Monday Morning Motivation: Running the Leadville 100

Still from Moments at Elevation

The Leadville 100 is an iconic race for ultrarunners. Moments at Elevation, from filmmaker Isaiah Jay, explores the spirit, struggle, and magic that empowers hopefuls across the finish line. Isaiah follows four endurance athletes from Colorado’s Adrenalin Project.   Athletes: Maggie Walsh, Luke Jay, Casey Hill, Jason Michalak   Transcript Just being able to have no commitments, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running Across California

Running across California a film about Ali Butler Glenesk

“Go do something crazy.” That’s the spirit driving Ali Butler Glenesk, a runner who woke up one morning and hatched the ultimate challenge for herself: Become the fastest known woman to run across her home state of California. What did that mean exactly? Running 262 miles in 10 days east Read more…


Preparing for Southampton MoRun

A road that goes off into the distance.

Southampton MoRun is fast approaching, and I’ll be honest that my preparations have not been ideal thus far. I’ve only done 13 runs over 9km so far in 2018. The last time I ran that far was at Thunder Run in July. My most recent parkruns I had plans to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rory Bosio

Rory Bosio

This morning’s motivation is brought to you courtesy of ultrarunner Rory Bosio. Rory is an American athlete who specialises in ultra-trail runs. She won the 2013 and 2014 editions of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and the Lavaredo Ultra-Trail in 2014. She ran her first 1-mile race at the age of 8 and in Read more…


Couch to Active giveaway winner

Silhouette of a person with one arm in the air.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a copy of Couch to Active. DRUM ROLL PLEASE… The winner is… ANDREA UPTON. Congratulations, Andrea! Your copy of Couch to Active will be in the post this week.   Don’t feel glum if you didn’t win – Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rhythm

© Ron Braselton. Joe Grant stands atop 14,275-foot Torreys Peak

We may call Joe Grant a “runner guy,” but honestly, those words fail to give a true notion of what he actually does. Joe Grant heads into the mountains for a lot more than running. What he finds out there, high among the craggy peaks, is what he likes to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Racing the Tide

Dylan Bowman looks out over the ocean

California’s Lost Coast trail may be one of the few in the country to actually disappear during high tide. That didn’t stop ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete Dylan Bowman from running the 55 miles from Usal Beach, the trail’s southern terminus, to Mattole Beach in just over 11 hours. Locally, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: North and Lights

North and Lights still

Hopefully, this beautiful short film, North and Lights, will inspire you. It’s just over 3 minutes showing Vanessa Morales running and skiing in stunning scenery.    NORTH AND LIGHTS – 4K from Pat Foch on Vimeo.


Couch to Active

Win a copy of Couch to Active

I was really excited to receive a review copy of Lyn Lindbergh’ book Couch to Active. I desperately want to exercise and get fitter but am struggling to live an active life. My hope was that this book would inspire me and help me find solutions that would work for me. Read more…


MoRun in Southampton + 21 other locations in the British Isles

Lego figure with a large moustache

I was really excited to learn that a MoRun will be taking place in Southampton this year. Every year Southampton hosts Race for Life and various other runs to raise awareness of women’s cancers, but there are few events to raise awareness and valuable funds to support men’s health. Prostate Read more…