Jonah Patton is currently studying economics at Newcastle University, and has joined the University cross-country team. In doing so Jonah has recently competed in several running competitions including the local harrier league and more national events such as the annual BUCS (British University and College Sports) cross-country race.
The running has allowed Jonah to increase his endurance and as well as increasing his comfortable running distances, building up stamina for long distance walking while in the Arctic.
Image by Stuart Whitman
Now that the fell running season is starting, Jonah will be doing more endurance races such as the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon which is a two-day event where you carry all your essentials. This will be good practice for using a large rucksack and carrying heavy bags for long distances, that can be a part of being on an expedition in the Arctic.