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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…


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: Jim Walmsley

Jim Walmsley running against a backdrop of mountains

From 9MindAsylum, “Lighting The Fire: Wrong Turns” tells the story of Jim Walmsley’s eventful start in the sport of ultrarunning. Jim Walmsley was honourably discharged from the Air Force and had several bouts of severe depression. He turned to running to get his life back on track. He moved to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Killian Jornet

Kilian Jornet

Do you have a head for heights? This inspirational video is by Spanish ultrarunner Killian Jornet: I’m scared of heights, but this video has inspired me to get out of my comfort zone this week. Read more about Kilian Jornet There’s lots of information (and videos) about Kilian available online. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Angela Shartel

Angela Shartel running

I’m guessing that first thing in the morning probably isn’t when you have time to watch a 20-minute documentary. Please do yourself a favour, save this link and schedule time to watch this brilliant documentary about Angela Shartel this week. Ultra Angela tells the story of a woman who has Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Lisa Smith-Batchen

If you’re searching for some motivation on a Monday morning then look no further than Lisa Smith-Batchen, who is an inspirational female runner. In July 2014, ultrarunner Lisa from Idaho, successfully covered the famed 135-mile route of Badwater  – known as “the world’s toughest footrace” due to its extreme heat Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Way to go!

Steve Way is  hugely inspirational man, who was an unhealthy and overweight smoker just 7 years ago, but who is now going to represent England in the Commonwealth Games. You can read his amazing story here: Amazingly, not only does Steve hold down a full-time job whilst running over 100 Read more…