Ian is a proud husband & father of three daughters on top of that he is a successful Ultracyclist:
- 1st in Hard Cro #3 2018
- 1st in the 1,400mi race around Italy, June 2016 (134 hours)
- 1st in the 900mi Hard Cro race June 2016 (67 hours)
- 1st in the 1,400mi Sverigetempot, July 2016 (104 hours)
- 2nd in the 500mi Race Across Italy, May 2017 (29 hours)
- 1st in the 900mi Hard Cro race June 2017 (59 hours)
- Completed the 2,500mi Transcontinental Race, July 2017 (11d)
Hard Cro 1st edition, June 2016
Winner & new course record in 67hrs, with less than 2 hours sleep and plenty of hallucinations!
Tour of the Maritime Republics, June 2016 “Giro Ciclistico delle Repubbliche Marinare”
Ian’s first ultra race, 1,400mi unsupported around Italy, Venice to Genoa, Pisa, Rome, Amalfi, back to Venice, crossing the Apennines twice. Winner in 134hrs after 3 days of torrential rain, trench foot and palsy of the hands.
“Sverigetempot”, the Length of Sweden, July 2016
1,400mi from Riksgransen, the northernmost point of Sweden, in the Arctic circle with the midnight sun, to Sweden’s southernmost point, Smygehuk, on the Baltic coast, through prisons of pine trees. 1st & new course record in 104hrs, and third consecutive win in 8 weeks of racing.
Race Across Italy, May 2017
500mi & 33,000ft climbing from Pescara, (on the Adriatic coast) to Terracina (on the Mediterranean coast) and back to Pescara, twice over the Apennines, the most mountainous race, more than an “Everest”.
Hard Cro 2nd edition, June 2017
900mi unsupported, around the four corners of mountainous & beautiful Croatia, from the southernmost point of Croatia, Prevlaka, to the westernmost, to the northernmost, finally to the easternmost, Ilok, with highs of 40 degrees celsius.
Transcontinental Race #5, July 2017
Geraardsbergen (Belgium) to Meteora (Greece), 2,500mi unsupported, across 14 countries, in 11 days. Leading in the top 3, until an enforced route change (for safety reasons to avoid a dangerous road in Romania) added 100mi & 7,000ft of climbing. The extremely poor road surface, hot hills, scant resupply, and local wild life made the detour much more demanding than simple statistics might suggest, finishing 11th.