100 Miler

We all have a past and have probably screwed up a time or more. You can let those moments cripple you, give up and stop living OR you can resurrect, strive to live each day deeply and happily in peace. I’ve learned that our minds and hearts are just as powerful as our quads and hamstrings. Believe in yourself, believe in love, believe in the positive, believe in the impossible, don’t ever give up, and the next thing you know you might just find yourself running a 100 miles!” 

 TIMOTHY OLSEN  – Western States Winner in a time of 14:46:44

Glasshouse 100 Miler  2013
Lee
Lee

This is Lee as he sets off for a loop. He gets the fastest time out of any runner for this loop. He was on fire.

Changing gear
Changing gear

Many pairs of socks and shoes are used in a race of this magnitude

Cooling Down
Cooling Down

Girvo assists

A short rest
A short rest

A quick sit to change footwear, eat or rehydrate.

Lee and Riley
Lee and Riley

Lee was so proud in this run to wear a photo of 'Riles' on his arm.

The crew
The crew
Supporters of other runners
Supporters of other runners

The 100 Miler can get a bit loose, but it is filled with fun. These guys cheering on their mate.

Pondering strategy
Pondering strategy
The Ninjas
The Ninjas

Jumping out with runners and cheering them on.

Fit and fast
Fit and fast

Lee was on the chase. About to hit his fast loop.

Christian and Muz
Christian and Muz
Jason Murray (Muz)(
Jason Murray (Muz)(

Crew member and photographer. Checkpoint.

Lee
Lee

Looking good.

The afternoon
The afternoon

Lee is picking up the pace now it is cooler.

Sunset over the Glasshouse
Sunset over the Glasshouse
Sunset 2 over the Glasshouse
Sunset 2 over the Glasshouse
Finish line
Finish line

Lee finished 7th. 21 hours 3 minutes and 14 seconds

Its been a long race
Its been a long race
Lee and Lee
Lee and Lee

Supporters came out in the wee hours of the morning to watch Lee finish.

Keeping warm.
Keeping warm.
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In 2013 on the 6th/7th of September, Lee Maskiell and Dion Reeve ran the Glasshouse 100 Miler. They trained hard through early mornings, late nights, in the cold and in the heat. They ran through the bush and sometimes on the road. All of this was in preparation for ‘Running For Riley’ and completing the 162km or 100 Miles through the Glasshouse Mountains.

This is the journey through pictures. You can also see the journey through video – here are the links:

Follow Lee's 100 Mile journey that took him 21 hours 3 minutes and 14 seconds to complete in the videos linked below. He achieved 7th place.

 

The 100 mile (161 km) run in the Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Australia on 7th-8th September, 2013

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4 - 133km to the end

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The all important crew. What better people to have around than a bunch of ICU nurses. From Left Dave, Giro, Greg,  Muz, Sarah.

Glasshouse 100 Miler 2014
Lee and Finn
Lee and Finn
Lee looking happy
Lee looking happy

Coming in strong

Finn just hanging at a checkpoint
Finn just hanging at a checkpoint
Lee entering a checkpoint
Lee entering a checkpoint
The crew assisting
The crew assisting
Supporters
Supporters

Lee, Julian, Amanda, Noah and Joe.

Once again Lee trained hard in 2014. With a newborn son it was hard, but Lee was determined to 'Run for Riley'. The crew was ready, the spectators were ready, Lee was ready, but his hip was not. Lee got to about 95kms into the 162km course and his hip gave  out. He had to pull out of the race. 

In the months after the race Lee found out that he had an injury in his sacroiliac joint of his hip. We are now in 2018 and after seeing numerous doctors, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and undergoing CT guided injections to his spine and MRI scans, Lee found a program written by a physiotherapist/exercise physiologist in the United States. He spent 3 months of rigorous training in 2017 and is now keeping this up and has started running again. Lee got close to running the 2018 Glasshouse 100 but endless "DayCare chest infections" donated by his kids saw an end to the 2018 race. Lee is very keen to run the 100 Miler in September 2019. Will you be there in the Glasshouse Mountains to cheer him on?   He is breaking the silence around Stillbirth and 'Running for Riley.'

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