A retired mother of two is ready to take on “the biggest challenge of her life” in the world’s first luxury ultramarathon.
Sian Slater, from Bedford, will race 120 miles across the west coast of Scotland next month in the inaugural Highland Kings Ultra – dubbed ‘the most luxurious and exclusive event of its kind’.
The former real estate investor will cover 30 miles a day, which combines the ultimate challenge with the best in comfort and luxury.
Besides the grueling challenge, which includes a 10,000ft ascent from Glencoe to the Isle of Arran, Sian and the other participants will enjoy extravagant tracking.
It will include butler service, meals prepared by Michelin-starred chef, champion athlete and sports nutritionist Alan Murchison, on-site masseurs, a hydrotherapy pool, speedboat transfers and a lounge specially designed for athletes.
Sian said: “I’m really looking forward to it. I had been looking for a while to run an ultramarathon. When I read about the Highland Kings Ultra I just thought ‘this is it’ . It’s the right one.’
“It will be the biggest challenge of my life, but I can’t wait to get started.”
She added: “I absolutely adore the west coast of Scotland. It will be impressive.
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Sian has already participated in several endurance events, including the Berlin Marathon.
The 58-year-old said: “I’ve camped in several countries and completed standard marathons, but the support and luxury touch of the Highland Kings event really appealed to me.
“Some people prefer the savagery of living hard and running all night. That’s great, but I’m not sure I would ever do that. The thought would terrify me. They really are horses for lessons.
She added: “It’s not just about the four days. It’s a seven month journey for me. We received training from some of the best in the industry in preparation for the event. I got feedback from people who really know what they are doing.
“I can’t wait to be in the best athletic shape of my life and I’m going to give it my all to finish.”
Sian has been training for seven months with some of the biggest names in the sport, including reigning ultrarunner world champion Jon Albon, sports hydration and fuel expert Precision Hydration and the Porsche Human Performance Center at Silverstone.
The event will conclude with a gala dinner hosted by legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes at historic Brodick Castle in Arran.
Matt Smith, former special forces agent and founder of Primal Adventures, said: “Participants will be pushed to their absolute limit during the day, but they will have the chance to relax and enjoy a range of the best festivities and activities. each night.
“The Highland Kings Ultra will combine the physical and mental challenges of an ultramarathon with the ultimate in luxury and extravagance.
“In the beautiful setting of Scotland’s rugged west coast, the event will be the first of its kind in the world.”
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This notice was published: 2022-04-05 17:50:00