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The Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Self-Transcendence Race, Ottawa – July 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running Tailwind Nutrition & Helly Hansen Dave and Virgil from the Trek and Run Team took on the challenge of this 24 Hour Event. Here’s what they thought of the day. First up is Dave’s film, which will give you some idea of the experience. All photos kindly supplied by Prabhakar Street - http://www.pjtstreet.com/ Dave – The focus of this event was self transcendence, that is, to try to do better than you have done before. For me that…

The North Face Endurance Challenge, Ontario – 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running Tailwind Nutrition & Helly Hansen All the blurry photos of us (and the landscapes) were taken by us, all the really good photos of us in action were taken by Ken Schuh of  Ultra Race Photos  Four of the Trek and Run team took part, Trevor ran the 50k course and Brian, Virgil and Dave took on the 50 mile. Here’s what they thought of the day out. First of all, Dave’s film from last year’s 50…

The Marathon des Sables, Morocco – April 2017

Dave was supported during the MDS by Salba Chia – http://salbasmart.com/ Helly Hansen – https://www.hellyhansen.com Brooks Running – http://www.brooksrunning.com Tailwind Nutrition – https://www.tailwindnutrition.com/ Haglofs – http://www.haglofs.com/gb/en Bloc Eyewear – https://www.bloceyewear.com/ The Beehive, Rome – http://www.the-beehive.com/ All aerial photos, impressive landscape shots and full length portraits of me have been kindly supplied by the MDS. The film below that I made should give you a solid idea of what to expect from the MDS experience. There’s a great 10 minute long interview at the end with my 2 tentmates Jeanne and Gareth who between…

That Dam Hill, 24 hour Canadian Championship – 17th Sept 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All images by Emrys Halbertsma, Adam Stevens and Brian Cripps  (the official photographer for That Dam Hill) That Dam Hill is an event with several choices of distance/time – a 3 hour race, a marathon race, a 12 hour race and a 24 hour race. It’s a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier and for the following distances – Half-marathon, 25km, Marathon, 50km, 50 mile, 100km, and 100 mile. This year it was also hosting the Canadian…

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…

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…

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…

The 2014 Grand Union Challenge – 50km Ultra-Marathon

The 2014 Grand Union Challenge took place on 28th June. Below is David Sherman’s review of the race. To most people who have never run before, a 5km or 10km is a challenge worthy of respect. Many people consider completing a Half Marathon a huge achievement and most will question your sanity when told you’ve signed up for a full marathon (“Why would you want to run 26.2 miles?!”), however if you really want to make someone’s jaw drop there are only two words you need to say… Ultra Marathon!…