Yesterday, Josh did the Team Fear race with two of his friends. This is their second time doing this race. It’s essentially the same race as last year, but with different routings. This year they started with running, followed by a jetty jump and swimming back to shore, more running, an obstacle course, climbing a gorge, hiking up a hill, biking, then ending with coast-steering. Apart from that one short hike we did, we didn’t really train for it this year. There were just too many things happening this month. Despite that, they did pretty well. They were much more confident and just so excited to be participating. Like last year, their team completed the race in three hours.
Because Chris agreed to be the appointed marshal from our team, I was free to run to strategic points to see the team go by and take some pictures. It was such a great atmosphere everywhere. Bystanders, onlookers, and marshals were all cheering the kids on as they passed them. Josh told me afterwards that he felt really good, because everyone was so nice and pleasant and people were shouting words of encouragement and support at every turn.
Zoë was such a good sport and kept me company the whole time we were running around, waiting. She played in the sand while we were waiting for the boys to get to the beach for the obstacle course.
She hung out with the younger brother of one of Josh’s teammates and they played hide and seek, went exploring nearby while we stood and waited.
Everyone was tired yesterday, but we all agreed that it was a wonderful day! Josh says he definitely wants to enter the race again next year.