Without a doubt this was the hardest race I have ever entered, let alone completed. Coming in 9th place gives no idea of just how hard this race is. How mentally and physically taxing it is. How potentially dangerous it is for the unprepared.
These are the people that made this race. James, Tom and Arno. The people I rode with and suffered with. A chunk of kudos has to go to Dan the American with no sleeping bag, bivi kit, or fear. He managed to suffer more than we ever could to finish ahead of us.
I’ll be doing several posts about the HTR over the coming days. A breakdown of the race, full kit list, and suggested training approach. Stay tuned.