Following their Death Valley double record attempt last year running brothers Scott (35) and Rhys Jenkins (28) from Cardiff are on yet another intrepid mission, this time to run 260 miles across Iceland.
In a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the Kidney Wales Foundation, the brothers have been joined in their epic run across Iceland by friends Lawrence Cronk (29) and Charl Bloxham (22). An age group athlete, Cronk represents Great Britain in the European and world triathlon championship, while Bloxham is an investigation officer.
Starting today in Jokulsarlon, the fearsome foursome will be covering 260 miles over five days on foot, equating to 54 miles or just over two marathons a day.
With temperatures hovering around four degrees, challenging head winds and ice underfoot to contend with, the mileage is the least of their worries. The route also incorporates volcanoes, mountains, glaciers and Europe’s most powerful waterfall before culminating at the Blue Lagoon.
Scott and Rhys' Dad Terry Jenkins is providing support for the run, driving the entire route to keep the team fuelled over the grueling five-day challenge.