200 miles (ish)
Chattanooga -> Nashville
Two vans, 12 runners (+ a few extras) from across Europe (UK, France, Germany and Sweden)
and a LOT of snacks
I can’t wait to fully recap my amazing trip to Tennessee with Reebok to run the Ragnar TN but I want to do it justice and also include photos from the others on the trip as well as imbedding the vlog that I’m in the process of editing, so for now I’ll just give you a quick snapshot of the race. But first, did you watch the hilarious video that I posted on my Instagram of our highly decorated van and teammates?
I was runner number 1 in Van 1 which meant I kicked off the whole race for us.
Leg 1- 11am 5 miles through Chattanooga along the river – average pace 8.06 min mile
Leg 12 (my second leg) around 7pm 4 miles – from Cowan to Winches- average pace 7.42 min mile
Leg 25 – (my third and final leg) 3.20am, 5.5 miles – through Unionville – average pace 8.39 min mile
So I’ve got a lot to share from the race, but I’d love to know what you would like to hear about? How I managed to sleep in the back of the van? Answer: firstly, I can sleep anywhere, secondly, I managed to snag the back row so had 4 seats to lie across. But seriously, which bits of the race would you like me to share?
I would love to hear what it was like to be running at 3 in the morning!
I would love to hear about the challenges that you faced in the race. I would LOVE to do a Ragnar.
Teams would get a lot of road kills out of me but I would still love to do it. Lol.
Cannot believe that you have just been in USA with Boston so soon.
We arrived Boston yesterday they are making preparations but 4%!
Hope it warms up slightly for you. G.
this looks awesome. i’ve always wanted to do a ragnar. how did you end up doing one in nashville?
i’d also like to know if you felt safe the whole time (running alone, at night, somewhere new)
I love love love Ragnar! Glad to hear that you had such a good time and can’t wait to read more about your experiences 🙂
Sounds awesome Charlie! I can’t wait to hear all about it. I love an early morning run!
Are there really NO showers during the race? 😀 That’s the one thing I know would be difficult for me, especially if I only have access to port-o-potties during the entire rate. Great job, by the way! I followed your team on Instagram; everyone seemed so cool.
Very beautiful blog it is so encouraging and motivating. I really like to run in different places and when it becomes a hobby it is great to go running when you go on holidays. Lovely pictures. Excellent blog!