On 20 May, one week after the Byron Bay Triathlon, my sister and I will be participating in our first adventure race, the Adventure Race Australia, Queensland. Neither of us have done one before so it should be a lot of fun as we fumble our way through the course. Being crazy we have entered the Hard Core race, rather than the shorter RAW event.
The Hard Core event promises up to 35km MTB, 15km trail running and a range of other activities such as kayaking, obstacles and abseiling or rock climbing.
I’ve always wanted to participate in an adventure race and this year I’ll be fit after a full season of triathlon training. My sister plays soccer so she’ll also be reasonably fit to take on the challenge. It’s the MTB sections that will pose us the greatest challenge – both physically and technically. But we’re up for it and both just want to get out there and give it a go.
I’ve included a small YouTube clip from the 2011 Adventure Race Australia, Queensland to give you a taste of what we will be likely to experience on 20 May.
Our team name is Whoops Which Way. I think that probably says it all 🙂
Note: I did swimming training this morning. 300m warm up, 6 x 50m freestyle with 15 sec rest, 2 x 500m freestyle (50m easy, 50m fast) with 1 min rest, 100m breast stroke to warm down.
Total: 1.7km swim