Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

May 28, 2012

48 Hr Swift Adventure Race this weekend

Get your winter booties back out, kids, because it's gonna be cold out there!   Forecast may change, but right now it's looking like weekend highs of about 10C, low around freezing esp up on the hills.
Trickles of information coming out now about the big race this weekend, the Adidas TERREX Swift, 48 hours of fun and well, pain.  

Jon, Gavin, Sarah and I will be Team #18, called WCP Tolent AR. 

There should be online tracking available during the race so you can see just how much pain we are in. 

Watch a Google Earth FLY THROUGH of the route here

Some potholing (caving) will be involved during the weekend.   Yay!

Maps should be arriving in the mail soon but here's what we are in for:

Ow, my aching butt!   What possessed the race organizers to put in 180 km of biking with only 16 km of trekking to break it up???!?!  They must want to see us suffer...

Here's the Route Map: 


  1. I love picture's like that where thing's look easy. Everything is in small terms. Just paddle, bike, trek.. Easy HONEST. 48 hours!! Good luck!

    1. Even with the schematic, a few teams messed up by putting their bike kit in their personal kit bags...which they didn't see until after the first long bike. Oops! But it was an interesting course, fun in spots, ended up taking 50 hours, with 18 of them on the final trek over the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. Fun and painful together!