Since I annually compete in this race I have not had an opportunity to photograph the course. A few weeks ago with camera in hand I led Lea around one lap of the course. I won't give any detail about the comments she made as she experienced this challenging and demanding course.
|Here goes! Wish me luck!|
|Glad to be up the first big hill|
|Some flat running through the Velodrome|
|Look at that sea view|
|Glance over your shoulder you're missing the good bits|
|Back on firm ground but will these hills ever end|
|Now for some views after the hard work|
|Wellington vistas to take in between breaths|
|Now my specialty...the downhills|
|Made it to the top so it's all down hill from here|
|Relax those arms|
|Showing some good form|
|Striding downhill towards the finish|
|Don't know what all the fuss is about|
Lea insisted I owed her lunch after putting her through such a strenuous activity. The pie with gravy and hot chocolate at Cafe La Faire was really appreciated after taking on the Vosseler Shield course.
Lea has informed me that it is her very first and last time and is looking forward to seeing me suffer in May when I once again will take up the challenge and try and retain my title from my last time competing in 2011.