It’s been a while since my last update as things have been very busy, so wrapping a few things into one here!
Time has flown, with back to back Spartan Races wrapping up the UK series and I have to say – what an amazing end to the year! The new race directors really know how to give the racers what they want. A well planned, hard athletic challenge, with elements to make even the fastest racers think. Sadly some course adaption had to happen at the series finale (due to pheasant movements and an forthcoming high profile shoot!) but the organisers adapted and still made for a good challenge. The biggest news for me was that I finally scored my top 10 finish. An adapted season goal after diagnosis with COPD to regaining the top ten, and earning the fabled Spartan coin which means qualification into the Spartan World Championships.
The meant (with some persuasion from the wife) that we booked a last minute trip the Lake Tahoe in America to compete. I will be writing a separate blog about this as after the year I’ve had and the journey from diagnosis to toeing a line with the fastest racers in the world was a physical and emotional ride and one I’m proud to have completed.
On a car front, we did not have the best result at Croft at our last outing and could not follow up on our class victories and overall podiums from prior rounds. To take steps to rectify that the team took the car on a test day at Blyton Park and we had a very successful day – making small changes and learning the impact to the cars handling. Performance on a test day and a full attack sprint lap with cold tyres can be quite different – but we did our best to simulate what we could. The car at its best is utterly awesome 🙂
So now we look forward to the final round of the series at Cadwell Park November 7th. Sadly we missed the penultimate round due to a clash with the Spartan Race beast, however we’ll do our best to finish the series strong!
More updates to follow soon, thanks for reading.