Arrived early on Friday 31st July, albeit hungover following a rather splendid Birthday celebration consisting of Le Gavroche and Thriller Live the night before.
Met the rest of the team on board for the Boot Camp, made me a bit weary as they all seemed super fit. However following an introductory presentation from Jason (previous years contestant and featured on the IT4 documentary) we walked into the woods to discuss hammocks.
We then took part in a ‘warm up’ swim in the sea followed by a 10 mile coastal run.
This was superb – a bit wet and cold but soon warmed up. The views were stunning and some of the others were super fit b’stards and left dust in my face.
Cliff edge paths – fun yet quite treacherous
2nd day was a 26 miler – once again across the coastal paths, back packs on – stunning scenery from all angles !
Notice new fashion statement in headbands – they will take off again Im sure.
Next race – 33 mile ultra marathon 22nd August