|Gobi March||China||2 Jun 2013|
|RacingThePlanet: Iceland||Iceland||4 Aug 2013|
|Sahara Race||Egypt||16 Feb 2014|
|Gobi March||China||1 June 2014|
|RacingThePlanet: Madagascar||Madagascar||31 Aug 2014|
|Atacama Crossing||Chile||5 Oct 2014|
|The Last Desert||Antarctica||16 Nov 2014|
|Sahara Race||Egypt||15 Feb 2015|
|Gobi March||China||31 May 2015|
|Atacama Crossing||Chile||4 Oct 2015|
Posted: 11-Mar-2011 01:35:48 PM
OMG!!!! cannot believe this you nutter...actually come to think of it....but really the websters are all very impressed. Well done to the holdcroft - amazing stuff. V proud to see u flying the flag up at the top. lots of love from us all xxx ps of course i wouyldn't have sent this if you were doing shit (just so you know) hahaha !!! xxxxxxx
Posted: 11-Mar-2011 12:35:09 PM
Ok Ian, time to remove yourself from the green screen and send us some pics from your 18-30s trip!
Posted: 11-Mar-2011 11:54:35 AM
So excited to see you still in 6th place, amazing. Got a text update from Sophie late last night. The last stage is going to be a breeze...9 miles almost at the finish. Huge Congratulations on a truly awesome achievement, you are an inspiration to us all. x
Posted: 11-Mar-2011 10:48:24 AM
Well done Ian. Herculean!!.......incidently just read on stage winner Darrens blog and he 'missed his running buddy Ian today'!!........aaahhhh how sweet of him.
Posted: 11-Mar-2011 05:25:54 AM
I read the breaking news update at 11pm last night, unable to sleep as I waited for news. I felt so emotional to hear that you had completed the long march at all but to learn that it was yet another top 10 finish was just incredible. We are so proud of you and can't wait to see you. Don't let Matias catch you tomorrow - he's 32 mins behind you!!! xxx
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 10:05:09 PM
Just got back from a piddly 5km run on a hotel treadmill to hear the great news of your efforts on the long march. 8th is great. Soak in the last day for this life changing experience and keep all those thoughts for your memoires and of course Griffs documentary
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 03:48:42 PM
Hi Ian, many congrats on yet another top ten finish. what are you going to do with all this free time? Maybe a run! Have a good rest and absorb, if you can, just what a fantastic and mind blowing experience your're about to complete. It's only 10 miles more. We can all now enjoy a good nights sleep. Will be thinking of you as you cross that finish line for the last time.
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 03:47:05 PM
Just received the hugely anticipated update and you have delivered yet again...8th place in an unbelievable effort after the pain of yesteday... Just a little 9m mile warm down to go now mate.....
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 02:01:00 PM
Ian as I write this you are somewhere hopefully close to completing Stage 5 and no doubt in untold mental or physical pain. Disappointingly the breaking news is not breaking enough (will write into complain!)..........very excited to hear about another one of your tremendous successes. best wishes to you and the boys.....very nearly there. Hugo
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 01:52:24 PM
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 01:15:40 PM
Ian you are a WARRIOR. GREAT work out there again today you really are hanging tough at the top, first Brit and well and truly flying the flag. You're either deep into the Long Day now or already in camp. Either way you should be incredibly proud of a superb performance. Enjoy your day off tomorrow ;)
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 11:45:04 AM
Inspiring stuff Ian!! Go for it mate. Been watching in anticipation. Is now a good time to ask if you fancy meeting up for some beers soon?..probably not!!
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 11:42:05 AM
Hi Ian, Paul's Mum and Stepdad here. Well done Ian. Keep going. We're exhausted just reading about it. Very few people challenge themselves like this. You will be able to dine out on it for years!
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 11:34:21 AM
I go away for a few days and when I get back I'm amazed at how well you're doing! Well - when I say amazed I obviously mean "I knew you would be brilliant!" Fantastic stuff - can't wait to hear all the stories (maybe not the really dark ones!). Keep them going. (the feet, the mind, the head...)
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 06:08:54 AM
Not much of a rest day - but wise move lad. Best of luck today, you're a tough bugger so I am sure you will claw back some ground on the leaders. Even if you don't you have don't incredibly well. Remember to take a picture of the three of you at the end of today's stage. Will be a good reminder not to do it again!!
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 04:05:00 AM
Really thinking of you all out there - completely impossible to imagine what you're all going through but just to say good luck with the final stages and you're doing amazingly! x
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 02:51:21 AM
Awesome effort, mate. Been ardently reading and following your progress. Good luck today, I am proudly relaying your efforts to all I meet.
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 01:55:07 AM
WOW I think you're amazing! Keep going through the desert and get to your house safely. I am enjoying the photos and the flags. We are doing the flags next! x
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 01:32:40 AM
Ok Ian thats enough now just come home and relax. Hee Hee only kidding. You know how proud I am of you and continue to sit glued to the computer awaiting any news.Good luck for today and I'm sure you will have another mind-blowing experience. Oh, by the way the stairlift has been ordered at home for Tuesday. OK?
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 12:46:27 AM
What a picture you have painted of your state of mind. You do have to have a mad streak to put yourself through this challenge ! AND it was you who persuade1d Tom to join you! Good luck for today.
Posted: 10-Mar-2011 12:13:24 AM
Whoa Ian! Think yesterday was tough for us all, your name didn't get mentioned all day on the breaking news so was thinking you'd vanished! Should have known it was all part of the grand plan! Can't imagine what today will be like for you - knowing you it will be your best yet!! By the way, are you having fun yet?? Will be glued to the internet as usual today. Lots of love xxx
Posted: 09-Mar-2011 10:05:36 PM
I concur, Yian. This is Chicken Oriental! Precisely what you should do at this stage of the race. We don\'t want anyone thinking this is beginners luck and then you not completing(!) so PACE yourself and you will come through.
Posted: 09-Mar-2011 10:04:54 PM
Yep, this is certainly Chicken Oriental, Yian. Probably precisely what you should do at this stage of the race. We don't want anyone thinking this is beginners luck and then you not completing(!) so PACE yourself and you will come through.
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Physical, physiological and psychological
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perceived/known capabilities. To enjoy, compete