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Monday, 8 April 2013

Oxfam Trailtrekker

A chum of mine likes a challenge, well don't we all. He's been wanting to do something big for a couple of years, so we did the Yorkshire Three Peaks, then the National Three Peaks. He was planning to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks on back to back days which would have been pretty heavy. We were looking at having a stab at the Lakeland 3000's but for one reason or another this never happened, probably because we felt the Lakeland 3000's was almost too much. I then recalled some pals doing this beast, the Oxfam Trailtrekker, well it's a beast in my eyes.

The Oxfam Trailtrekker has 3 different levels, bronze, silver and gold, with differing distances around the Yorkshire Dales. So of course if you're going to test yourself you'd might as well go for broke and really fire headlong into it with full commitment. He told me we were doing gold. It's for teams of four, the other two guys he's roped in aren't so sure we can do it, 100km's is a long way. Especially when we've got just 2 months to train for this behemoth of a yomp.

So the training for the Oxfam Trailtrekker starts here, odd to think that 5 months ago I was barely hobbling out of hospital having had reconstructive surgery only to be having a shot at this monster just around the corner. Bring it on. Yeah I'm full of it now, unlikely ill be as bullish after having meandered for 40 miles around the Yorkshire Dales.

2 comments:

Eddie Short said...

Just stumbled across your site. Me and 3 mates are taking on the TT this weekend as well and your description rang so many bells! Good luck and will look forward to seeing what you make of it after the event. BTW we are called Webleys Wonders and start at 08.00, so keep an eye out for us - we will be the slow ones hobbling and moaning right from the outset :-)

Eddie

CF Rich said...

Hey Eddie,

Cheers for the comment. It's imminent now and it's been a long road to get here alone. I think I've got the blisters and chafing nailed now - I hope just a bone crunching 63 miles to plough through (I only found out last week that it's actually 101.5km not 100km).

I don't think we'll cross paths unfortunatel as we start at 9 and 3 of us are nursing injuries with the other having done no training - I think we'll truly be the last men through.

Weather looks amazing though, couldn't have asked for better - http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2637702 .

Good luck and enjoy it as much as you can :-s

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