The weather forecast leading up to the Fling looked terrible. With a 8 month pregnant wife I had started looking for accommodation however, a late change in forecast kept us in a tent with most of the other competitors.
On arrival in Bundanoon I went straight to rego to
Mick from Southern Exposure invited me to Anglesea, Vic before the Surfcoast race had been advertised earlier this year. Being 2 weeks after the 24hr Solo World Championships I was hoping my legs would be recovered and I looked forward to exploring some new trails.
The cheapest flights from Port
The most important race of the year was also the race I had thought the least about. I had applied for a week of leave from work leading up to the event but, with my school taking a serious stance about being available for year 12 students during this week,
I have only heard good things about the trails at Kowen Forest which is situated west of Canberra. The only experience I have had there is during 24hr events years ago and the Mont last year where I only rode in the dark. I had actually crossed this race off
The Flight Centre Epic is a must do race. This is the first marathon event that I ever raced and the changes over the past 10 years have been great. The end result is a course that is sufficiently challenging with heaps of fun single track. There is enough climbing
I was really looking forward to another race that takes in some of the sweet trails around Taree. Kiwarrak State Forest has some of the best single track in the area and these trails are normally meticulously groomed. A marathon race only 1hr from home is also a bonus.
The Mackay Mountain Marathon had been on my calender all year since Evan Corry decided he would throw together a marathon for the Mackay region. I'm always looking for an excuse to head north over winter so I jumped at the opportunity. With some serious prize money on the overall
After riding the Paluma Push in 2012 I was keen to come back. It's set up in the mountains 1.5 hours from Townsville and is a sell out event. I questioned the event organisor on why he doesn't extend the cap and I agree with all his reasons. The infrastructure
After winning the 2011 Australian Marathon Championship I had planned on competing in the Marathon World Champs with the chance to race in green and gold. Archie was due to be born on the same weekend so I couldn't make the most of the opportunity. This year when I