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The DM Lab Team Wye Valley Challenge 2018

We’ve committed to the Wye Valley Challenge!

The Wye Valley Challenge is a 100km walk / jog / run from Chepstow to Hereford. The DM Lab team aren’t strangers to events. Whether they be running, cycling, swimming or canoeing. Over Christmas last year we set our team goals, aside from our important business goals.

We decided to enter the Wye Valley Challenge.

A 100km walk / jog or run along the English / Welsh border. Starting in Chepstow, we’ll make our way to Hereford. This is through woodlands, the limestone cliffs of the Wye Gorge following the river through Tintern on our way to Ross-on-Wye. The half way point. We’ll be scaling Capler Hill to the Iron Age fort, traversing above the river before Hereford’s Cathedral comes into view which marks our finish line.

We’ll be looking to complete the challenge within 24 hours.

In the build up to this, we’ll be undertaking a LOT of training. Because, well, 100km! We’ll be taking part in a number of events throughout the year. Unlike 2016, we’ll not be looking at setting any PBs. No. This is very different to anything we’ve attempted before. So generally getting fitter and stronger is the name of the game.

We’re getting old and we love doing these and keeping active. We both enjoy it and it counterbalances our amazing, but primarily sedentary, day to day jobs. We’re still undecided if we should raise money – we have always tried to do a little where we can but if you guys deem this worthy of fundraising then let us know and we’ll consider it.

We’ll be funding it all ourselves.

As you can see there are some challenging events plus a few fun ones to keep up morale. Yes, pizza run and cider relay, we’re looking at you! We’ll document everything, even, perhaps, the times though we have agreed it’s not a competition. Finishing the 100km is the goal. Not who gets there first!

Day & Start Time
27th January Saturday 9:00am Hereford 10k Road
4th February Sunday 10:00am Huntley, Gloucester 9 Miles Cross Country
18th February Sunday 10:00am Bristol 10k Trail
3rd March Saturday 1:20pm Rhayader 5 miles Trail
4th March Sunday 11:00am Droitwich Half Marathon Road
11th March Sunday 11:00am Cardiff 5k Trail
25th March Sunday 11:00am Cardiff 10k Road
8th April Sunday Hereford 3k run 20k bike 3 k run Road Duathlon
8th April Sunday Birmingham 10k / Half Marathon Road
21st April Saturday Crickenhowell 25 Miles Mountains
28th April Saturday 11:30am Bristol 5k Road
29th April Sunday 11:30am Cardiff 5k Road
6th May Sunday Birmingham 10k Road
12th May Saturday Brecon Beacons 1 Day Trek Hills
13th May Sunday Hereford Half Marathon Road
20th May Sunday Worcester Half Maraton / 10k Road
20th May Sunday Gloucester 10k Road
27th May Sunday Worcester 10k Trail
9th June Saturday Cotswolds 100km Trail 
10th June Sunday 11:30am Bridgnorth 10k Trail
16th June Saturday 5:00pm Porthcawl 7.3 Miles Hills
24th June Sunday 11:30am Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon Trail
30th June Saturday 10:00am Sudeley Castle 7km/17km/24km Trail
14th July Saturday Lewknor to Avebury 100km Trail
14th July Saturday 7:00pm Ludlow 10k Road
20th July Friday 7:15pm Worcester 2 miles Road
TBC July Sunday Worcester 10k Road
5th August Sunday 10:00am Barry Island 10k Road
11/12th August Wye Valley Challenge 100k Trail