Sorry mate. That was the first 24 hour Obstacle Course Racing World Championship, held where else but Lower Portland, NSW
Previous years, the event has been labelled the Aussie Titles. This is the first year under the OCRWC banner, which has until now only held events in the Northern Hemisphere. It was definitely a much more competitive field than ever, with quite a few internationals competing.
I came 38th overall out of about 250ish.
Despite what Strava and my GPS say, I officially ran 104.4km, which is a new distance PB for me. I can only assume my watch in Ultratrac mode cut out a lot of corners.
Anyway, I pretty much hated about 80% of my time out there. It was a bloody long night that was filled with heavy fog and many camp fires scattered across the course that bellowed smoke that didn't seem to dissipate because of all the fog. I did 6 of my 9 laps in the dark, and I got really sick of it.
After 5 laps and except before my final lap, I started taking 10 minute lay down breaks in my tent.
I also didn't do myself favours as I kept forgetting to take my gels out with me and only remembered for my final lap. So I did about 19 hours on Tailwind alone, plus I think maybe 3 Clif Bars. Once I got a caffeinated gel into me though, boy it I felt good. I ran my final lap faster than my previous 4.
Still, it's a great social event. Real down to earth and I'll probably do it again.
I am all but confirmed for World's Toughest Mudder in Atlanta in November. I earnt contender status with my 6 laps at Toughest Mudder South East QLD a few weeks back. So that will be a real bucket list event ticked if I can make it.