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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 2010 […]   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 »

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 »

Run for the 96 5k a fitting family tribute

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clock12th May 2015

On Sunday 19th April, myself, Louis and Izzy were privileged to participate in the inaugural Run For The 96 5k – in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at the Hillsborough tragedy. We were among almost 2,500 walkers, joggers and runners, wearing the red and blue of their respective clubs as […]   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 Read with the confidence gained from completing Hawkshead, I was really looking forward to this. The […]   Keep reading »


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