Ant Rogan ran and cycled almost 200-miles in a challenge for charity. He completed what he set out to do over five-days of running consecutive marathons and half-marathons whilst also cycling for miles on end.
He was the first to finish Race to Wreck and we re-lived his mesmerising experience in this podcast.
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We discuss the following:
- The challenge itself- 197 miles/318km- Race to Wreck
- Namibia and the wildlife
- What wildlife he saw
- Mental battles
- How he ate and the calories he burned
- More on the five consecutive days
- Why he does it and if he enjoys it
- How he went from being told he will be paralysed and from prison to this
5 Day Challenge- Approx Distances
- Day 1 – Cycling- 90km
- Day 2- Cycling- 125km
- Day 3- On Foot- 40km
- Day 4- On Foot- 43km- with 9,000ft ascent
- Day 5- On Foot- 20km
Approximate Time Stamps
0:00- 1:00 min- Intro- The distance? It was extended from 303km to 318km- that’s 197 miles
2:00- 4:00- The Kit List– How hard was the challenge? What’s a kit list? Where is Namibia?
5:00- 9:00 – The Event- What’s needed? Who joins these types of challenges?
9:00- 14:30- Was Ant nervous?- How he’s developed his mindset. Was he nervous and how did he prepare?
25- 30:30- How many miles per day and where did he finish?
30:30- 38:00- Cycling & Talking through the Days– People falling off the bikes, injuries, sores and struggles. Lack of sleep (sleeping around 2 hours a night)… Biggest challenge was on the second day.
38:00- 39:00- Who Finished the event- A small percentage managed to finish the event. Ant was one of 13.
39:10-43:00- Lessons Learned- “It changes you as a person”… Doing it alone, past experiences such as ultra marathon he also did last year.
43:00- 45:00- Other Marathons & Levels-Trails where you have to take your own food and why they do it….
46:00- 57:00- Embracing the Pain- Making sure you don’t stop, one foot in front of the other.
58:00- 60:00- Having an ego check- Knowing your abilities and using your competitive edge isn’t as easy as you may think…