Epic Camp Reports

Epic Day 7 (Adam)

Over halfway done.  Big ride today to Jasper (2night stop) so the camp minimums were given a little short back and sides.  2k swim at 6am followed straight away by a 7k run.  Swam and ran a bit with Hillo.  Found out something else about him; I don’t like his Garmin as much as I like Johnny Headroom’s.  We’d swum …

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Epic Day Six (Adam)

I woke up for the first time feeling pretty smashed.  Guess that was a pretty solid training day yesterday.  It also gave me a full night’s sleep – which was well overdue.  Felt my age for the first time (which for this year only is the same as my shoe size if you use the European system so when my …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 5 – Clinton to Clearwater (David)

The official plan for today (Saturday), as announced at dinner last night, was a 6:15am group run (10k), followed by breakfast and then ready to roll out at 8:30am for 119 miles (that’s 190k) of cycling to Clearwater, where we would then be able to do our swim! As I’m not getting involved in the competitive points system on offer …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 6 – Clearwater to Blue River (David)

20 odd folk with laptops and free wi-fi at a hotel/lodge/whatever does not work when you’re on Epic Camp. It just grinds to a halt. Every night. Guaranteed. After a reasonable night’s sleep I was up at about 5:45am. Louis (please read his blog from yesterday – it’s lovely), who’s been in this sport for many a year (he raced …

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Epic Camp Day 6 (Gary)

6:05 and the alarm goes off – hold on, this is new!!! The first decent sleep of camp – I could jump into the lake for a 6km celebratory swim but I might just snooze and do the 3km at 7am. We were staying right on Dutch Lake which has some lovely pink lilies in bloom but also lots of …

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Epic Camp Day 5 (Gary)

Day eeerm of the month… hmmm 19 or is it 20 something or other? Time has taken on a new dimension and to think this is only Day 5 is frankly unbelievable to anyone in the camp. Even on Day 3, Day 1 seemed like a week ago and as I write this blog a day late I’m struggling to …

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Epic Day Five (Adam)

Jees – I can’t believe I’m knocking these out every day for a 12th of a freaking point just to promote Johnbo’s business. If you blog every day you get a point.  It would be a lot less hassle to jump in a lake to die for and swim 3k for a point.  Over and done with in under an …

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Epic Day Four (Adam)

Didn’t feel like I’d earnt breakfast today.  For starters it wasn’t until 745, I hadn’t done a solid training day beforehand and for the first time since arriving I actually got a decent night’s sleep.  But boy did we earn lunch.  The First International Kelly Lake Triathlon, as Molina named it, was the main event of the day.  Cycle 10-ish …

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Epic Camp – Day 4 (Gary)

After what can only be described as the highlight of the camp so far (sitting on a carved bench eating ice-cream and watching trucks roll through town) it was an early night and later start, just what the body needs. Before hitting the sack at 9:30 we’d strolled through Clinton. I was looking for shower gel and maybe something to …

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