PERTH ULTRA FEST 2008
Instead of writing a story of my experience I thought I would simply list the moments and highlights that made
this weekend unforgettable.
Most Friendly – Being on first name terms, at the end of a 24 hour event no one is a stranger but having our
names on our backs and knowing everyone from the start was good.
First Yeehaa – Gail winning the 100K, in the closing laps Elaine looked the stronger athlete but Gail is one
Most Looked Forward To – Getting my drugs of choice (paracetamol) at 7pm.
Most Irritating – Splashing my toes in that puddle again!
Second Yeehaa – reaching 100 miles in a Scottish record time.
Most Valiant – Sue’s attempts to tear off strips of micropore so that I could stick a dodgy earpiece into my lug!
Most Calm – Watching the beautiful moon beaming her energy earthwards – altogether now
Most Stressed – Trying to unravel the earpieces and MP4 from my clothing, my language was not the most
Third Yeehaa – reaching 200K inside 23 hours, another Scottish record.
Most Visible – Sue’s orange sleeves. I could see them from a distance as she stood waiting for me at start of
the feed zone – very reassuring.
Fourth Yeehaa – My third Scottish record – I stuck three fingers in the air and felt like Lance Armstrong in
Most Worrying – Fiona making a “clump” noise at the prize-giving.
Most Relieved – “She’s ok.”
Most Emotional – Adrian suggesting folk be upstanding when I received my prize from Hilary Walker.
Best Accessory – It’s gotta be my waterproof hat, my “Armani” at £3.50 plus jiffy bag and stamp was worth
Most Determined – The final lap, I had no idea how far I had gone but didn’t want a “what if” hanging so
pushed and pushed that last fifteen minutes.
Most Imprinted – Sue and Fabienne were with me on that last lap, I had thought at least I’d get half way
round, then I wanted to reach the corner with the monument, then over the lap line – then those immortal words
from Sue – “get past the toilets!!!” never will I forget “get past the toilets!!!” – well it worked.
The Most Fun – Having a shout with Fiona.