|Crazy James Murray|
James is responsible for “a crazy idea”. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and studied at the University of Toronto. He moved to Grand Cayman from his home in Toronto, Canada in October 2005. James is an employee of InterTrust (Cayman) Limited (formerly Close Brothers (Cayman) Limited) and when he finds time in between his training regime he enjoys hanging out with his extremely understanding girlfriend Lauren.
James’s Running History:
In October 2010 James’ crazy idea took him to Toronto, Canada where he and Lauren completed their first marathon.
In April 2011, still focused on his 100 mile goal, James had the opportunity to compete in the 26th Annual Marathon Des Sable under the guidance of his coach Lisa, a former winner of the race, The Marathon Des Sables is a 6 stage, 250km foot race across the Sahara desert in Morocco where temperatures ranged from 54 degrees celsius during the day to nearly zero degrees at night. For the entirety of the race, James was required to carry everything that was needed including food, clothing, a medical kit, a sleeping bag and any other personal items deemed necessary for the 6 days of racing.
Two weeks after the Marathon Des Sables, James made his way to South Africa, and with his blistered feet still recovering from his desert trek, James completed the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (another 56km).
Two and a half months later, still working under the guidance of Lisa, James is well on his way to achieving his goal of completing his first 100 mile run which he hopes to complete in October 2011 in the Teton Mountains in the USA.