After successfully completing the Marathon des Sables in April 2015, I will now embark on the next chapter in this adventure and prepare myself for the next big challenge scheduled for August/September 2017!

The Fire + Ice Ultra starts at the edge of Iceland’s largest Glacier….100 miles from the nearest road.

Scrambling through the 15ft high sand dunes as we head towards the arctic circle.
Crossing the most recently formed ground on the planet with the ever expanding Lava fields.
3 river crossings leading us to the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
Running through the volcanic steam vents on the way to camp next to volcanic hot springs.

Fire + Ice Ultra

° 250km of Icelandic wilderness
° 6 days self-reliant
° Run, Walk, Crawl your way to the finish

We will be raising much needed funds for the project and I will be running in several smaller events during the course of 2017 in preparation for the big one!

Previous events completed 2015 - 2017 :

- International Greifenseelauf, Switzerland
- Humani'Trail - Yaka Trail 27km, Switzerland
- Düsseldorf Metro Marathon, Germany
- 30th Marathon des Sables, Morocco

Main event 2017 :

- Fire + Ice Ultra, Iceland : Aug 28th - 2nd September

More importantly, who are we raising funds for?

NetAP is an international, non-profit animal protection organization that works to help and sustainably improve the quality of life of animals in need.

With your help they can continue doing the amazing work they've been doing across the globe, saving animals in need, improving their overall quality of life and educating people on the importance of protecting animals. Without your support this would not be possible. Please visit for more info on the incredible work the team are doing.

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Photography Credit - Ivory & Mint | Ian J Corless

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Leigh Michelmore

Zurich, CH

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