Mark Beaumont

MB3

Name

Mark Beaumont

Nationality

Scottish

Background (Reasons for attempting The Race)

For a long time I have wanted to explore Donegal, and what better way than The Race! It will be a very different sort of challenge for me, as I am more used to expeditions that last weeks or months, so I am excited and rightfully nervous about the prospect. The Race will certainly be a good motivator to keep the training steady over the winter months.

Experience

My only adventure race experience was the Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, in Scotland, which my team-mate and I won and which gave me the motivation to try more competitive events, as opposed to expeditions. Over the past decade I have cycled around the world, the length of the Americas and recently set the Africa World Record, Cairo to Cape Town (10,800km) in 41d 10h. Outside cycling I reached 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle in an ocean rowing boat and survived capsize when attempting the mid-Atlantic WR. In the mountains I am a ski instructor and climbed a few interesting places, including Denali and Aconcagua. A few years ago I ran and swam across Scotland, which was seriously tough… I am a reluctant runner and slow swimmer, so happiest on two wheels!

 

 
 
  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
load more / hold SHIFT key to load all load all
  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
  • Name: Anthony Boyle Nationality: IrishBackgroundMy main reason for entering is that I would like the opportunity to test my mental and
    Read More

    Anthony Boyle

  • Name: Jeff Butler Nationality: IrishBackground (Reasons for attempting The Race) Always wanted to do longer expedition style races - and this looks
    Read More

    Jeff Butler

  • Name: George Kelly Nationality: Irish Background  Two of my sons have entered the 2016 Race. I have always encouraged my sons to
    Read More

    George Kelly

  • Name Oisin Weldon Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) The score is Oisin 1- The Race 1, so
    Read More

    Oisin Weldon

  • Name Kevin Kelly Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) Engineer living and working in Scotland having just spent
    Read More

    Kevin Kelly

load more / hold SHIFT key to load all load all