Customer Simon Hollis tackled the Great Himalayan Running Festival 2017
What’s that all about? Well you nip over to the Himalayas for a week-long celebration of running.
Apparently there’s a choice, run five full marathons on five consecutive days or run the entire 480km distance from Manali to Leh on the toughest & the highest highway in the world.
Simon opted for the five marathons in five days, and here’s what he has to say.
“I did the marathon stage, 26.2 miles a day for 5 days. We crossed some of the highest road passes in the world culminating in a crossing of TangLangLa the second highest road pass in the world at over 5300m above sea level.
“The weather was a big challenge with cool crisp mornings changing to freezing cold on top of the passes to scorching sunshine on the descents, add in the odd snow/hail storm and a whirlwind and you can see how difficult it was to plan.
“This is only the second year of the race and I am proud to say that I am the first ever Englishman to have a trophy!”
Simon, who’s been a customer at Advance Performance Peterborough store for many years, hopes to be a UK ambassador for future races – he’s waiting to hear from the organisers on that one.
For more race info visit www.thehellrace.com