2018 Finlayson Arm 100K Ultramarathon Race Report | “When everything goes exactly to plan”

We’ve sprung a leak

Wordy nerdy description of my flawless nutrition plan, and why losing this bottle kinda sucked.

The tabby that thinks he’s a tiger

Oops, miscalculated

Finding new goals

Coke’d up

Dead legs

  • While traversing the plateau of Jocelyn Hill I saw the first of the 50km runners (they were absolutely flying).
  • By the summit of Jocelyn Hill I made the phone call to my girlfriend to say “If you’re not already at the finish line, please delay a couple hours. This is going to take, literally, forever.”
  • About 20 minutes later my cheers of encouragement to the 50k runners had turned to a simple nod and grunt.
  • About 30 minutes after that the audible moans of pain that I’d been trying to muffle became audible moans of pain that I wanted everyone to hear.
  • An eternity later, the feeling that both my feet had been shattered joined in with the deafening pain in my quads.
  • After time ceased to have meaning, I still could not shake my confusion that no other 100k runner had yet to come past me.
  • Who knows how long later (plus the endless climb back up from the base of Holmes Peak) I arrived at Rowntree for the fourth, and final, time.








Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Lining up for Blocks

10 Online Stores With the Most Gift Ideas

Find Iceland’s Jokulsarlon Lake in Sikkim — Savaari Blog

“In a New York State of Mind”


Lessons from climbing Mount Kinabalu

Recurring Assam Floods- hear it in decibels

A Women’s Place

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Devan Chi

Devan Chi


More from Medium

Just Far Enough: Day Trips

How to Be The Smoothest! The Energy of Delicacy.

Image of egg-yolk and half a shell surrounded by the words “the energy of delicacy and smootheness”

Two Medical concepts I grappled with this week 🐻

Why “Safe” is not safe?