Saturday September 19, 2020

Pushed to the limit

Looking for a challenge in 2012? The Cooley Raid adventure race takes place on October 27-28. Holly Hunt, who took part in last year's event, tells all.

15th January, 2012
Cooley Raid: a tough old slog. Photo: John Shields

I'd had a mammoth butterfly doing somersaults in my stomach for about a week, and each day I was getting more enthusiastic. Three weeks before, I'd been asked to join a team of guys for an adventure race in the Sperrin Mountains in the North.

"Sure. Why not? Sounds like fun," I said.

But, you see, it turns out that the Cooley Raid race is not what the average punter has come to associate with...

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