Brother Flies the Flag for Team Archer
So Stanford was a write off…I got sick the night before the race and spent all day with a fever, not being able to eat, and with my head feeling like an elephant was standing on it. But, as those who know me are well aware, I do have a stubborn streak, so I attempted to start the race. Needless to say I didnt last long. But enough said about my running for the time being….
This weekend it was the turn of someone else to fly the flag for Team Archer….this time it was my big brother in The North Face 100k. No that’s not a typo….ONE HUNDRED KILOMETERS. Sixty Two and a Half Miles. Almost 2 and a half marathons. The length of almost 912 football fields. Whichever way you write it…its a long way. And in the Blue Mountains of Australia – so not exactly easy terrain. Then you add in the fact that a good part of it was in the dark. And people say I’m the crazy one?!
Anyway, he completed the 100k in 18 hours 49 minutes and 32 seconds, 372nd place. Helped in part by Kinesio! A couple of weeks ago he picked up an injury, and with the help of Kinesio Taping Australia he found a local CKTP for treatment and taping. His report the day after the race was “Still very sore, quads are trashed, ankles sore and my feet hurt!! Knee hammies and calves (all the bits held together by kinesio) are ok “
So a proud weekend for Team Archer…only trouble is, if I want to hold every Archer record for running events, now when the time comes that I retire from competitive running I’m going to have to do a 100k (and also a 50k as he has that to his name too). Sounds like a tough retirment to me. Thanks brother. Thanks a lot!