Black Canyon 100km

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

I arrive Thursday late afternoon. I have one day before the Black Canyon 100km. The historic trail is of national significance, following a route used since the times of pre-historic Native American travelers and traders.

Tengri Ultra 70km – I can’t believe I have been to Kazakhstan

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Races & Places, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

I can’t actually believe I’ve been to Kazakhstan. I had been nervously apprehensive about the trip in the days leading up to it. I flew from Heathrow to Moscow. Then raced through the airport to make my connecting flight as we landed late only to find the next flight delayed so I just people watched. The Russians are a serious … Read More

Vietnam Trail Marathon 70km – The Inaugural Edition

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Races & Places, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

The Vietnam Trail Marathon was in its inaugural edition. The team already organised the Vietnam Mountain Marathon and the Jungle Marathon so were experienced in race directing. Nonetheless I didn’t expect such a quality show. We landed at 05:30hrs and got a taxi into Hanoi were we collected our race bibs. From there it was an organised bus ride 5hours … Read More

Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) – The journey that took 18months of long mountainous races

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Races & Places, Trail Running

The journey for this race most definitely started months ago. Accumulating points in order to be eligible to enter took 18months of long mountainous races. I used the points from the CCC 100km, Laverado 120km and Translantau 100km in Hong Kong. The journey has just ended. It’s ever so anti climatic. Where did those 30hours go? All that hard work … Read More

Incredible Sights and 5500+m of elevation in Greece at the Olympus Ultra

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Races & Places, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

Leaving at 0230 to drive to Gatwick for a 0555 flight was perfect preparation for race day. The race started at 0200BST (0400 local). I landed around midday to be greeted by Dimitrios. I love Dimitrios- he said I looked 32years old! The journey from Thessaloniki to Litochoro took just over an hour. I could watch Mount Olympus rising before me. … Read More

Cappodocia 64km

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Races & Places, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

Cappadocia lies in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevsehir Province of central Turkey. The ground consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks. Ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago underlie the Cappadocia region. Eruption and erosion created the spectacular pillars and chimney-like forms. Fire, wind and rain! However, it was … Read More

Cappadocia: A race through a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Races & Places, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

Cappadocia lies in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevsehir Province of central Turkey. The ground consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks. Ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago underlie the Cappadocia region. Eruption and erosion created the spectacular pillars and chimney-like forms. Fire, wind and rain! However, it was … Read More