Introducing Kelly McCleod.
We both met for the first time this year in January for the Two bays ultra. Her brutally honest humour, determination and drive is what makes her so likeable. She’s a great role model for her daughters and I know her dad would be super proud of what she has achieved. I’m lucky enough to coach her, and she’s a dream client, always hitting her targets but sometimes getting into trouble for doing a little extra ☺.
With he trademark peace sign I wish her all the best for 2017.
Age : 44
Occupation: Promotional Event Coordinator for True Grit (obstacle racing).
The sport you train for: Trail Running /Ultra Distances
Favourite event?: Heysen 105 , life changing …2014 a running buddy conned me into the depth of the unknown 100km distance whom i will always be eternally grateful & then crazily excited lined up again in 2015. Scared but super pumped to test my own ability, I found my sweet spot and loved every single step of 105km.
H105 cemented my belief as a real ultra runner . Sadly injury kept me from running this year so i volunteered my time to be checkpoint captain, Love the trail community & this event to miss out being a part of it.
Most memorable moment in racing? : Grateful to have so many …But cros sing the finishline of my 1st & only Marathon, ticked of the bucket list road running yuk… to see a massive banner “Congratulations Kelly (MUM)” & my loved ones waiting, pretty damn sweet moment. Huge achievement having only taken up running 1yr prior & late in life.
Daily Diet: hmmmm yes well prob my biggest down fall !
I try eat good breakfast , omelettes easy anytime meals ,avocados & chicken….. and chocolate !
Favourite Weekly meal you cook? : haha, Cook !!??? …If i step in the kitchen its usually quick chicken Pesto pasta dish.
What do you eat/ drink when you run for nutrition? Banana prior to run & Tailwind Raspberry caffinated , love few lollies too !
You’re really sick with the flu. Rest or run? Rest … Queen of sleeping!
Why do you run:
For Me … just to be Kelly. no title , no label..
Running creates the best endorphins , it’s a great therapeutic tool & i love the powerful rawness in long distances.
3 most important things in your life: Loved Ones Garmin fenix 3 Iphone (photos,memories)
Last meal before you die? : Thai Green Chicken Curry