The 4 Deserts Roving Race was hosted by the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka this year. Competitors traversed 250km on foot from Kandy, moving south east, only finishing when they hit the ocean in the Yala national park.
We met peacocks, snakes, bats, and plenty of dogs along the way, passing through tea plantations, rural villages and many beautiful temples! The people of Sri Lanka extended their warmest hospitality, offering water, bananas, green beans and ginger snap cookies along the way, which competitors coveted! After six days of running and six nights of sleeping rough (sometimes in tents, scout halls, tea plantations, or under the stars!) competitors reached the finish line and were met with an amazing Sri Lankan feast of chickpeas, hoppers, and king coconuts. An amazing adventure!
Alexandra Lamb is coached by PCG Coach Bill Brunner