Global Fishing, Adventures & Pissfit Tours
2017 wasn’t going to be my biggest year for adventure challenges, but as it was a milestone year on the birthday front I was preparing myself to complete something of significance. On Saturday November 16, I completed the Racing The Planet 250km Ultramarathon in Patagonia. It took nearly two years of planning and training to get there but after a big build up that included a new baby boy, extensive 40th birthday celebrations and a busted lower back, I still felt comfortable giving myself the most unusual of birthday presents, an intense physical and mental challenge in the wilds of South America.
It was a unique and challenging competition in a very special part of the world with highly motivated and open-minded people. I finished 17th out 290 competitors but just to finish was an achievement for me considering the injury and inconsistent training in the lead up. I have returned from Patagonia more philosophical about life and truly grateful for the modern convenient life that we lead and my family and friends.
I could write about the experience here but my good mate Richie Bray and running partner (who finished 7th and took out the 30-39 yr age group) has done a great job writing about our experience in his own blog. He gives you great insight into day-to-day life whilst competing and the true mateship we enjoyed.
Stage 1: http://richardcbray.com/first-day-school/
Stage 2: http://richardcbray.com/digging-deep-low-fuel/
Stage 3: http://richardcbray.com/pain-in-patagonia/
Stage 4: http://richardcbray.com/fast-and-furious/
Stage 5 – The Long March: http://richardcbray.com/big-day-done-dusted/
Stage 6: http://richardcbray.com/the-finish-line-and-why/
Check out the last 30 secs of the official video for the boys and I in our budgies.