Just wanted to say the Chiltern Challenge 50k on Saturday was fantastic fun. It was only my third ultra and I was terrified of getting lost but I didn't, it was so well marked, perfect. The checkpoints were brilliant, lots of yummies and friendly happy people to motivate us. Thank you, I loved it. Caroline D
May I firstly say what a fantastic weekend my wife Caroline, friend Sarah and I had. We all did far better than any of us thought possible. However due to the great company, organisation and hospitality we came away from the event more than happy, thank you.
I was concerned when I realised I was starting in the elite group as I really felt that there was no way my standard of running would warrant such a starting position, not having done a back to back event before I wondered whether I would actually complete it. However my only failing was probably not to have a bit more faith in my ability, as despite getting lost on day1 I managed to finish the day in 15th place overall. Day2 seemed to be a much better day for me by not getting lost and managing to start a bit steadier and maintain a more even pace.
I thank you for forwarding the results so quickly as I can only imagine how difficult it must be to compile them with it being a 2 day event.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the team at XNRG for such a great weekend for the Round the Island Race. It was so much fun! All the marshals, medics and other crew were incredibly helpful, encouraging and enthusiastic. It was an amazing route. Clearly a lot of thought, planning and hard work had gone into the event.
Hope to see you for another extreme XNRG event soon!