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

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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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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06SEP

Uphill, downhill, around the hill – the wonderful world of winter sports

Make no mistake, there is much more to winter sports than skiing, snowboarding and sledding. You’ve watched the Olympic Winter Games once or twice, right? While many of the Olympic categories may not actually be suited for mass consumption, there are plenty of winter sports that you can enjoy and perhaps try at least once, especially if you are seeking unique adventures.

Let us introduce you to a few of the more exotic winter sports.

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02SEP

5 of The Top Places for Winter Kayaking in Europe

If you can brave the cold, winter kayaking can be an unforgettable experience. In winter, rivers and coastlines are uncrowded and you can enjoy the beauty of nature in peace. With its diverse coastlines, rivers and lakes, Europe offers a variety of winter kayaking experiences.

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