Yikes we only have eight weeks left until we fly to South Africa (SA) for our next adventure race.
If you are wondering what an adventure race involves then you are not alone, it is quite an unknown sport in England. For the race in SA we have to complete the following disciplines (at altitude to make it more interesting!)
Donkey - 6km - ( in order for the donkey to carry our packs, we are required to catch it first, wish us luck!!!)
Horse Ride - 10km
Mountain Biking (MTB) - 250 km
Kayak - 45 km
Hiking / running - 181 km
The race is non supported, and we have to carry all our own supplies, for example food, hydration, warm clothes and emergency first aid kit. As it is a non-stop race it is up to us when we sleep, although there are no hotels, and a tent is too heavy to carry so you basically sleep on the ground. Umm, I am beginning to understand why the sport is not popular in England!
Over the next few weeks, I will keep you posted on our training journey 😊 the good and the bad.
Follow our preparations (and pain!) for the next big race on our sporting calendar – and you can support our fundraising too by donating here