Welcome to my blog. Many people have asked me to blog about my experiences in ultra distance racing so here it is.

It is ten years since I first set foot in Whitehorse for the Yukon Arctic Ultra. Five times I’ve crossed the start line; four times I’ve crossed the finish line. What will happen this time?

The Yukon Arctic Ultra is a tough race. The race website warns:

Due to the very difficult conditions caused by

  • the extreme coldness in the Yukon in February,
  • the nature of the trail and
  • the distance which will have to be covered by the athletes

the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra is toughest ultra race in the world.

Situations which under normal circumstances don’t cause any problems can become absolutely life threatening in the dead of winter in the Yukon.

I have grown to love Whitehorse, Dawson City and the cold, lonely wilderness trail that runs between these cities. I am thrilled to be going back in Feb 2019 to follow the gold-trail route once again and honoured to be going as race chaplan.