"The 999 Eco Adventure is a single day multi-discipline adventure race for members of the emergency services in the UK. The 2010 race will take place on Saturday 28th August in the Lake District, Cumbria. The 999 Eco Adventure allows emergency service personnel to come together for a fun and friendly day of adventure racing. Competitors participate in running/walking, mountain biking, canoeing, basic navigation and some mystery tasks on the way!"
I'm not quite sure why I've agreed, and the emphasis will be on participation as opposed to competing. It's not for a wee while yet, so we'll be meeting soon to agree our training. Over a pint or two of course. Perhaps we are of the wrong mindset and aren't taking it seriously enough at the moment. Training will probably start a week before the event. If nothing else it should be "fun" ! I've ran in a couple of Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathons before. However, I suspect this will be very different ( besides, I was a bit younger then ).