“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
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 4 - 133km to the end
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
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.'