THE BEYOND THE ULTIMATE JUNGLE ULTRA
In June 2017 I competed in The Beyond the Ultimate Jungle Ultra, a 230km multi stage ultra marathon through the Amazon jungle in Peru. Split into 5 stages, runners are required to be completely self sufficient carrying all they need to survive. The challenging terrain which ranges from suffocating jungle undergrowth to treacherous river crossings, the heavy rainfall, and 90% humidity levels make the race nothing short of brutal. Some how I managed to stumble home as the first Brit and inside the top ten. It was an incredible experience running through such an awe-inspiring ecosystem with the sounds of the jungle ringing in my ears.
All photos taken by Ryan Lovejoy