What stopped ultra runner in his tracks
UPDATE 8.49am Sunday, July 30
NIGGLING aches and pains have forced Jamie Milne to pull up this morning, just a tantalising 35km short of his bid to run 200km across the Sunshine Coast this weekend.
The ultra marathon man had been on his feet for more than 24 hours when he pulled out at the 165km mark after running from Warana to Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, Bli Bli, Nambour, Mapleton, Kenilworth, Conondale, Maleny, Landsborough and back to Warana on the crazy challenge.
He didn't call time until after completing an early morning fun run with members of his Jamie Milne Training gym.
"I'm a bit broken and have definitely been spat out the back," Jamie said as he headed for bed.
"I ran four-and-a-bit marathons and did my best.
"The hills into Maleny took a few casualties. A few of the support runners (and nearly me) were dropping like flies. It was character building."
It was to get tougher as temperatures plummeted to 3-4C on the descent to Landsborough.
"It was absolutely freezing," Jamie said of those early-morning hours.
"Sunny Coast people are absolutely fantastic. We had good numbers for the fun run.
"It was a good result."
The run comes as Jamie enters his final preparations for an 1800km run across Western Australia in September to raise awareness of dementia and funds for research through his Many Miles for Mary charity.
You can support the appeal at: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/148617/mmfm-2017-west-coast-run
UPDATE 3.46pm Saturday, July 29
JAMIE Milne has reached Kenilworth after completing 70km of his amazing non-stop run around the Sunshine Coast this weekend, aiming to complete 200km on hoof.
What have you been doing since 6am this morning? That's when Jamie left Warana at the start of his Me Against Me Non Stop Run supporting dementia research through his Many Miles for Mary Charity.
Incredibly husband and wife team Tony and Lisa Fisher have run with him every metre of the journey until this point.
Now the owners of the Concrete Pool Renovation Company have to sign off and go home to feed the kids.
Jamie? He'll keep running with a 40km stretch to Conondale before a long climb up the Blackall Range again to Maleny before dropping down to Landsborough on a chilly early Sunday morning with temperatures plummeting to just eight degrees.
"I'm going pretty good," he said.
"I've got sore feet and a bit of cramp. As we go into the night, it will be interesting.
"Sunny Coast people are incredible. You don't go far without people tooting and I've had some incredible messages from families who have lost loved ones to dementia."
Jamie has refuelled for his run into the night with support crew travelling from the coast with vegetable snacks and sweet chilli sauce from Bfresh Market Cafe Deli on the Nicklin Way, Warana.
He's on time to reach his Warana gym at 6am tomorrow for the start of a five- kilometre fun run before pushing on to Noosa.
EARLIER: SPURRED on by relays of support runners, Sunshine Coast ultra-athlete Jamie Milne is making ground quickly as he attempts to run 200km without rest over the weekend.
The gym owner left Jamie Milne Training at Warana at 6am and was at a steady clip from the start - travelling at 10 kmh to reach the 20km mark at Bli Bli by 8am.
While supporters grabbed coffees, Jamie jogged around the carpark waiting to refuel before he pushed towards Nambour, then the steep haul up the Blackall Range.
The Me Against Me Non Stop Run for Dementia is a prelude to his September attempt to run 1800km over 18 days through Western Australia to raise funds for dementia research through his Many Miles for Mary Charity.
"I had a good crew to see me off," Jamie said of his 6am start.
Cupcakes, coffee and a barbecue for supporters have helped raise $1500 for the cause.
The group of runners with him now would be replaced by another team to keep him company as he pushes up to Mapleton before he heads down to Kenilworth and across to Conondale before again climbing the range to Maleny.
Into the early hours of Sunday morning, he will then head down the steep decline to Landsborough and then back to Caloundra before hopefully returning to Warana by 6am for the start of a five-kilometre fun run for gym members from which he will then push on up the coastline towards Noosa.
The 200km mark is, Jamie says, his line in the sand - particularly given he intends to front for work first thing Monday morning.
Expect to see more of the running machine in season two of Australian Ninja Warrior.
Those wanting to kick in for Many Miles for Mary - named in memory of Jamie's grandmother Mary who suffered early onset dementia - should go to: