250kms over 5 days in the oldest desert on earth in temperatures of 50°c and higher. That’s the challenge that faced the athletes who travelled with BTU out to Namibia just a few weeks ago for Desert Ultra 2023. The Desert Ultra is the longest race in the Global Race Series and this year’s edition was the hottest race BTU has ever hosted.
In this episode, you’ll hear from race director Adam Kimble about why he’s so happy to consider the Namib his second home, from our race winners Steve Williams and Ellie Milnes, and later in the episode an extremely inspiring interview with Andy Delderfield whose preparations for this race took place whilst he also underwent treatment for cancer. We know his journey inspires us and we’re certain you will feel the same.
BONUS EPISODE #89
We have also released a bonus podcast to accompany this one. Episode 89 is an in-depth discussion between Will and Jenny about the experience of signing up for, preparing for and completing a challenge as massive as the Desert Ultra having never an ultramarathon before! You can find that here.
Episode 88 timestamps as follows:
Adam Kimble: 7:40
Ellie Milnes: 41:00
Steve Williams: 1:25:15
Andy Delderfield: 1:58:00
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