After a short video news clip of the 3,100 mile race, Abichal related how he trained for and approached what is the longest certified road race in the world. The event is made all the more unusual in that it is held on continuous laps of suburban Queens, in New York City. Abichal has completed the race 7 times and also manages one of the leading websites for long ultra races
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Tejvan‘s cycling achievements include 4th place in the national 100mile TT championships in 2005, 4th in the National Hill Climb Championships in 2010 and 10th in the British time trial championships in 2011. He spoke about his own personal approach to training and racing, and how meditation had helped him to push his limits. Tejvan has a great cycling blog with interesting tips and information.
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Tarit, 12 times finisher of the classic 95 mile West Highland Way trail race in Scotland, and also former GB champion and international representative at 24-hours, gave a short presentation on the ‘limits of performance’. Tarit, who is currently the Scottish ultra running team manager, mentors and tries to inspire several ultra runners in Scotland. He talked about how the limits are very rarely just physical, whatever your standard. Although you do have to train hard, the ability to look for inspiration both within and without is crucial.
Happily coinciding with ‘Blue Monday’, it was impossible not to be inspired by Adrian, Abichal and Tejvan’s staggering achievements, which they spoke about so modestly and humbly.”
I really enjoyed Monday’s event and wanted to say thank you for organising it.”