The Melbourne Marathon Festival featured one of ArmaSkin’s most popular runners. Hayley Newman from Perth started wearing ArmaSkin over twelve months back when she was running ultra-marathons with a standout performance of a sub 10hr 100km.
Hayley, a busy mother of 3, has since targeted her efforts to include shorter distances and aimed to achieve a personal best below 1:30 for the half marathon which she set 4 years ago.
Months of work under the eye of coach Tina Ingraham was to be put to the test at the Melbourne Half Marathon.
Starting under a blue sky with over 4500 competitors in the Women’s Half this was Hayley’s opportunity.
As it turned out Hayley had a tougher race than expected but nevertheless the training effort paid off.
When we caught up with Hayley after the event her first words “That hurt!! 1:27:47 I ran a PB!!”
“We put so much pressure on ourselves failure becomes not an option, unfortunately in my case it sucked out the joy but in a case of catch 22 helped me reach my goal…..The sweet relief of the finish line!!
Huge thank you to my coach Tina Ingraham after 4yrs chasing a PB I finally after just 5 months with her not only ran a PB but absolutely smashed it. You are amazing!!”
And ArmaSkin was pleased to hear “No blisters“
It is clear that Hayley is a talented, dedicated and competitive athlete. ArmaSkin is looking forward to seeing what Hayley gets up to next. She has a love of long distance running and perhaps we may see her at Ultra distances again.