We’d like to introduce you to the people who bring you the Fire + 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, jungle and wild country 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 

Race Director for the  Half Fire + Ice Ultra 

Race Director for the VIKING 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 that has been in the Reykjanes area of Iceland for 7 years. 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.


Steve Nolan: Course director 2011. 2012. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and event coordinator in 2018, competitor Half Fire + Ice 2019. Crew Annapurna 2018



Course Director Fabio Strinnar2018 and Half 2019 ( competitor 2017 and Half 2018 ) competitor Annapurna 2018

Course team Noel Cheseldine :   2018, 2019 ( competitor 2016 and  2017 ) competitor Annapurna 2018

2020 CREW:

Gary Milne: 2018, 2019

Dot Adams: 2018, 2019

2020 Photography:

2020 Videography:

2020 CAMP TEAM :

Alan Edge: 2016, 2017,2018 and 2019, Annapurna 2018, and Half 2019

Andy Annandale: 2016, 2017 and 2018, Annapurna 2018, Half 2019

Gilly : 2017, 2018 and 2019, and competitor at the Half in 2019

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