Scott Knabel is on a mission: to change his life. Through trail running.
Judged as morbidly obese by doctors, he has tried and failed to change his lifestyle in the past. But this is different. This time he’s playing dirty.
Specifically, he’s taking on the Salomon Trail Run Series in Melbourne, Australia, as the stepping stone to losing weight, picking up energy, getting healthier, kicking any leanings toward depression, and, eventually, he wants to conquer a 100km ultra, with the Two Bays, Maroondah Dam Trail Run, Surf Coast Century and The North Face 100 all lined up in his ambitious sights. That’s what we call inspiration.
This is the second video in the series following Scott’s Quest as he shows what is possible. If you haven’t met Scott, learn about his backstory in the Episode 01 video here.
The video above captures Scott’s first ever trail race – 10km around the trails of Melbourne’s Yarra Bend.
Stay tuned for his next effort at Race #2, Lower Plenty Gorge.
Check it out at www.salomontrailseries.com.au
PLEASE, IF YOU SEE ANY INSPIRATION IN SCOTT’S EFFORTS, THROW A BIT OF COIN LOVE TO LIFELINE AND DONATE HERE.
Online entries are open for Race 2 until 27 July. Entries are available on the day, albeit at a higher fee.
All-series entries for those who raced in the opening round and who wish to sign up for the remainder races and qualify for a series tee, are available online until 5pm 18 July).
R#2 Sunday 29 July Plenty Gorge: 6.4km / 11.8km
R#3 Sunday 26 August Silvan, Dandenong Ranges: 7.3km / 14.3km
R#4 Sunday 23 September Anglesea: 7.9km / 14.6km
+ new Surf Coast Century, 100km ultra marathon (Sept 22)