Category Archives: Other Distances

The North Face Endurance Challenge – Ontario, Canada – 16th July 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All photographs, unless otherwise stated, by Ken Schuh and Kent Keeler of Ultra Race Photos First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave and Virgil shot as they took part. Three of our team took on the 50 mile race at this event, and one of us ran the 50km. Here’s what we thought of the day. Tim (Tim ran the 50 miler) – For an out…

The Toronto 50k+ – 16th June, 2016

The Toronto 50k+ was supported by Lush Cosmetics, Salba Chia, Fresh Restaurants and Genuine Health In the autumn of 2015 I saw a film of the Barkley Marathon, and loved it. The idea that there were still some people around who wanted to organise a very difficult race that didn’t try to pander to modern ways of experiencing a running event really inspired me. The Barkley race began in 1995 and since then only 14 runners have completed the course, which is a 32 km unmarked loop that runners have to…

On Improving Running Performance

I’ve done pretty good in my running this year. The first 6 events I took part in, in wildly varying weather and underfoot conditions, resulted in me beating my personal bests over 4 distances and gaining my first ever 1st place at a 10km race whilst the last event, a 50 mile mountain trail event that was meant to be just a bit of fun, delivered an age group podium finish. This short article tries to explain the reasons for this relative success. Here are a few finish line selfies to…

The CRS Race Roster Spring Run-Off – 9th April 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen First, here’s a short film showing the route from a runners perspective. The Canada Running Series Race Roster Spring Run off is a long standing event that takes in Toronto’s beautiful High Park. There are 5km and 8km events and whilst it’s not a flat course, as the reading from one of our watches below shows, it is fast as long as you take the downhills at full tilt to make up for the…

The Achilles 5km, Toronto, March 13th 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running Steam Whistle Brewery & Helly Hansen First, here’s a short film showing the route from a runners perspective. The Achilles St Patricks Day 5k is one of the best, most eagerly anticipated running events in Toronto. A mainly flat course, starting underneath the iconic CN Tower and leading into the heart of the city, it’s a perfect opportunity to set a personal best time, as all of our team did this time around. It’s also run to…

Run or Dye 5km Colour Run at Hever Castle, Kent – Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Laura Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman and Peachy Snaps The Run or Dye 5k took place on Saturday 3rd October in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle. This event was inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi where participants throw coloured dye at each other to celebrate diversity and individuality. 5000 runners took part in the event last year and it proved to be just as popular this time around with some…

The Spitfire Scramble – Solo and Team Events – Aug 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film made by Dave W whilst taking part in the solo event to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Part 1 by Dave Wise Hopefully the film – and my team members reports, below – offer a good idea of what to expect from the Spitfire Scramble event so I’ll just add a few observations that…

The Ultimate Trails 110km and 55km Events – June 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen Bloc Eyewear and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film made by Dave whilst taking part in the 110km event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. Part 1, by Dave – the 110km event This was the race I was most looking forward to this season. I’ve done a few Lakeland Trails events before so knew that they’re always run on…

The Isle of Man Parish Walk – June 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen Bloc Eyewear and Garmin Actions Cameras Photos by Dave Wise and Adam Taylor First of all, here’s a film made by Dave and Adam whilst taking part in the event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. Usually, when I’m not doing Marathons or Ultras, I’m taking part in events whose titles leave you in no doubt as to what to expect from them. They call themselves things…

Endure 24 2015, Solo and Team Events

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen and Garmin Actions Cameras Photos by Dave Sherman First of all, here’s a film made by Dave Wise and Dave Sherman whilst running the event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. Part 1 by Dave Wise I was entered in the solo category. I shan’t talk too much about the organisation of the event, it’s enough to say that there were sufficient emails…