TRASH FREE TRAILS ANNOUNCE SPRING TRAIL CLEAN 2022

Litter (or as we prefer to call it, single-use pollution) can feel overwhelming How often have you stopped at a beauty spot, paused at the side of a trail or just looked down while walking along only to have your enjoyment of the time and place shattered by the sight of crisp packets, plastic bottles…

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Olney Pancake Race – NHS vs Fire

Volunteering is flipping fun! (pun intended) While providing first aid cover for Olney Pancake race, the Mayor asked if we’d take on some of the Olney Retained Fire crew in a pancake race of our own, much to the crowds & our own amusement I’ve been responding as a Community First Responder for 6 weeks…

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Rider, Runners & Roamers Wanted

Want to join a community in 2022 doing all we can to embrace, enjoy & take care of our trails & wild spaces? Collating data while taking responsibility for the places we love? I’m not one for New Years resolutions. To me, the turn of the year isn’t a blank slate, it’s a continuation of…

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We have become disconnected

Disconnection We (as a society) have become disconnected from the outside world; our wild spaces, woodlands, coasts, mountains & moors To many reading this due to our connection &/or relationship, you may feel you aren’t, given we likely met at a race, through mutual outdoorsy friends, a mountain/adventure festival – what ever it may be,…

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ROAM4 – 48 hours of running & you’re all invited

Its December and if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the nights are getting long, temperatures dropping and rain, well, its becoming part of daily life. My amigo Tom Hill, has been a source of inspiration and partner on a handful of adventures. First at UTMB, when I covered the race for inov-8, then the…

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Centurion Running – ONE Community – 100 Mile Week – Why?

Today kicked off Centurion Running’s One Community week. From 5km up to and including 100 mile options, to be run at anytime throughout the coming 7 days, spaced out or all at once. You decide. *If you’ve missed this and still want to take part – click here* Some people have already run 50km, others…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week I feel safe to make a generalisation that everyone reading this has had to confront some sort of challenge over the past couple of months I know I’ve had some darker moments, some episodes where i felt helpless & things have become too much, like some…

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TRASH FREE TRAILS CALLS FOR ‘SELFLESS ISOLATION’ IN SPRING TRAIL CLEAN DIY TOUR

‘RUBBISH’ RIDERS, RUNNERS & ROAMERS STILL REQUIRED! You will remember earlier this year I announced Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Clean Tour due to kick off on 4th April. Well, the world has changed since that post. 25% of the World’s population are in some form of lockdown, social distancing and restrictions are in effect. At…

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Trash Free Trails x Vodafone

Fresh on the heels of the announcement of Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Clean Tour last week, I can let you in on what I got up to in January with some of the gang. It’s the middle of January, Dom fires a peculiar email into the inbox. A-Team, Vodafone, Eastridge? I’m not sure what’s…

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TRASH FREE TRAILS – THE 2020 SPRING TRAIL CLEAN TOUR IS HERE

‘RUBBISH’ RIDERS, RUNNERS & ROAMERS REQUIRED! You may remember in April 2019 I attended the final two dates of the inaugural Spring Trail Clean Tour at Dalby and Grizedale trail centres….. well, the tour is back and its grown huge! Trash Free Trails (TFT) team-up with Trek Bicycles and 1000s of riders, runners and roamers…

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