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The camera never lies – well, most of the time

  1. Running is a 'big ingredient' for Emelie

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 01 May '14

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    Whether baking a cake or running in the Alps, it’s all about ingredients for skyrunning starlet Emelie Forsberg. The Salomon athlete has made the stellar rise over the last 2 years to be amongst those at the pinnacle of the sport… Read more…

  2. The Original - Salomon Running TV S03 E06

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 12 Mar '14

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    Western States 100 pioneer Gordy Ainsleigh is the subject of the latest #SRTV episode, simply titled The Original. The film profiles the pioneer of ultramarathons and the impact long distance running has had on his life and the lives of countless others… Read more…

  3. Less than one month to go until #TIMFF2014

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 18 Feb '14

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    Tickets are selling fast for the second year of the international trail film festival that is TIMFF The festival is a an engaging global platform to showcase the imaginative and awe-inspiring trail running film productions. Read more…

  4. The North Face partners with 2014 Trails In Motion Film Festival

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 21 Jan '14

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    The North Face South Africa has partnered with the South African leg of the 2014 Trails In Motion Film Festival [TIMFF], the country’s first and only dedicated trail and ultra running film exhibition… Read more…

  5. inov8 continue march as company celebrates 10 years of innovation...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 04 Jan '14

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    Wayne Edy

    Top UK footwear brand inov-8 is rounding off its 10-year celebrations with the launch of a new video, plotting the company’s meteoric rise. Founded in 2003, inov-8 is the brainchild of Wayne Edy, a former consultant in the outdoor industry, who spotted an opportunity in the off-road running market… Read more…

  6. Roots and Culture

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 12 Dec '13

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    Francois D’haene is one of liveliest, friendliest and nicest fellas on the mountain trail and ultra scene. He is, of course a damn fine runner, but how many of you knew he is a winemaker too? Read more…

  7. TNF shots

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 10 Dec '13

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    As the season closed on another ultra trail season, there was a worthy curtain call at the TNF 50 last weekend. To add to the unrivalled coverage by iRunFar, the dad of men’s race second-placer Cameron Clayton has posted some cracking images… Read more…

  8. Home is where the heart is...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 20 Nov '13

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    In episode 2 the Season 3 series of Salomon Running TV docu films (#srtv), Anna Frost opens herself up in some of the rawest and most honest footage of the Salomon athlete yet produced… Read more…

  9. Hardcore snakes...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 15 Oct '13

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    These excellent fell shots from Racing Snakes at last weekend’s Langdale Horseshoe race epitomise everything about fell running that is great – views, crags, unbounded freedom in the hills and a ‘get on with it’ toughness from the participants… Read more…

  10. Last day arrives for Trans Alpers

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 07 Sep '13

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    Today (Saturday) is the party day for those involved in the Trans Alpine Run, as with the overall and category prizes pretty much settled, the main protagonists just need to keep their form through to the stage 8 finish at Latsch in the Italian Alps… Read more…

  11. UTMB recap highlights

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 05 Sep '13

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    A nice 20 minute round-up (of the elite side at least) from last weekend at the UMTB®, with some stunning imagery, scenery and emotion as Xavier Thevenard and Rory Bosio star in one of the greatest ever editions of the 11-year old event… Read more…

  12. 'King of the Fells'

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 04 Sep '13

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    Joss Naylor

    There has never been another like him, and there will probably never be another like him. Joss Naylor MBE is a true living legend in the sport and general landscape of fell running and Lakeland life… Read more…

  13. Inspiration comes in many forms

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 22 Aug '13

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    But what Kilian Jornet did on the Matterhorn this week must rank amongst the most awe-inspiring of mountain runs in history. A short recap via Italian media outley ANSA confirms this! Read more…

  14. The trail climbs sharply for Joe

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 15 Aug '13

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    Joe Gray

    After his win at the recent USATF Mtn Champs, Joe Gray is now getting ready for the Worlds Poland, this September. The Scott sponsored runner has been on the world mountain scene for a few years now but has obviously lost none of his zip! Read more…

