Runner’s race prep to include stint in freezer

Post by George Dixon on 18th November 2014 in Refrigeration

Runner’s race prep to include stint in freezer

The one-time Commonwealth Games competitor is set for a completely new challenge after completing a marathon through the Sahara Desert last year.

And part of this preparation for his next test – a four-day race inside the Arctic Circle in the icy wastes of northern Sweden – involves subjecting his body to temperatures as low as -30 degrees Centigrade, which can be commonly found in the kind of walk-in freezers used by supermarkets and other businesses in the food and catering industry.

BBC Highlands and Islands reported that Mr Riddle’s aim is to complete the Ice Ultra race, a trek of more than 150 miles through Arctic Sweden, which will involve him also carrying all the kit and supplies needed for the race.

Mr Riddle, from Inverness, who suffers from type one diabetes, is looking to complete the 230-kilometre (150-mile) course next February, which will involve him running across snow and ice fields and frozen lakes in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Centigrade.

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