Our guy returned from Mongolia to brief us on the plans to cross the lake next month. It's all very real now!
To put it into perspective, imagine running across an ice rink stretching from Peterborough to London and it's really bloody cold!
Self management is crucial as the temperatures will be dangerously low around -40° (& down to -50°). The ice topped lake is up to 262m deep but they tell us the ice is nice and thick so let's hope they're right!
The surrounding 3,000m mountains will make this a stunning route, the lake will vary from blue smooth ice to snow-topped and bumpy ice making it tricky underfoot.
I'm looking forward to meeting the local nomadic tribes, spotting wolves and other wildlife, and having a nice warm Ger (hut/yurt/tent thingy) to return to each night.
When we get this right, it will soon become a new #ratrace event open for entries for those tempted to take this on.
I'm effectively one of the guinea pigs... wish me luck!
I received my latest order of products from @biosynergy & look who's in the accompanying Total NRG magazine with their #activeman range.
Oh hi there!
I'm proud to endorse the Bio-Synergy brand as their stuff is simply awesome.
I definitely feel the benefits of supplementing my diet and training on the lead up to big events and my imminent Mongolian adventure certainly counts as as one of them... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mongolianicechallenge
Sorry @jamescracknell I've nicked your spot buddy. #bigfan#biosynergy#endurancerunner#proteinshake#supplements#mongol100#annashopeuk
Let's see Santa get this down the chimney!
This is my gift to all my fellow runners logging their #adventmiles
Tying this bow took about 2 miles of ploughed fields and dyke crossings which hard damn work.
Eat your heart out Neil Buchanan!
This is all training towards my Mongolian Ice Challenge. Help me support the children helped by @annashopeukcharity