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2017 Event Calendar

Jan 2017

REST AND RECOVERY

Feb 2017

The ‘Trans Gran Canaria’ 125km Ultra

The Trans Gran Canaria or TGC is an ultra-marathon traversing North to South over the Gran Canaria Island. A 125km run with 8,000m vertical ascent/descent . The TGC is on the Ultra Trail World Tour.

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer. Trans Gran Canaria 125km 2017

This was my first adventure of 2017.  The 125km route with 8,000m vertical ascent/descent ran from Agate in the north and traversed the wild, lush & varied mountain range to Maspalomas in the south. This was the longest single race I had ever undertaken and after last years disastrous injuries and recent pneumonia was a monumentally tough test for me. READ BLOG

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer. Trans Gran Canaria 125km 2017

Mar 2017

Training for the Bob Graham Round and for ‘I can and I will’ challenges

No 3: ‘The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

No 4:  ‘A Vikings Run’

Apr 2017

Training for the Bob Graham Round and for ‘I can and I will’ challenges

No 3:  ‘The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

No 4:A Vikings Run’  

May 2017

Training for the Bob Graham Round and for ‘I can and I will’ challenges

No 3:The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

No 4:  ‘A Vikings Run’  

Jun 2017

The ‘Bob Graham’ Round

The Bob Graham Round is a 66 mile circuit of the 42 highest peaks in the Lake District with a 24 hour time limit. With, 27,000 feet Ascent equivalent to running over Mount Everest this is one of the hardest Iconic races in the world.

Jul 2017

REST RECOVERY AND PLANNING

” Maybe a sneaky mini – challenge or two to keep the blood flowing”

#ICANANDIWILL

Aug 2017

‘I can and I will’ Challenge

No: 3

‘The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer Event coming soon

Imagine walking up steps from the deepest part of the ocean, a place called ‘Challenger Deep’ in the Marianas trench up through the ocean to the seas surface:
Distance: 6.7 miles (Mount Everest is 5.5 miles)

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer. ' The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb' Climbing the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world 2017 a 136 times. #IcanandIwill

Imagine then carrying on walking up from the surface of the Sea to the ‘Kármán Line’ which is the imaginary line and boundary where Earth’s atmosphere meets Space: 
Distance: 62 miles 
COMBINED DISTANCE: 68.7 miles. 

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer. ' The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb' Climbing the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world 2017 a 136 times. #IcanandIwill

It is my intention to do just this by step climbing the inner stairwell of the Tallest building in the World the Burj Khalifa.

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer. ' The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb' Climbing the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world 2017 a 136 times. #IcanandIwill

POINTS OF COMPARATIVE INTEREST:

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai: 0.5 miles tall.
The building has 2909 stairs. 
# It is 3x taller than the Eiffel Tower and 2x Empire States building. 

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer. ' The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb' Climbing the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world 2017 a 136 times. #IcanandIwill

I have a total of 68 miles to go up and I will have to ascend the building twice to climb up per mile:


So 68 miles x 2 =  That I will climb Burj Khalifa a massive 136 TIMES

 There are 2909 steps per climb.
So 136 TIMES x 2909  = TOTAL CLIMBED STEPS: 395,624

Mount Everest is 5.5 miles high:
Climbing136 The Burj Khalifa 136 times is: 

Equivalent to climbing Mount Everest 12 times.

Sep 2017

Oct 2017

‘I can and I will’ Challenge No: 4

‘A Vikings Run’

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer Event coming soon

A 4000 mile solo run covering a Marathon a day for 150 days.

OCTOBER THROUGH TO APRIL 2018. FURTHER DETAILS TO BE RELEASED ONE WEEK AFTER RETURN FROM

‘I Can and I Will’ Challenge No: 3 ‘The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

Nov 2017

‘I can and I will’ Challenge No: 4

‘A Vikings Run’

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer Event coming soon

A 4000 mile solo run covering a Marathon a day for 150 days.

OCTOBER THROUGH TO APRIL 2018. FURTHER DETAILS TO BE RELEASED ONE WEEK AFTER RETURN FROM

‘I Can and I Will’ Challenge No: 3 ‘The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

Dec 2017

‘I can and I will’ Challenge No: 4

‘A Vikings Run’

Gavin Sandford Founder of www.IcanandIwill.co.uk Charity Ambassador Athlete and Adventurer Event coming soon

A 4000 mile solo run covering a Marathon a day for 150 days.

OCTOBER THROUGH TO APRIL 2018. FURTHER DETAILS TO BE RELEASED ONE WEEK AFTER RETURN FROM

‘I Can and I Will’ Challenge No: 3 ‘The Ultimate Sea to Space Vertical Climb’

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