AUSSIE CurraNZ running ambassador Andrew Heyden has struck again, this time with silver in the Australian 100km Championships, continuing his superb form from last season.
Despite having focused on training for much shorter 5km and 10km races in the first half of the year, the 44-year-old put in a strong performance at the Nationals earlier this month to improve his position in the final stages and claim a podium finish in 7 hrs 37 mins.
Andy runs all distances but last year decided to mix it up and has seen his running career hit new heights with CurraNZ, with a host of new PBs from 5.6km to the marathon distance, including a silver in the State Marathon Championships and bronze in the all-Australian standings.
In addition, he also finished fourth in the NSW Half Marathon Championship, posting his quickest time in 11 years and taking the over-40s win too.
"After a recommendation from a trusted elite running friend and doctor, I started using CurraNZ. After four weeks I started feeling the difference - I was able to increase intensity of sessions and off the back of that, set a new 10km PB at 43 years old and backed up to race the following weekend and finish third in a marathon!
"For the first time, I’ve was able to go for a training run the following day after the Sydney marathon, which was my first flat-out marathon since I started on CurraNZ. The reduced DOMS was really significant. While my major leg muscles were sore I felt able to go for a light recovery jog and my running mates were amazed I was running the day after the race. I put it down to CurraNZ."
Andy is featured in the June/July issue of Run 4 Your Life