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Sinead Kane interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Sinead Kane interview Sinead Kane is redefining what it means to “Believe in yourself”. Here she talks about running, disability, extreme challenges…     Sinead, can you share with us why and how you got into running? Four years ago I was asked to do a 10k run for charity. I didn’t even know how […]   Keep reading »

Wild Running: Jen & Sim Benson interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Wild Running: Interview with Jen & Sim Benson Passionate about running, adventure, environmentalism, travel, mountains and so much more… Jen and Sim Benson share their experiences with us 🙂   Jen and Sim, you’re best known for your “Wild Running” book, a superb guide for anyone wishing to explore British trails and fells. Out of […]   Keep reading »

Ryan Sandes Trail Blazer interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Ryan Sanders interview Team Salomon and Red Bull athlete, Ryan Sandes is a record-breaking, multiple award-winning ultra runner. He spent some time talking about achievements, his favourite places to run, fuel food and more 🙂 Ryan, since bursting onto the trail running scene in 2008 you’ve won an incredible number and range of races and […]   Keep reading »

OutFit Joe Cooper interview

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clock19th May 2016

Interview: Joe Cooper of Out-Fit Personal Fitness ‘Outfit Joe‘ shares his passion for fitness, off-road running and some great routes 🙂 Joe, to say you are passionate about health and fitness and well being is an understatement! How did you get into personal training? Well since a very young age, I remember being an energetic little […]   Keep reading »

Interview: Claire Maxted, Editor, Trail Running magazine

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clock6th May 2016

Interview with Claire Maxted, Editor, Trail Running magazine We are delighted to interview the “tour de force” of trail running that is Claire Maxted. Claire shares her thoughts on her own trail running adventures, the trail running community, oh and a bit of food 🙂 Enjoy!   Claire, since launching Trail Running magazine in May […]   Keep reading »

Show Your Love for the Lakes

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clock13th December 2015

Storm Desmond has wreaked havoc on the Lakes. Yet the response has been overwhelmingly positive – which comes as no surprise given the strength of community there.   No sooner had the trail of destruction begun, there was everybody sharing the events and calling for people to help by showing their love – as this image from […]   Keep reading »

Social Running on a Helvellyn Mountain Trail

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clock14th November 2015

Helvellyn 15k was a trail challenge fantastic for myself, Ben, Dan, Simon. For the first time I was being regarded as a #trailrunning veteran – what with Ben having done Hawkshead only – and it being virgin territory for Dan and Simon. By coincidence, Helvellyn had been my first ever trail run and had got me […]   Keep reading »

Best Reader Blog 2015: Trail Running Magazine

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clock13th November 2015

Wow! When you’re rewarded for doing something you love, you should consider yourself very lucky indeed. To win a second time in two months was incredible!   To say I was over the moon to receive the “Trail Running Magazine Best Reader Blog Award” is an understatement! When Editor, Claire Maxted emailed me to confirm […]   Keep reading »

His fire burns, burns, burns: Dom Williams interview

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clock30th October 2015

In our latest interview, we chat to Dom Williams – a gent who in so many ways embodies the spirit of what running can do for people and communities. Dom, where on earth do we start?! You’ve achieved so much recently but let’s begin with something straightforward… How did you get into running? I got […]   Keep reading »

I Run, Therefore I Am

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clock4th October 2015

Recently I’ve been contemplating why I  run and what it gives me. Why? Well when you miss something you appreciate it all the more. Having missed out on the last two Lakeland Trails events (Keswick and Coniston), I felt very frustrated at my ongoing struggle with #LymeDisease and the inevitable ups and downs my body goes through. In […]   Keep reading »

Race Director Interview: Graham Patten

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clock14th September 2015

In our latest interview, we meet Graham Patten: Race Director, BGR member, all-round trail lover! Graham, you’re probably best known for the Lakeland Trails. What is the ethos behind these? I started the Lakeland Trails in 2004 out of sheer frustration – I’d been moaning for years that our area of the world (the Lake District) didn’t […]   Keep reading »

Planes, trails, ‘any auld shite’

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clock2nd September 2015

This August I was incredibly fortunate to get 4 weeks of leave which was split between Galicia and Ireland – 2 stunning locations full of friendly folk! Oh and I managed a spot of running 🙂   Travel is fascinating in so many ways – for me it’s about sampling the local food, the people, experiencing […]   Keep reading »

Training Food – Renee McGregor on sports nutrition

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clock22nd July 2015

Our next interview is with Renee McGregor, Sports Nutritionist to sports people of all abilities, best selling author and keen runner. This promises to be a real education 🙂 Renee, how did you initially become interested in sports nutrition and dietetics? I initially did a biochemistry degree with nutrition which I found absolutely fascinating and […]   Keep reading »

@pesky_squirrel on her love of… well anything active

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clock15th July 2015

Our next runner interview features Sarah Morton. Her love of activity and experiences knows no bounds. Hopefully you’ll be infected by her enthusiasm 🙂 Sarah, can you tell us about your love of the outdoors? I just love being outside really! I find sitting about really boring, even if I’m busy and have things to […]   Keep reading »

