Sunshine series 1st race of a 5 race series - Adare

'I have no words regarding this race' was what I uttered on the podium when I gained a surprise 3rd place. This is the worst I had felt in a race in a long time both mentally and physically.

I had pre-ridden the course the previous day twice. The first lap I did with another girl who has not been riding for very long so I had time to approach an obstacle, stop, assess the situation, ensure there were no massive drops after boulders and turn round and ride it. The only part of the course which I knew 100% I couldn't ride was a steep rocky hill. I made the decision on the practice lap that I wouldn't ride this. I made the conscious decision to stop at a particular bush and walk/run/hobble the next section until it was even enough to get back on. I seem to have a little trouble with my balance at the moment and I'm not sure if this due to the Fibromyalgia or my normal clumsy self.

Read more: Sunshine Series Rd1

In2Adventure Ferny grove mountain bike 50km race

It's really hard to write a race review when you seem to have very little time to compile it.I've currently snook away from Hayley for 5 minutes whilst she is painting pictures of bunny rabbits and currently I am trying to ignore the banging coming from the other room.

The race is part of the In2Adventure series and mainly focusses on the off-road triathletes and incorporates the 50km mountain bike marathon race.  I was racing, in the elite category, amongst the strongest and fittest women, you can ever meet. I regularly had to remind myself that although I was feeling fatigued the previous day these women had completed not only an off-road triathlon but also a 21km off-road half marathon. The women were then backing it up with a mountain bike marathon. 

Read more: 50km mountain bike race April 2018

24 Hour Hidden Vale 2018 - Race Report

I thought you had blown it’ Statement by Husband after the race comments on the first 6 hours of the race

Are you OK do you need medical assistance‘ statement by a friend after the race at presentations

‘You must be a phenomenal athlete to bring it back from the brink twice’ statement by a male solo competitor

‘Are you OK do you have food’ statement by world 24 hr mtb champion offering me food again (this is not the first time he's offered food every time I see Jason English out on the track he offers me food!)

I’m struggling to keep pace with you, you may just have to go’ statement by a male friend on 2nd to the last lap I was trying to take energy from him

‘Where’s your competition xx whats she up to‘ statement by world 24 hr champion

I don’t really care where xx is I’m just trying to ride 300km, oh and I’ve learned how to make my bike jump!‘ statement by me to world champion

Read more: 24 Hour - Hidden Vale - Easter weekend