Iceland Ultra Race Report 2009

The team have recently returned back from the Iceland Ultra Race, race director Steve Clark has written the race report about the 09 event.

Make sure if you want to book your place on the 2010 race – you need to be quick as we closed entries for 2009 – 6 months before the race!

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Al Andalus – Spanish Ultra Race Report

Serial ultra marathon competitor Joakim Jonsson has just completed the Spanish Al Andalus Ultra.  A 250 km race, over 5 days in extraodinary heat.  Read about the race here in Joakim’s race report.

Joakim will also be joining us once again on the Namibia Ultra Marathon in 2010 – it’s our third year and Joakim has been with us from the start.

Just back from the Iceland Ultra Marathon 09

The team have just returned from the Iceland Ultra Marathon.  Christopher Hough who also ran the race last year, not only bettered his time by an hour but was the first Bri to cross the line.   Well done Chris.   Race report to follow.

Book Now for 2010.

Coming up the 2009 Iceland Ultra Marathon

Across the Divide is heading out to Iceland on Thursday for the Iceland Ultra Marathon

Very tough run but a beautiful challenge and great scenery. Very good organisation; Really enjoyed it and will be back next year.” Richard, 2008 competitor.

The “Laugavegur” course is one of the most beautiful in Iceland, stretching from Landmannalaugar in the highlands to Thorsmork, a natural reservation area. The area is famous for the yellow, orange and purple hues of the surrounding mountains.

Check out the 2008 race report.  Places for 2009 sold out in record time so book your place now for 2010.

Men’s Fitness Magazine out now!

Go grab your copy of Men’s Fitness magazine to view some fantastic coverage about Across the Divide’s Namibia 24 hour ultra marathon.

Team Men’s Fitness went out and literally conquered with one of them, Darren Roberts, coming in first….just. The race is gruelling and extreme but all runners did phenomenally well, and the camaraderie was exceptional.

Join us in Namibia for the 2010 24 hour Namibia Ultra Marathon

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.

Testimonials from Namibia Ultra

The team are all now safely back home and have fully recovered.  There are still some nice juicy blisters and foot scaring but all in all a wonderful experience was had by all.

The competitors have managed to write down a few thoughts about the event and what it meant to them:

Really excellent experience! Organised well and staff really helpful. The actual race was ran with good medical staff and clearly marked routes. Adrian Crossley, Namibia Ultra Competitor 2009

Loved every second. Superbly organised. A well oiled machine. Fantastic people, fantastic memories. Roll on next year (maybe). Stuart Moore, Namibia Ultra Competitor 2009

Amazing experience. Great organisation. Well done to all your team and thanks for all the support and commitment.  John Peck, Namibia Ultra Competitor 2009

Different experience this year more of an event due to more people – which was great. I’ll be back!  Joakim Jonsson, Namibia Ultra Competitor 2009

Brilliantly organised race. The medics deserve extra special praise for their efforts. I’ve rarely come across such devoted people. Thank you.  Kellie Power, Namibia Ultra Competitor 2009

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