Race the Sun is a hugely popular team challenge set in the stunning Lake District. Teams of four are challenged to cycle 50 miles, climb Hellvellyn and canoe Lake Thirlmere. Starting at sunrise and finishing by sunset – Racing the Sun!
All funds raised by the challenge will support the work of Action Medical Research and will make a huge difference to the research the charity is able to fund offering hope to the many thousands of families across the UK who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a rare and devastating disease for which there is no cure.
This year the Seasiders’ armed with G&G’s organic EssentialFood, Elete Electrolyte Add-In and Cal-M, took only 8hrs 43minutes to complete the entire event finishing in 4th place overall, a fantastic result considering they started in 74th position from 85 teams!
Whilst the weather was good on the day, the rain fall over the preceding week, made the off-road section treacherous and a dangerous decent, plus strong winds (60mph) up on Hellvellyn proved something of a challenge
As one of the 11 teams of ‘Golden Oldies’ (all team members collective age 180 years+), The Seasiders’ only missed out on winning the entire event by a short margin, and did win the ‘Golden Oldies’ Award only 12 minutes behind the younger team that won the race – though the youngsters had a 10 minute start on The Seasiders’ !
Nick said “I used the Elete in all drinks as I sweat a lot in exercise and I got cramp badly last year in the final leg, so this time all drinks were loaded with Elete and it worked a treat… I used one bottle of EssentialFood and Cal-M. All nutrition [from G&G] worked well as I didn’t have to overload my system with too much sugary gels; only when I needed them. Thanks for the samples, they were really helpful.”
Enjoy the rest of your day :)
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