The Lakes Litter Initiative – Get behind keeping the Lakeland fells & valleys clean

Last week I spent a few days in Cornwall with Ben and Dom from Trash Free Trails, for which I’m ambassador, discussing all things trash and trail related. It gave me some new energy and wanting to do more. I live near Milton Keynes and am fortunate that for the most part, my local trails…

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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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Hydro Flask Announces Grant Recipients of 2020 Parks For All Charitable Giving Programme

Hydro Flask have this week announced the recipients of its 2020 Parks For All charitable giving programme. Hydro Flask will be donating $501,400 in grants to sixteen nonprofit organisations whose missions align with building, maintaining, restoring or providing better access to public green spaces globally.  Projects range from trail maintenance to education for children through the…

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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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Mountain Run Courses & Guided runs for Winter/Spring 2020

You may remember back in October I spent the weekend with Mountain Run, on their Ultra Mountain/Trail Running Skills Weekend, based in Patterdale. The team headed by Charles Sproson have launched their dates for this coming winter/spring, which feature a mixture of guided runs and courses.If you fancy a midweek adventure, the team have their…

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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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Paul Tierney is 163 Peaks into his 214 -Peak Wainwrights Record Attempt

*At the time of writing, Paul has dropped into Troutbeck, with 163 peaks successfully scaled and a further 51 standing between him and his ambition to set a new record. He is currently on record pace and looks remarkably strong.* .@paulmissinglink arrives into Troutbeck with 163 peaks done and 51 peaks to go in his…

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Pyllon XP 2

If you were to tell me it had been a year since the inaugural Pyllon XP, I would have told you quite simply “no way.” But it has, give or take a few days. Those days spent in Aviemore, as the Beast from the East tore into the mountain side, doing it’s best to hamper…

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Married couple Henriette and Jonathan Albon win the Scafell Sky Race

On Sunday 15th July, the Scafell Sky Race carried runners from Borrowdale to Ambleside, combing technical running, with rapid sections, to deliver Lake District’s round of the National Skyrunning Series. The Scafell Sky Race (SSR) is a 42km skyrunning race with 3,000m of ascent on challenging, often technically extreme terrain in the Lake District National…

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