Blue Peter and the Namibia Ultra Marathon

Fear not if you missed the programme you can watch it on BBC iplayer here.

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Fantastic press coverage for Namibia 24hr ultra marathon

Look out for some fantastic press coverage out soon about the Namibia 24hr ultra marathon. 

BBC Blue Peter is showing their programme about the race on 6 May at 4.35pm.  Helen Skelton, BBC Blue Peter presenter came 8th in the 2009 race.

Men’s Fitness Magazine are running a 6-page spread about the race which is out 27 May.  Darren Roberts part of Team Men’s Fitness won the 2009 race.

News just in….Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon completed…

We’ve just heard from the Namibia Ultra Marathon race director Steve Clark, that everyone is now back in Swakopmund.  Steve said the race was very tough with temperatures getting up to 42 ºc.   Winner Darren Roberts was very surprised and shocked to hear he won the race but once it sunk in he was delighted.   Tom Adams very nearly caught Darren up at the finish line which made it a nail-biting finish.  Book your place on the 2010 Namibia Ultra Marathon.

Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon Results are as follows:

1st Place – Darren Roberts 20hr 28

2nd Place – Tom Adams 20hr 29

3rd Place – Tom Maguire 21 hr 05

4th Place – Emma Rogan 21 hr 27 – First female to complete the Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon

5th Place – Jerry Haywood 22 hr 30

6th Place – Nick Tidbull 23 hr 17

7th Place – Nicholas Wright 23 hr 45

8th Place – Helen Skelton 23 hr 50 – BBC Blue Peter Presenter

9th Place – Adrian Crossley, Stuart Moore, Kellie Power & Michael Skakesheff 25 hr 07.

These guys all crossed the line together holding hands, they were all just outside the 24 hour deadline but all were allowed to finish.

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Ultra runners arrive in Namibia… ahead of the Namibia 24-hour Ultra Marathon

We’ve just heard that the group have all arrived on time at Windhoek Namibia,  they are currently heading out to camp where they will stay until the race.   It’s their last chance to check kit, acclimitise, get to know the other runners and ask our team of experts any last minute questions.  We have a UK Doctor out there as well as 3 UK guides as well as a great local team.    The race  starts on Saturday so we’ll be updating the blog when we get any updates so watch this space….

Namibia Ultra Race about to set off……

It’s only a few days until our team of runners set off on the ultimate endurance test in the Namibian Desert.   The Namibia 24-hour ultra marathon is a race over 126km in 24-hours, all contestants will be completely self reliant from the start to finish and will need to carry all their own food and equipment on their backs.  For 2009 we have a Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and a team from Men’s Fitness magazine joining us.

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