We covered over 40km over some of the wettest and boggy terrain
in Britain. Over mountains and bogs and through streams and down
I thought it would be a hard event but nothing prepared me for
the weather as well. The first hill we climbed took everything out
of your legs straight away. As if this wasnt bad enough having to
climb up this very steep gradient it was also very slippery and
This was really what every mountian/hill was like.
Unfortunately for us we hit very bad mist to the second control
point. When it cleared we found ourselves a long way away from the
CP. We lost over 40 minutes here which was a bit of a downer for
a while. In the end you just wanted to finish the event.
My team mate for this run had done the event previously and also
had competed in 10 Kerrimor challenges. A wealth of experience in
map reading which really helped us on some of the CP's as some were
in hidden locations.
I was very pleased to finish as many dropped out and more changed
their class on the last day to Novice which was the easiest of the