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.

email – dave@fireandiceultra.com



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 : 



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



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

  • Passing Boiling Mud Pools & Steam outlets , Fire and Ice Ultra 250km
  • Topping up water at the Fire and Ice Ultra Race in Iceland
  • Dave prepares the race numbers for the Fire and Ice Ultra Race in Iceland

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