Following the disappointment of The City of London cancelling last weekend’s Southern Counties Cross Country at Parliament Hill in London, with some last minute reshuffling, a lot of luck and some excellent driving, Dan participated in the Human Race Iceman challenge at Deepcut Arm Barracks in Frimley as part of the Jersey Spartan Athletics Team on Saturday 26th January 2013. The event was a 16 kilometer (10 mile) trail race on what is basically an army training area in heavily wooded surroundings. The course was brutal, with a lot of ice, snow and mud, challenging ascents, fast and technical descents, varying terrain and all at sub-zero temperatures. Despite the conditions, Dan managed to put in a solid race and came in 28th runner overall in 1:18:40
The Jersey Spartan Team had some fantastic results, with many of the team coming in top of their age group category, and a clean sweep at the top of the board of the shorter 11k race, with Spartans runners coming in first, second and third places. Overall a fantastic event and an unforgettable weekend.
Dan and Craig Meredith on a downhill stretch