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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 »

Does running ever become enjoyable?

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clock24th March 2017

“Does running ever become enjoyable?”  That was the question posed by a running club mate as we both recovered from a chip-timed track 5k. What he was getting at, in joking obviously, was the pain. You know you’re going to go through it. You know it will hit you and your brain will tell you […]   Keep reading »

Lowri Morgan on #her333 Ultra exploits

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clock19th December 2016

World Class Ultra endurance marathon runner, Lowri Morgan, speaks about #Her333 challenge & her experiences of #UltraRunning and #Adventure   This is one of a series of amazing feats Lowri has in store 2016/17. #BeInspired   Lowri, for those that don’t know you. could you just tell us a little about yourself please? When I […]   Keep reading »

Run Malawi? Run the UK? Go on then

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clock19th November 2016

We spoke to Brendan Rendall, famed for running the length of Malawi and John O’Groats to Lands End. Ordnance Survey #Getoutside Champion – Discovery Channel UK #MYWB Winner. In this interview, he shares the motivations, trials and teachings from his 2016 adventures.   Brendan, how did you get into running? I stared running in 2006, […]   Keep reading »

5 secrets to overcoming ultra running demons

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clock2nd November 2016

The comeback ultra – don’t let a DNF get you down (DNF = ‘did not finish’) I’ve had a funny old year for running this year. I’ve been running for 13 years now, starting as a fun runner, taking selfies during my first charity 10k (Great Manchester Run). I progressed quickly to marathon runner – […]   Keep reading »

Interview: Damian Hall Trail Runner

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clock28th September 2016

There will be tears…Damian Hall shares trail running experiences   Damian, your friends say you’re “annoyingly cheerful”. How would you describe yourself? Occasionally cheerful, always annoying? I’ve no idea. You’d have to ask other people. Oh wait, you did. Annoyingly cheerful it is then. Although, meet me 87 miles into a 100-miler and you’ll likely see […]   Keep reading »

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 »