Transvulcania 2014 – Going Bananas on Isla de la Palma

  Transvulcania 2014 – Going Bananas on Isla de la Palma. 73Km / 4415m of climbing. Report by Giles Hawking Sometime last year I saw a youtube video of an Ultra-marathon race that looked amazing . The film's images of runners streaming up a hill in the dark, headtorches glowing like a sinous river of twinkling lights, the sun rising above the Atlantic at dawn, the rays of light filtering through the trees,immense and spectacular scenary, the determination of the runners and the … [Read more...]

Reeth 20k Trail – Report

By Jim MacDonald This 20k trail race takes place in Swaledale and is a circular route mostly on good bridleways with about 1,800 feet of ascent. Its difficulty rating is described as moderate to hard in Trail Running magazine so I approached this one with trepidation! Although not a stroll in the park, it turned out to be easier than expected. For some reason I find it much less tiring running uphill when off road and in the midst of such beautiful and peaceful countryside than when on … [Read more...]

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