Good day, my name is Brent and I’ll be one of your Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirers this year. I work as the Operations Manager/engineer/dogs body for Revolution Fibres, a nanotech company in Henderson. Fitting running in around the job, wife and two preschool daughters proves to be a bit of a challenge at times. However getting out for a run is proving to be a great break from the stresses of work and noise of the house.
In what seems like a lifetime ago I was a competitive rower and rugby player, however for the past 10 years I’ve really only been working on expanding my waistline. Having decided to make a change I started jogging and was quickly enticed off the roads by trail running friends. It was at this point, as Rob Edkins puts it, I contracted a mild case TURPS – only mild as I’m not yet crazy enough to run 80km; you guys are nuts but mad props to you. The 16km Hillary is going to be my longest and hardest race to date but I love the challenge that it is going to bring. Who knows in a few years I could be getting ready for the 80km – Well maybe more than a few years if we’re being honest, and more likely the 34km, I am built for power not endurance after all.
So in keeping with my job, I have put together an exciting PowerPoint presentation for your viewing pleasure since everyone loves a good PowerPoint slide show.