After a few runs together Janette dubbed Louise, Pauly and I Huey, Dewey and Louie. The three little ducks who run together. Part of Team Quackers.
Here we are together after Nile 10 Mile 2014
Huey (aka Pauly) is the gung ho one. The risk taker of the trio. Training? Who needs training? Let’s do back to back marathons! He says. Racer of horses. Mighty Pauly. Never say never! Medals? Not a motivator for Huey at all.
Dewey (aka the Unsporty Woman) is the one in the middle. Happy to take on a challenge as long as there is planning, appropriate preparation AND medals, of course, are quite nice thank you very much.
And then there is Louie (aka Louise). She and I are two peas in a pod when it comes to attention to detail and being organised. We like to plan and train (train – hold onto that word). We prefer road races rather than trail races. On trail races we might injure ourselves or worse get our beloved running shoes dirty. Events must have a medal or they are just not on Louie’s list!
We interrupt this blog post to ask the question…
Would the real Huey please stand up?
Yes, you Louie, you need to stand up here! For underneath Louie’s calm exterior is another persona altogether. Under that super fit, super fast, super slim runner’s physique lurks an inner Huey.
I’m not fibbing.
Can you guess what my friend has gone and entered? Not content to race horses. Oh no, that’s way too tame. Louie has entered a race to try and beat a train. Yes, you read that correctly. My lovely friend Louise has entered a race that tries to beat a train.
- Did I mention the race takes place in the tropics (16.9°S)?
- Did I mention that the elevation gain is 400m in total?
- Did I mention it’s mostly on trails?
- Did I mention there are killer stairs?
- Did I mention there is NO MEDAL???
The Lovely Louie has unleashed her inner Huey and has entered the Cairns to Kuranda Train Race in a couple of weeks time. 18kms of huffing and puffing through beautiful tropical rain forest trails. It looks absolutely stunning. Huey and I are so jealous! We are going to have to come and do it one day.
All the best Huey, I mean Louie, you will smash it!
Happy running 🙂
PS All Cairns to Kuranda Train Race images have been shamelessly stolen from their web site.