My three children have just gone to bed, it’s dark, it’s cold, and the rain is gently falling. I’m tired and all I want to do is jump into a hot shower and relax on the sofa after a long and exhausting day at work. The reality is that I am lacing up my trainers, donning my gloves, teeing up my next podcast and heading out for a 10-mile run under the streetlights of Chichester…
CHASING THE EXTREME: A DAD’S NORTH POLE MARATHON
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[Back in 2016] less than 500 people in the world had ever completed the race. For context, approximately 6,098 people have summitted Everest.
There is no land at the North Pole, and although flat, we will be running on what is effectively a giant iceberg.
My life is full of commitments and pressures. I sometimes wonder how I have time to think, let alone train for a marathon of the magnitude of the North Pole.