Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – Harvey Maps Fell Running Session Preview

*Before I get started, at the time of writing this, the session has sold out… Unfortunately you didn’t squeeze the trigger quick enough to snatch some sort after tickets. But, wait, please, wait, all is not lost. I will for one be reviewing the session and giving you the highlights, plus there are still tickets going for the Mountain Running session I featured yesterday, which features Jon Albon, Jenny Tough, Eoin Keith and Damian Hall.*

After the success of 2017’s Fell Running Session (click the link for my review of last year), the Thursday night returns this time presented by Harvey Maps and supported by inov-8. If last time is anything to go by, given Jon Richardson returns are master of ceremonies, it is going to be one of those runs where you forget about the terrain, instead focusing on breathing between bouts of expressive belly laughter. 3_Peaks_Fell_Race_Finish_Vic_trophyVictoria Wilkinson pictured at the 2016 3 Peaks race, has been having an exceptional year and will be talking about her career & highlights from 2018.

Darren Fishwick will be reading some of his Fishwick Chronicles.

Wendy Dodds, fell running legend and royalty, talks about her 40 years of long-distance epic and fell runs, in the Lakes and beyond.

Dan Duxbury, Frog Graham record holder (check out what the Frog Graham is here) will be sharing tales from the Lakes and fells, from his amphibious exploits.

But, that is not all.

Added to the session is the World Premier of Kilian Jornet‘s new film “Bob Graham Round”. Unfortunately Kilian is unable to attend, as he’s on a world tour, however, Kendal Mountain Festival is lucky to have some of the organising team and pacers on stage including Rob Jebb, Carl Bell and Shane Ohly.

Here’s a teaser

If that wasn’t enough, Billy Bland makes a return for the 2nd year in a row, which last year proved to be my highlight of the night. Billy Bland Interview KendalCan he steal Kilian’s thunder? You’ll have to wait to find out.

For more information on Kendal Mountain Festival click HERE