The Mizuno RunAustralia Challenge
Written By: SportsShoes
SportsShoes x Mizuno are proud to be sponsoring ultra-distance runner Nikki Love on her epic RunAustralia Challenge.
Attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest journey on foot from Perth to Sydney by a female, she is about to turn onto the Eyre Highway and take on the Nullabor Plains.
Nikki isn’t quite hitting her planned daily target, only hitting just over 50km a day, due to some issues she is having her right knee and some unseasonal temperatures, but she is still moving forward and will aim to make up some of the deficit during the 4 weeks crossing the Nullabor.
Here's what Nikki has to say so far;
''With the first 2 weeks done of RunAustralia, there have been quite a few ups and downs. Literally! The Perth Hills (on days 1 and 2), and the constant undulating roads have been tricky to deal with, as has the higher than expected temperatures.
I’ve developed a few pains in my right leg which are being treated by the Team (Sharif!) who has been watching John Gibbons KT taping videos on YouTube whenever we have signal, and this has led to me not hitting my daily target.
It feels like my body's adaption to this new ‘normal’ for me is taking longer than I would expect (normally onto the swing of things in about 10 days)and is probably down to my age and peri-menopausal changes in me.
So, I’m happy to be hitting over 50km a day and because I’m still moving forward in the right direction.
We’ll see what week 3 has to bring as we head out on to the Nullabor Plains...''
Nikki is wearing the iconic Mizuno Wave Rider 26 to tackle the heavy mileage, one of the best-selling running shoes of all time.
The latest version now features an extra 2mm of soft, responsive Mizuno Enerzy foam along the entire length of its midsole. Combined with a snappy new outsole, luxurious upper and a raft of recycled materials, this really is a special edition of Mizuno's most popular shoe. Available in a range of different colours, including the option of a wider fit, the Wave Rider 26 is a shoe for everyone, for every run.
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Click here to read more about the first two weeks of Nikki’s RunAustralia challenge, head over to where she will be posting regular(-ish!) blog updates.
You can also join the free RunAustralia Strava Club to follow her journey and be in with a chance to win some great competition prizes!
And for daily updates (when there is signal!) you can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook