Parrish Fatchen

Runner Profile


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Big Red Run Experience

Before BRR I hadn't run a marathon let alone an ultra or multi day event, this event was to be a true test of what I am capable of. I was so surprised at how our bodies and minds adapted to this environment of back to back marathons and running across the desert. The other runners in the event have become family, it was such an amazing experience to share together that we had to pull together at times to get through. The volunteers were awesome, they couldn't do enough for us and the support they gave cheering us into check points and across the finish line each day was amazing. The medics were brilliant, they not only treated our blisters and other ailments but also showed us how to treat ourselves and gave advice on what to watch out for to keep our bodies ticking over, as well as offering a bit of humor in between.  The event directors Greg and Lucas and their team did an amazing job of keeping everything running smoothly, it was such a well organised event and I can't wait to do another Big Run Event in the future whether it's Big Red again or one of their other events.  Big Red Run is one of the best experiences of my life, it has shown me that there is so much more that I am capable of.