Images: The amazing ones were taken by Bill Robson. I'll take credit for the happy snaps!
If you have read some of my previous event blogs, you will find a bit of a common theme....enter an event, biting off more than I can chew, fight off inevitable demons of self induced lows during the race, only to come out at the end of the race victorious in my own head, even if I had come last, or close enough to...but well and truly armed with some life lessons.
Sorry to disappoint, but I loved this race from start to finish, and I didn’t come last!!
This was a super organised event, which was a credit to Maria and Serge and their team of volunteers. Checkpoints were close enough to where they were meant to be (even if some of them were in sneaky little places like down a ditch!!), and not too difficult for novices like us! The hamburgers, salad rolls and fruit after the event were definitely a winner for hungry adventure racers! And what I loved about this event was the range of racers, from the super quick athletes, to the couples where the wife doesn’t even ride a bike, but had been talked into it by her hubby! And everything inbetween!
We will be back next year!!!
PS. I just saw the results, and not only did we not come last, we actually came 39th out of 53 teams!! Much to do with the fact its more important to get checkpoints and be a little slower, rather than miss some, and be fast! Seems having half a brain helps in these kind of races!! Wooo! Over the moon!!
Fitness Clothing Garage Sale
For those of you that are interested, I am organising a Fitness Clothing and Shoes Garage Sale to raise money for White Ribbon.
We would be grateful to anyone who is keen to have a wardrobe cleanout to donate some of your pre-loved gear!
You can get full details here