According to a group of Japanese researchers dogs and owners experience surges in oxytocin, a hormone responsible for maternal caring, when they look into each other’s eyes.
“Scientists are telling us that we’re destroying the planet and no one wants to do anything about it. I only have this business because I’m very pessimistic about the future…” If there is one person that can claim he’s running his business because he’s pessimistic about the future, it is Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard.
Kyle Dietz is a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, who felt there was nothing more to gain in fighting and turned his head to ultra running. The film follows Dietz as he trains in and around his home town in Iowa for the RUT 50k at Big Sky in Montana.
Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape.
The term “fell” is an often used Northern England expression for hill or mountain. It is presumed that Shepherds were probably the first ever fell runners with the earliest documented accounts of running in the fells dating back to the 11th Century
The Orcas Island 50k (and its sister race, the Orcas Island 25k) is quite unique in the trail running world. The course alone makes this race special – old-growth forests, tough climbs, and spectacular views of surrounding islands, mountains, and Puget Sound – but what truly sets it apart is the sense of community. With live music, great post-race food and beer, and a chance to hang out all weekend on a gorgeous island with your trail runner friends, these are the oldest and some of the most beloved of all the Rainshadow running races – Races that will leave you wondering: Why run anywhere else? Thusfar goes the introduction on the organizers website on the Orcas Islang 50k race that makes many trailrunners heatbeat go faster. The race is growing in popularity which lead to this years edition being a lottery and this will be no different for 2016. The following film made by the Ginger Runner gives more than a stunning impression of this years 10th annual running of the event. Enjoy!
Nolan’s 14 is also known as the Mount Everest of Ultrarunning. That pretty much says enough. But if it doesn’t, there’s a film made to prove it. Nolan’s 14 is a 100 mile route through the heart of the Colorado Rockies that traverses 14 14,000 foot peaks, hence the name. Only a handful of people have ever completed it within the 60 hour cutoff time. It is not a race though. Anyone may climb the Nolan’s 14 route at any time of year, and these records will be recognized. The object is to climb as many 14ers as you can, traveling on foot, within the 60 hours time limit. You may complete the summits in any order and may use any route you want (on foot) between summits. Intrigued? Watch the trailer and then move on the full film where one dollar from each download is contributed to charity (Paradox Sports). Ultra running legend Blake Wood and some of today’s contemporary elite mountain ultra runners tell the story of this fabled line in 47 minutes.
Chasing the Ghost is a film made by Craig Bingham with the purpose to inspire. And it does just that. You do not need to be a cyclist to find inspiration in this wonderfully crafted film. The film is the story of two teams (USA and GB), two fierce rivals that come together forming “Allied Forces” to take on the challenge of cycling 3000 miles across America in less than 5days 5hours 5mins to set a new world record. With the goal to use the record and show their adventure as a platform to raise awareness and funding for Help for Heroes and Woundered Warriors. Sit back and enjoy! The project photography by Craig Bingham is also worth a visit.
Hailing from the high-altitude mining town of Leadville Colorado, Bill Dooper has a deep love for the sport of Ultra-Trail Running. He has spectated at every Leadville Trail 100 Run since 1988 and every Hardrock 100. And he has never run an Ultra himself. In Episode 1 of Salomon Running TV Season 04 we go on a once in a lifetime journey with Bill. Getting to know who he is and where his love for the sport stems from, as a story is unveiled of true appreciation and friendship. For Salomon – and after watching the video probably for all runners – Bill Dooper is…. The Ultimate Fan.
An idea… is where things start. A thought… a flash of brilliance. Or simply a hint from nature. For the insignificant has been known to have triggered the greatest achievements of our times. Be inspired by Trailrunning. Be inspired by German ultra runner Anne-Marie Flammersfeld, who in 2012 emerged as the first woman to ever win all four events in the 4 Deserts series. And not only that, she did it all in one year.
If you’re only the slightest into ultra running no doubt you will have heard of Anton Krupicka. Krupicka is an American ultra-runner who has won numerous long distance runs on trails and mountains and resides in Boulder, Colorado. After breaking his leg in 2011, Krupicka began to diversify his mountain endeavors. In addition to racing, he also started pursuing remote summits, long traverses, and ambitious link-ups in a single-push style that requires a unique combination of mountain running fitness and technical climbing competence. For half the year Krupicka is on the road, running and racing abroad or living in the back of his Chevy S-10 pickup truck “The Roost”, haunting the mountain ranges of the American West. In the video “The Ingenuous Choice”, we discover how Anton Krupicka experiences and explores mountain running and challenges himself running ultra distances on the trails, racing 100 miles and why this is all so essential to him. And probably to many trail runner amongst us.
Peak Performance was established in 1986 as a ski clothing company and is one of Sweden’s largest clothing companies. The outdoor sports company has expanded into clothing for other sports as well, including trail running. To help their customers become better trail runners, Peak Performance has started a teaching programm. With the advice and tips from André Jonsson, trail runner from Storlien, Sweden, the Peak Performance trail running school will help you become better on the trails. At the moment of publishing this post, the series contain 3 video’s for you to watch and learn from. You can watch episode 2 here and 3 here.