Is GODZone the toughest race on Earth?
What’s the toughest race you’ve ever done?’ If I had a pound for everytime I’ve been asked that, I wouldn’t have to put myself through tough races to make a living. Instead, I’d probably be on a beach in Barbados, with my running trainers somewhere in the other hemisphere.
The truth is, I never really know how to answer the question. After a hundred plus races, I’ve got used to feeling exhausted. I’ve run a 100 mile non-stop ultra marathon around Mont Blanc, kayaked 125 miles non-stop for 24 hours from Devizes to Westminster on the Thames, done multi-stage mountain bike races across South Africa, run 200 miles across the Alps, cycled the length and breadth of the UK – and that’s all before I even mention the self-supported mountain marathons (of which there have been too…
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