The IN NAM ’19 Desert Challenge will pit our graduates against their own limits, and the harsh desert, in 7 days of tough physical challenge. As last year’s team proved, completing all elements is entirely possible, and immensely rewarding- but requires willpower, resilience and months of committed preparation.
There are three key elements to the Namibian challenge, which the INEOS team will be guiding the team to tackle:
- Endurance running (half marathon and marathon distance runs through the desert heat and sand)
- Technical mountain biking (distances of 80+km at once through technically challenging conditions- corrugated tracks, sand, dried river beds and rocky descents)
- Mountain climbing/scrambling (with 15-20kg backpacks)
All three disciplines can be mastered with adequate training in advance- and the IN NAM Challenge team will provide our graduate team with 1:1 and group coaching, training plans, formal training events and nutritional and injury prevention advice. Please also head to the Energy Station website for fitness tips and training plans.