Such was Susan Moizer’s experience in 2015.
All of our profiles so far have covered Ultimate runners currently in the competition. Susan’s story is different – she did not start Stage 1.
This story starts in 2015, when Susan, a three-time Ultimate finisher, sustained some devastating injuries that significantly affected her running and kept her off the start line for Stage 1 that year. It was an emotionally tough experience, harder, in her estimation, than her three finishes.
In 2017, Susan is back as a volunteer with a fresh perspective. She pulled the plug on a potential Ultimate attempt six weeks ago due to injury and how it has affected her training. Don’t get us wrong – we love having Susan in the neon shirt – but by Stage 3, she was starting to really long for the running side of the 8 Days, 7 Stages challenge. Susan knows that Friday is going to be a tough day as well (Stage 5 is her favourite), but she will get in the action as the Stage 6 runner for one of the #TeamLloyd Relay Teams.
The Stage 1 DNS is a complicated decision, especially after you’ve invested time, money, and emotions into the event. Sometimes it’s for the better, but it still doesn’t make it easy. Susan, it’s great to have you back this year, and we look forward to having you in the field again!