Time to Talk

My appearance may change, my interests alter, motivation levels fluctuate & my ability to look deep within myself grind to a halt But the narrative is constant We need to talk, we must talk for our own & others mental health to remain healthy. It’s all too easy to hide behind a face, a persona,…

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Salomon Skyline Scotland® to tempt mountain runners with extensive programme for 2020

Salomon Skyline Scotland® returns for 2020, condensed into two days of action, but bigger than before. 2019 saw the addition of 3 trail races, offering shorter distances without the need for a head for heights, targeted to a broader range of runners. There’s no hiding that Skyline Scotland has been part of my life for…

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Damian Hall breaks Winter Paddy Buckley record running unsupported, fuelled by Vegan brownies

A little over a week ago Damian Hall set the new winter record for the Paddy Buckley round in North Wales. Featuring 47 summits, with over 100 kms of running and over 7500 meters of climbing, its a challenge for many to complete it in the allotted 24 hours. Damian went one step further, establishing…

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Kong Mini Mountain Marathon 2020 Series – Round 1

It felt good to run with purpose once more Every run inherently has a purpose. Whether easy miles to stretch out legs, encourage recovery, rack miles or unwind the mind; intervals, fartlek, tempo or repeats. There is always purpose. Yet running with purpose can be harder to achieve. Running with all senses alert, adrenaline drip…

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One week left to become an ASICS FrontRunner

There is just over 7 days left to apply to become part of ASICS FrontRunner team in 2020 – if you want the precise time there’s a massive countdown clock on their websites page just to make sure you aren’t in doubt of the deadline. I’ve a few friends that have been part of the…

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Trash Free Trails at Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Last year I was stoked to find out my friends at Trash Free Trails were headed to Kendal Mountain Festival where I was already due to be. Little did I know their scale of involvement at the festival. When it comes to Kendal I live in a little bubble, focusing for the most part of…

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Lauren MacCallum – The Accidental Activist

I’m fortunate to call Lauren a friend. Well, an online amigo I’ve met a couple of times. This time last year I was part of Protect Our Winters UK social media team, which as someone who has spent one lesson on skis and another on a board, really isn’t the best qualified to talk snow.…

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Rediscovering my MOJO

A picture of me changing shoes mid photoshoot last year. Hardly the inspirational image that conjures tales of achievement and self fulfilment. What it does show however is transition. I recently posted on instagram about my mental health, that, for the majority of 2019 it was on a downwards trajectory, not that I would realise…

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Salomon Announces New UK Series for 2020 – The Golden Trail National Series

Following on from the global success of the Golden Trail World Series which culminated in elite athletes from around the world competing in the final in Nepal, 2020 sees the launch of a UK series. The objective of the UK series will be the same, to bring together the best athletes on the national circuit…

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Two Lakeland powerhouses join forces for the future

Two UK trail running powerhouses, both forged in the Lake District, have struck a new multi-year deal.  Lakeland Trails, which attracted 12,500 trail runners of all abilities to its events in 2019, has agreed a contract that will see running brand inov-8 remain as lead sponsor for 2020 and beyond.Image Credit – James Kirby Phil…

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