‘The good thing with adventure racing is you’re often not too far after a low moment, from a high… finding that waterfall… it was by far and away the best experience I’ve ever had on a race’.
Joe Selby is a UK-based adventure seeker who is passionate about the outdoors and has raced all over the world, most recently competing in The World‘s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge in Fiji with Team UK Adventurers.
The World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji encompassed trekking by foot and traveling in various non-motorised forms of transportation, including paddling and sailing in an outrigger, paddle boarding, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rappelling, climbing, canyoneering and Bilibili rafting, with only a map and compass to navigate across over 670km of Fijian terrain.
Alongside WEM Trauma Lead Eoin Walker, Joe explores his Eco Challenge journey; from preparation and crafting team dynamics to tackling the 10 different domains the course encompasses, plus all the miles in-between.
Joe reflects on some of his biggest challenges during the race, including what he termed the 'Mud Festival' (which turns out, was not as fun as it sounds) to getting lost during the waterfall section, and how his team recovered from these setbacks in their attempt to cross the finish line.
Joe also provides his top tips for anyone considering entering the incredible world of adventure racing; from getting into long distance events, to ensuring you've got the right kit - and most importantly, looking after your feet!
The World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
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