6 mad but brave soles from Arena battled freezing 0 degrees, to race 8K through the woods of Wadhurst. With over a mile walk to the start as a warm up !! and a lovely long uphill start to look forward to, we were glad to get going to get away from Colin’s constant moaning about the cold, and his awful dress sense. After a long climb, then decent into the mud and water, it was reassuring to have spikes (wasn’t it Jim, who left them by the front door) only to face what felt like a mini mountain, so hands on knees and power walk, only to make it to face another hill…….but then it was down hill, slipping and sliding as you tried to overtake before arriving back at the start to know you had to do it all over again, horray.
So after another hard slog the finish was in sight and a final sprint pursued to overtake to get the extra places you wanted.
It was then a quick change and dash to get a minibus lift back as the legs were knackered, before the masses finished.
Well recommended, a REAL cross country race for all abilities and only £3.
One thing left me baffled though, with over 150 people in the race and 217 pictures taken, where was I, did I really do it? Only the results will tell.