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Feb 20, 2017

In this episode of SBS Radio Lawrence is joined by Kris and Will.

Kris and Will work for Beyond The Ultimate, the company behind 4 gruelling 230-250km Ultra Marathons across Desert, Tundra, Jungles and Mountains.

As well as being an SBS Academy lecturer, Kris King is the Race Director for Beyond the Ultimate and Will Roberts works in content production. The two decided to document the journey of Kris training a novice from scratch to one of the Beyond the Ultimate Ultra Marathons. Will became that novice.

02:55 - Why Will?

05:40 - How on Earth do you train someone with literally no experience for one of the toughest races in the world?

08:06 - How do you work with the distance progressions? We're talking 230 kilometres.

09:21 - How have you managed to balance long training times around a full time day job?

10:47 - What's been the hardest part of training so far?

14:14 - Was there any part you thought would be difficult, but wasn't as bad as you thought it'd be?

15:36 - How long does this race usually take to complete?

17:21 - How do you prepare staff and stewards for this race?

18:32 - What's been your biggest challenge training Will?

20:06 - What sort of things were you looking at with regards to getting Will to move well?

26:13 - How many calories a day will you burn doing this?

29:52 - What does the kit look like?

31:18 - In terms of game day/game week what strategies have you got in place?

33:54 - Stupid question, are you looking forward to it?

35:30 - Do you have any plans in the pipeline for what happens next?

37:52 - Will tells us about the cause he is raising money for while doing this run. You can find the JustGiving link here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/willbaldlygo

Beyond the Ultimate can be found here: http://beyondtheultimate.co.uk/

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