Congratulation Angelia Beamsley, on being first female to finish the solo 67 km around Lake Taupo in February!
That seems like a really long way, what did you think about during those 9 hours? I was very focused on my steps so I didn’t trip.
How many weeks were you preparing for it? 7 weeks with 1 tapering
Have you fully recovered yet? Yes
How long did that recovery take? More than 2 weeks.
What were the biggest surprises during the event?
I had to adapt to:
- Being ahead of schedule and missing a rendezvous with my support team
- running short of food for one 10km section
- With 12 km to go my camelback started chafing, so I had to figure out how to rehydrate during that stretch without using it.
Was it different in nature from a normal marathon? Of course, longer and slower.
Do you have a favourite tip for anyone else interested in doing an ultra? Do research of course but make it your own, so it works for you.
Thanks for talking to us, and all the best with your next adventure, which is ... An off-road 50km ultra in Feb 2020
What do you do when you are not running? I work at St Mark’s Church School as the School Administrator. It is a very busy office to run but extremely rewarding. When I’m not at work I love spending time … Continue reading
The end of the year is drawing closer, witnessed by the advent of black Friday (seemingly with neither a Friday or a 13th in evidence), Santa parades disrupting traffic, Christmas Carols now heard in shops, and of course arguments over … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who ran or walked at the fun run. The weather was pretty good and the tracks were in good shape. Also a big vote of thanks to the helpers and our sponsors. If you are curious about … Continue reading
Upcoming Events 28SundayOctober Andy McNeill Memorial Run Starts at 9am.Event details can be found here. 11SundayNovember Rimutaka Rail Trail WMC Bus Trip to the Rimutaka Rail Trail. Details to be provided. 18SundayNovember Queenstown Marathon An internationing running festival staged in … Continue reading
I hope you are looking forward to seeing some of Wellington’s best trails this weekend. Turn up at George Denton Park just before 9am. Parking is in short supply on the roads leading up to the start/finish line, so we … Continue reading
Editorial Great fun to see everyone at the Club dinner at Oikos, earlier this month. Thanks so much for arranging this Persephone, and rotten luck that the date clashed with your out-of-town event. Because I’m a bit of science geek, … Continue reading
We have cancelled the room in ASB and are heading out to Catchpool. Bus schedule (times from 11:00 are approximate) ASB: 8:00 Railway station: 8:15 Ngauranga Gorge: 8:25 Catchpool: 9:10 ——— walks and runs Catchpool: 11:00 (leaving) Ngauranga: 11:40 Railway … Continue reading