Saturday, June 25, 2005

24 hours... let's call it a day (Mountain Mayhem 2005)

25th June 2005

Saab Salomon Mountain Mayhem, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire.

Gatecrasher Steve, Mr Motivator, DIY Dave, The King of Ross.
(And a great many other riders to boot.)

Which way?
Signposted for the event only.

Is it published?
Not really as it's not all guaranteed to be open to the public outside the event. You can see a copy of the course map here.

Tracklog file? (What’s this?)
Yes. Download from here.

The second half of the lap, after the muddiest bits.
The descent to the arena.

A nightmare night lap. I caught a chill and felt like death warmed up by the end of it.
Twelve hours later I finished a thoroughly enjoyable lap in the sunshine (and enjoyed a nice veggie chilli).

Route details
Distance: 10.6 miles
Duration: About 80 minutes for me (I think).
Ascent: 1700 feet
% off-road: 100%
Technical difficulty: 2/5
Fitness difficulty: 3/5 (but can feel like 5/5 on the night lap)

You can see a copy of the course map here.
Also see the Tracklog file (above).

What else?
The website for this perennial favourite is here.
My photos from the event are here.


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