Day 3 was a 30km cross-country trail race. You complete six 5K loops, which can be difficult when you see the same hills 6 times. I do not particularly like trails of any kind, so today was one of the races that I don’t look forward to.
Most of the participants finished and there were several spills. My sister managed to make it through this stage without any injuries, which is fantastic since last year she sprained her ankle at this stage.
I finished first for the ultimate females today, which keeps me in first place and allows me to wear the gold jersey for another day. I was looped by at least one runner on the forth lap, so if you think I was fast, there were other athletes who were much faster!
No pictures yet of me are uploaded online, but I did manage to take pictures of the prerace food (of course!). All of these items were vegan, and there were many other options too that I couldn’t fit on plate #1. The chickpea and apple curried salad was one of my favourites and the mangos were perfect after a hot 30Km.