Fast and Light explores a tribe of sky and mountain runners who are motivated by pushing their limits in some of the world’s most extreme mountain environments.
Last weekend, September 12, the fifth edition of Sellaronde Trail Running was held. With more than 300 runners representing over 15 countries, from Europe to the United States and as far as Peru. All gathered in the Ladin valleys in the Dolomite mountains in Italy for a technically challenging race, with its 59 kilometers and 3,378 meters in altitude.
The legendary Dragon’s Back Race™ follows the mountainous spine of Wales from Conwy Castle to Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible 5-day journey is approximately 300 kilometres long with 16,000 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is not a trail race.
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.
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
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.
Filmed over a brisk late September weekend, David Goldman’s new short follows champion fell runner Finlay Wild as he navigates the foothills of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis in Scotland.