On Saturday 9th June 2018, a select few brave souls from the club ventured to Wales to take on the monumental challenge that is Man versus Horse. This event is a multi-terrain race that pits over 600 runners against 60 horses across roughly 22 miles of the Welsh countryside, not to mention the approximately 1200m of climbing involved.
Club stalwart Ian Parker describes it:
“A wonderful weekend away competing in the epic and exhilarating Man v Horse trail race in the stunning Wild Welsh scenery. A brutal but invigorating endurance adventure of mind and body over all that the gritty landscape.
The Horse may have come first in the race but I won lots of priceless memories and unforgettable experiences. There will be no reining me in from nosebagging a second helping of this race next year.”
Along with Desford’s Ross Tyrrell, Bod Wilkins, Gareth Coyle, Ian Parker, Robert Mark Jinks and Mehul Vaitha took on the gruelling solo challenge and all just about finished in one piece.
Philip Chritchlow, who boasts a previous 2nd place finish in this event, finished as the 14th runner and 1st V50, snagging a nice little prize in the process!