27JAN

15 Outdoor Challenges for 2017

If there’s one way to counteract the festive food coma and January slump it’s an extreme outdoor challenge. But with so many on offer where do you choose to test your mettle and battle against the elements? Lucky for you we’ve compiled a list of fifteen outdoor challenges for 2017 that will let you leave your comfort zone miles behind you - literally.

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30OCT

Race Across The Roof of Europe, 7 days, 3 countries, 2 girls, 1 dream

In 2012 I was inspired by the Olympics to try cross-country mountain bike racing. At the time I had no expectations of what I could achieve, I just wanted to get out and enjoy it. I was soon hooked and my life changed as cycling became a big focus. It was around this time I saw the Cape Epic (South African mountain bike stage race) and thought, “wow, one day I’d love to be able to line up at the start of a stage race”. Four years on and my first stage race is complete.

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30OCT

My Antarctic Odyssey

In November 2013 I ran the Antarctic Ice Marathon and Antarctic 100km Ultra-Marathon and became the first Scot to do the double event. It was also my first taste of full-on adventure racing. It was an amazing and life changing experience and I loved every gruelling minute of it. 

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08SEP

HOW DO YOU PEPARE FOR A VOLCANO MARATHON

The Volcano Marathon is organised by Richard Donovan, (Polar Running Adventures), and is located in the Atacama Desert at an altitude of 4,500m and in temperatures that can exceed 30 degrees. The majority of the route is between 3,800m and 4,200m and drops to 3,600m for the finish. The 2014 race was the 2nd edition and 24 runners took part.

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08SEP

THE VOLCANO MARATHON

I can honestly say, that the Volcano Marathon is the toughest, most gruelling event that I have ever done. What makes a race hard is not distance alone, but the combination of distance with other environmental factors and your ability to cope with them both physically and mentally.

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