon races on the calendar: steep climbs, lots of vertical and some treacherous descents make this one of those races you can’t help but be anxious about. Throw in a few pre-race torrential downpours and the descents I speak of become terrifying, and the uphills barely rideable.
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