Sunday 15th March saw my first attempt at a duathlon in Grizedale forest, put on by High Terrain Events. The format was run/bike/run, which was fine by me until the second run when the new levels of pain appeared in my legs. I was pipped to the line by friends Ben and Heather racing as a pair, and triathlon enthusiast Pete who put in a strong performance, but managed to finish 11th overall and 8th in category, which I’m really happy with.
I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many skills on the hills, so the following day, with aching legs, I started the mountain leader (ML) training course. We had great weather which, along with the fantastic company, made the two days and nights of solid navigation on the expedition a lovely experience. There was a lot packed into the week and I’m really looking forward to getting out and practicing more night nav. Thanks to Stu and Andy at Climb 365 for a great time.