We’d like to introduce you to the people who bring you Extreme Adventure Races in Iceland and Nepal, and work hard to make your experience a great one!

Race Director – Dave Annandale 

Coming from a mountaineering and trekking background that took him all over the world, Dave has competed in numerous running events, Marathons, Half marathons, off-road events, and including many deserts, jungle, and wild country ultras over the years, including the MDS in Morocco (twice), and also events in  Europe, the Himalayas, Mongolia, Chile, Northern China, Tibet, Peru, Egypt, and Antarctica.

In addition to having competed, Dave has also been involved in creating courses for ultras around the World and has previously been involved with course preparation and design in Vietnam, Nepal, Gobi (twice) Nepal, and Namibia.

Race Director for the Annapurna Ultra
Race Director for the Fire + Ice Ultra 
Race Director for the Viking Ultra

Dave has also been  Race Director for many Half Marathons, 24-hour ultra-events, the Commonwealth Ultra championships in 2009, and was Event Director for the 2011 Commonwealth Ultra Championships.

In addition, Dave has been responsible for creating and organising the OMM Iceland event, Original Mountain Marathon that has been in the Reykjanes area of Iceland for 7 years. He has previously competed in the many UK and Swiss-based KIMMs ( former name of the OMM ) as well as many other Mountain Marathons in the UK and Europe.

With the benefit of a great deal of experience as both a competitor and event organiser,  Dave clearly understands the needs of the ultra and adventure racer.

email – dave@fireandiceultra.com


Jorunn Jonsdottir : 

Our Icelandic Mrs. Fixit, with great English, whatever we need in Iceland, Jorunn gets it solved for us, from All-Iceland, Jorunn organises and solves the travel plans for all of the staff, many of the competitors and friends.  Mostly working behind the scenes, doing a lot of the important planning and arrangements. All-Iceland is the official travel partner of the Fire + Ice and Viking Ultra’s,  along with organising a lot of the logistics and travel in Nepal as well,


Steve Nolan: Course director 2011. 2012. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and event coordinator in 2018, and 2019 competitor Viking Ultra 2019. Crew Annapurna 2018

2021  MEDICAL TEAM:   

To be confirmed for the 10th Anniversary event


Course Director Fabio Strinnar: Fire + Ice 2018 and 2019 and Viking 2019 ( competitor Fire + Ice 2017 and Viking 2018 ) competitor Annapurna 2018

Course team Noel Cheseldine:   2018, 2019 ( competitor 2016 and  2017 ) competitor Annapurna 2018

2021 CREW:

Gary Milne: 2018, 2019

Dot Adams: 2018, 2019

2021 Photography Randy Ericksen

2021 Videography:  Chris O Connor 

2021 CAMP TEAM :

Alan Edge: 2016, 2017,2018 and 2019, Annapurna 2018, and Viking Ultra 2019

Andy Annandale: 2016, 2017 and 2018, Annapurna 2018, Viking Ultra 2019

Gilly: 2017, 2018, and 2019, and competitor at the Viking Ultra in 2019

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