Dragon's Back Recce - Day 5
If you read my blog, follow me online or ever actually speak to me, you will know that I am training for the Berghaus Dragon's Back Race in May.
Part of my prep for this epic race is to recce as much of the route as I can, the race involves self navigating so doing recces isn't just good training, but is a great way to learn the route, minimising the risk of messing up and running in the wrong direction during the race. Something you don't really want to do in a race that already involves 300km and 16,000m of ascent over 5 days.
This past weekend saw me and my running buddy Ash, joined by fellow Dragon's Back hopefuls Eoan and Lisa, as we took on day 5 of the race, the final day.
We struck lucky, as the weather was incredible! The mountains were snow covered but the sun was breaking through the clouds, warming our smiles as we enjoyed some epic running. The recce was a success and we didn't get lost once, which is certainly an improvement on our last recce. Thankfully, the route is a bit easier going than other days on the race, although we still have to cover 34 miles and 2313m of ascent, not for the faint hearted!
Below, you can see some pics from the weekend, and watch a little video.
Now what are you waiting for...go hit those mountains.
Dragon's Back Day 5 Recce from Matt Buck on Vimeo.
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