This year we hope to welcome many of you on one or more of our fantastic events. You will be pleased to know that on many of our tours you will be in the safe and capable hands of our experienced marathon reps, drivers, mechanics and bike guides.
Our head overseas guide is Ed Nicoll. Ed Nicoll is a French based Cyclist, Runner, Triathlete and Cross Country skier. After serving in the British Army, Ed competed for Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada in 1988 and the Nordic Ski World Championships in 1991 and 1993 Ed also toured the World Biathlon circuit as a professional Cross Country skier. Ed was Head Coach and World Cup team Leader of the Great Britain Biathlon Team with responsibilities including physical and technical preparation of athletes for selection in international competitions. In this role he was also responsible for organisation and logistical arrangements for National Team on World Cup circuit.
Ed was National Team Manager Mountain Biking, WCPP, British Cycling Federation, Manchester, GB where he was responsible for the performance and direction of athletes and staff for all major competitions.
More recently Ed has completed various Cyclo-Sportives including the Gran Fondo La Marmotte several times with a Gold standard time, the Etape du Tour where he finished within the first 250 in 2015 and the 2014 New York Marathon where Ed ran a 2h46 Marathon. Ed has since competed in Berlin, Paris, Nice, London and a very rainy Boston.
Also in 2015 Ed placed third in his age group and therefore took the Bronze Medal during the IM70.3 World Championships in Zell am See, Austria. Ed lives in the Vercors region of the French Alps and in the winter he is head instructor for the British Army Cross Country skiing team.
Ed is looking forward to sharing his enthusiasm for competing in running and cycling events and his experience as a coach with all our customers in 2018.
It was a wild weekend at the Marathon du Mont Blanc. Sadly the weather closed in and put paid to some events but a number of our runners completed the full marathon around Europe’s highest peak. Congratulations to everyone on a mega achievement 🏔