Distance: 33k (Neiderdorf to Sexten)
Altitude gain (meters): 1269
Aid stations: 3
Food: cliff energy bar, Sport beans x 3, Jelly Bears x 3 packs
Water: 2 liter in pack, salt
Time/ place: 16th of 76 mixed male/ female teams
The finish came as a relief more than excitment. We were knackered and Kelly broke her metatarsal (foot) somepoint yesterday/ today. The last 5 miles were agony for her – amazing that she made it to the end but a great show of stregth. Since today was only one mountain I had my victory tear at the top of it, since my knees were sort of ok, the race was won – i’d done it – the last 10k home meant nothing. the boy from Exmouth done well…
As a final point – if anyone ever gets chance to get out and about hiking or running in the Austrian Alps/ Italien Dolomites – jump at the chance – it’s stunning.