Following in the footsteps of elite athletes such as Gareth Thomas, James Toseland, Donovan Bailey and Iwan Thomas, three friends will be taking on the 2016 contest with some professional help from two time Olympian, Liz Yelling, endurance coach, Martin Yelling and Nutritionists, Charlotte Stirling-Reed.
The team of amateurs consists of Sarah Booth, Helen Sutherland and Lauren Golledge.
Now in its 37th year, Whole Earth Man v Horse, takes place over 22 miles of challenging cross country terrain. As the name suggests, runners compete against 60 riders on horse-back. This year the event has seen a record number of entrants and will take place on 11th June.
Whole Earth Man V Horse was featured on BBC2's Natural Born Winners on the 27 March 2016. The show followed former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas, World Superbike champion James Toseland and sprinters Donovan Bailey and Iwan Thomas tackling 2015's competition.