Tom Evans smashes the Tarawera 100K
It all started with a new course record at the Tarawera 100k in New Zealand for Adidas Terrex athlete Tom Evans. The former military man led from the start and was too hot to handle for the rest of the field.
Crossing the line in 8:03 it was a new mark since the course was altered a few years back and a comfortable win to start the year for Evans, who has an exciting season ahead.
Paul Navesey heading to the London Marathon
Back in the UK, Paul Navesey was in Armagh for the annual International road races which see hundreds of super quick athletes attempt to break the 15 minute barrier for 5K.
The Sussex marathoner is building up to the Elite start at the London Marathon and is on track with a 14:30.
It’s a little way from Paul’s 14:07 PB set there last year, but the AB Training group member is fully focused on the 26.2 mile goal at the end of April.
Natalie White on the international trails…
Over in Italy, another ambassador managed to get in the local newspaper with a third-place finish at the Winter Brich Trail in northern Italy. With 23km and 1000m covered in a little over two hours, Natalie White continues a strong start to 2020.
Last, but certainly not least, Chris Howe was in action on the south-west coast. The Arc of Attrition 100 miler is considered to be one of the toughest events in the UK. Not just down to the undulating and oft technical nature of the south west coastal path, but also because of the weather and daylight hours this time of year.
After 30 hours, 11 minutes and 16 seconds sports physiologist Howe crossed the line in 44th place. We’re sure he wasn’t using the heat acclimation chamber at Kingston Uni for this one unless he was climbing into the freezer. 😂