Friday, 3 February 2012


So pleased to be ready now to enter the Badwater ultra marathon an innovational race that is a milestone for many ultra runners from the first time I read about this race some 5 years ago I knew this was the one I wanted to do . Having carefully practised with many races in heat and cold distances from 5k to 145 miles I ready for this one

described by the organisers
Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater Ultramarathon is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at the Mt. Whitney Portals at nearly 8,300’ (2530m). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000’ (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700’ (1433m) of cumulative descent. The Portals are the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Competitors travel through places or landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Keeler and Lone Pine
It is a real privilege to be able to be considered for such an event and so looking forward to finding out if I am able to compete on Monday the 16th of July 2012

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