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Congratulations to our ultra marathon winner

Congratulations to our ultra marathon winner

When most of us at Mountain Kingdoms take a holiday we normally do some walking or trekking, but for one member of the team a recent trip to the Azores included an incredibly challenging 70km race.

Last weekend, our intrepid Operations Manager, Liz Noakes, successfully ran the Blue Island Trail Ultra Marathon on the island of Faial in the Azores.

Not only did she complete the race in an astonishing time of 9 hours 50 minutes, but she was also the first woman home. The mountainous route involved over 3,500m of ascent reaching its highest point at 1,010m on the volcanic caldera in the centre of the island. Despite setting off in the dark at 5.00am and having to deal with steep climbs and gale force winds of up to 50mph, Liz amazingly enjoyed running the race on the scenic island although she did find it “just a little bit tiring”.

Congratulations to Liz from all of us at Mountain Kingdoms on her truly remarkable achievement. The photo shows Liz (on the right) collecting her trophy.

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