This is a wee entry about me, who I am, and what I do.
I left my desk job to become a full time athlete in April 2009. I moved back to the Lake District where I train hard everyday in some of the most amazing scenery in the country. It has been a fantastic few years, and I have no regrets of leaving a well paid office job at all. There are times when I feel it would be an easier life, but they are fleeting, and generally disappear as soon as I look around when I’m running or riding in the amazing landscape.
I am an adventure racer, which involves many different sports, the core being running/trekking, kayaking, mountain biking and some form of rope work. It has taken me all around the world so far, and I absolutely love it. Being in the outdoors doing all my favourite sports is my idea of heaven.
I race for the top UK adventure race team, and we compete in all manner of events, from short running or mountain bike races to full blown multi-day adventure races. www.teamadidasterrex.com
I tend to race at least once a month, and i have a major race 3 or 4 times a year. This year I’m heading to Ecuador to race in a world series Adventure Race with a good friend from Denmark and his team. A new race in a new country will be brilliant fun. Then later in the year there are lots of great UK races. The Open Adventure 2 Day race. the adidasTERREX Swift and Stirling races, and maybe a few other small ones.
Last year was amazing, doing the Epic Tri and winning in Patagonia for the 3rd year in a row, so I hope this year matches it for fun and success.
Life is constantly changing, but I am loving every minute of it. Following a bit of a dream is very rewarding.
Follow me on twitter too, @brucejduncan to keep up to speed with what I am planning next.