Adam Holland ready for another running challenge

Adam aims to move mountains for Race Across The Alps glory

The extreme endurance athlete is in for the long haul

Popular endurance runner Adam Holland starts the new year with a new challenge participating in two events as part of the Race Across The Alps event organised by GB Ultras. Part of their virtual race series and with a choice of distances, the event is accessible to any runner and provides a focus during the winter months and lockdown. The virtual distances are: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50 Miles, 100 Miles, 663 Miles and 1592 Miles. 

Adam has signed up for the 100 miles which he will undertake on his treadmill and 1592 miles as he looks to scale Europe’s highest mountain range. This is a virtual challenge so no concerns about altitude sickness, vertigo or frostbite; instead runners clock up the miles, upload their data and monitor their progress along the course.  

GB Ultras created this event as a way to get us through the third lockdown and there are limited edition medals and lion shields as rewards for participants’ all-conquering efforts. For those going the long way, e.g. the 1592 mile challenge there is the bespoke, special edition ‘Via Alpina’ medal to proudly display on the wall. 

Live online tracking enables the participant to see where they are in relation to others as well as the mileage covered. This will be updated on a regular basis. The winner is the person who is first to complete their preferred distance. 

Adam plans to complete the 1592 miles over a series of long runs and it will be interesting to see how many runs it will take to achieve this distance.  

The race starts at 8am on Saturday 30 January. For more information and entry options, visit the GB Ultras website.

Image courtesy of Adam Holland

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