Archive | September, 2010

Jungle marathon – list of gear

Posted on 21 September 2010

It is now only 19 days until the start of Jungle Marathon on the 10 October. The planning is kicking into overdrive and by now I have most of the gear that I will bring into the jungle. The kit list is quite extensive by this point, probably the largest for any event I have […]

In the jungle, the mighty jungle

Posted on 16 September 2010

23 days to go and counting… I will be on the starting line, deep in the Amazon rainforest, ahead of us will be a river which crossing becomes the start of the Jungle Marathon. Yesterday I met with a participant from last year who said that the first 3km took him 1.5h to complete last […]

“1,2,3 – UTMB – the dream that never was”

Posted on 06 September 2010

This year’s UTMB was cancelled due to a sudden change in weather resulting in a mudslide making the trail dangerous for the runners. Two of my fellow runners, Mimi Anderson and Martine Hofstede were in Switzerland at the time: “1….2…..3…U…T…M…B… we were off, the race had finally started – 166km of hard running and adventure […]

Running amongst the Icelandic volcanoes

Posted on 06 September 2010

There is an Ultra marathon on Iceland that many people have raved about. The landscape and beauty of the scenery is suppose to be extraordinary. Below is an account of the Laugavegur Mountain Ultra, posted on Running Monkey. “Laugavegur mountain Ultra marathon was my first ultra. It was the culmination of a challenge I set […]