Sunday, 31 May 2009

10 under the Ben 2009

CranKitUp HQ on Friday evening waiting on furnture and support staff !

Henry who teamed with Gavin having a break and Colleen and Andrew who gave us lots of encouragement.
Fiona near the end of the last lap at hour 11. Still smiling!

The "Moonshine" winner on the right (a NZ race similar to 10 under) who won a trip to 10 under the Ben.

10 under the Ben 2009
The sun gods shone brightly and with clear blue sky and 30c temp it was hot one. 34c at one point on the course. A faster course this year a lot of climbs and some new technical rooty/muddy sections to clog the treads followed by sections of the rocky stuff on the Worlds XC trail. Each lap was about 11 miles. Fiona and I were in the mixed senior vets but no competition for us there so we raced out our cat in the mixed vets. We came 2nd mixed vets with 4 laps each but the winners pipped us in time. We were happy though as very many folk gave up or succumbed to heat exhaustion. No trophy which seems odd as the mixed trios with less laps get one so not much to show other than a sore arse, tired legs and sunburn!

The heat was too much for some !

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