Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:00 PM
He is friend of my family and recently set off on a run from Melbourne to Cape York. He is running 40km a day for 4 months with one rest day per week.
Reason for doing this = because he wants to.
Everyone kept telling him he needed to raise money for a cause or something, but he just wanted to get away from everything and have a bit of an adventure.
Good on him I reckon!
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:42 AM
"All the "I told you so's" are right it is the wrong time of the year, it is too hot!!"
Has he run any ultra races in Australia before?
Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:57 AM
Hmmm - he is also a Pisces which probably explains why he is doing it now - I'm always making things extra hard for myself.
The potential book (cover) looks good.
sorry Phil but I do agree with your subsequent comment and perhaps my tongue wasn't protruding from my cheek enough - but I had meant to put cover originally
all the best david
Edited by david newborn, 19 January 2007 - 08:38 PM.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:55 AM
He has run lots of ultras but most of them have been overseas. Rob is my father-inlaw's best mate, and as I have only been married less than a year, I'm still just starting to get the full story of his running exploits. I know he has run a multiday ultra in Mongolia and another across the Morocan desert I think. He also tried to run from the top of Tassie to the bottom but I'm pretty sure something went wrong on that trip and he didn't make it. He clearly is slightly insane though, which obviously helps when you like to run ultras.
He has been writing his book for a couple of years and from what he has told me, it is about the things he has learned on his runs and various adventures. Should be interesting...
Edited by roadlesstraveled, 21 January 2007 - 03:10 PM.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:20 PM
Rob probably wont be looking at this site while he is on the run, but I'm sure he would appreciate your tips if you posted them on his MySpace site...
In fact, any encouragement would be well received at the moment I reckon. He seems to be having a few problems and could probably do with a bit of a boost.