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1 day ago

Gary Wilmot

I had to take a photo of these... bumped into a group running the Eagle Trail in the opposite direction, ahead of the @perth.trail.series Eagle and Child event. The group consisted of a couple of experienced trail runners who were “introducing road runners to the trails”. There were one or two protests about having done trails previously... and then I saw them... a pair of pristine white deck shoes, gym shoes, tennis shoes? Who knows... but we all had a good laugh about it 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

I had to take a photo of these... bumped into a group running the Eagle Trail in the opposite direction, ahead of the @perth.trail.series Eagle and Child event. The group consisted of a couple of experienced trail runners who were “introducing road runners to the trails”. There were one or two protests about having done trails previously... and then I saw them... a pair of pristine white deck shoes, gym shoes, tennis shoes? Who knows... but we all had a good laugh about it 😜

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Plimsoles 😂😂😂

Did you “christen” them?

What did they look like after they really hit the trails I wonder?

1 day ago

Gary Wilmot

It turns out that today is the 6th anniversary of my first marathon, and it’s fair to say that a lot has happened in those 72 months!

My plans for today’s run changed a few times due to various things, and then I saw a post by my Perth Triathlon Club clubmate “Birdy” saying he would be doing two laps of the Eagle Trail at John Forrest National Park as part of his training for Wild Goose.

Looking back, it’s been two years since I ran the Eagle Trail, and it’s one of my favourite places to be. Good for the soul, even if the legs complain.

So I headed off at Adventure O’Clock this morning, and spent a few hours doing a single 15km loop, then waited for Graham to complete his second.

This was followed by a steak sandwich and a pint of Guinness at the Tavern, and we were joined by local trail ultra misnavigation specialist (and all round nice guy) Felix and his good lady (sorry guys, should have got a group selfie!)

T’was an awesome morning and was good to catch up with some awesome people. Thanks for giving me motivation to get out and enjoy some trails Graham!

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #tribe #letsdoepicshit #smallsteps2greatachievements #ptcaccountability #gotvert #felixnav
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Looks like a fantastic place to run

How many Gary Wilmot’s are there 😯

Beautiful photos!

1 week ago

Gary Wilmot

So with @gcmarathon just a few weeks away, here’s another important piece of planning taken care of - which parkrun to do!

This year I’m taking a trip across the border to Kingscliff! Who else fancies going interstate? 😜 #parkrun #loveparkrun #goldcoast #qld #nsw
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So with @gcmarathon just a few weeks away, here’s another important piece of planning taken care of - which parkrun to do! 

This year I’m taking a trip across the border to Kingscliff! Who else fancies going interstate? 😜 #parkrun #loveparkrun #goldcoast #qld #nsw

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Ooh too far... I'm hoping Broadbeach local will be happening...

1 week ago

Gary Wilmot

I’ve never taken part in the half marathon distance at @gcmarathon before, so I am taking this new experience as a positive. The reason for switching down is a continuation of a theme that has lasted a couple of years now, but which has finally bottomed out and leaves only “upwards” as an available option to move. Switching to to half marathon is part of an overall reset, which includes applying to defer my Ironman entry to December 2020.

Effectively, this is the start of an 18 month journey to the full #ironman distance, one that will be more enjoyable, and provide a much better quality of experience and memories than forcing myself across that line in 6 months.

It’s a complete back to basics approach, understanding fully that I really do have to put the physical components back together from scratch.

If chapter 1 was “no more mr fat guy” and chapter 2 was “hearts across Australia”, then this is chapter 3, “the accidental Ironman”

Today is day 1. #nmmfg #heartsacrossaustralia #lifestylereboot #smallsteps2greatachievements #theaccidentalironman #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub @heartsacrossaustralia @hokaoneoneaustralia @ironmanoceania @tailwindnutritionaustralia
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I’ve never taken part in the half marathon distance at @gcmarathon before, so I am taking this new experience as a positive. The reason for switching down is a continuation of a theme that has lasted a couple of years now, but which has finally bottomed out and leaves only “upwards” as an available option to move. Switching to to half marathon is part of an overall reset, which includes applying to defer my Ironman entry to December 2020. 

