The organization has brought together a highly motivated team of international volunteers, specialized extreme endurance race doctors and very professional local staff to support and look after the participants throughout this trail running event. This very experienced support team will not only ensure the safety of all the participants but they will also be doing everything possible to get every participant to the finish line while at the same time trying to make the participants´ event experience the most enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.
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Manu has been passionate about trail running since he finished his first race when he was seven years old. Having run all types of races from 1500m on the track to 100km+ on trail, he finally began participating in stage races in Oman 2011. Fascinated by the Ultra stage scene he has participated in many races around the world and has completed all the Global Limits events and started volunteering for GlobalLimits in Cambodia 2013 and continued to work for GlobalLimits as volunteer and then as Course Director in Bhutan 2015, 2016 and 2017 aswell as in Cambodia 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Although Manu is still an avid competitor throughout the year in stage, trail and mountain races, he is now commited to his new passion which combines his love for running and vast racing history together with his experience of race organizing and his extensive local knowledge to create this magical Event around his local region for the fifth year in a row.
Maria GonzalezCamp ManagerAfter living in Ireland for many years, Maria has always kept in close contact with nature and wide open spaces. She loves hiking in the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa, surfing in the summer on the Portuguese coast, practicing yoga and of course running. She strongly believes in the importance of healthy eating habits and cares about everything related with health and nutrition. More than 10 years ago she founded the organic shop and restaurant “Masala Natural” in Burgos. Now she works as a freelance consultant in recycling, waste disposal and minimisation of personal carbon footprints. She is always furthering her studies in Holistic health and Nutrition, and as a vegetarian, she is a passionate and innovative chef always working with fresh organic produce to create healthy balanced recipes. This will be her fifth year managing the Race Camps and making sure all the participants are well looked after throughout the Event.
Laura WatsonMedical DirectorLaura is an experienced UK qualified and GMC registered doctor who works as a General Practitioner and Emergency Department doctor in Oxford, UK. In 2012 she returned to the UK after working in Cambodia and Laos for over 9 years where she first developed her skills in urgent and pre-hospital care. She is an experienced athlete herself first as a long distance triathlete and now as trail ultra runner taking part in multi day ultra events and finishing on the podium in the Cape Wrath ultra (2016), the AAUT (2017) and the 100km single stage Race to the Stones in 2015. She has had a blast volunteering on Global Limits races in Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Bhutan as well as with UK Extreme Energy and GoBeyondUltra events. She enjoys taking care of runners on events and is always inspired by those she meets. She loves to be out on the trail in any weather and when not running or working is either found with her teenage boys or in the kitchen. 2024 will be her fifth year as medical director on The Way of Legends.
Edward ChapmanVolunteerEdward came late to running, but soon discovered a passion for ultras, initially road races such as the Comrades Marathon and London to Brighton, but was soon bitten by the off-road bug and then multi-day events. The first was the Marathon des Sables and others include, the Al Andalus Ultimate Trail and Bhutan – The Last Secret. His favourite is the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon in South Africa where he holds the record for the most number of completions, TEN! Edward also finds time to volunteer at many events, he is a regular crew member for Extreme Energy Events multi-day challenges and Endurancelife’s Coastal Trail series. When he is not racing or volunteering you’ll find Edward training on the South West Coastal path or exploring Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. He loves wide open spaces. Having been Volunteer on The Way of Legends for the first four editions in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Edward will be back again volunteering in 2024.
Helen MacMullenRace DoctorHelen is a fully GMC registered and UK trained doctor currently working in anaesthetics as part of her Emergency medicine training. She qualified from Oxford University more than five years ago and has recently returned to Oxford after a year working, travelling, hiking, biking, skiing, canoeing and generally loving being in New Zealand! She has always loved sports and throughout her life has competed to high levels in multiple disciplines. More recently though she has settled for yoga, pilates and cycling to stay healthy and believes passionately in the important of good nutrition for optimal health. In 2016 she completed a bike ride from Amsterdam to Brussels in aid of her local wildlife charity. She was race doctor on The Way of Legends in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and she is again very much looking forward to coming back for the Fifth edition in 2024 and meeting more incredible people in a spectacular outdoor setting whilst performing an essential job!
Pepe SantamariaCourse DirectorPepe is a prolific multi-tasker, business owner, father of four, folk dancer, mountain runner, cyclist, open water swimmer, pilot, artist, sustainable living advocate, amateur arqueologist, you name it he has done it! He co-founded "Bravum" the pionering mountain running club more than 15 years ago and since then has been involved with all aspects of ultra and trail running events all over the planet. He has volunteered at all Global Limits events around the world several times and has now taken up this new challenge of Course Director for The Way of Legends in his Home Province of Burgos. His passion for the sport and racing experience meant that the course was perfectly marked in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He will be marking again in 2024.
Annie DougallVolunteerAnnie Started running 20 years ago and quickly discovered that she prefered distance to speed and trail to road. Currently she has finished 129 marathons and ultra marathons. She has completed 7 editions of the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon in South Africa as well as many other multi day races. She has Completed 15 London Marathons and a number of Endurance Life events. She also Enjoys mountain biking on forest trails near her home. She also loves joining the volunteer team and support crews on ultra and multi day events. She has volunteered at Global Limits Wild Elephant Trail in Sri Lanka, in several Extreme Energy and Endurance Life events and she has volunteered on three occasions on The Way of Legends in 2016, 2017 and 2019. She also completed the Way of Legends herself in 2018 becoming a Legend in her own right and is now coming back as volunteer again in 2024. She lives close to the New Forest and not far from the Jurassic Coast so she has plenty of great trail running places to go near her home. She basically loves to be in the great outdoors!
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