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

5 Tips for the Dragon’s Back Race

Russell BentleyAthletes Content, marathon, Other, Races & Places, Runner's Stories, Running, tips, Ultra Marathons

I’ve read everyone else’s tips on how to ‘slay the dragon’. Here are my 5 tips for anyone attempting the Dragon’s Back Race. I haven’t seen these anywhere else, so hopefully, they bring something new. Tryfan, Welsh for ‘Absolute Bastard!’ – Matt Whyman The goal of this post is to take one Dragon’s Back hopeful (could it be you?), who … 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