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Ultimate Challenges blog: June’s challenge – The Hellrider

May 29, 2012
Columbia-HellRider

I can’t believe it. I am nearly a year on from when I started My Year of Ultimate Challenges back on 11th June 2011.

Due to wrist surgery I had to miss a month in January so I am currently running one month behind schedule. However, if you can remember back to my first blog post you will see that I aimed to finish in time for the Olympics, so I could sit back and watch the professionals do things properly. I am still on course to do that with two challenges to go.

I started my challenges last June with the London 100k Nightrider cycle challenge, so it seems fitting to have a similar cycle(ish) challenge for this year’s June challenge – The Hellrider.

Now in its second year the Columbia HellRider™ is an 8 hour off road team duathlon relay challenge of devilish proportions.

Alternating 5km run and 8km bike loops, the race is open to individuals, teams of 3 and teams of 5, with the aim to complete as many laps in the 8 hour time frame.

The run and bike loops will both include testing climbs and descents and genuine multi-terrain elements. The mtb loop will have short sections of single track, whilst great effort has been made to provide a superb yet achievable course route for all ability levels.

It’s a great day out set in the stunning grounds of West Wycombe Park with an all-action transition area to view and music and trade stands to enjoy in the event village. Entry into the Columbia HellRider™ also includes one free adult entry ticket to the spectacular Hell-Fire Caves, a unique family adventure of over a quarter of a mile of tunnels and caves.

I shall be taking on the challenge once again with my supportive team mates from Surbiton Hockey Club.

If you’re interested in entering a team for the event, visit www.hellrider.co.uk

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Follow me as I attempt to take on a different challenge every month for the next year from cycling, running, swimming to dancing, abseiling challenges….with as much variety as possible! I’m taking part in these challenges in the memory of my father who inspired and made me the sport fanatic I am; and raising money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in his honour. Follow my journey through the highs and lows of my training, reviews of the events I partake in, and be part of what I am sure will prove to be a tough, yet exciting and fulfilling year!

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