Monday, 22 December 2014

A year in review - 2014

    Well, another year has come and gone. Taking the time to reflect on 2014, I can look back on it with a sense of pride and achievement.
     My two big events for the year were the 28km Two Bays Run and the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon. Although both of these events took into a world of pain, both were moving highlights reels.
     Two Bays had the challenge of the Arthurs Seat climb and the sandy trail to finish while the Great Ocean Road turned on the perfect weather for running up and down the greatest driving road in the world while the coastline unfolded before your feet.
      My short course running also improved. I set out to hopefully improve on last years Salomon Trail Series top 7 finish, and it was an honour to compete in and finish a solid third overall for the Short Course series

This year we returned to the Marysville Running Festival to take on the new 10k course, which I thoroughly loved, the inclusion of more trail made it a tougher but truer course. To finish 5th ticked another box, 2012 wasn’t just a fluke!
     I also enjoyed racing the Yarra Ranges Athletics club 5k cross country race, as well as supporting Mrs Fish at the Lillydale Lake 10k, the Melbourne Marathon and the City 2 Sea. And man, Mrs Fish is really starting to run. This year she's gone from 5:15s to 4:50s over the half Marathon+ distances. 
     Finally, I also met Thien from and Frank and Baden from, whom have some amazing running gear and have helped me on my running journey.
     What does next year hold? After my visit to the team at Freedom Sports Medicine I found a few chinks in my armour and I’ve been diligently working on ironing them out. It may seem like a small thing, but if I can refine my technique and strengthen my legs I might just be able to find a easy 5-10 seconds a km, and over the 5-10k events that’s 25 to 50 seconds. And when I look at my results that might just be enough to get a little bit closer to the pointy end of the field.
Well, after you’ve enjoyed the holiday season and started running and riding off the puds, enjoy your training and competing and stay happy.

Cheers, the Fish

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