Effectively, this is the start of an 18 month journey to the full #ironman distance, one that will be more enjoyable, and provide a much better quality of experience and memories than forcing myself across that line in 6 months.

It’s a complete back to basics approach, understanding fully that I really do have to put the physical components back together from scratch.

If chapter 1 was “no more mr fat guy” and chapter 2 was “hearts across Australia”, then this is chapter 3, “the accidental Ironman”

Today is day 1. #nmmfg #heartsacrossaustralia #lifestylereboot #smallsteps2greatachievements #theaccidentalironman #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub @heartsacrossaustralia @hokaoneoneaustralia @ironmanoceania @tailwindnutritionaustralia

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Great tactics 🙂

Good for you Gary, you still have it mate xx

I've been following your journey off and on since discovering NNMFG. Love your journey. Love your determination. Love that it is real. Great job on figuring out a realistic path *that will work for you*! Half's are a blast, and way different than training for a longer or different endurance sport. Enjoy the next part of this journey! (From a US fan).

Well done love xx

Well done buddy!!!!

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2 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

Less than 2 hours until registration closes . Every WA registration is another km for WA house leader Cassie to run 😜

mumrunner.com/game-of-zones-everything-you-need-to-know/
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...I'm confused... I thought I read somewhere that most average k's per runner wins??!!??? That could mean an army of two runners with high mileage can still win? Pls correct me if I'm wrong!

3 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

CALLING ALL RUNNERS AND WALKERS FROM, IN, OR OTHERWISE AFFILIATED WITH WESTERN AUSTRALIA...

We need you to join the WAnsullied army for the June “Game of Zones” virtual run challenge, where we are up against all the other states and territories.

Sign up for the challenge ($18.50) Log all your runs on Strava, and the state with the most logged kms will win a donation for their Children's hospital - so in our case the Perth Children's Hospital

There’s some very cool spinning bling 🏅

So why not join other WA runners and help our kids!
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4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

A pretty decent run this morning after a day of very sore legs. A run/walk that resulted in about the same overall pace I am targeting for @gcmarathon #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #marathontraining #baldivis #timetofly #lovelace #happyfeet #badhairday ... See MoreSee Less

A pretty decent run this morning after a day of very sore legs. A run/walk that resulted in about the same overall pace I am targeting for @gcmarathon #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #marathontraining #baldivis #timetofly #lovelace #happyfeet #badhairday

4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

The start line of @hbfrun half - it was cold, and I think I’ll process things a little first before posting a recap. Suffice to say for now that I finished - probably my slowest half at 3.5 hours #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #letsdoepicshit #smallsteps2greatachievements ... See MoreSee Less

The start line of @hbfrun half - it was cold, and I think I’ll process things a little first before posting a recap. Suffice to say for now that I finished - probably my slowest half at 3.5 hours #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #letsdoepicshit #smallsteps2greatachievements

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You’re amazing Gary ❤️👍

Congratulations on finishing another tick against your name 🤗

I saw you coming into the finish area. But lost you in the crowd. Well done for finishing.

Still the same distance as a 1.30 though 😉

Great work on finishing!!!

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4 weeks ago

Gary Wilmot

So... next up on the plan is my official birthday party, though @hbfrun are insisting on calling it “Run for a Reason” 😜

In previous years I’ve run this event for the Heart Foundation; this year sees a different, but related reason..

If you’re inclined to do so, please use the link below and help new parkrun events to get established.

www.gofundme.com/haa-defibs-4-parkrun

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements #letsdoepicshit #runforareason #parkrun #defibs4parkrun #loveparkrun #haa @heartsacrossaustralia

NB: this is a personal crowd funding campaign, and not officially affiliated with parkrun, or parkrun Australia. The funds raised will be deposited with me, and then subsequently donated to parkrun for the purposes outlined on the crowd funding page.
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So... next up on the plan is my official birthday party, though @hbfrun are insisting on calling it “Run for a Reason” 😜

In previous years I’ve run this event for the Heart Foundation; this year sees a different, but related reason..

