London Rat Race

Route Planning - London Rat RaceSince first reading about the Rat Race a few years back I had wanted to take part, and last weekend I did. It was on my doorstep, on the streets of London, so local knowledge was a big advantage. I competed with Jonathan & Pippa, who had previously raced together for Lloyds TSB. The weather was stunning. We kayaked on the Regents Canal, did a three-legged challenge outside Wormwood Scrubs prison, abseiled from the top of Twickenham Stadium, visited Fullers Brewery, climbed in Paternoster Square and biked along canal towpaths you simply wouldn’t know existed in London. After 10 hours of racing on the Sunday including one spectaclar puncture we crossed the finish line.

We weren’t in the running for a medal position on this occasion but we had an awesome time.