So I got a pretty big surprise the other day when I was asked to take part in the Cabot Trail Relay Race in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The race is 185 mile/276.33 km 17 stage event beginning in Baddeck, Cape Breton, over steep mountains in the Cape
Breton Highlands National Park, through many small communities around
the famous Cabot Trail.
The race is on the weekend of the 25th - 26th May and I'll be running two of the stages, the first of which includes over a 400m drop and the second which is relateively flat, both will be at night so sadly I'll miss the views.
The elevation profile for the race can be seen below, some serious climbs that make the hell of the west in Connemara look easy in comparison: (click to view larger image)
My two stages are 11 & 13, as you can see the initial climb and drop in stage 11 is impressive. By comparison stage 13 is a handy number. More details on both of these are below: