The day before at the race start HQ. The telephone box is needed as there's no mobile phone reception - the village is at the bottom of a valley with a 25% gradient road to get out!
Arriving at the checkpoint 4 after the 55 mile cycle of stage 2 - next up is a two mile run to the top of High Willhays, the highest point in southern England.
Whilst I run/walk/scramble up the hill, Penelope (yes my bike has a name!) takes a Whilst I run/walk/scramble up the hill, Penelope (yes my bike has a name!) takes a well-earned rest.
Scoffing a jam sandwich before the ascent.
More jam sandwich, a quick drink and a study of the map.
Sorting gear out before climbing up High Willhays.
Very tasty after 55 miles on the bike.
Arriving at the kayak get-out at Dartmouth.