By Dan Stinton Four legs are better than two, right? It seems that the on-going Marathon Des Sables (MdS) has gained a rogue entrant when a dog decided to show us humans how to get through a multi-stage ultra. The dog, which we hear has been named Cactus, joined runners during stage 2 and clearly […]
Last updated: 12-Nov-18 By Alice Morrison Running for Good is a feature-length film following Fiona Oakes’ attempt to set a new global record in endurance racing. She takes part in “toughest footrace on earth,” the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km race through the Sahara Desert. The film is by James Cromwell (Executive Producer) and Director,
Last updated: 13-Sep-18 By Alice Morrison Many ultra runners take on long distance challenges throughout their running careers but Agnieszka Pami and Marek Pamula had a humanitarian motive behind their 800 kilometres run along the Camino de Santiago. They wanted to raise funds for treatment of their wheelchair-bound friend, Mirek Hetmaski, so that he could
By Kathryn Bullock Many congratulations to Adam Lee who won a Grivel mountain runner comp 5L pack for his race review. Adam kindly sent us some great photos of himself sporting his brand new Grivel runner pack. Our Community Manager Luke caught up with Adam to ask him a few questions about his running. Q.
By Alice Morrison Nathan Rae, an ultra runner from Chorlton, has devised his very own tribute to those 22 people who died in the Manchester Arena atrocity a year ago. He ran 67 miles in a heart shape around Manchester. It took him just over 18 hours and of course he mapped it on Strava.
By Alice Morrison The Long Stage of the Marathon des Sables is the big test of the race and often the one where it is won or lost. 86.2km across the sands, taking in some of the best scenery that the desert has to offer: jebels, dunes, salt flats and rolling sands. This is also
Last updated: 25-Jun-18 By Alice Morrison It was stage 3 of the Marathon des Sables 2018 in Morocco on Tuesday which means the runners are already half way through this year’s race. The stage was 31.6 km long with a maximum allotted time of 10h30. Reports from the course say that the weather has been
By Alice Morrison Stage two of the Marathon des Sables is traditionally tougher than stage one, although with the first day under their belt, the runners will have the advantage of understanding the conditions a bit better. Today they faced 39km, with another cut off of 11 hours and 30 min. It is actually a
By Alice Morrison Sometimes, it is not all about the bike. Peter Thompson has set himself the challenge of running the full route of the Tour de France. Two legs good, two wheels bad, to borrow from George Orwell. It is 3,329km and it is the route of the 2018 Tour de France. He is
By Alice Morrison Fernanda Maciel of Brazil has broken the women’s record for the fastest ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She ascended and descended the 5,895-metre peak in 10 hours and 6 minutes. This smashed Anne-Marie Flammersfeld’s previous record of 12 hours 58 minutes. She followed the route from the Umbwe Gate to the