777 World Marathon Challenge

777 World Marathon Challenge

777 as it’s getting to be known was an astonishing logistical, physical and extreme challenge that saw 40 athletes from around the world run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. It is without doubt one of the toughest endurance races on earth.    The first marathon...
Preparing for 24,000 miles around the globe

Preparing for 24,000 miles around the globe

Travelling back to the frozen continent next week – this time we are heading to Novolazarevskaya Station or ‘Novo’ for short. It was a former Soviet Antarctic research station and is now an airstrip that serves research related transits and is the location for the...
Packing for Antarctica

Packing for Antarctica

Packing for Antarctica A few people have asked me how I prepare and pack for a trip to Antarctica. Firstly, I have been extremely lucky as I have worked on the frozen continent many times in the past seven years, the forthcoming trip will be my 12th visit. I know,...
Extreme Ironing – Myth or Reality

Extreme Ironing – Myth or Reality

Over two decades  HUTC has been covering and celebrating unusual sports, traditions, festivals and competitions. We are frequently asked what is the most peculiar of all. There are certainly many candidates but just one outright winner and that is Extreme Ironing....