Archive for July, 2009

The Average Joes rat racing season got off to a great start last weekend (18/19th July) as the urban adventure series made its way to Edinburgh. I teamed up with two adventure racing newbies to enter as Average Joes in the Buff. Marcus Pinker and Zanthe Wray both came up from Sheffield to race. Coming […]


On Wednesday evening LVO held a ‘senior’ coaching session at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. It was organised by Helen Baxter and it also doubled as her final assessment for her Level 3 coaching award. I had just left off Scott to his football training at the House of Sport so only had an […]


CLEC ’09

20Jul09

Last Saturday (11th July) Rowan and Paul teamed up with Di Di Baxter to compete in the 9th Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge. Di Di came from a triathlon background and this was going to be her first adventure race and the first time racing with the boys. The ‘CLEC’ takes place in and around the […]


Rowan and Paul teamed up with Di Di Baxter to race in this year’s CLEC. Full report to follow soon (that’s the problem when you are off all week and can’t get near a computer), but we finished 3rd mixed team and 13th overall. Jonny had an ‘Average Joe in the Buff’ team for the […]


The final round of the Trailblazer Series took place yesterday and rather than competing I took on the role of course planner. Since this was the last event of the series I had the longest time to prepare the course over pervious planners and this gave to an opportunity to fully explore the back roads […]