Tag: ultrarunning

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 – Doyle Carpenter

Doyle Carpenter finishing a race.

It’s a short one this week. What could be more inspirational than reading about Doyle Carpenter, a pensioner, WINNING an ultramarathon: 77 year old wins two-day ultramarathon Thank you to everyone who’s voted for Fat Girl to Ironman so far – there’s still time to cast your vote in The 2018 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…

The Agony of De Feet – Brutal 10 Enduro Race Report

Tamsyn and Kim selfie

On Saturday night/Sunday morning, Stuart and I took part in the Brutal 10 Enduro, which was held at Minley (near Yateley). It was a 12-hour running event starting at 9pm. Stu decided to enter as a pair with his friend, Rob. I entered as a pair with Rob’s wife Kim. Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Lisa Smith-Batchen

Lisa Smith-Batchen running and smiling.

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…