The Mighty Deerstalker is usually mad – and wet – enough! But listening to the rain battering against the windows last night it occured to me that this year’s event (taking place tomorrow evening at Traquair in the Scottish Borders) will be even wetter – and therefore even more bonkers.
I’m thinking of the descents on various slippery trails, and the numerous muddy “slides” down forest embankments, not to mention the dice-with-your-life wet log walks and those mental killer climbs, first in the forest and then up that scree slope. The more I think about it the more I know it’ll be carnage. But, you know what, it will also be a huge amount of fun for those who are up for it.
My worry is how much tougher it will all be dressed in soaking Tweeds. Yeh, you have to take part to believe how silly this unique adventure run can be. I can’t wait!