Exercise coupled with time outside, preferably somewhere beautiful in the countryside, is the perfect remedy for keeping myself mentally healthy. I've always run but only really got into ultra-running in the last few years.
An addictive personality and a love of running is a dangerous combination and I find myself constantly searching for th... Read More
I've always considered myself a fun-runner. Although I've been running for as long as I can remember, I had a few years off before taking up running again with a local club at the age of 25.
The Sunderland Strollers introduced me to ultra-running, the Lakeland 50/100 were major events for the club and the ultimate goal for many. Over the last e... Read More
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She is a Scottish 5000m runner and has represented Team GB at two Olympic games: the 3000m steeplechase at London 2012 and then the 5000m at Rio 2016. She is about to compete in her t... Read More
Co-host of our podcast ‘Run to the Hills’, Eddie is an international ultra runner based in Morzine in the French Alps.
Eddie spent 12 years as a PE teacher. After having her three children, she progressed her qualifications as a triathlon coach, gym instructor, personal trainer and run leader. She was an Ironman triathlete for five years while ... Read More
Gary is a long time marathon runner and member of the north east marathon club, and recently completed his first Bob Graham round. He also co-hosts our podcast 'Run to the Hills' along with Eddie. You can hear more about his Bob Graham round in episode 41 of the podcast. Read More
Never a sporty child or teenager, she initially took to exercise because of vanity, but after running her first Race for life she joined her local running club. There Kim was able to find new routes, taking her from 10ks to fell races. After teaching for six years, Kim left to focus on what she loves: running. Kim and her husband Jayson run Cav... Read More
“Since reading Born to run and hearing all about the amazing benefits of Chia seeds, me and my wife have used them regularly in our diet, having a ready made flapjack with these in is an absolute bonus!”
Jayson has always enjoyed spending time outdoors. From the age of 14 this was spent mountain biking above anything else. He joined the Britis... Read More
All it took for Jen Wood to get hooked on climbing, was one of her friends to decide to throw their ninth birthday party at a climbing wall. That was it and from that point on Jen was nothing short of obsessed with the climbing scene, two years later (and at only eleven years old) she entered her first indoor competition. From then on she has ... Read More
Scott Woolley is living every mountain biker's dream. Splitting his time between studying at Lancaster Uni and spending his holidays bombing down Canada's incredible mountains. Even in the UK though Scott is never too far from a dusty trail and has already knocked up more than his fair share of podium finishes in the British Student Race Series.... Read More
Derby-born boxer Sandy Ryan is a force to be reckoned with. Her medals include the World Championship Silver, Youth European Silver Medal, European Games bronze medal and European Championships Bronze medal.
She went on to claim gold at the 2018 commonwealth games and became one of Team GB’s leading medal contenders for the 2021 Tokyo Games. Unf... Read More
“I’m often asked why I run. The answer is simple, because I love it. Running makes me feel happy, gives me space to have my own thoughts, the freedom to explore otherwise forgotten places and remote landscapes – it gives me a reason for adventure.”
Mimi Anderson is something of a wonder woman. By 36 years old most notable runners are lo... Read More
After taking up running at 11 years old Shelli Gordon quickly discovered her natural talent for racing over longer incredible distances. Something she showed by completing a 25 mile course at 13 years old. Following this, Shelli has gone on to complete many ultras including the Hardmoors 55, 60, 110, 160 and 200 (brutal races across the Yorkshir... Read More