I'd already entered the NDW100 as a backup because I really enjoyed it last year and I have Transvulcania to look forward to as well. UTMB can wait and it will give me another 18 months to get plenty of elevation into my legs
Been following the race tracking but hadn't seen the facebook page until just now. Seeing the conditions in the background of the picture of Luis Pereira and the visibility.... or rather lack of it brings the gravity of this challenge home.
Navigation in thick fog is tricky at any time but when you are already tired, wet, cold and confused.... and only half way.... after 3 days!!! Incredible efforts by all involved.
Well done Ikle, it must have cooled down quicly when the sun went.
Ben, you are not alone. Every time I have run this race I have managed to go off piste and every time it was because I was on autopilot just following the person in front.
Think I added about 15 mins on to the race and never really did get comfortable the whole day but still managed a healthy PB. Should be pleased but really annoyed with myself for making stupid mistakes every year on this one. Just hoping that one time I will eventually pull it all together.
Great to catch up with some friendly faces along the way