Naomi Eastment has been running trail for only two years. She has battled through back and Achilles injuries to run her first marathon to qualify for the 6 Foot Track. Naomi only a year later pushed the boundaries to run her first 100km event The North Face 100km (TNF ). Find out what has been the key to her quick succession through the kilometers to run her first 100km event.
Shona. How did you get into trail running?
Naomi. As a Kid I grew up near the bush. I spent a lot of time exploring with my dog and I had an overwhelming sense of adventure. This gave me my love of nature and trails and as I got a bit older I started to run. I think thats why I am confident on technical trails as I have been running on them since I was quite young.
Training for the six foot track for the first time really opened my eyes up to trail running though. I had to find some tough trails to train on so I was race fit and when I came across some fantastic tracks out the back of Wandandian I just fell in love. I have run trails pretty much exclusively since.