Nick competed in the Australian Mountain Running Champs, over the weekend for the very first time and represented NSW, placING 10th with N.S.W coming 2nd in the teams event! The race was 11k up Mt Tennant which has an elevation of 1,375m wit some extremely steep sections. Mt Tennant is situated not far outside of Canberra and is situated on the basin of a stunning gully which looks like a postcard out of Europe. The mountain was almost double the height of Mt Canobolas and tested Nicks mental and physical strengths. Being an asthma sufferer for almost his whole life, this was torture for Nick as the air got thin towards the summit of the mountain. Nothing could have prepared him for how tough this event was but now he knows how hard he will have to train leading up to next years event as well as work on his quad and gluts strength.
Nick was stoked to reach the top and is now preparing for the World Trail champs in Hawaii in December! Congrats to his UTS NORTHS club athletes Ruairdh Macdonald and Kate Hobbs on their excellent results too.
Nick would like to thank his coach Ron Bendall and his amazing sponsors Revive Therapeutic Massage, H2COCO and Hot Design!
(Picture at the top of Mt Tennant!)