TACTICS and teamwork were the secret ingredients behind the success of two Great Bedwyn adventurers who came second in a challenging trail across the Brecon Beacons.

One half of the duo, GP Anne Woods, cycled 30 miles a day between her home in Upavon and her general practice in Great Bedwyn in the weeks leading up to the Questars Adventure Race.

Double Olympic Gold medallists Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, who scooped double golds at the Rio Olympics in rowing, presented the pair with a trophy to commemorate the achievement.

Pedalling 15 miles before beginning busy morning surgery at The Old School Surgery in Great Bedwyn, the doctor ran, kayaked and mountain biked, clocking up 60 miles by the end of the event.

Dr Woods and her partner Lt Col Alex Freeborn took on the challenge after deciding to take on a physical challenge as a team.

Dr Woods, 45, said: “we weren’t told anything about the challenge until about one hour before when we were given a map containing a number of different markers.”

“Luckily it was a beautiful day, if it was bad weather it wouldn’t have been very enjoyable.

“There was a stand there selling nachos so as soon as we finished we went there.

“I would definitely do it again next year.”

Using just a map and their mental and physical strength, competitors could choose between completing easy and hard tasks for different amounts of points around the Brecon Beacons.

The couple’s strategy to get to the tougher points which paid off as they ended the challenged runners up.

Wiltshire will be welcoming similar adrenaline junkies inspired to take on a similar challenge for the Wiltshire Downs Q2 Adventure Race on October 7 and 8.