The winner of the SWEAT performance of the month for May 2016 is Barry Carter. Barry’s target race in 2016 was Ultra-Running Australia 100km. UTA was on Barry’s mind each time he did his long runs or ran the hard yards with SWEAT for months leading up to the epic race. It was a huge commitment to undertake such a grueling race with a young family and busy job. Logging in big mileage throughout the summer was no easy task for Barry. He got through the most challenging part of such a race- the preparation. By race eve he was READY for a big one. Then in an unfortunate accident, he broke his toe the day before the race. Did Barry line up? Yes. Did Barry struggle throughout the race? Of course. Some first aid treatment from a medic midway through the race helped him get through the painful day. Barry still beat hundreds of super-fit ultra runners across the finish line that day in an incredible run. Barry was nominated for this award by several of his training buddies who were inspired by his efforts in the rugged Blue Mountains of NSW. Keep up the great work Barry.
Each month, one runner from SWEAT SYDNEY will win a special award for the “performance of the month”. This may involve a person running a Pb, fighting adversity, winning their age division in a race, defying the ageing process or a number of other achievements. The prize is:
a) A voucher which entitles the winner to 1 free pair of running shoes from The Running Company. The shoes will be professionally fitted by the running associates at The Running Company, 72 Hall Street, Bondi Beach (9365 5485).
b) A Run for Your Life magazine 12 month subscription.