Lee, Finance Manager and our resident Ultra Runner, is currently in Ecuador for the Trail Chapter Ecuador Amarok Maxi Race over a 50km course that involves running on mountain paths, tracks or trails through the mountains and hills, crossing streams and rivers with steep climbs and long descents. Since arriving he has caused quite a stir, to quote from a local website:
Among the participants will highlight the presence of three athletes from abroad, including English Lee Kemp, considered one of the best in the sport, according to the event organizers……… “I love to meet a race of this kind in Ecuador, by the natural settings they have. The whole experience so far in the country has been excellent and I am very excited to participate in this event, “said Kemp, (Google translation from the Spanish website)
Stop Press 31st October 2016 – Lee came 1st in his age category and 3rd overall in a time of 5hrs 13mins!