Brussels Sprouts Hope

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clock10th July 2015

Last week saw me travelling to Brussels, in my ongoing battle against Lyme Disease. I returned full of hope.   The response to my Learning to live with Lyme Disease post was genuinely overwhelming. So many messages of support from people to continue the battle. Through extensive research by myself, friends and family, we’d identified a […]   Keep reading »

Pushing beyond: My very first Ultra experience

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clock26th June 2015

I asked my body the question… and it responded with an emphatic “YES!“… There are so many ways I could describe my first ever Ultra. My experience is shared below. It’s not a race report, it’s about what I learned up to and during the day. The Build Up Friday lunchtime thoughts started wondering to […]   Keep reading »

When in Italia “eseguito a Venezia”

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clock22nd June 2015

I was fortunate enough to travel to Venice recently on business (honest). So I did what I always do – packed my trainers 🙂   There is no better way of getting a real feel for a place than exploring on foot. The sights, sounds and smells give you a sense of the atmosphere and […]   Keep reading »

Learning to live with Lyme Disease

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clock11th June 2015

Dealing with Lyme Disease – a very personal story Numerous runners, family, friends have asked me to share my story of dealing with Lyme Disease. I’ve initially been reticent for a number of reasons, not least it being so very personal, a mental and physical battle. Mostly that it might come across as ‘woe is […]   Keep reading »

Coniston cracker! That’s trail marathon day

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clock9th June 2015

This weekend saw a group of us heading up to Coniston for the Lakeland Trails marathon and half marathon.  Rated by Runners World as most scenic marathon in the UK, this course is awesome. I was entered for the half marathon which itself offers awe-inspiring vistas, rapid descents through woodland, camaraderie, and plenty of climbs 🙂 […]   Keep reading »

A Day with Nicky Spinks: Ultra Race / 24 hr round training

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clock21st May 2015

Exhilarating. Motivating. Fascinating. The only way to sum up a day with ultra running legend Nicky Spinks. These are my key take aways, plus my experience of the day. If you like the sound of this, I’d highly recommend booking onto the next course Nicky is running in November.   In my fight to beat […]   Keep reading »

Suzanne Stolberg interview: 1 year on from breast cancer surgery

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clock19th May 2015

1 Year Survivor: Suzanne Stolberg shares her experiences of dealing with breast cancer and how running was something she learned to love What has the last 12 months been like for you? Even though I’ve not actually done that much, looking back they feel quite manic. Mainly because so much has changed for me – […]   Keep reading »

Robbie Britton interview: Robbie talks enjoyment, pain and terrain!

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clock15th May 2015

Robbie Britton talks enjoyment, pain and terrain! UK athlete Robbie Britton made a great leap forward with his World Bronze medal at the IAU 24 hour World Champs. In this interview, the Profeet Ambassador talks about his love of running, what drives him and offers tips to any runner – experienced or aspiring. How did you […]   Keep reading »

Unexpected. Determined. Euphoric…Lana Jane’s running story

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clock15th May 2015

In this inspiring interview, Lana Jane shares her running story, having been inspired to fund raise for Parkinson’s Disease. What did you do with your time before running? I always liked to keep fit.  Having trained as a dancer from a young age, through to University (I did a Dance performance degree), my focus was […]   Keep reading »

Staveley ‘Sting in the Tail’

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clock10th May 2015

Saturday represented another exciting return to #trailrunning, with the Lakeland Trails Staveley 17km. It’s a stunning and challenging course, set in the Kentmere valley. The infamous ‘Sting in the Tail’ that is Reston Scar, at around 15.5km, is a killer. But with the confidence gained from completing Hawkshead, I was really looking forward to this. The course […]   Keep reading »

Run Like The Wind? Read Like A Demon…again…and again

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clock10th May 2015

Over a month ago I promised to review Like The Wind magazine. The trouble was I took ages getting through it – read this review to find out why…   For a start, the word “magazine” barely does this publication justice. I greatly enjoy subscriptions to Trail Running magazine and Cycling Active Magazine – both heartily […]   Keep reading »

Hawkshead homecoming: Euphoric return to trail running

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clock30th April 2015

2 years battling with Lyme Disease and I was able to return to running a Lakeland Trails #trailrunning event. That it happened to be the Hawkshead 17km – the very event I’d last been able to run in 2013 – felt like I was genuinely on the way back. The omens were good. Ben Keegan […]   Keep reading »

Jill Butterworth interview

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clock24th April 2015

From 10k walk/run to 100k Ultra Jill Butterworth shares her inspirational story World meet Jill Butterworth 🙂  We celebrate the launch of the runeatrepeat.co.uk blog with this interview. Learn about Jill’s running story, how she got into running, her inspirations and how she ultimately progressed to an amazing 2nd lady in the 100k Canalathon Ultra! Inspiring […]   Keep reading »