Some mornings you wake up and think the more things change, the more they stay the same! This week we wake up to increasing Covid restrictions and the uncertainty they create, which we’ve all been through before… We also wake up to Margie Hadley being back on top of the distance leaderboard for the Hillbilly Run Crew!
After a couple of big 200 mile races over the past two weeks, we get back to some more familiar training volumes and for Margie, that’s another huge week of banking kilometres. Margie finished of the week with a total of 187.3km to take our top spot.
Behind in second place this week was Jodie Cumner. Jodie logged 151.5km just one week out from the Gold Coast Marathon where I’m sure she will be running in support of her athletes as they take on various distances over the two days.
Third this week was Stephen Wright with 131.4km for the week.
In the elevation stakes, it was Phil F finishing the week on top. Phil had a big week of climbing and tallied 5,099m with a big climb in the Stirling Range National Park early in the week.
Second place this week on 4,372m was Shaun Pettit. Shaun and our third place getter this week had a big 50km training run covering some of the course for the upcoming Guzzler Ultra in Brisbane. That man in third was John Walsh. Not far behind Shaun, John finished the week on 4,241m.
Well done everyone on getting your runs and exercise in. Looks like we’re in for a bit more uncertainty yet, so keep heading out the door for a run if you can. Even better if you can do it with someone else.
Full top 5 leaderboard is available on our website: https://hillbillyendurance.com.au/pages/hillbilly-endurance-run-crew
We love a PB here and the Epic Run of the Week this week goes to someone that managed to set a new PB and win their age group on the weekend. Shane Matthews took on the Surf Coast Trail Marathon over the weekend and came away with a terrific result.
One of a number of awesome races that happen down along the Surf Coast of Victoria, the Surf Coast Trail Marathon starts in Torquay and makes its way along the trails near the Great Ocean Road and through the coastal towns of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet and finishes in Fairhaven. Shane covered the marathon distance in 3 hour 45 minutes which included 729m of elevation, so definitely not a flat course and on the trails! A fantastic run that culminated in a personal best time. Well done Shane, we will be in touch hook you up with a 25% off voucher for use in our online store.
Thanks again everyone for another great week of running. Fingers crossed the Gold Coast marathon goes ahead this weekend for all those that have put the months of training in.
Also just a shameless plug, our 21% off sale ends tomorrow night so if you’re after a bargain make sure you jump on and have a look if there’s something there for you.
Make sure you let us know about your epic runs by tagging @hillbillyendurance in your Facebook and Instagram posts or even send as a message with a link to your Strava if you don’t want to post on socials.
We will again be picking an Epic Run of the Year and sending out a prize pack. We will pick the winner from our weekly winners so make sure you let us know about your runs!