Rush men of the Kalahari

By Sembcorp PR Department
19 March 2012
Sembcorp Utilities UK


Preparations for a gruelling desert run have begun as a Sembcorp trio face up to the enormity of the challenge ahead of them.

Serious endurance runners Chris Plews and Ian Glover of Asset Management plus first reserve Bob Stonehouse of Commercial, are stepping up their training ahead of the 250km (155-mile) Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon in South Africa at the end of October.

The seven-day run across the Northern Cape close to the South African border with Namibia, is the ultimate test of endurance with runners tackling a combination of desert and mountainous terrain. All entrants need to be super fit, both physically and mentally.

Contestants carry around 15kgs (more than two stones) of equipment with them including essential water supplies plus all food, clothes and safety equipment as they follow in the footsteps of the ancient Bushmen through the fertile vineyards of the Orange River Valley, across rocky outcrops and into the desolate Kalahari Desert.

They run in daytime temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celcius and sleep under canvas in temperatures close to zero. the run covers distances of between 25km and 78km per day and in the interests of safety all participants are subject to strict medical checks and monitoring along the route.

Sembcorp, which is backing the race corporately, is hoping employees chosen to run from sites around the world can collectively raise around £250,000 for local and national causes in their respective countries.

Chris, 39, from Weatherby, and Ian, 49, from Middlesbrough will also be joined on the run by Annie Dougall of Sembcorp Bournemouth Water.

Chris is an experienced marathon, ultra-marathon and long distance fell race runner. He completed the 23-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) in 2009 scaling a total of 5,700 ft in the process and did it again in 2010 when he registered a personal best time of 4 hours and 40 seconds.

In preparation for the Kalahari event he intends to compete in both the London Marathon and the Three Peaks Challenge within a week of each other in April. Chris has also run the 42 mile Lyke Wake Run from Ravenscar to Osmotherley, coming second in 2011 in a time of 6 hrs 29 minutes.

He said: “I’ve done some tough runs in the past, but in terms of global endurance races this is the ultimate test and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Ian has competed in marathons and half marathons for more than 20 years. His best London Marathon time came in 2007 when he finished in 2 hours 59 minutes.

He said: “Running in temperatures like this across such harsh terrain and with up to 15 kilogramme packs containing literally everything you need for survival on your back is different to anything Chris and I have ever done before but we’re really up for this one. The decision has been made and the challenge has been accepted!”

Both runners will be seeking sponsorship from family, friends and work colleagues and Sembcorp is sponsoring the trip.

Bob, 52, of Wynyard, Stockton, who will take part if either Chris or Ian drop out before October,  has 25 years experience as a long distance runner and is a former member of the Burn Road Harriers Club in Hartlepool. He is in training for a marathon later in the year but has previously trained for ultra marathon running events covering distances of up to 85 miles a week.

He said: “Everyone is aware of the demands this type of race puts on the body but if called upon I will be ready. It would be a dream come true for me to compete in a race like this.”

The prestigious Kalahari event is well established on the international calendar of trail running events and last year featured 28 brave runners. Each year around 15-20 per cent of those competing don’t finish due to heat stroke, dehydration, blisters and sickness.

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