As everyone knows, travelling sucks. However being on cloud 9 meant nothing was going to bring me down. The flight leaving Heathrow Terminal 5 was delayed for technical reasons (always freaks you out when they tell that) but 30 a minute delay was no problem and I was soon on my way. I had a window seat which was awesome but 11 and a half hours later I was ready to get off the plane!
I’ve never had the privilege of having someone meet me with a board with BEN MOORE written across it but today was my lucky day! Shortly after meeting Mariana from Altius (The event organisers)I was introduced to current 4 cross World Champion Tomas Slavik.
This really is ‘living the dream’.
Tomas and I both had rooms booked in a hotel in the centre of Mexico city but due to protests our driver could not get near the hotel, so after 2 hours of trying we gave up. It was too dangerous for us to walk so we were taken back to the airport and given a hotel near there.
So the jet lag was kicking in for both of us but we were extremely hungry so had a massive steak each in the hotel restaurant. Cost around £10 each and was the beat steak I had ever tasted. We shared a room (not in a weird way!) but this was surely going to be a claim to fame for me in the future!
All this on just day 1.