Welsh Castles Relay and Trail Half Marathon Wales

Russell BentleyAthletes Content, Half Marathon Training, marathon, Races, Races & Places, Running, Trail Running, Training

Over two weeks Russell Bentley takes on the chaotic Welsh Castles Relay and races over the trails for a win in Coed Y Brenin at the Trail Half Marathon Wales. Weslh Castles Relay The Welsh Castles Relay is a 209 mile, 2 day race from Caernarfon Castle, North Wales, down to Cardiff Castle. 20 runners in a team, each covering … Read More

Whalers’ Great Route Ultra-Trail in the Azores (25K)

Marcus BrownAthletes Content, Races, Races & Places, Review, Running, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons, Vlogs

Join me as I travel to the Azores, Portugal, on the island of Faial, to race in the Whalers’ Great Route Ultra-Trail by Azores Trail Run, which was established in 2014. I spoke with the race director Mário Leal after running the 25K race. We discussed the race, and the experience of running in the Azores. It is a place … Read More

A Re-Born, Naked Runner

Rachel CullenAthletes Content, dreadmill, Other, Runner's Stories, tips, Trail Running, Training, Treadmill

Rachel Ann Cullen, author of Running For My Life, writes… For the last six months, I have run entirely without a watch. No Strava; no HR monitor; no mile splits; no intermittent beeping or less-than-encouraging messages from an electronic device on my wrist informing me that I am ‘underperforming’. I am a re-born, naked runner. Why Naked? Why? It’s a … Read More

Jo Meek and the Bob Graham Round

Jo MeekAthletes Content, Other, Races & Places, Runner's Stories, Running, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

Setting off from Moot Hall in Keswick to attempt the Bob Graham Round in under 24 hours filled me with fear. I was not underestimating this run. The Bob Graham Round is the epitome of fell running challenges: 65miles/ 105km with 28000ft/ 8300m of elevation. Planning the Round There were to be 4 runners from Devon trying to complete it, … Read More

Val D’Aran 100 Miles | By UTMB

Stephen CousinsAthletes Content, Races, Races & Places, Running, Trail Running, Ultra Marathons

Va D'Arran 100

Introducing the Val D’Aran 100 miler. When it comes to entering 100 mile races around the world, there are plenty to choose from. There are also huge differences between them. The Berlin 100 or the Thames Path 100 are virtually flat, whilst Western States or Lakeland 100, have a decent amount of elevation gain. Then there are the monsters. Unfortunately, … Read More