* Nikki Wynd joins 'The Running Man'*
2011 Australian Female Ultra Runner of the Year Nikki Wynd is now working with me to provide running programs and advice.
Nikki has an extensive background and pedigree in distance running and ultra marathon racing. Nikki is available to provide specialist running and ultra marathon advice and guidance as well as developing tailored running programs.
Nikki is looking forward to helping athletes achieve their running goals and prepare them for their next event.
Nikki is contactable via firstname.lastname@example.org
* Surviving 217km thru Death Valley*
I am now an offical Finisher of the 'Worlds Toughest' Ultra Marathon the 'Badwater 135'
On July 17th I became the 10th Australian to finish the 'Badwater' Ultra Marathon, 217km through Death Valley, California in sizzling 50 degree heat. After 30 hrs and 24 min I reached the Mt Whitney Portal in 14th position. This is now the fastest time recorded by an Aussie athlete at 'Badwater'.
It was by far the hardest race I have competed in, with the heat, wind, fatigue and the relentless hills being the major factors that I had to constantly managing.
Competing in the event has been a dream of mine for many years, so to have finally finished the race and reached what is arguably the pinnacle of ultra running, I am extremely happy with my result.
I must pay credit to my magnificent crew whom without their help and assistance the result would not have been possible. Thanks Mike Toby, Adrian Pannozzo, Bonnie Busch, Casey Cooper and and Ian Sharman.
I would also like to acknowledge 32Gi Low GI Endurance Energy Products and Hoka one one shoes, both of which played vital roles in my 'Badwater' success. How awesome is it to run what's arguably the 'worlds toughest' and 'hottest' ultra marathon, remain well hydrated without nutritional issues and not have to deal with any blister or feet issue.
Thanks to 32Gi Low GI Endurance Energy Products Hoka one one
* Ultra Marathon Runner Of The Year*
Australian Male Ultra Marathon Runner of the Year
The Australian Ultra Runners Association AURA Web Site have just announced that David has been voted the '2011 Australian Male Ultra Marathon Runner of the Year'
In what has been a big year for David on the Ultra Scene, he has capped 2011 with this great award. David finished in the top 3 of each race he competed, ran 5 personal best times, won the National 100km title and was involved in several events where the course record was broken. David has a big 2012 ahead and first stop is the Maroondah Dam 50km race on Feb 19th.
* 2011 Coast to Kosi 240km Ultra*
December 9th - David finishes 2nd in 28 hrs 08mins
Wow, what an event and what a race. David raced to the limit finishing 2nd in the iconic 240km Coast to Kosciusko, in 28hrs and 08 min, 41 minutes behind the winner Ewan Horsborough. David’s time is now ranked 4th on the all time fastest list. David had a perfect day feeling good and strong right to the end, with his panning coming together with the assistance of his fantastic Support Crew which included his father George, friends Arthur Phillips, Nikki Wynn, Darren Mooney and his wife Kim.
David took the lead over the tough Big Jack Mountain Range at 60km, leading to 90km where the eventually winner passed him. Ewen and David raced within a few kilometres of each other right to the end. David was pursued all day by eventual 3rd place getter Andrew Vise and 4th place getter Christian Fatton from Switzerland.
David said “It was a real dog fight with no one prepared to give an inch. Normally you wouldn’t be satisfied with second but on this occasion I am, as I gave 100%, left nothing out there, raced hard all day and finish in what is a very fast time. Credit to the winner Ewan he was simply too good on the day”
Full deatils avaliable at C2K Web Site
* David Eadie - Finishes the 2010 Western States 100 Mile Ultra Marathon *
June 26th - TRM David Eadie has once again successfuly completed the epic ‘Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run’ on June 26th.
David raced as best he could on the day and was on schedule for a sub 19 hr top 20 finish right upto 130 km before fatigue and nutritional issues slowed his progress. David recovered and solidering on to the finish at Auburn in 22 hrs and 7 mins.
"It was once again a challenging day and things went well for 130 km before I began to slow. But thats to be expected in such a gruelling event. In the end I was more than satisfied with the way I solidered on to the finish well under the magical 24 hour 'Silver Buckle' mark and inside the permitted 30 hour time limit.
When your out there for 22 plus hours you go through many highs and lows and you really do test your mental and physcial toughness. I guess thats what draws me to such an event"
20% Discount @ Southern Suburbs Physiotherapy Centre
The physiotherapy practice that has helped keep me on the road in the past 15 years is Southern Suburbs Physiotherapy Centre SSPC. It has
come on board and is offering everyone who has a current program with TRM a 20% discount off their initial
physio session and become eligible to purchase treatment packages at discount prices.
SSPC have physiotherapists who have special interests in treating running injuries. They understand how we all think. Rob O'Donnell is a former Australian Cross Country Champion, current physiotherapist for the Australian Cross Country Team and Melbourne Marathon events.
SSPC look after many of the State's best distance runners. This is a great deal I can now offer to all my clients. Visit SSPC