Even though the winter weather might put paid to any outlandish outdoors adventures for the forthcoming months, rest assured that you can still observe the feats of others with news that Channel 4 will air highlights of ASICS’ unique ‘Beat the Sun’ challenge.
The event, which was staged in Chamonix this summer, challenged participants to work together to 'beat the sun' around the iconic Mont Blanc. Five continental teams – comprising of three professional athletes and three amateurs – battled it out against each other as they made the journey through France, Italy and Switzerland.
The 50 minute documentary, scheduled for 7am on Sunday 13 December, follows the runners as they tackle what is regarded as ‘nature’s toughest relay;’ the ascent traversing the three countries is said to total around 8,5000 metres.
If the prospect of taking on Mont Blanc fills you with excitement, organisers are now accepting pre-registrations for the 2016 event. More information on which is available here.