So this weekend its The Trip to Remember
A 150 mile journey within 36 Hours, three disciplines.
Cycling 45 miles – Rowing 95 miles – Hiking (running) 15 miles
I signed up to this trip a couple of months ago, the thought of doing a challenge at sea has always appealed to me but the distinct possiblity that I would probably kill myself always put me off.
The chance to join an experience team felt too good to be true and I deicded the same day upon hearing about the challenge from Ocean Rowing legend and Aussie, Margaret Bowling that I would do it.
Any now its this weekend, where does time go?
I am leaving Edinburgh for Wales on Friday with Mark Beaumont and Kyle Farningham. We will travel in Mark’s car and arrive early in the evening, meeting up with the team and taking over our villa. (complete with Jacuzzi)
We will start the challenge on the Saturday, hopefully a good nights sleep, although I tend to struggle sleep wise before a big race so Im pretty sure the thought of rowing the Irish Sea will keep me up all night.
Hopefully we will cycle from Dublin to Arklow, row 95 miles of the Irish Sea and then depending on time either Hike/Run 15 miles through Snowdonia National Park to the top of Snowdon.
For more info on the challenge visit the official website for the event which is at the top of the page. We will try to tweet during the weekend with updates, follow @runwithmark and @triptoremeber for info on that.
The countdown begins!