• 23 Movea
    33:23 h
    255,1 km
    21377 kcal
  • 4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    4:06'54.4 Polkujuoksu
    23.10.2017

    Hazards Traverse, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

    Photo by hannyallston
    12:20'32.9 Polkujuoksu
    11.2.2017

    South Coast Track Mission in Tassie. Finally did it! Was longer than expected with heaps more climb but we stayed stronger than we anticipated.

    Photo by hannyallston
    2:49'58.9 Polkujuoksu
    27.6.2016

    Had trouble finding my stride today but aimed to run with intention not expectation. In intent was to finish feeling stronger and fluid on the trails. I was really happy to find this space over the last half of the run. This was the first time I have raced this event. Stunning day with the most sensational views. I love the Endorfun events and the low key atmosphere. Have pulled up very well and happy achieve my goal today.

    Photo by hannyallston
    2:49'58.9 Polkujuoksu
    27.6.2016

    Had trouble finding my stride today but aimed to run with intention not expectation. In intent was to finish feeling stronger and fluid on the trails. I was really happy to find this space over the last half of the run. This was the first time I have raced this event. Stunning day with the most sensational views. I love the Endorfun events and the low key atmosphere. Have pulled up very well and happy achieve my goal today.

    Photo by hannyallston
  • Parhaat Movet
  • 2.8.2015
    • Suunnistus 0:14'28, 3,80 km
      Sprint Final! A near perfect run and super happy to finish 5th and on the podium. This is the best sprint race I have done since 2006 when I one gold. Felt very calm and focussed before the start. Got map and just found my groove. Didn't push too hard early on so had heaps left in the tank at the end of the race. Wished I had found another 2 secs to a medal! Was drug tested afterwards, late home and slept terribly afterwards. feeling very weary by the eve (and next day!)
    19.7.2015
    • Polkujuoksu 2:38'35.4 Keskisyke 174 bpm, 20,67 km
      Dolomitii Skyrace - Epic! Wow! So epic and blown away by the shear nature of racing in those mountains and amongst that level of competition. There appeared to be no rules! You literally just b-lined for the top of the mountain and then hurdled yourself in a straight line off the other side! I am not sure it is quite my style of trail racing but happy to have mostly survived the first-time experience. I am now on my way to Scotland. My right knee was brilliant post-race but I did tweak my right hip a little in the race when I had a huge stack. Was disappointed by this as I was in about 6th until that happened then lost my nerve on the downhill. My uphill was a lot of walking but was faster than girls it felt on flat and smooth down. Have to work on the steep ups and the rougher downs.
    14.3.2015
    • Polkujuoksu 3:34'00.5 Keskisyke 174 bpm, 44,07 km
      Six Foot Track Race Review I was anxious for the race on Saturday. Excited, but anxious. I wasn’t scared about breaking records or standing amongst a cohort of amazing elite runners. No, I was scared for the same reason as any other athlete there – will I finish? How much will it hurt? And most importantly, can I run well enough to feel content with myself afterwards? After all, can there be any greater emotion than contentedness? In the week leading in to the race I allowed myself to feel scared. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow explained – ‘For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.’ And through my life experiences I have come to realize that some of the things that rightly scare us can also become our greatest strengths. I find change scary and it was the plethora of change that had occurred in my life in the last six months that was making me anxious. In October we sold our first ever home and left all our friends to move back to Tasmania. In November I started working with my new coach, James Kuegler, and started an extensive fit out of our new retail store. In December we opened the first Find Your Feet store and with that all the challenges of employing staff, paying bills from thin air and generally chasing our tails. January heralded my first international orienteering race in my home country and a further three weeks overcoming knee niggles incurred on the last day of racing. February welcomed Gus, my new strength coach, and the last year in my twenties. And March? March was 6 Foot Track and the start of my year of trail racing. So, yes, I was anxious because my benchmarks and parameters for performance had shifted. But Einstein said, ‘ Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’. As the changes had all been positive I now just had to trust in my coach, the overall process and myself. I ran this race learning from yesterday, living for today and hoping for tomorrow. I started faster than last year to find space on Nellie’s Glen. I didn’t want the risk of not being able to watch my footing as I had new shoes on and decided not to strap my ankle after the tape fell off last year. The fast start got me into a better rhythm through the first section of the course to Megalong Road. This was where I hit my maximum heart rate of 192 beats. Despite my fast pace of sub 3:40min/km pace through this section, I later saw that Emma Murray was still faster than me through this section and down to the Cox’s River. The descent to Cox’s River is beautiful and I tried to forget about the race for a while. I was comfortably tucked behind a cluster of boys for this section and just tried to relax as much as possible, saving energy for the large climb to come. This is a great section to refuel and I started my routine of Shotz Gels and a very concentrated sodium electrolyte solution in my 250ml hand flask that I carried for the entire race. Conversations about pace and time began amongst our group as we neared the river. I tried not to buy into it. I knew that focusing on record pace and times was only going to burn the energy that I desperately needed to conserve for the latter part of the race. I purposefully had no idea what time I needed to be at certain points of the race because I know that my strengths can never match another athletes’. Instead, I