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An unusual training programme
04-Aug-2014 01:29:26 AM [(GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney]

Hi all,

Can't wait to meet everyone in Madagascar in a few short weeks.

I've just returned from Kamchatka in eastern Russia where I've been trekking in a wilderness area of forest, tundra and active volcanoes. Whilst trekking in this mountain wilderness with a huge pack is not your average training programme, I at least got to sample a diet of freeze dried Expedition Food for 15 days so I got a bit used to what I'll be eating on the race in Madagascar! Now it's time to do some actual running as training for the final few weeks!

Looking forward to this adventure immensely. Hope everyone's training is going well.
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ASHLEY BURKE
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Sydney, Australia

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Software engineer

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I'm an Information Technology (IT) consultant but I see this as a means to an end not an end to itself. I work for MasterCard. My real interest is in travel and adventure and I have spent my life travelling to remote parts of the world for trekking, long distance cycle touring and mountaineering. This will be my first expedition for the purpose of running/racing.

Hometown
Sydney, Australia

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Software engineer

Why are you competing?
To set myself personal challenges and to fulfil my
desire for adventure and to push myself to my
limits of endurance and to take my involvement in
the sport of trail running to the next level.

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