Fan Dance Creator Ken Jones and Darkness Descending Interview

Ken Jones is the creator and race director for Avalance Events and the challenging SAS endurance event called Fan Dance. He also has other test week marches which are more brutal and demanding.

Ken at Elan Valley dam

Ken at Elan Valley dam

I had the opportunity to do the 2015 winter Fan Dance which I completed with a lot of pain and muscle cramps in my legs i finished in 5 hours. For me this has been my favourite event of the year due to the unrelenting demand on my body as I was carrying a bergen with 35 lbs plus food and drink.

I had the opportunity to chat with Ken and some of the DS staff and I also met up with a couple of OCR guys on the event, one of them none other than Thomas Blanc.

Ken recovering in hospital after the avalanche ordeal

Ken recovering in hospital after the avalanche ordeal

I was able to get an interview with Ken and I also read his book Darkness Descending which we discuss on the podcast. Ken is a wonderful Race Director and has a fantastic team behind him who are there to support and help all participants finish the challenging events.

Ken at Elan Valley dam wall which is part of one of his demanding challenges.

Elan Valley Dam

Elan Valley Dam Wall

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