focused on running very wide through the cleaner flowing water of the river to avoid getting gravel in my shoes like last year. This worked a treat and I cleared the running waters with purpose. Maybe I am a sucker for punishment but I love ascending big hills. However, this year I felt a little out of sorts when I first hit the hill. My legs felt a little nervous and jittery, and felt like I couldn’t apply power through my quadriceps. Instead of letting the negative thoughts overcome me I tried to focus on activating my glute muscles and unloading my quads. I also kept the energy intake happening and sipping my electrolyte. This worked and by the end of the first descent on Pluvi I felt light and fast again. Climbing towards the top of this long hill was when I started to notice some of the other athletes struggling. The sun was coming out and I could see the beads of sweat on their shoulders. It was also dripping off the brim of my cap. I knew I needed to keep drinking and made the decision to drink water at every aid station I came to whilst constantly sipping my Shotz electrolyte. Unlike last year, I hit the Black Range alone. Whilst this was hard from a pacing perspective, I felt comfortable running like this. Back home I have done many long hours hiking and running on the slopes of Mt Wellington on my own. Through training and overcoming some fears of wild places, I have learnt to love this sensation of isolation. I tried to run strongly but conservatively along the range, focusing on a short arm action and purposeful steps. I tried to avoid the plod and kept reminding myself that each step serves me a purpose of one step closer to the finish. I also tried to engage with the volunteers at the aide stations to ensure that the race didn’t become too serious and ‘all about me’. I kept expecting the boys to come racing past but as time went on, I realized I was probably alone for the long run. As I came off the range someone yelled that I only had 10km to go. I was shocked and it was the first time I allowed my bubble to burst to look at my watch. I saw I had around 45 minutes to cover the last 10km. This was when the negatives started – ‘no way?!’ Then I remembered my coach saying to me just before the race, ‘Never let the negative words out if you can’t catch them’. I now had to catch my words! I went back to my strategies, taking on some energy to ward off the negative thoughts and giving my brain the glucose it was asking me for. The last part of the race had been really tough for me in 2014 when I had found myself walking on many of the smaller pinches. This time I set myself a challenge of running more than last year and except for one purposeful walk, I ran everything. I kept reminding myself that I had been doing more than this duration in training and that I was stronger than I knew. With thirty minutes to go I took my last gel as a sign of ‘now the hard work really starts’. My strides were starting to shorten as I ran past an official looking sign saying that I had 5km to go. My bubble burst for the last time and I looked at my watch. By my fuzzy calculations I had 20 minutes to reach the finish and this was the first time I began to really focus on the race record. But how could I do it? I had to run sub 4 minute kilometers to the finish line and although it was almost all downhill, I was beginning to experience a lot of discomfort. My new The North Face running shoes were a size too small due to availability in Australia and my big toe nail was ripping at the tips of them. All I could feel was a searing in my sock and stiffening quads from trying to run with my toes bunched up. I started talking out loud to myself. ‘Come on Hanny! This is not pain, just discomfort!’ I tried not to look at my watch for fear of what I might see. I just ran. My legs were stumps and my crunched up toes where disrupting my balance. Because of this my arms flailed wildly as I careered down the last rough hill. As I crested the arch I looked one last time at my watch and hoped I had done enough. All I could think about was not letting down the people that had believed in me so much. The first time I realized I had done it was when I careered off the steps. Emotion exploded out of me in a flurry of excited bounds before I sank to the ground and shed a tear. People were taking my shoes off but I couldn’t concentrate. So much had led to this moment and so much relief was pouring out of me. I was niggle free for the first time in a very, very long time and it was the first opportunity I had had to race at full strength for a long while. Whilst you run alone you don’t succeed alone. So many people and circumstances gave me my armor out there on Saturday - Jackie Fairweather, James Kuegler, Darryl Griffiths, Canberra, Hobart, Find Your Feet and of course Graham... just to name a few. For all involved, I am entirely grateful. Through running Six Foot this year I have learnt a huge amount: • Racing against the clock is the hardest way to approach a trail race. We all have our strengths and weaknesses that can play out in a multitude of ways on race day. A safer way to race is to learn how to run on feel in training then focus on the process during the competition. I believe that if I had gone out at the pace that Emma Murray had in 2006 I never could have finished so strongly. • I believe it was my mind that got me over the line and that my physical body is still catching up. I am excited to continue working on this. • No matter how good your gear is, always try it before race day ☺ • When you race, never let the words out that you can’t catch. Instead, feed your brain glucose when it starts to have a hissy fit. • Elites get just as anxious as everyone else. They also hurt just has much and enjoy the finish line too ☺ • If you do your best, that is absolutely all you can ever ask. Doing your best will lead to contentedness. Contentedness will leap to happiness. Therefore, do your best and you will be happy! Congratulations to everyone who completed the Six Foot Track in 2015. There were so many amazing results and none more than others. Be proud of what you achieved. Learn from your successes and your weaknesses. And most importantly, be content.
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