Bryn Hughes and Rob Stapleton started the North Pole Marathon at 11.00am on Wednesday 9th April 2014. The weather was good and clear, but with extremely cold conditions at -31°.
The first 800m on the Runway they experienced very good conditions which left them thinking they could aim for around a five hour finishing time. However, after turning left on the course conditions became really bad with soft deep snow. Bryn describing the conditions as trying to run through soft sand.
They stopped after Lap 2 for re-fuelling. Then every lap up to Lap 8 for an energy bar, drink and a change of balaclava due to sweat and ice. Lap 10 and 11 was none stop running with a brief stop before the final Lap 12.