Fancy a bit of a challenge?
We think this one takes the biscuit. How about running a marathon or 100km? Now try doing it in the coldest, windiest, highest, driest continent on the planet. Yes, the 2011 Antarctic Ice Marathon is upon us!
Held at 80 Degrees South, at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains, just a few hundred miles away from the South Pole the Antarctic Ice Marathon is the southernmost marathon, beating its nearest rival by a margin of about 3,000km!
As if a normal marathon isn’t daunting enough, here you are guaranteed no crowds, not even penguins, and an average temperature of -20C, oh, and 50kmh winds and a dash of 700m altitude.
I have to say that reading the testimonials from 2010 does rather pique my interest as it’s just so bonkers though in all honesty a rather more manageable Antarctic Cruise is probably more realistic.
You’re too late for the 2011 event which happens on the 30th November but 2012 registration.
If the spirit of Christmas is upon you, policewoman Yvonne Brown is running the marathon this year in aid of the Neuroblastoma Alliance. This is an aggressive form of childhood cancer which took away Yvonne’s Jack two years ago and earlier this year took away Felix down here in Hove.
Visit Yvonne Brown’s Just Giving Page .