Thursday, May 12, 2016
Race Preview: Storm the Trent 2016
We did this race last year and it was awesome... so this year we're back for the longer version (the "Trek" distance).
42km of mountain biking
9km of "hiking"/running
9km of paddling
They don't tell us in advance how it's all split up... last year for the shorter "hike" and "trek" distances, it was run/bike/run/bike/paddle. The short distances to the first run checkpoints lead to long line-ups early on, especially for the first one. So I'm hoping we either bike or paddle first!
Looks like the last time this was in Warsaw, they did bike/run/bike/paddle/run/paddle... but no guarantees at all, need to be ready for anything.
It looks like a cold and rainy day, which could prove horrible... or amazing.
I expect we won't be quite as competitive in the longer race, as the competition tends to get stiffer as distances get longer. But looking to have fun, pace it right, finish ahead of who we can and finish behind who we can't (and try not to get lost).