Profeet ambassador and ultrarunner, Iain Martin, started the new year with a different kind of race.
As we know from experience, Iain, an accomplished triathlete and ultrarunner with a long and consistent track record, likes to try different events. His quest for the unusual has led him to compete and complete:
And these alongside regular marathons, dualthons, and 10Ks – all in the name of training. So, we always really enjoy hearing about Iain’s latest adventures and the next ultra-trail he has discovered amongst the vast choice, worldwide. First up for 2024…
Starting at 2.50pm with stunning mountain views at 2100m, the race rolls on into the sunset. As daylight fades, a sea of head torches illuminates the mountain side, like a long string of fairy lights. Finishers of the 42km distance are anticipated between 6.40 – 10.30pm, so everyone is safely home before the midnight freeze. If you enjoy a long distance run, this event certainly brings some unique and very refreshing elements to the experience. One to tell the grandkids about!
Not surprisingly, this kind of event requires a particular kind of preparation and attire. Running on snow is a new experience and presents its own challenges including: dealing with the alpine temperature which decreases as the race progresses, suitable footwear, fuelling, hydration… and frankly, what on earth to wear! Fortunately Iain was wearing his trusted Brookes Cascadia with Profeet custom insoles, so he was in good company.
From the horse’s mouth…
You can listen to the event progress from Iain himself here: