Team ELM is headed to Iceland for the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon!
TEAM ELM HEADING TO ICELAND
Local Kinesiologist and running coach, Sarah Seads of Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, is headed to Iceland this July with a Team of 8 local runners to complete the rugged Laugavegur 55km Ultra Marathon.
From the race website:
"Laugavegur is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. Due to its location, Laugavegur is serviced for only a few weeks a year. For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams."
Images c/o Laugavegur Ultra Marathon
From Coach Sarah:
“The Team has been training for 5 months and they are ready to race! We will be in Iceland for one week including 6 days of adventuring in the highlands with Lost Worlds Racing, leading up to the race. For all but two of our team members, this will be their very first ultramarathon – and what an amazing place to tackle the distance! The course will be challenging with a very steep, 850m climb right off the start line and technical terrain under foot. The route travels through a range of spectacular terrain. From high alpine to glaciers and waist deep river crossings, this is going to be an amazing course.”
Follow Team ELM Iceland on the Equilibrium Lifestyle Management facebook page and watch for a trip report on Seads' blog:www.wildseads.blogspot.ca. For more information on ELM's programs and future travel adventures go to www.elmhealth.com .