It’s been a fairly hectic month since my last Battle Of The Beasts update. I have spent plenty of time in the saddle training, managed a short trip to the snow at Perisher and managed to squeeze in a few cross-country races in and out of Canberra.
Even though I DNF’d during my first 12 hour mountain bike race due to illness, I had the honour of representing Soldier On at a huge mountain biking event. There were a lot of questions from other riders, the event organisers and the Flow Magazine guys about Soldier On and why I ride for and fund-raise for them.
I’m also very excited to announce that the guys from Beast-Worx, the organisers of the Battle Of The Beasts; have invited me to compete in their next venture: The Call Of The Beast. The Call Of The Beast is Canberra’s/ACT’s first adventure obstacle race. I’m very excited to be a part of this and incredibly grateful that they are willing to support me in my fundraising for Soldier On. The Beast-Worx crew are staunch supporters of all Australian Veterans and Soldier On.
My training for the Battle Of The Beasts has been going well despite a bout of illness and a week of nil motivation to train. In the lead up to my Wedding I’ve decreased the amount of riding I have been doing but will increase the tempo dramatically in the weeks after and leading up to The Beast.