Bello Gallico 100 mile
16th-17th December 2017
Writes Sandra Brown:
The 100 miles Bello Gallico was a tough one - loads of mud from past rain, some showers and rain on Saturday [could have been worse,] about 7,000 ft of climb, and long hours of darkness and torch work. I finished in 30h and reckon at least 20 hrs were in the dark.
My companion [a fit young Belgian man who runs and walks] kindly got his wife to email home at 50 miles/80kms to say we were fine and setting off again for second 50 miles in the other direction.
The Check Points s were every 20kms roughly. At the 100kms CP, my companion sat down and said he was stopping - he'd been coughing a lot and looked poorly. Just before the CP, we'd passed a man and woman and the man looked in a bad way - so when they arrived at the CP, the man said this was the end for him. So ... the Belgian lady and I teamed up till the finish, and we were jointly third ladies - so we won and shared a box of craft beers [as we know, Belgium's ultimate prize is its wonderful artisan beers.
By the end, my feet were horrible, after being soaked in mud the whole way round.
Well done Sandra.