The Forshaw Group is delighted to announce its managing director, Liam Hanlon with his fellow Tri-4-Life team members, Martin Pritchard-Howarth and Ian Wilson, have successfully completed the 6633 Arctic Ultra race in Yukon, Canada. You may remember it was mentioned that he was taking part last month.
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 grueling 120 or 250-mile nonstop, self-sufficient foot race. It starts at the beginning of the Dempster and ends at the Arctic Circle. The race takes place in the Tombstone National Park and the Ogilvie Mountains, over 12,000 feet of elevation in arctic conditions.
Due to particularly cold Arctic blast, and on the advice of the experts, the team opted for the 120-mile race instead of the 250-mile race. One of the race rules is that all athletes by default are entered into the 250 mile race but all participants have the option to finish at the 120 mile checkpoint. Amazingly, Liam and the team came third at the 120-mile checkpoint and finished the race within 72 hours. They enjoyed a hearty feast and cold beers in Eagle Plains after the race. A fantastic achievement and raising much needed funds for Mind and a number of other charities.
Liam Hanlon said about the experience: “The conditions were brutal, but what an experience to be out in the wilds under the Northern lights. We are pleased we completed the 120 miles in under 72 hours.”
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 part of Tri-4-Life. They raise money for charities – local, regional, national and international – 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. The team is donating any money raised from the Arctic Ultra to Mind and a number of other charities.