The Forshaw Group is delighted to announce its managing director, Liam Hanlon will be braving the cold with his fellow Tri-4-Life team members, Martin Pritchard-Howarth and Ian Wilson, to take part in the 6633 Arctic Ultra in Yukon, Canada this February. The team will be raising money for MIND and a number of other charities.
Regarded by many as the toughest, coldest, windiest race on Earth by foot, the 6633 Arctic Ultra takes competitors through the frozen landscape of the Canadian Arctic. The endurance race is a gruelling 250-mile nonstop, self-sufficient foot race. It starts at the beginning of the Dempster and ends at the Arctic Circle. The race takes in the Tombstone National Park and the Ogilvie Mountains, over 12,000 feet of elevation in arctic conditions.
On Sunday 5 February, the team will fly from Manchester to Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International via Victoria in Canada. On the Tuesday and Wednesday, they will have their kit checked, attend the race welcome and briefing, and then the sleds will be checked before the start of the race on Friday 10 February, completing a week later on Friday 17 February. Athletes competing in the race will have just seven days to complete it and will be evacuated if they take any longer. Just to make the race even harder, Liam and his team will need to pull all the items they need for the week along with them on a sledge.
Tri-4-Life is a Wirral based charitable enterprise. For the last 20 years, Liam and a group of his friends from Wirral, have been a part of Tri-4-Life. They raise money for charities – local, regional, and national – by taking on challenges around the world. Over the subsequent years the team has cycled the length of the UK and Europe, biked across America, completed multiple Iron and Double Ironman length races, competed in the Marathon des Sables, Swam the Channel and Coast to Coast in Scotland, completed the Arch to Arc triathlon, and in 2022 they reached the summit of Mount Everest.
We wish Liam and the team the best of luck and will update on their progress in February.