Ray and I failed the auditions for this video, of last years Rab Mountain Marathon. What do you mean too slow and fugly?
Never mind, we had such a good time we have decided to try again. The competition area for the 2011 event has been announced, as somewhere in North Wales. They usually tell us the exact location, one month before the race but frown upon runners recceing the event area after the final notification.
Team Ibuprofen have not done any navigation based racing or training together for a while now. Ray did a solo Mini MM (a 3hr score event), in April and I did a couple of recces for the Skyline early on in the year but apart from that, we haven't had to look at map and compass. Hopefully we will be able to get out in the hills together, for a practice.
Last years race went well, we didn't disgrace ourselves and are hoping to build on that, maybe even do slightly better.
The Kit List will stay the same, with just a few tweaks, which means the only way to improve, is to get out there and 'do some'.
|The end of day one. Time for a cuppa tea.|
Photo and video from the Dark & White Challenge Events website.