Heat Feast...... Sydney.....
Well, the heat was turned up for the Sydney Marathon!! Centennial Park was a dead zone. Lots were dropping pace, dying slowing and could see so many people really hurting and struggling with the heat and the pace they had been running. Obviously with the heat having to recess the pace and slow it down due to the hat and its effects on the system.
Coming straight back to Australia from Europe. The temps in Europe were just as hot, 33 degrees but the heat is different over there. So good to see everyone out there racing and representing. Congratulations to everyone that raced over the weekend!
Congrats Mitch and Ange, Tanja, Colin, Linda, John, Adam, Jody, Andrew, Shayne and Iain on their Marathon achievements in those conditions.
Back on deck from this week and excited to catch up with everyone !! See you all soon
BEVE WITH BENN - EP27 - https://open.spotify.com/episode/3HnwPjH3Z1di7Y7t7KOl5n?si=763b6d46690d492f
Intro Song - We’re back - Valley of Wolves
Welcome to Beve with Benn Episode 267
Beer of choice? Affligrem - Belgium Beer
What happened last week and what's up this week
Weekly training review - Strava - Training Peaks
Athlete Interview - Melissa Ralph - Lake Takapo Ultra 50km
Upcoming Races - Sydney Marathon
Running Experiences (Glenrock - Crock Loop)
Athletes Questions - What's harder - 171km UTMB or a Road Marathon
5 QF’s with Benn - Points of Europe
Outtro Song - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Last week's training sessions (Strava)
Training Peaks - SNL Group
Next weeks Sessions
Refer Training Peaks
Sunday Long Run - 26th Merewether - Carrington (3x5km Workout)
LAKE TAKAPO ULTRA 50KM
Melissa Ralph - 5:21:26 - 36th - 11th female - 5th Age Group
Mark Hoult - 5:21:27 - 37th - 26th Male - 7th Age Group
Tanya Bailey - 56:26
Paul Perry - 57:31
Brooklyn Darcy - 45:22
Diane Perry - 1:09:54
Nicole Smith - 1:06:24
Andrew Jeffrey - 2:12:39
Sarah Jeffrey - 1:57:00
Blake Withers - 3:43:31
Colin Minter - 6:09:41
Linda Minter - 6:09:42
John O’Rourke - 4:42:29
Benn Coubrough - 3:18:11
Andrew Gardner - 3:30:42
Dan Jurd - 3:57:28
Adam Moore - 3:35:29
Iain Mudie - 3:56:28
Shayne Pilgrim - 3:36:18
Mark Steel - 3:23:33
Jody Whitehead 3:30:42
Tanja Sealby - 6:06:19
Mitch Clark - 5:22:57
Ange Clark - 5:22:57
Alice Joy - 5:51:03
Tibor Grubits - 5:51:02
Great North Walk Ultras
Lonly Mountain Ultra
Bouddi Coastal Run
Central Coast Running Festival
Ultra Trail Kosci
Lake Takepo Ultra 50km
What shoes did you wear? Hoka Mafate 4
What went well? The whole race came together really well. I ran relatively conservatively as it was my first 50km - I didn't know if I'd make the distance! And was really pleased to still have fuel in the tank coming into the last 5km.
What didn't work or went bad? Still can't find the right supplement mix... I was pretty over lemon flavour by the end of it!
How did you overcome the challenge? This race is really well supported with aid stations, so I was able to change up my usual supply (Koda and Naak) with Tailwind, Coke ans water along the way.
What was the best part of the event? This is an epic destination run. The NZ scenery is just beautiful.
Did you celebrate? Absolutely. Lunch on the lake and then off to the Tekapo Hot Springs!
What’s next? A little quieter for us over the next few weeks, looking forward to getting back into some local training runs. The next races on the cards are Bouddhi Coastal Run in November and Honolulu Marathon in December.... but I'm sure there be some others snuck into the calendar as well
Glenrock Crock Loop
Sunday Runs - All welcome (Glenrock Loop)
Lambton Park Hotel - 3pm, 24th September (SNL Catch Up)
COACHES CORNER -
ATHLETES QUESTIONS - What is easier - UTMB or a Road Marathon
My legs were sorer, and it was harder to walk after the marathon on Sunday :) Legs were sore after UTMB but the road really beat up my legs from the straight running for 3 + hours and the centennial park section, the surface was hard, and I could notice the different in the pounding on the road. But of course, wasn't as hard as UTMB, being only 42k I could mentally prepare my mind for pushing through the pain and soreness of the legs.
QF’s WITH BENN (quick facts) Points of Europe
What was the highlight - UTMB - Nicole Seeing the Eiffel Tower at Night
Favorite Country or City - France - Saint Gervais. Little town soaking in the town and French livestyle and or Prague the Beers
What not to do in Europe - Listen to Nicole when she says, she’ll be right, don’t worry about a ticket
What did you buy - Only some UTMB merch, as couldn't fit anything else in bags, Nicole got magnets and kids and mum gifts
What would you change for next trip - Plan to go the coast
What was your Favorite Beer and Food - The Affilgem in Paris (or any in Prague) Pizza in Italy (Florance) or the Baggette's in France, Had a Cesar Salads everywhere as well
OUTRO SONG - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
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