THE WHY | Running 100 Miles – Billy Yang

Why do we run 100 miles?

It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And in the lower moments during these ultramarathon events if I’m honest, a question I direct inward too. Sure, on the surface you can cite self-improvement, challenging yourself, so on and so forth. But the longer I do this, the more I started to explore answers beyond the surface. How we relate to discomfort, uncertainty and pain. Do we have it too easy and thus, we’re drawn to the opposite end of the spectrum where we’re reduced to “survival” mode and drinking/eating/moving forward? Are we in our more natural state when this is what our world is reduced down to? Read more…

 

 

Artic John – ColdBrewEvents

John Parkin is your average 44-year-old primary school headteacher. He works from 9-5, has a loving family and enjoys cake a bit too much. In his ‘spare’ time John runs incredible distances through mountains while carrying a massive smile on his face and the necessities in a chest harness; known only as Arctic John. Read more…

Welcome to the MONTANE® Spine® Race

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The MONTANE® Spine® Race is widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest endurance races. A truly epic challenge that will test your physical resilience and mental fortitude. Racing non-stop along the most iconic trail in the UK, you will experience the full intensity and ferocity of the British Winter. Prepare yourself for the biggest challenge of your life.

One of the toughest ultra-distance races in Europe – The MONTANE® Spine Race is a brutal 268 mile, non-stop, winter mountain marathon that encompasses the entire Pennine Way in the UK. Competitors must cover some of the most difficult and challenging terrain found in England including; the Peak District, Cheviots, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park. The race finishes on the Scottish Borders. Read more…

Buy or rent ‘Conquering The Dragon’.

“The Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race film is thoroughly enjoyable. I had heard a lot about the race, but hadn’t really appreciated what the competitors put themselves through to complete one of the world’s toughest events and earn their coveted ‘Dragons’.” – Sir Chris Bonington

The 2017 film focuses on the highs and lows of five participants as they set out to conquer The Dragon. Each of them has a unique and emotional story to tell of their battle against the enormous physical and mental challenges of the race. We also see the wider race unfolding around them and the stunning Welsh landscapes they travel through. Will they all make it? Read more…