Out in the hills one afternoon with my friend and training partner, Veronica tells me how cool she thinks gaiters are for keeping the dirt out whilst out on the trails, but she really can’t get them in Australia, so I enthusiastically volunteered
“I shall make them”.
Having never stitched a thing in my life, I announced cheerfully to my partner once home from the Dandenong ranges, that I had a new business plan.
Luckily he was very encouraging if not a little amused at the same time. I set off buying two sewing machines, some sewing lessons, and meters of fun funky colored lycra (that’s the most fun part!) and so it was RocBloc was born.
Granted it took longer than expected, but I believe the product is now perfect as a result. Believe me I had plenty of time to dedicate to it, due to chronic stress fractures on the left leg, let’s say I was off the trails for some time.
So I like to see RocBloc as the positive outcome from a frustrating injury.
|Canberra Marathon||15th Apr 2007||42kms||4.9hours||50kms|
|Great Ocean Road (GOR)||20th May 2007||42kms||4.4hours||45kms|
|Williamstown Marathon||27th May 2007||42kms||4.48hours|
|Traralgon Marathon||17th Jun 2007||42kms||4.36hours|
|Treadmill 100K||13th Aug 2007||100kms||13.45hours|
|Melbourne Marathon||7th Oct 2007||42kms||4.31hours|
|Dublin Marathon, Ireland||29th Oct 2007||42kms||4.27hours|
|80k Training Run||25th Nov 2007||80kms||12hours|
|Cadbury Marathon (Tasmania)||6th Jan 2008||42kms||4.47hours|
|Oxfam Trail Walker||11th April 2008||100kms||19.05hours|
|GOR 2009||17th May 2009||42kms||4.34hours||45kms|
|Williamstown Marathon 2009||31st May 2009||42kms||4.27hours|
|Melbourne Marathon 20\’09||11th October 2009||42kms||4.33hours|
|GOR 2010||16th May 2010||42kms||4.14hours||45kms|
|Williamstown Marathon 2010||30th May 2010||42kms||4.26|
|You Yangs 50/50||25the July 2010||50kms||6.54hours|
* For events where there is an additional leg with an optional extra distance