4th and 5th place for 2 Fitta Bodies teams at the Blackheart Adventure Race
Last Saturday was the Blackheart adventure race at Narrabeen and we had 4 Fitta Bodies teams ready and raring to go in a field of 102 teams.
The race started with a navigational run through the Garrigal national park. My team started off strong, but like most of the field, we lost a lot of time looking for a checkpoint that wasn’t there.
We hopped on our bikes for a few more checkpoints and got to the bike drop in 2nd place. After a brief but very, very cold swim across the river where we got overtaken by a couple of teams, we ran around the coastline to be 4th into the kayaks with Team 3 boarding the kayaks on 5th place. Yay!
The kayak was interesting as it was fairly shallow in parts and we had to get out and push the kayaks through the water.
We exited the water in 4th place and ran for the first bonus checkpoint we would attempt to collect, then it was onto the final few checkpoints. We decided on collecting one more bonus checkpoint before hitting the water for the long swim home. Thankfully, it wasn’t too deep, never deeper than shoulder height, so you could jog through the water for most of it. With team 3 hot on our tails, we sprinted from the water towards the finish line, coming in about 20 seconds before team 3.
We were actually the 4th and 5th teams across the line, but because of the bonus checkpoint system, we beat some of the teams that came in before us and some of the teams that came in after us, collected more bonuses than us, so they beat us.
Our final result was 3rd in the Male category and 4th overall. So we got our first podium finish and collected a prize.
But, the results have been posted on the Blackheart website and it says…
Team 1 was 4th in male category and 5th overall.
Team 3 was 5th in the male category and 6th overall.
Team 2 was 9th in the mixed category and 35th overall.
Team 1.5555 was 40th in the male category and 57th overall.
I think all of our teams did great, I am proud of everyone!
Bring on the next one in June!
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