A couple of things drew me to this event. The first was the cloverleaf design - starting and finishing in the same place each day will mean no moving camp each day - bliss! The second, was it's one of the first stage races to offer a solo category. The third was the awesome prize purse being offered equally to the men and women. Judging from the strong competition on the start list, I won't even get close to tasting this, but I do want to support a race that values women racing the same as the men. Kudos to the race organisers for this.
Chris realised the only way to avoid supporting me during this race was to leave the country. He'll be in Australia, so I'll be relying on my good friend Anna to keep me on track during the race. I'm not too sure who is going to suffer more, me, or her! I'm also not sure how I'll pack enough chocolate for the both of us, but I'll try my best.