Wrath – The Review

Adventure In an age of organised races, 4G and airbnb, what lengths do you have to go to, in order to experience life in a raw, unfiltered and disconnected way? Multi day stage races and courses with ever increasing distances/climbing continue to grow in popularity, however, there remains a degree of sterilisation for all those…

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2 Iconic Multi Day Ultras to be held Annually from 2021

The organisers of the Cape Wrath Ultra® and the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® have confirmed that both events will take place annually from 2021. Previously held on a biennial basis in the May of alternating years, the races will bookend the summer. The Cape Wrath Ultra® will stay in May, while the Berghaus Dragon’s Back…

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Wings for Life World Run returns to Cambridge

May 3rd 2020 marks the return of Wings for Life World Run to the streets of Cambridge. Starting at 12:00 GMT, along with fellow athletes in countries as far and wide as Australia, Japan, South Africa and Peru, it’s a race with a difference. There is no finish line. What? What sets the Wings for…

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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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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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Shane Benzie & Damian Hall’s Mountain Ultra Skills Day

Let’s set the record straight, if you’ve come here looking to find out Shane Benzie‘s technique secrets and just how big Damian Hall‘s tea habit is, you’re in for a disappointment. However I can confirm that with an unguarded kettle, many tea bags were harmed during the course of a day in Goring…. For those…

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Type 2 Fun Run returns for 2020 – Entries live

The Type 2 Fun Run is back for 2020 and as ever, little is being revealed about the race, other than the format. 30 hours of Type 2 potential A minimum distance of around 85km Control points have different point values No set course, no feed stations, no base camp, no massage tent, no mercy…

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MAMMUT PRESENTS ITS FIRST PRODUCTS MADE FROM LEFTOVER FABRICS

There’s a lot of noise in all industries about the rush to become more green and transparent with their consumer. The outdoor industry has been doing so, before it became widely expected, and despite one brand gaining a lot of credit for it, the truth is, many others have been doing so in their own…

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Last Women Standing: The Barkley Marathons 2019 – The Review

I’m sure I don’t need to hark on about the brutality the Barkley Marathons inflicts upon those who toe the line. Where else, if you’ve successfully managed to obtain one of 40 coveted starting places, does the Race Director, Laz, send you an email of condolence, notifying you that the honourable thing is to not…

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You are an Athlete

YOU ARE AN ATHLETE It may sound counter intuitive, you’re not on the podium, sponsors aren’t kitting you out head to toe, you pay for everything and may not be the most consistent in training. BUT YOU ARE AN ATHLETE You work as hard to complete the race, you sweat, grimace, suffer and grit your…

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