If you’re inclined to do so, please use the link below and help new parkrun events to get established. 

https://www.gofundme.com/haa-defibs-4-parkrun

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements #letsdoepicshit #runforareason #parkrun #defibs4parkrun #loveparkrun #haa @heartsacrossaustralia

NB: this is a personal crowd funding campaign, and not officially affiliated with parkrun, or parkrun Australia. The funds raised will be deposited with me, and then subsequently donated to parkrun for the purposes outlined on the crowd funding page.

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I’ll be happy to finish my 4km walk 😁 VERY excited!!! Run well 🙂

1 month ago

Gary Wilmot

Was going through one of many boxes that have been in my garage since moving to Baldivis - well it’s only been 15 months and you can’t rush these things... Anyway, I found this collection of @run_down_under milestone memorabilia - hopefully the missing ones jumped into a different box... 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Was going through one of many boxes that have been in my garage since moving to Baldivis - well it’s only been 15 months and you can’t rush these things... Anyway, I found this collection of @run_down_under milestone memorabilia - hopefully the missing ones jumped into a different box... 😊

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Did you opt in for them. I think they discontinued them unless you paid extra last year

That's really great to hear love xx they look fab xx

They are Awesome

1 month ago

Gary Wilmot

The popular choice was clear... Europe! ... See MoreSee Less

The popular choice was clear... Europe!

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Call in for coffee and a roast beef dinner xx

Remember I’ll meet you in Amsterdam mate 👍👍👍

You’re home!

I’ll meet you anywhere Gary 😃😃😃😃

1 month ago

Gary Wilmot

The official highlights package from this year's SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon - was a great weekend watching the race, and hanging out with and supporting Perth Triathlon Club clubmates.

Was not just a lot of fun, it was also very inspiring to see hundreds of participants take on a huge challenge, in pretty tough conditions, and some very gritty and determined performances were there for all to see.

It had two significant effects on me; firstly, it brought home the scale and brutal reality of what I have got lined up in December, and also pumped me full of energy and enthusiasm to achieve that goal.

And what have I said before, about things that simultaneously scare and excite you?.... I definitely should probably do this #AccidentalIronman thing!
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1 month ago

Gary Wilmot

December..... #goals #accidentalironman #makelifeamazing #nmmfg #smallsteps2greatachievements #letsdoepicshit #ironman #swimbikerun ... See MoreSee Less

December..... #goals #accidentalironman #makelifeamazing #nmmfg #smallsteps2greatachievements #letsdoepicshit #ironman #swimbikerun

1 month ago

Gary Wilmot

Uninvited guest in the communal living room this morning, just before a smoke alarm woke all the @perthtriclub athletes who were taking advantage of the half hour delay to the 70.3 proceedings 😜

Good luck to everyone participating in the @im703busso event today!
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Uninvited guest in the communal living room this morning, just before a smoke alarm woke all the @perthtriclub athletes who were taking advantage of the half hour delay to the 70.3 proceedings 😜

Good luck to everyone participating in the @im703busso event today!

2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

so much truth in this quote. #letsdoepicshit #tribe #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements #nmmfg ... See MoreSee Less

so much truth in this quote. #letsdoepicshit #tribe #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements #nmmfg

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Very true 🙂 Great effort this weekend

2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

Absolutely stoked, surprised, and incredibly happy to receive a commemorative plaque celebrating the completion of @run_down_under

I have Shannon Dale to thank for the creation of this, and the whole damn tribe to thank for being awesome, inspiring, supportive, enabling and a truly wonderful thing to be part of @ultraserieswa #ultrarunning #tribe #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements #wonderfulpeople @ Perrys Paddock
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Absolutely stoked, surprised, and incredibly happy to receive a commemorative plaque celebrating the completion of @run_down_under 

I have Shannon Dale to thank for the creation of this, and the whole damn tribe to thank for being awesome, inspiring, supportive, enabling and a truly wonderful thing to be part of @ultraserieswa #ultrarunning #tribe #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements #wonderfulpeople  @ Perrys PaddockImage attachmentImage attachment

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👏👏👏

So proud of you son 😍 xx

Gary clearly you are so respected, admired and loved...💕

All those words you use to describe your tribe is exactly the same way we all feel about you mate

Well done Gary 👏

Keep inspiring people Gary ! Amazing !

