race reports

Under trained, under prepared, low on confidence - I was just aiming to make it to the finish line. But things didn't turn out the way I expected. 

This is a story about mud. So much mud. But also a story of triumph on multiple levels.

100 km through the incredible rice fields of Sapa.

A hot and humid 70 km trail race through the forests of northern Vietnam.

A 100 km trail run through the beautiful but hilly jungles of Penang, Malaysia.

A 70 km overnight ultra on some of the most technical trails in Thailand.

A 10 hour race on a 2.1 km loop, in the middle of the Bangkok summer.

A 45 km trail ultramarathon, starting at 1 a.m. in the mountains of Thailand.

A flat and fast road half marathon held on the streets of Bangkok.

A 50 km trail run, my first running event in Thailand.

My first ultra, a 50 km trail run in Victoria, Australia.

An Olympic distance triathlon, my longest tri to date.

An unusual distance triathlon, used as preparation for my upcoming Olympic distance tri.

Up and down 5800 steps inside Perth's biggest sporting stadium.

My first marathon, on a semi-hilly course through the streets of Perth.

Time to attempt a triathlon! See how I coped (or floundered) on my first go. Open-water swimming can't be that hard, right?

It took me a long time to reach the start line of a half marathon. See how the event unfolded and if all my preparation had finally paid off.

A 13.2 km scenic run through Victoria's popular Yarra Valley wine region.

Could you beat the train? A point-to-point race through the mountainous Dandenong Ranges with one aim: get to the finish line before the train does.

My third fun run was an important lesson in what not to do on race day.

My first ever fun run, a popular 5.5 km road race through the heart of Melbourne. To say I  was not prepared would be an understatement.

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