Big 5 Sport Challenge

Ten minutes with Dean Gurney

2011-07-03 19:49
Dean Gurney
A 7h05min mountain bike race on Saturday had Cape Town Big5 Challenge participant Dean Gurney cursing ... It also sees him languishing at position 85 on the Big5 leaderboard. Clearly not everyone can be in this brutally tough challenge to win it, though. Truth be told, just getting to the finish line is as an achievement ...

The Big 5 timed events:

Saturday 2 July - 80km MTB race
Tuesday 5 July - 15km Featherbed Trail Run
Thursday 7 July - Full XTERRA duathlon
Saturday 9 July - 21km Forest Half Marathon

Plus an option of either (untimed):

Sunday 3 July - The 100km Road Race
Sunday 10 July - The Lagoon Challenge

We spent ten minutes with Dean ...

Name: Dean Gurney

Age: 40

Sex: M

Amount of Big5 challenges done: Zero

Favourite drink: Cold beer in a brown bottle

Favourite food: Chop

Best music to train to: House Music

Reason for doing the Big5: Envelopes are made to be pushed / Beer induced conversation at Forries

Hoping to achieve in the Big5: Finish all 5 events

Big5 event you are most looking forward to: Xterra / Half marathon

Big5 event you are least looking forward to:
Canoe Race

How much training have you done: about 60% prepared

The type of training you have done: Trail Running  / MTB

Event you are most proud to have completed: Half Marathon

Event you “Blew out” on and why: None, yet. Perhaps I should push myself harder!

Best place to party in Knysna: Jetty Tapas!

On Sunday after the event I will be … Drinking beer in a brown bottle with Tank Lanning :)

In a pensive mood ... Perhaps pondering that canoe race on Sunday?

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