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Look up and be proud: Dawn Nisbet Interview

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clock28th December 2017

For Dawn Nisbet, 2017 was an awesome year. She shares her story and hopes to inspire others to #getinspired through 2018.   Dawn, what would you say to anyone who tells themselves “I’m not a runner”?  I think if you run, you are automatically a runner, but often we are too worried about what others […]   Keep reading »

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 »

Dirty Double weekend at Helvellyn & Ullswater

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clock27th October 2017

Shattered and smiling. Sweating buckets as I struggled to effortlessly ran over the top of the climb between Silver Crag and Birk Fell. My son well and truly disappeared into the distance. And I was loving it!!! This is the ‘Dirty Double’ weekend of Helvellyn and Ullswater Lakeland Trail runs. First time I’d done it for 5 […]   Keep reading »

Whooah, we’re halfway there – and some!

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clock11th August 2017

#Run1000Miles Challenge going superbly well! You may remember that Trail Running magazine Editor Claire said #Run1000Miles was about all participants having “their fittest year ever” 🙂 Well I’m one of literally thousands of people enjoying this very outcome thanks to the challenge and incredible community of people participating. The ethos was very much about this […]   Keep reading »

WTF a DNF?!

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clock24th June 2017

I pulled over just before the timing mat at 3k, ambled behind a tree and retched repeatedly. Between 2-3k I hadn’t even been running hard – fact was I couldn’t. I heard one of the marshals shout something like “over here…stomach!” and was then asked if I was okay and kindly given water by the […]   Keep reading »

Scorpion Stings family in the Lakes

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clock9th May 2017

It’s rare an entire family will be stung by a scorpion. At Staveley, all four of the McCarthy’s endured the “Sting in the Tail”. And what a day it was! All four of us taking part in a Lakeland Trails event for the first time. The kids have really got into running as a previous […]   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 »

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 »


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