Under an azure blue sky on a cool spring day, my daughter Nicole descends one of the final downhill sections in her first Ultra Marathon – 10 km from the finish of the Carcoar Cup yesterday. Since I posted about her first Marathon (Sydney) in September 13, Nicole has completed 3 others (Melbourne, Adelaide & Gold Coast) … all since July of this year leading up to yesterday’s 60km run through the hills behind Carcoar and Neville in the Central West of NSW. In the last 12 months, as well as managing a family and working, she has founded “Running Mums Australia” (Link) … a community with some 5,000 members, many of whom compete regularly in events across the country and overseas. The stories written by some members about their running journey are an inspiration. Nicole’s running mantra is “Strong – Determined – Able” …… She is alll of those and more.