Adventure

The Everest Trail Race

In November 2018 I am taking on a new and massive challenge, I am running the Everest Trail Race. It is a 160km race over six days with 15,000m of ascent. I am training for it in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco which is an adventure in itself! I am proud to be sponsored by www.runultra.co.uk for the race and I will be reporting on it for them.

Alice Morrison Everest Trail Race

Adventurers have got to adventure. This November I am taking on an endeavour which is going to take every ounce of energy and determination that I possess. I am running the Everest Trail Race  which is a 160km, six-day ultra marathon around Everest with a whopping 15,000 metres of climbing. Picture yourself climbing a 10-mile-long ladder and you have got the idea!

Why do I want to do this? I think the clue is in the title! What a fantastic chance to do something extraordinary under the shadow of the greatest mountain in the world. I will be immersed in beauty and I can’t wait.

I will also be immersed in pain and to try and get myself up to an acceptable standard of fitness I have moved to a tiny village in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Douar Arghan outside Imlil. I am living at 1,750m of altitude and just bringing my shopping up the hill is a work out.  The training is tough as I am starting from a low base of fitness but living in this new, and very traditional, environment is a massive adventure.

Andy Mouncey of www.doingbigandscary.com  is coaching me remotely and I am being sponsored for the race by www.runultra.co.uk 

You can follow my efforts to go from sub-zero to hero on my blog  or on my social media pages. Wish me luck!

 

Updates

September 14, 2018

Training is well underway! I have moved to a tiny village in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Douar Arghan outside Imlil. I am living at 1,750m of altitude and just bringing my shopping up the hill is a work out.

November 7, 2018

From 7-13 November I’m running the Everest Trail Race. You can email me mid-race here – I’m number 56. Emails will be printed and brought to our tents at night. You can also follow me live here from the 8th! I’d love your support!