Sunday morning last saw me – up ‘n’ at ’em bright and early for the trip from Galway back into the depths of Wicklow to the Blessington Lakes specifically for the Moxie Adventure Race. I was registered for the Moxie Pro so there was a 60km course of run / bike / run / kayak / bike waiting for me.
Well, that was an epic event!
All easy looking back now and appreciating the event for what it was, it was not so pretty when you were in the thick of it that’s for sure!!!
None of us had a clue about rogaine or the art of rogaining when we first heard about it. It was an event that popped up on my Facebook timeline at one stage and I was suitably intrigued enough to read more. Setanta Orienteers were set about hosting the Irish Rogaine Championships in the Wicklow mountains. There was enough mystery about the proposed area of coverage and starting point to appeal to our collective adventure spirits and in no time at all the 24hr rogaine was to be a backbone navigation ‘training’ event for our Beast preparations.