What’s the second best thing to go out and run? Watching well directed and edited movies of other people running. Well, maybe not the second best thing but certainly a close contender. In August 2013, the Ginger Runner ran the Squamish 50 mile ultramarathon. It was the hardest race he had run and it destroyed his body and mind. Rather than back down and give in to the race, he pushed on and struggled to the finishline. After making a vow to never go back, he returned in 2014 to not only run the 50 mile race again, but tack on the 50k race the following day in what has been coined, The Squamish 50/50. In short, that’s the synopsis of the movie and the ingredients to make it a very entertaining and motivating short to watch.
What is the Montane Spine Race film all about? Simply put it is the story of Britain’s most brutal race. Follow the athletes as they get to grips mentally and physically with The Spine Race 2015, as they learn to cope with sleep deprivation, the threat of hypothermia, the highs and lows, experience the incredible & unique camaraderie, the relationships that develop and the life changing experience, which is The Spine Race. The Spine Race is widely reported by international media as one of the world’s hardest races, held in Britain. Competitors must cover all 268miles of The Pennine Way trail on foot in a time limit of 7 Days, in the midst of the ever changing and extreme British winter. The Montane Spine Race does not care who you are, what experience you have or how fast you think you are. More info here.
No less than 300 participants had the chance to run the classic athletics distance of 400 meters almost vertically up to the Planica ski jumping hill. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
Rapha knows how to capture everything little thing they do and turn it into an epic video. Same thing goes for their Gentlemen’s Race held in Australia where sixteen cycling teams rode the inaugural Australian edition of the race. The point of Rapha’s Gentlemen’s Races is to inspire a different type of racing. Being unmarshalled, unsupported and unsanctioned, there’s no better way to find out if you’re a true team, pulling together through the difficulties and attrition to get each other to the finish, or just six individuals racing the clock. Be inspired.