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Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer and 8okm conquerer Tom tells us about his epic day

I DID IT!!! Despite an injured IT Band and not running for over 5 weeks in the lead up to The Hillary, at 8:48pm on Saturday, I defied all odds and crossed the finish line! While it was only ever about finishing the race, I finished 61st out of the 102 entrants that started the [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:30+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Jared gives us his raceday rundown

Yus, it is done! What a fun day that was! The 16 k’ers headed off in to the heat just on 1400. The fast bunch spirited to the hills gathering space to stretch their legs. The rest of us fell into some sort of line and edged our way up the hill. Like lambs to [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:31+00:00 March 10th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Rebekah gives us the low-down on her race day highs

That's it.  DONE!! Goal fulfilled and one happy me!  The above photo pretty much sums up my day: I was running my own race, out to prove to myself I could put in a big effort and sustain it for 34km, not out to beat anyone, just work hard.  Honestly, why else muster up a [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:32+00:00 March 5th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Tom makes his decision about rocking up to the start line

‘D-Day’ had finally come… After a flat-out week at work, on Friday 17th I found myself sitting in the waiting room of the Base Medical Flight waiting for what I referred to as my “go/ no-go appointment” with the RNZAF Physiotherapist. This was the time where I would find out her best prediction with regards [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:34+00:00 February 24th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|1 Comment

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Tom keeps focused on repairing his injury

As you may remember from my last post.... Over the past few weeks I have tried almost everything imaginable to try and get my silly ol’ IT Band to play the game. I have been to yoga (yes, desperate measures!), stretched and foam rolled for >90-minutes a day, taken ibuprofen/ anti-inflammatories, worn neoprene straps, taped [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:35+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Rebekah tells us what she’ll be focusing on come Saturday.

Food for thought.  Literally.  I love food.  Thinking about it, smelling it, seeing it .... EATING IT!  So when contemplating training for an event and someone uttered the magical words, "Ultramarathon is just one big eating and drinking competition" I knew I was in!  Well, I haven't entered the ultradistance for the Hillary but that [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:36+00:00 February 21st, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Jared lets us in on his strategies to get through this week and race-day

How hot and humid as it been up in Auckland this last weekend? Very... is the short answer. Good times! Oh we are gonna have fun! Edging closer to the race I thought I'd talk about the newbie mistakes I've made while running both in training and on the few race days I've had. If [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:37+00:00 February 20th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Tom has his nutrition planned in the hope that he will run next Saturday.

Hey fellow runners and supporters! Continuing on from my last update, there’s still no more news – good or bad – from the Physio, but I should know soon what the verdict is…nervous times at the moment I tell you! For now, though, all I can do is comply with their recommendations: a little bit [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:40+00:00 February 16th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Jared is getting excited about Race Day. And trucker caps.

Hey hey hey! Can you feel it? Oh, it's getting closer now. I spent some more time in Te Henga track in the weekend. Getting to know those famous stairs more intimately. It was great watching a group of people cheering each other on as they made moves to the top. Yes we go up [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:41+00:00 February 15th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Rebekah gets to the nitty-gritty of what gets her out the door.

So there I was, fully caffeinated and trying to take a nap at 10am after my son decided we'd get up at 4am, only to realise ... holy cow! My training has been going well, I bet I could complete the 80km! I could so do it! I'd do it for Jake and with Jake [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:42+00:00 February 13th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Tom shares his little hiccup as we get close to raceday

To those who learn from the mistakes of others… I dedicate this to you… In my last blog, I told you all about how I had completed my 50km peak training run and how it all went amazingly well, with the exception of a niggle on the lateral side of my knee. To be honest, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:42+00:00 February 9th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|2 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Jared takes us on a tour of Te Henga

Hi Folks, Not too long to go now till we get to the start line. For me I really wanted to smash this, but my optimism is turned slightly to a more realistic, "Lets just finish this sucker." I've really enjoyed the training program by James from The Hillary mail out. The long hilly runs [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:43+00:00 February 8th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Tom tests out his gear for race day

Hey fellow runners! Before I go into what gear I’d usually take on my run I’d love to give you a quick rundown of my peak training run. So after being a nervous wreck all last week, on Saturday morning I dragged myself out of bed bright and early (easier said than done - I [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:45+00:00 February 1st, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Rebekah lets us in on her secret training strategies

Kia Ora All! To date training is going very well I'm pleased to say!  Steve (my husband) has made my programme which I'm about 3/4 the way through.  Basically, each week consists of four sessions; intervals, a puffy run (it is as described ... ya gotta be puffing for it to be the right speed), [...]

By | 2017-05-19T00:12:45+00:00 January 27th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments

Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer Jared gives us a very honest update of his training progress

So this race seems to be coming up soon. I'm not happy about it. I think of the climbs to come and I'm filled with terror. I've gone off plan already, pushing myself a little harder than I should which is both good and bad. I feel surprisingly faster than I was a month ago [...]

By | 2017-01-27T02:32:13+00:00 January 27th, 2017|2017 Icebug/CEP Inspirers|0 Comments