Atlantic Coast Challenge
Over twenty runners and walkers completed the unique Atlantic Coast Challenge in early October.
The challenge, held over three days, covered a staggering 76 miles. That’s three marathons, in three days.
Men and women from all over the UK, and of all ages, took part in the first event of this kind in Cornwall. The awesome journey started from Porthcothan, near Padstow, with the finish line at Lands End.
Those who took part were elated as they passed the finish line, after three hard days of running, walking or crawling the course.
Ben Mason, VOtwo Events Director, commented: “Everyone knows if they can finish a 10km run but no one really knows if they can finish one of my events. Three marathons in three days over arduous coastal paths will push you right to the edge.”
Ben Cuttle, a competitor from London, explained: “Only having a modest degree of running experience, I really didn't know what to expect in terms of my first multi-day event, but from the initial contact with VOtwo, the training plan they provided and the event itself, I can honestly say I loved it all.”
Jane Nash, from St Agnes, continued: “I have never done anything like this before and can’t believe more local competitors aren’t taking part. That’s the great thing about the Atlantic Coast Challenge – it’s not about winning but fulfilling a personal challenge and making it to the finish line whatever your fitness level.”
Ali White from Saltash added: “Its great running along the coast, you hardly notice the distance as the scenery is so breathtaking.”
Some of the competitors weren’t sure they’d be able to complete the course but with the help of the VOtwo online training diary, everyone fulfilled their personal goals. The next Atlantic Coast Challenge 2008 will take place next September – visit the VOtwo website for further information.