MINUS FORTY IN MONGOLIA MARK 2

Very few places excite taxi drivers, but Mongolia seems to do that to everybody.  Pavel was chock full of questions, of a place that at this time of year is one of extreme beauty, temperatures and terrain.This time last year, I was running from the reputed birthplace of Genghis Khan to the modern day capital of… Continue reading MINUS FORTY IN MONGOLIA MARK 2

RUNNING 100KM AT MINUS 40 CELCIUS. JOB DONE

Having found the Genghis Khan Ice Marathon both arduous and spectacular, it was with some trepidation I looked at the map plotting the route that Genghis Khan took hundreds of years ago from the Tuul and Terelj gorges at the base of the Khenti mountains, the land of his birth to the modern day capital… Continue reading RUNNING 100KM AT MINUS 40 CELCIUS. JOB DONE

THE GENGHIS KHAN ICE MARATHON- PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

Put it on your bucket list, but pack your gloves and balaclava. I have just completed the inaugural Genghis Khan Ice Marathon in Outer Mongolia, which is just an incredible event. Standing on the start line it was -34 celcius.  This was better than expected, with temperatures of -47 celcius recorded the week before the… Continue reading THE GENGHIS KHAN ICE MARATHON- PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

BLOG- KEY KIT FOR RUNNING THE DESERT

It would be a lie to say that the running is the easy bit, but the most common questions I get asked after running say the Namib, the Sahara, or in the Namib desert is around kit, and specifically being a doctor, around medical kit.  Here are the lightweight things that I carry, and maybe… Continue reading BLOG- KEY KIT FOR RUNNING THE DESERT

BLOG- RUNNING ACROSS THE NAMIB- PART 2 OF 2

Genuine challenges are always a roller coaster of emotion.  Both Donnie and I reflected upon what it would take to get us to the finish.  The first 3 days had proved we could have absolutely every confidence in our support crew.  Their route finding had been superb and we had been kept well stocked up… Continue reading BLOG- RUNNING ACROSS THE NAMIB- PART 2 OF 2

PRESS RELEASE- RUNNERS COMPLETE EPIC NAMIBIAN DESERT CROSSING

UK runners Dr Andrew Murray and Donnie Campbell have successfully completed a  first – running across the Namib desert from Luderitz to Walvis Bay, Namibia.  The challenge was set three months ago by Scottish Expedition organiser David Scott, and supported by Lyprinol UK.  The record breaking run crossed the highest sand dunes in the world… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE- RUNNERS COMPLETE EPIC NAMIBIAN DESERT CROSSING