I was recently accepted as one of the lucky 50 to compete in the Coast to Kosciuszko (C2K) race, 2 weeks from now.
The race starting at 5:30am Fri 5th Dec, 2013, just 3.5 weeks after I completed the 108.9 mile mountain run (GNW100s) where I came 22nd out of 108 starters.
It starts at the ocean (i.e. sea level) and over 240km (149 miles) summits Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia, at 2228m (7310 feet) altitude.
The race has a 46 hour cutoff.
Its a very competitive race to get into with a really tough qualifying standard and attracting international competitors.
This is the first year I've been qualified to enter.
Way more than 50 qualified runners apply and the race organizers do their best to hand pick those they deem most worthy of the challenge.
This race will be the furthest I've run by 65km (40 miles).
I'm honored to have been accepted!
I'm so excited!