We’d like to introduce you to the people who bring you the Fire and Ice Ultra in Iceland and work hard to make your race experience a great one!
Race Director – Dave Annandale
Coming from a mountaineering and trekking background that took him all over the world, Dave has competed in numerous running events, Marathons, Half marathons, off road events and including many desert ultras over the years, including the MdS in Morocco (twice), and also events in Europe, the Himalayas, Mongolia, Chile, Northern China,, Tibet, Peru, Egypt and Antarctica.
In addition to having competed, Dave has also been involved in creating courses for ultras around the World, and has previously been involved with course preparation and design in Vietnam, Nepal, Gobi (twice) Nepal and Namibia.
Race Director for the Annapurna Ultra .
Dave has also been Race Director for many Half Marathons, 24 hour ultra-events, the Commonwealth Ultra championships in 2009 and was Event Director for 2011 Commonwealth Ultra Championships.
In addition Dave has been responsible for creating and organising the OMM Iceland event, Original Mountain Marathon now approaching its 7th edition. He has previously competed in many UK and Swiss based KIMMs ( former name of the OMM ) as well as many other Mountain Marathons in the UK and Europe.
With the benefit of a great deal of experience as both a competitor and event organiser, Dave clearly understands the needs of the ultra and adventure racer.
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2018 TRAVEL AND EVENT LOGISTICS :
Jorunn Jonsdottir :
Our Icelandic Mrs Fixit, with great English, what ever we need in Iceland, Jorunn gets it solved for us, from All-Iceland, Jorunn organises and solves the travel plans for all of the staff, many of the competitors and friends. Mostly working behind the scenes, doing a lot of the important planning and arrangements. All-Iceland is the official travel partner of the Fire + Ice ultra, instrumental in helping to set up the Fire + Ice ultra.
Solveig Gunnlaugsdottir :
2018 MEDICAL TEAM :
Helen Gertig :
Dr Helen Gertig currently works as a medic in the Highlands of Scotland, providing healthcare for the many outdoor enthusiasts that seek out the Scottish Hills. A keen cross-country runner and mountaineer, we are very pleased to have Helen back for her third year providing medical cover for the Fire and Ice ultra.
Fire + Ice Medic 2018
John Cleland :
With a Scottish father and Icelandic mother, John is fluent in both languages, John has previously been a member of the Course team in 2013 and 2014, a doctor in 2016 and joining us again for 2017 Doctor.
Jenni Whittaker :
Fire + Ice Medic 2015, 2016 and 2017
2018 COURSE TEAM :
Steve Nolan :
UK Athletics coach, veteran of multi stage events in the Atacama, Antarctica, Gobi and the MDS. Fire + Ice Course team leader in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 , 2017
Karl Pitts :
From the British military a crew member in 2015, joining the course team in 2016 and again for 2017.
Karma Sherpa :
Himalayan Sherpa, 5 times to the summit of Everest and many other major summits. Fire + Ice Ultra course team member 2015, 2016 and with us again as Course Director for the Annapurna Ultra 2017 and 2018.
2018 CAMP TEAM :
Alan Edge: 2016 and 2017
Andy Annandale: 2016 and 2017