Awesome Gary 👌 ... Ironman next 😀

That is awesome! Congratulations Gary!

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Congratulations Gary! A great achievement

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2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

#done #micdrop #rundownunder @run_down_under #finally ... See MoreSee Less

#done #micdrop #rundownunder @run_down_under #finally

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Amazing congrats love you have guts and determation by the shed loads xx

Well done Gary, I’m still plodding to Perth

Congrats

Fantastic Gary. A real inspiration to all. 🙌👏👏👏❤

Woohoo!

Fantastic- well done Gary!!!!

Yes you are. Still remember running with you on your hearts across Australia run at South Bank. Bloody Legend

Amazing stuff Gary!! Congrats!

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2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

41st finisher of the @run_down_under and a few extra km see me leapfrog up to 32nd #makelifeamazing #nmmfg #smallsteps2greatachievements @hokaoneoneaustralia @heartsacrossaustralia #marathontraining @gcmarathon ... See MoreSee Less

41st finisher of the @run_down_under and a few extra km see me leapfrog up to 32nd #makelifeamazing #nmmfg #smallsteps2greatachievements @hokaoneoneaustralia @heartsacrossaustralia #marathontraining @gcmarathon

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Nice work Gary - great to see you out there today ☺️

Congratulations Gary. Well done 👏👏👏

Brilliant Gary!!! 👍😊💖

Congratulations love fantastic so pleased for you 🎉👋👋🎉🎉

Congratulations. Awesome achievement. <3

Well done Gary!

Congratulations Gary on you 14080km lap of Australia...

Huge congrats Gary! What’s next? RDU2, Europe or USA?

Congratscan't wait to hopefully see you at GCM fellow RDU finisher.

Great work Gary

Well Done mate

Congratulations 🍾👏🏃🏻‍♂️🌏

Congratulations Gary Wilmot

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2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

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Looks a little damp!

2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

That compromise when...the event has a red and black colour theme, but you also want to rock the @run_down_under branding when you’re completing your 14.080km journey 😜 ... See MoreSee Less

That compromise when...the event has a red and black colour theme, but you also want to rock the @run_down_under branding when you’re completing your 14.080km journey 😜

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It looks good love just the ticket xx

2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

This is the amazing bling all the 3, 6 and 12 hour runners will be receiving at this year’s Lighthorse Ultra.

In just under 5 hours, the 12 hour event will start, and 6 hours later I’ll be one of the 3 hour runners, starting alongside those doing the 6 hour event.

This event from @ultraserieswa is, in short, amazing. It has always been aligned to remembrance, and was shifted to be close to ANZAC Day. In the first year, donations from competitors blew the local RSL rep away, and this event really does capture the spirit of community that exists among Ultra runners and veterans alike.

I can’t wait to drive north, take in the solemnity of the Dawn service, and be part of this wonderful community.

This year’s charity focus is Run for Resilience - please check out the link in the comments for further details!

Good luck to everyone, and a tip of the hat to those who will start at midnight!

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lestweforget #ultrarunning #running #runningbuddies #runningtribe #ultratribe
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This is the amazing bling all the 3, 6 and 12 hour runners will be receiving at this year’s Lighthorse Ultra. 

In just under 5 hours, the 12 hour event will start, and 6 hours later I’ll be one of the 3 hour runners, starting alongside those doing the 6 hour event. 

