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 desert 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) and Namibia,.

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

In addition Dave has been responsible for creating and organising the OMM Iceland event.
Dave has previously competed in 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 a competitor and event organiser,  Dave clearly understands the needs of the ultra and adventure racer.

email – dave@annapurnaultra.com



Jorunn Jonsdottir : Jorunn will be looking after all the logistics, accommodation and travel arrangements for the team, Jorunn will also be able to assist competitors in getting to and from Race HQ in Nepal, book extra time and trips.  


To be announced Nearer the time 



Karma Sherpa :  Karma has been walking these trails in the Annapurna region since he was a young boy, he knows the trails better than almost anyone alive, Karma has also been  5 times to the Summit of Everest and many other major Summits.

Sonam Sherpa, 2017 and 2018

Steve Nolan : UK Athletics coach, Veteran of Multi-Stage events in the Atacama, Antarctica, Gobi and the MDS.

Fire + Ice Course team leader in  2012, 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016, 2017 team manager for 2018

Annapurna Ultra Team in 2018






  • Dave prepares the race numbers for the Fire and Ice Ultra Race in Iceland

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