Thursday, February 05, 2009

'The Day' is Tomorrow

Enduro3 2009 flags off from the Pune University sports ground at 9:30 AM tomorrow. I am taking part in the Amateur Mix category with the following discipline,

1) Cycling (~75Kms)
2) Trekking (~75 Kms)
3) Rowing/Paddling
4) River crossing
5) Rifle shooting

The trekking part involves a new discipline in orienteering using a map and a magnetic compass. Apart from endurance, one of the major part of the competition is to find your way through the jungle in the night without getting lost.

We have a reasonably fine team. Our practice involved long distance cycling and trekking the Sinhagad fort a couple of times. Ideally we should have done the long Katraj-Sinhagad trek and a few more long distance cycling rides such as the one to Neelkanteshwar. The organizers did throw a big surprise by informing that we need at least one female participant to form a team. We were lucky to find a good female athlete. Will spell out a detailed ride report after we are back from the race on Sunday.

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