This event from @ultraserieswa is, in short, amazing. It has always been aligned to remembrance, and was shifted to be close to ANZAC Day. In the first year, donations from competitors blew the local RSL rep away, and this event really does capture the spirit of community that exists among Ultra runners and veterans alike. 

I can’t wait to drive north, take in the solemnity of the Dawn service, and be part of this wonderful community. 

This year’s charity focus is Run for Resilience - please check out the link in the comments for further details!

Good luck to everyone, and a tip of the hat to those who will start at midnight!

#nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lestweforget #ultrarunning #running #runningbuddies #runningtribe #ultratribe

2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

13.8 is roughly the number of kilometres remaining in my virtual lap of Australia. Look forward to seeing many friends at the @ultraserieswa Lighthorse Ultra tomorrow for the Dawn Service and then 3 hours of running around in 2.5km “circles”. Some people will be doing 6 hours, and another even crazier group will be starting at midnight tonight and doing 12 hours!

Looking forward to catching up with so many awesome running buddies, being part of this brilliant event yet again, and really happy to finally be finishing the @run_down_under

The last part has taken a lot longer than planned, and a potential first 10 finishers spot slipped to 41st, but it’s been brilliant, and I look forward to continuing to track my kms this way.

If you’re looking for a bit of motivation, or just something a bit different, sign up for RDU today, and if you’re super smart then choose Hearts Across Australia as your primary club 😉

@heartsacrossaustralia #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements
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13.8 is roughly the number of kilometres remaining in my virtual lap of Australia. Look forward to seeing many friends at the @ultraserieswa Lighthorse Ultra tomorrow for the Dawn Service and then 3 hours of running around in 2.5km “circles”. Some people will be doing 6 hours, and another even crazier group will be starting at midnight tonight and doing 12 hours! 

Looking forward to catching up with so many awesome running buddies, being part of this brilliant event yet again, and really happy to finally be finishing the @run_down_under 

The last part has taken a lot longer than planned, and a potential first 10 finishers spot slipped to 41st, but it’s been brilliant, and I look forward to continuing to track my kms this way. 

If you’re looking for a bit of motivation, or just something a bit different, sign up for RDU today, and if you’re super smart then choose Hearts Across Australia as your primary club 😉

@heartsacrossaustralia #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #smallsteps2greatachievements

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Woo Hoo nearly there mate will see you in the morning 👏👏👏👏🥳🥳🥳🥳🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️

I hope I get a Gary hug tomorrow 😎🙏

41st finisher is a massive achievement Gary and you should be proud mate. I’ll be cheering you home from London! All the best for an awesome day and well deserved celebration.

Fantastic love go knock those last kilometres dead. Wish I could be there to see you finish 👋👋😊❤️

👍👏👏

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2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

Walk back from run and breakfast. Half a parkrun between parkrun and front door 😜 <insert comment about ducks lining up> @thebtfduck #nmmfg #baldivis #baldivisisok ... See MoreSee Less

Walk back from run and breakfast. Half a parkrun between parkrun and front door 😜  @thebtfduck #nmmfg #baldivis #baldivisisok

2 months ago

Gary Wilmot

Seeing this sign on the road in 2015 made me incredibly happy - less than 4 parkruns to go and I would have crossed the country, with just a little trip up to Brisbane remaining.

This morning saw me break through a similar milestone. After going slightly over 8km in my run, I now have just over 16km left to complete the @run_down_under virtual lap of Australia! By the time I walk home, that’ll probably leave 14km for this Saturday’s Lighthorse Ultra 3 hour event @ultraserieswa 😊😊
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Seeing this sign on the road in 2015 made me incredibly happy - less than 4 parkruns to go and I would have crossed the country, with just a little trip up to Brisbane remaining. 

This morning saw me break through a similar milestone. After going slightly over 8km in my run, I now have just over 16km left to complete the @run_down_under virtual lap of Australia! By the time I walk home, that’ll probably leave 14km for this Saturday’s Lighthorse Ultra 3 hour event @ultraserieswa 😊😊
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