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Smashing Stereotypes: One step at a time

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clock2nd December 2017

You run, you’re a woman, you wear a hijabi… you may have to overcome stereotypes. In this enlightening interview, Lynne AKA “Jogonhijabi”, talks about the importance of running and joy of #Parkrun.   How did you get into running and why? I have always enjoyed regular cardio exercise at the gym however never ran outside […]   Keep reading »

Interview: Raj Mahapatra – a truly remarkable runner

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clock20th April 2017

When you’re told you’ll be in a wheelchair within 10 years and not to run, what do you do? In this poignant, touching and stirring interview, Raj Mahapatra explains how running helps him cope with one of the most debilitating conditions. In an attempt to do Raj justice, I’m writing this pretty much as the […]   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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »