Congratulations on completing The Hillary. Most of the people you engage with likely have very little concept or understanding of what you put your body and mind through. I think it is really important to give yourself the pat on the back that you deserve.
If ever there was an event that required a runner to be conditioned to, and prepared for running in the heat, it is The Hillary. With the staggered starts, at The Hillary, all competitors will get the opportunity to run / walk / grovel through the heat of the day, made even more severe by the lack of tree cover on the section of trail from Bethells to Muriwai.
Gear Review: UltrAspire Velocity.
Reviewed By: Katie Hogue
The Velocity is the first running vest I’ve purchased in my 6 years + of trail running in New Zealand and Asia. I’ve always been a bit resistant to changing from a pure reservoir based hydration system but after run one with the Velocity I’d say I am a major convert!