Posted on August 27, 2012 by Chris Baynham-Hughes
Thanks to my Auntie Hillary for noticing and my mother for the message to say that The Independent had run a story on the Dragon’s Back Race this Saturday. We duly bought the paper and were delighted to see over 4 pages dedicated to the race. The link to the article is here: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/athletics/is-the-dragons-back-the-toughest-race-in-the-world-8073419.html
I did chuckle as I was one of ninety-three entrants described as the world’s toughest athletes – I can assure you I hardly feel like one, but it does give a a flavour of just how tough the race is going to be.
The article itself is written by the author of ‘Feet in the clouds’ which documents his obsession with the Bob Graham Round and his attempts to joining the Bob Graham 24 hour club. It was his description of the original Dragon’s Back Race in this very book that captured my imagination. When the race was put on again I didn’t feel I could miss the opportunity.
One week from now I will hopefully have finished day one. I’ll be updating my Facebook page if I have any signal and I’ll also be trying to speak to Laura. Once I’ve finished I will start to blog about my experiences here and hopefully have some decent video from each day.
If you wish to follow the race more closely then do check the website as there will be a 90 second film from each day posted up. I’m not sure where but will post the link once I have it. Worst case scenario it should have it or link to it from here: http://www.dragonsbackrace.com/
Right then, best get packing!