Posted by: Bruce Duncan | August 24, 2011

adidasTERREX Coast to Coast 2011

So Friday morning sees the start of the 2011 adidasTERREX Coast to Coast, a 4 daystage race from Whitehaven in Cumbria across the country to Robin Hoods Bay in Yorkshire, combining running, kayaking, mountain biking and road biking.

C2C Sign at the harbours edge - Whitehaven

This is the 2nd time the event has been run after a very successful event 2 years ago.  Its a full on fast and furious race too, about 5 to 6 hours of racing each day, with plenty of rest overnight to recover for the next day.  So the racing usually takes place between 9am and 3pm each day, with the rest of the time filled with bike tinkering, eating, resting and socialising with the other teams.

I did this race 2 years ago as a solo athlete
, narrowly missing out on first place after spending too long eating pies in transition!  This year however I am racing in a team, with strict rules on super speedy transitions all the way.  The team race is a bit different, with only 2 of the 3 racing at any one time, but each team member having to make sure they do do at least 1 leg per day.  This brings in lots of tactical planning as to who is best to do which leg, and how best to make the most of any advantage we may have over other teams.

My team are meeting up at my dads in Portinscale on Thursday, and will set out early doors on Friday to register and get set for day 1.  But before then I have some kit to sort out, food to buy and get in order, and logistics plans to write up for the support team to ensure everything goes smoothly.  With such a fast race, it really could come down to minutes, and I don’t want a repeat of last time.

To follow the race over the weekend there is tracking available here, and we are team 37, Team adidasTERREX. News reports, photos and daily results should also come up on that link, or just be a quick click away.

I’ll pop a report up next week after I have recovered from what will be another mad exercise filled bank holiday weekend for me!


  1. Well done on this Bruce – you did really well!

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