I have some very exciting news to announce: I have been given a fantastic opportunity to compete in, and blog about, the Ocean Floor Race in October of this year. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, here is an overview of what is involved.
The Ocean Floor Race is a non-stop footrace of 160 miles through one of the most beautiful and surreal landscapes on earth. With a time limit of 4 days to complete this desert ultra marathon event, entrants will navigate with gps devices through the Egyptian Western desert and specifically the Egyptian White Desert to check-points every 15 miles. In these tented checkpoints entrants will have access to water, food and their pre-filled drop bags. This magical event encompasses the true meaning of adventure and one that inspires the imagination.
Before I continue I would like to offer my sincere thanks to my first corporate sponsor for the trip: Nigel Lewis Systems. Nigel is an amazing character who has been a follower of my blog right from the start. He has been making himself fitter around his exceedingly busy work schedule, and last weekend he managed to cycle 40 miles for the first time. Personally I think that he is a great source of inspiration for anyone out there that is looking to lose some weight and make their lifestyle more healthy. Great work Nigel, and again my thanks.
Of course this type of event does have quite a few costs associated with it, and I still need to raise some additional funds to turn the trip into a reality. If you think that you or your company can help then please do email email@example.com and I will be happy to discuss any specifics with you. The benefits will include:
- A prominent feature on the customised clothing that I will wear on the event and thereby a good chance of featuring in any event media
- Repeated mentions and advertising space on www.bikerunswim.co.uk, a fast growing and popular website all about cycling, running and swimming
- Mentions in any articles that I create for my own publication in newspapers and magazines
- My time for a day or evening after the race where I will present to an audience of your choosing about the trip. The presentation will be tailored to your chosen audience. Note: Expenses for the trip may be payable depending on the location for the event.
- Other: I am happy to discuss your requirements and will do what I can to make this a viable marketing opportunity for your business.
These spaces are limited, so do get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested.
I see this event as a great marketing opportunity for any equipment sponsors out there. If you have a product from a backpack, to shoes, to clothing, to energy food that you would like me to test and review under the most extreme circumstances then please do get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to see an example of a recent product review then you can see my review of the Salomon Sense Mantra shoes or the Jack Wolfskin Electron Softshell.
You are probably wondering why you should invest in me and what my chances are of actually finishing this event are? Well, I cut my teeth on adventuring running a few years ago competing in multi-day UK based events such as the Original Mountain Marathon and the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, so carrying a rucksack and running a long way is nothing new to me. Recently I have focused on single day events and in May this year I easily completed the 36 mile Endurancelife Ultra marathon at Flete in South Devon, which you can read about here. In fact, in the run up to this ultra I had been running a marathon a month since October of last year, and nearly all of them were extremely hill and often muddy on exciting UK coastal paths and Moorland. In short I have the fitness, endurance and experience that will enable me to complete the Ocean Floor Race in Egypt in October.
I am very business minded, running my own IT company for a day job www.fireflyits.com, and operating www.bikerunswim.co.uk in my spare time. I am willing to work with any supporters to help them get the most out of this endeavour. If you want to find out what makes me tick, how I stay motivated or just to use my experience to benefit yourself and or your company then please do get in touch. email@example.com.