17 November 2014

Team Fear 2



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.
Starting-line-(1)

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. 

Z--Playing-in-the-sand-(1)

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.

Z-and-P-(1)
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.

Finish-line-(1) 

13 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

What a great event! Way to go Josh and team mates!

Kim Cunningham said...

Go Josh! You have such well-rounded kids with many talents!

Adrienne said...

Love that you have action and spectator shots!

Nicki said...

I think it is amazing and fantastic that there are events like this for children - great way to start them early on a healthier lifestyle. Congratulations to Josh and his team mates.

*Jess* said...

I'm so impressed!! Go Josh!

Prairie Jill said...

Lovely series of photographs!

Beverly said...

Such an exciting day...and well attended! Go Josh!! I love all your photos sharing the day...love the one of Zoe playing in the sand, and the race in action.

Marilyn said...

Looks like lots of fun and excitement.

elizabeth said...

I love this series of photos!

abrianna said...

zoe is so intent on her sand structure. I reaally like the last shot of the three musketeers :)

Lisa said...

What an absolutely fantastic event! I'm sure he felt quite the sense of accomplishment when he finished.

Dina Lettre said...

I just love this so much!

EarlK said...

Wonderful series of photos. It is amazing the energy that they have. Very nicely done.

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