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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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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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 – The Endurance Session

The Endurance Session at Kendal Mountain Festival was a late entry to my calendar this year, I was in talks with the organisers, when they said you need to go to it, we’ve yet to release it, but it’ll be great…… interesting… Who’s the line up? Nicky Spinks, Tom Evans and Fernanda Maciel, hosted by…

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adidas TERREX Advanced Basecamp – Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

adidas TERREX took over Kendal Mountain Festival’s Advanced Basecamp for 2018, providing a greater area to exhibit and with that, new opportunities to engage with the public. Looking over the main basecamp, the marquee had room for their latest Climaheat Jacket and Fast shoes (both in for review), a long with their new Agravic XT shoes.…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – adidas TERREX 10km

It was only supposed to be for fun. I was fortunate to get a VIP slot in the race and with my bargain accommodation (£19 a night Airbnb room) being all of 5 minutes away, I thought I had the perfect plan for 2018. Turn up the the start after a warm up and run…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – Stance World Premiere of Hood to Trail

Urban Culture. I’m oblivious to it. I’ve always lived in villages, socialised little outside of school and in my professional life, some 10 years on. Kendal Mountain Festival is probably the most social I am all year, bar races. And with that, cultures and counter cultures slip under my radar. The only exposure I have is…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – Columbia Mountain Running Session

The Columbia Mountain Running Session. From trail to ultra, adventure to just starting out, the Mountain Running session incorporates all disciplines and abilities of the sport, delivering a broad and diverse speaker panel, who’s expertise range from half marathon to 100 miles, multi day, self supported adventures and beyond.Simon Freeman, co-founder of Like the Wind Magazine,…

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Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation & Surfers Against Sewage Announce Partnership

Kendal Mountain Festival has long been the home of World Premiere’s, exclusive talks, collaborations and the bringing together of minds. The outdoor, adventure and action sports communities are in many ways at the forefront of witnessing the world we live in and our impact, but along with that, it can be strongly argued that we…

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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 – Sustainability at the festival (Preview)

Sustainability. Suddenly the mass media have coined this word into popular culture. Brands everywhere are racing to shout about their sustainability credentials, even those in dirty industries i.e “clean coal”. We all want the benefits that come with less pollution, less waste and a full circle from concept to end of life of a product.…

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