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Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ / Red Bull

Red Bull wanted an inspiring make-me-feel-I’m-there-on-the-mountain-with-you story from the UK’s hardest and most dangerous running race.

Completing the race’s 55km with 4,700m of ascent felt like feeding my quadriceps very slowly through a meat grinder. People clearly like that kind of schadenfreude stuff and Red Bull quickly pumped my suffering out on their global channel to an audience of 2.14million.

Photography by guillemcasanova.com and iancorless.com

Read article here

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Cover shot issue 4 / Ultra

Cover shot for issue 4 of Ultra magazine accompanied my “Full Circle Patagonia” article, describing our attempt to run the classic 100km O Trek in one big wild day out – complete with pumas and glaciers and some rather spectacular scenery.

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Fastest At World’s End / Sidetracked

[:en]For as long as I’ve been writing about adventures, I have wanted to have my work published at Sidetracked. If you don’t know already, it’s a beautiful online selection box of far-flung journeys, unexpected encounters and daring deeds – sharply penned with startling photography.

Sidetracked Pull QuoteThe editor-in-chief John Summerton doesn’t just pick up any pitch, but on my 3rd attempt in September 2015, with a promised story about our attempt to run the Fastest Known Time around the 100km “O” trek at Torres del Paine – it looked like I might have a story. The hardest part was initially getting the photography up to standard (which took two separate trips to Chilean Patagonia,) and then the envisaged angle about macho endeavor in an inhospitable land just didn’t want to go down on the page like that. (The run itself was much easier.)

Eventually it did come together (thanks for your patience and giving me a shot in the first instance John) and you can now read “Fastest At The World’s End” online.

Click below to begin reading at Sidetracked. 

Sidetracked - Portfolio V Fastest At World's End[:es]For as long as I’ve been writing about adventures, I have wanted to have my work published at Sidetracked. If you don’t know already, it’s a beautiful online selection box of far-flung journeys, unexpected encounters and daring deeds – sharply penned with startling photography.

Sidetracked Pull QuoteThe editor-in-chief John Summerton doesn’t just pick up any pitch, but on my 3rd attempt in September 2015 – with a promised story about our attempt to run the fastest time around the 100km “O” trek at Torres del Paine – it looked like I might have a story.

The hardest part was initially getting the photography up to standard (which took two separate trips to Chilean Patagonia,) and then the envisaged angle about macho endeavour in an inhospitable land just didn’t want to go down on the page like that. (The run itself – although we never got near to that allusive fastest time – went much smoother than the article!)

Eventually it did come together, thanks to the incredible patience of my very talented running partner and friend James Donald, and also to John Summerton for giving me a shot in the first place. You can now read “Fastest At World’s End” online.

Click below to begin reading at Sidetracked. 

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Men’s Fitness magazine / Vertical Kilometre Feature

[:en]Living in the Andes, it’s easy to forget that not everyone leaves their front door and starts running uphill.

Men's Fitness Dropped Caps text - Vertcial KMMen’s Fitness magazine UK got in contact because they wanted an inspiring introduction to the Vertical Kilometre race – the new standard in endurance sport, where the finish line is 1,000metres higher than the starting point. 

The article is an around the world odyssey of mountain running, with stops in the French Alps, Canada, Patagonia and the Scottish Highlands. I also get my proverbial handed to me along the way by septuagenarians and schoolchildren.

Photos were secured from perhaps the most incredible VK race in the World – The Ultra Trail Torres del Paine. Interviewees include World Champion Urban Zemmer, Nikki Kimball, Jeff Browning, Paul Navesey, Shane Ohly and World Sky Running Director Lauri Van Houten.

[:es]Living in the Andes, it’s easy to forget that not everyone leaves their front door and starts running uphill.

Men's Fitness Dropped Caps text - Vertcial KMMen’s Fitness magazine UK got in contact because they wanted an inspiring introduction to the Vertical Kilometre race – the new standard in endurance sport, where the finish line is 1,000metres higher than the starting point. 

The article is an around the world odyssey of mountain running, with stops in the French Alps, Canada, Patagonia and the Scottish Highlands. I also get my proverbial handed to me along the way by septuagenarians and schoolchildren.

Photos were secured from perhaps the most incredible VK race in the World – The Ultra Trail Torres del Paine. Interviewees include World Champion Urban Zemmer, Nikki Kimball, Jeff Browning, Paul Navesey, Shane Ohly and World Sky Running Director Lauri Van Houten.) 

You can read the unabridged article here online.

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Zolkan 4 Days 2016 / Limitless Pursuits

I’ve been away from my desk for the last week – reporting and running in the incredible Zolkan 4 Days ultramarathon.

If you missed it on social media, here’s the full run-down from each day, starting with my race preview.

CLICK Below for Race Preview, Summary or Full Day by Day accounts.

All articles at limitlesspursuits.com

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