Epic Camp Reports

The Curse of the Jersey

Rumour has it Epic Camp kicks off in France today.  First things first – that’s one hell of a lot of fun for the lucky ones signed up. Without the Curly Freight Train and the mildly unathletic looking Fegan it’ll no doubt be even more fun – probably a few could justifiably argue for my name to be added to …

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Epic Epic Wrap Up (Adam)

FRIST THINGS FIRST.  If you’ve enjoyed these blogs or gleened any information from the other articles on the Buccaneer Website (which Gary set up purely as a resource to help athletes improve) then I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a little donation to Gary’s chosen charity.  No sugar coating.  As it stands Gary’s 3year old boy will …

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Epic Camp Roundup (Gary)

As I sit at Calgary Airport I thought I’d get this post written whilst things are still hazy in my memory, but fresh in terms of time, so I don’t sugar coat stuff or over think it (ran out of time so there’s a bit from home too). Pre-Camp I was expecting a mixture of people, abilities and personalities but …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 12 – Lake Louise to Calgary (David)

Warning – there will be a bit of rambling in this post. Sorry. I sometimes drivel on and this is no exception. It was a special day and the end to an unforgettable experience. If you’re so inclined then please stick the kettle on, sit back and have a read. This blog post is really just for me to remember …

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Epic Camp Day 12 (Gary)

Last day of Epic Camp – who’d have thunked it? Today Adam was getting up at silly o’clock to secure the yellow, but I was doing the minimum  to survive so rather than joining the others for a picturesque trail run up to a tea house on the lake, I chose to run a mind-numbingly slow 10km around the roads …

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Epic Day 12 (Adam)

So we’re done.  It’s just kind of hit home.  David, Gary and I have only gone and completed Epic Camp.  It’s not so much that it’s a bucket load of training in a far off land, it’s that it’s that THING.  That THING that you’ve heard of, dreamt of, wondered about and then BAM, you’ve done it.  Really?  Three knobbers …

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Epic Camp Day 11 (Gary)

This morning I had an email from my trainingpeaks account, it was an automatic one usually outlining my training for the next two days. John N hasn’t yet moved the Epic Camp schedule to TP but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. Anyhow, this was a reminder from the coach that Epic Camp was about to finish. So only …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 11 – Lake Louise (David)

Today was billed as an easy day. This means that the camp minimums aren’t too bad, but there’s plenty of scope for others to tack on extra miles on the bike or do some running. The lakes round here are too cold for anything that resembles swimming so it’s just running and cycling for us today. We’re staying in Lake …

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Epic Day 11 (Adam)

Nearly there.  Another solid day. One of my goals before arrival (after hearing the tales from camps previous) was to see how much training I could fit in. So, as we were meeting for breakfast a little later (at 8am) and as I was pretty sure I was going to be awake before that (and the trumpet involuntary from first …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 10 – Sunwapta Falls to Lake Louise (David)

As last night’s thunderstorm rolled through we woke up to a bit of drizzle. This open water lake swimming that I’ve been doing has given me a bit of a nasal infection (I’ve had it before a few times) so I’ve just started on some antibiotics. It’ll be cleared up no doubt by the time I get home. The box …

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