Big 5 Sport Challenge

Ten minutes with Thamar

2011-07-01 14:09
Thamar Houliston
Cape Town - In the first of our Knysna Big 5 participant profiles, we speak to fitness junkie and Women's Health online editor Thamar Houliston...

Name: Thamar Houliston

Just 30


Amount of Big 5 challenges done:

Favourite drink:
  Shiraz – anything South African

Favourite food:
  Pad Thai Noodles

Best music to train to
: 30 Seconds To Mars (for the uphills), Kings of Leon (for general inspiration) and Dave Matthew Band (for those super chilled runs).

Reason for doing the Big5:
It’s a challenge and I need to get back on the trails after breaking my wrist a year ago.

Hoping to achieve in the Big5:
Finish with all my bones intact.

Big5 event you are most looking forward to: 
DueSouth Xterra

Big5 event you are least looking forward to:
85km mountain bike!

How much training have you done:
I did the Comrades a month ago and then 3 weeks of training which including 2 mountain bikes, 2 road rides, 4 trail runs and a few spinning sessions at the gym.

The type of training you have done:

Event you are most proud to have completed:
The Wildman Challenge - 150km adventure race which took 36 hours! No we didn’t sleep. 

Event you “Blew out” on and why:
The Grabouw Xterra 2008. I finished in an hour longer than the year before because it was at least 45 degrees. People were fainting all over the place.

Best place to party in Knysna:
Is that a question? Crabs Creek but I also love the Champagne and Oyster Cruise.

On Sunday after the event I will be…
Mildly hung-over

Thamar will be writing for Sport24 from the event. Watch out for her from the heart accounts of each event ...

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