Follow the guys with their blog here (direct from Chris – updated live from the desert).
I’ll also try to update on their progress by posting pictures and results on this site here.
The Atacama Crossing is an 150 mile running race across the Atacama Desert, Chile. The race is over six, self sufficient days in 40°C heat and at an altitude of 4,000 metres. Time magazine listed this race as Number 2 in its list of Top 10 Endurance competitions in the world. On 6th March 2011 Richard Batstone, Chris Laws and Alan Braithwaite are going to take part in the race whilst raising money for charity.
Details on the race can be found on the 4Deserts Website http://www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing
We also want to raise a bucket load of cash for Cancer Research. Entries for the total time sweepstake have closed, but you can still donate via the just giving site…
We’re also looking for team sponsorship, email us on Atacama@hsx.org.uk if you’d like to help.
From Left to Right: Rich, Chris and Alan
Some more of our training photos can be viewed here.