Name: Stuart Askew
City: Chippenham
State: Wiltshire
Country: England


Nationality: British
Occupation: Royal Air Force
Birthday: 27 Aug 65
Age: 35
T-Shirt: Large


Number of Years Running: 20
Number of Marathons: 2

Distances:

50k-


50mi- Although I had no previous Ultra marathon experience, I did complete 54 continuous miles last year before the runner I was supporting had to pull out through injury. Also as a member of the Armed Forces I am endurance trained.

Also: The Ridgeway Yomp, 11 Nov 00, 50 miles, 14hrs 35 mins, Self-supporting charity running event which I organized and then ran, as a group, with fellow servicemen. We all completed the distance, together.


100km-


100mi-


100mi+-

Previous Badwater Racing:
Previous Badwater Crewing: Crewed for Royal Air Force Team in 2000
Previous Badwater Clinic


Best Ultra Run Experience:

Completing 54 miles of Badwater Ultramarathon 2000 as a pacer before runner was forced to pull out. One of the most fullfilling experiences of my life.


Weird Experience:

See above


Challenge:

Badwater Ultra marathon 2000. Having just returned to full training after major knee surgery. With only 3 months to record any sort of fitness I was delighted with my progress during this race.


Why:

This will be my first as a racer and why not start with the best.


Why badwater:

The experience during my time as a pacer during 2000 made me determined to compete and complete as a racer.


Other Exp.:

I will be spending 6 months from December on the Island of Ascension which is 10 degrees south of the equator and will be a constant 90 degrees Celsius. It is my intention to use this time in order to train and prepare myself for the race. I intend, once acclimatised, to organise and run at least 2 50 milers whilst I am in Ascension. If I am allowed to enter I will prepare myself fully for the challenge.

Also, a 24 hour soccer match held for charity.


Media:

No


More Media:

Tri service interest for furture participation. Royal Air Force, Army and Navy.


Charity:

Cancer research UK. Several of the intended runners and racers have been touched at some stage by cancer wether personally or through family members.


English: yes
Crew English: yes
Hike: no
Permit: yes