12 hours in on day 1

SO! they’re off then! After a calm couple of hours hanging round a parking lot and dipping their toes in the pacific the boys started the race at roughly 8:06pm (UK) time Saturday night. Fiona was there to capture the start on Facebook live – check out the video here if you haven’t seen it (the quality is better than when it was live!)

Lovely idea dipping your toes in the Pacific lads – but now go change your socks – you’ve got a race to do
Looking strong at the start
the start from the support vehicle

After the 23mile unsupported section out of Oceanside, they took 1 hour pulls each up the coastal range with James taking the infamous glass elevator calmly in his stride

Tom getting comfy up the coastal range
James calmly smashes the glass elevator.

Once into the desert, the boys switched to taking short 15 minute pulls each to minimize the effects of the heat and were looking strong as night drew in and the temperature began to fall.

The support crew before heading off (note how clean and awake everybody looks at this point!)

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