Now working for Microsoft UK Steve Haddock sends participants some sage advice.
“Best of luck to all who are training for the Cure Kids Adventure Race.
I have experienced this race myself (the inaugural event) and can say that, without a doubt, getting to the start line is the hardest part. If you can get through the training once the race begins you‘ll have a ball.
There are four things to remember when participating in an Adventure Race (especially one that supports such a great cause):
* You are a team – look out for one another
* Make sure you understand what every team member’s strengths and weaknesses are.
* Race nutrition is critical. When you are training practise with the foods and fluids that you will have on the day.
* The pain/trauma that you put your bodies through is nothing compared to what the kids who have life threatening illnesses go through on a daily basis.
Over the last 15 years I have done marathons, Ironman triathlons, cycle races and the Cure Kids race. The most rewarding was Cure Kids. The mix of disciplines, the necessity in relying on your team (different to most events I have done) and the great cause combine to make it an event you will never forget. Enjoy!”