Club members participated in various types of races last weekend; Spartan Race in Perth, Shindig Duathlon and a Cycling challenge from London to Paris!
Wee race round-up
Well.. we had a couple of triclub members taking part in the 'Spartan...are you ready' obstacle race last weekend, donning their headbands and looking like something from an 80s throwback fitness video. Each club member raced with their individual teams (Scott on the Saturday and Andrew on the Sunday), taking on the 20km obstacle course which started on the South Inch in Perth and then just a wee run up to Kinnoull Hill (with more obstacles!). The course involved jumping over hot coals, mud baths and crawling under barbed wire to name but a few, all in the name of a fun (if they wanted a real challenge, all they needed to do was to try and change the channel on the TV without using the remote control!)
Andrew Miller reported that "it was a great event for Perth to host, the atmosphere was fantastic and the team effort from 'Gerry and the Pacemakers' was superb - challenge completed." (good luck to whoever has to do the washing!)
Gillian Kennedy was off to a Shindig....Duathlon! "If you fancy a challenge rather than a PB.... consider putting the Shindig (sprint distance duathlon) in your 2019 diary. Small friendly event with brilliant marshals. The run starts off with a relatively flat loop of the woods before heading up the Ord Hill... tough enough without the wind and rain we got... could hardly stand up at the top. The bike takes you south on the main road to Invershin where a sharp right takes you back up the other side of the river …. 20mph headwind with gusts that nearly toppled me several times... interesting ride. Fortunately the second run was only a loop of the woods. Sadly only 19 individual entries plus 10 teams as this event deserves more despite the distance from home. 2hr5min is par for me and content with last. Lairg has a lot to offer in terms of interest and activities... make a weekend of it... and hope for better weather!"
And.....club member Denise Purves was cycling her little legs off from London to Paris last week along with her friends raising money for charity. The first day involved cycling 100 miles and thereafter the mileage decreased a little each day, stopping at fuelling stations en-route (aka the pub!). Denise reported that she had a fantastic time, apart from taking a bit of a tumble on a busy round-about and her shoulder fighting with the tarmac! Like the trooper she is...Denise would not be beaten and carried on cycling! Well done Denise.
Well done folks, certainly sounds like some interesting challenges for you all.