The CamRacers team of
Jeff, Ben, Sabrina and Jason met up for a last joint training session
at the weekend and were joined by Andy, Russ and Jean. The Terrex
race will be a tough 4 day continuous race around the Lake District
on foot, mountain bike and double kayaks and includes scrambling
and ropes stages as well as other surprise activities. It starts
with an evening prologue on Thursday 26th August with the non-stop
race starting the following morning.
The weekend was a last chance to talk through the kit list requirements
for the event and organise logistics. The team already raced together
successfully this year in the Questars 2 day event, winning it and
since then Jeff and Jason have paired up for the Open 12 and 24
events while Sabrina and Ben have competed in the shorter Questars
events. The Terrex race will see all the top UK teams competing
in the UK's longest event this year which forms part of the Adventure
Race World Series. Russ is also racing with another team.
The main physical activity of this training weekend was the Run
Further Ultra Run organised by Dark & White - The Long Tour
of Bradwell. This is a fixed route fell run of around 31 miles and
over 6000ft ascent in a roughly circular route around the village
of Bradwell in the Peak District. Although a fixed route, it does
require navigation to stick to the route and reach all the checkpoints.
The day started overcast heading over to Edale and onto the moors
before swinging back over Lose Hill, down to Bamford and a stiff
climb up to Stanage edge where there was a light drizzle but some
great views running along the edge amongst a lot of visitors. The
sun came out for the final stage back to Bradwell though. Russ managed
to break 7 hours with the team coming in just over 8 hours. Results.
A very successful weekend and we are all geared up for tackling