Paul Tierney – Running The Wainwrights – Kendal Mountain Festival

Im sure some people have been wondering when this will ever come out. In truth, I was waiting for Running The Wainwrights to be publicly published, given the limited dates it toured till now. I 100% recommend, in fact I implore you to sit back and soak it all in. Roll back to November, I…

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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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Harvey Maps Fell Running Night – Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Opening night and a sell out, my 3rd year covering Fell Running Night, for what has become the start of my winter. As the first snow often kisses the high fells, visible from Scout Scar on Saturdays race, cold air leaves those in basecamp wrapped up in Pertex and down, while streets are full of…

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First Look – inov-8 launch X-Talon G 235

First launched in 2008, the X-TALON has been the inov-8’s best-selling off-road footwear franchise for more than a decade. It’s been my personal favourite from their range and accompanied me on some of my most memorable races, such as the Ring of Steall Skyrace. 11 years on from X-TALON from the first edition, inov-8 is…

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Paul Tierney Breaks 214-PEAK WAINWRIGHTS RECORD

Over the weekend, I reported that Paul Tierney was well over half way through his attempt to break Steve Birkinshaw’s 214-Peak Wainwright Record. Well, I am extremely happy to say that Paul has indeed broken the record by almost 7 hours. If anyone has seen Steve’s film which followed his then record setting run in…

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Dark Peak Fell Runners – Excellence Through Misadventure

Fell running. It was and remains the reason I stared running off road. When I moved to the Lake District to go to uni (briefly), I started running in the fells and though I never raced, the history, tradition and grassroots nature of the racing scene across the UK appeals. Cheap entries, limited marketing and…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – Harvey Maps Fell Running Session

Who knew Thursday nights, were the new Fridays? If you don’t believe me, go tell the sold out crowd of Harvey Maps Fell Running Session, held in the theatre of the Brewery Arts Centre. Following on from the success of the inaugural night in 2017, the Fell Running session (in my opinion) may be the…

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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…

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Bob Graham Legs 4&5 Recce

With spring showing signs of finally coming through, after a harsh winter, I took the opportunity to run two legs of the Bob Graham Round, in the Lake District with friends looking to take on a round later this year. For those unfamiliar, the Bob Graham is a 66 mile, 27,000ft circuit of 42 of…

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