  15. World Trials - Men's race on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 13 Aug '13

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    The engrossing battle that was Sunday’s GB trials for the WMRC in Poland, was finely captured by Bethanie Murray for athletics.org. The film shows how the race was played out, as Wales’ Rob Samuel booked his ticket with a big win! Read more…

  16. Running Wild

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 12 Aug '13

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    Running means different things to different people. The essence of trail running, and generally running in the wild outdoors, is beautifully captured in this short film by Alexander Crook… Read more…

  17. World Trail on TV

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 05 Aug '13

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    The 2013 4th IAU Trail World Championships were a triumph for Wales in staging international sporting events. The event was also a triumph for UK athletics as Ricky Lightfoot took individual men’s gold, the UK men team gold and a team bronze for the UK’s women… Read more…

  18. Getting High with Tony

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 03 Aug '13

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    Joel Wolpert’s new film In the High Country, featuring Anton Krupicka, has premiered in the US and is now avialable world-wide. Up high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the New Balance runner is seen to be bagging peaks… Read more…

  19. Giir di Mont - in pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 31 Jul '13

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    Zinca takes the plaudits at Giir di Mont 2013

    Giir di Mont is always a spectacle. With the (usual) intense heat, huge crowds on the route and at the start / finish town of Premana, and emotive images telling tales of exhaustion and elation… Read more…

  20. Tony's date with the Nolan's

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 18 Jul '13

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    Another beautifully shot short film on Tony K’s prep for the monster Nolan 14s attempt last month. The footage shows Krupicka’s training and recce techniques on some of the most technical mountain terrain the US has to offer… Read more…

  21. Emelie reflects in Chamonix

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 02 Jul '13

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    Emelie Forsberg

    After her stellar rise to the top of international trail and skyrunning over the last 12 months, Salomon International runner Emelie Forsberg takes some time out to reflect on her year and the Mont Blanc Marathon this last weekend… Read more…

  22. The Guardian spotlights fell running

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 11 Jun '13

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    Inov8 are having a very good day PR wise! This excellent intro to fell running via the Guardian website showcases the sport in a very kind way, extolling the nature of fell running and why people do it, in an excellent four and half minute video… Read more…

  23. In the High Country with TK

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 06 Jun '13

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    This trailer of a new film featuring Anton Krupicka looks awe inspiring. Up high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Tony is seen to be bagging peaks and showing us a different side of trail and mountain running… Read more…

  24. Film Review: Dragon's Back Race

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 29 May '13

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    Every now and again you get touched by something. Something which makes you stop and think for a moment. Something which awakens the spirit. That’s how I felt after watching the Dragon’s Back Race recently… Read more…

  25. High speed fell running with fellephant!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 29 Apr '13

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    Fell running film maker fellephant has once again constructed a very individual film titled Fellraising. The speeded-up 8 minute film brilliantly depicts the very unique sport of fell running at a number of races in 2012 /13… Read more…

  26. This is why we do it

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 29 Mar '13

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    Certainly most of us anyway. We featured this US film a year or so ago and it’s still as relevant as ever, as to the feeling of freedom and refreshment that trail running gives.. Read more…

  27. Shhhh - just run...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 19 Mar '13

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    I don’t suppose I will be the only viewer who will be slightly disturbed by this smart new film from Arc-teryx. But isn’t that the point? Our lives are governed by visual, verbal or mechanical sounds… Read more…

  28. Kilian takes time out...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 14 Mar '13

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    For a bit of a glacial training run that is. The young Catalan’s profile these days is such that when he is not racing he is still in demand, media-wise, thus given the opportunity to get up high and be in the place he loves best, Kilian jumps at the chance! Read more…

  29. How fast!?

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 13 Mar '13

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    Emelie Forsberg

    Having spent some time with Emelie Forsberg training last year in Greece and Font Romeu I can tell you that the girl can descend! This little film shows her technique and also gives us some idea of her speed… Read more…

  30. Sarah Ridgway - Mountain Runner

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 07 Mar '13

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    Run Snowdonia co-founder Sarah Ridgway is depicted in this lovely new film by Polished Project, which showcases the inov8 runner in her stunning Snowdonia home environment, doing what loves – what else could anyone want? Read more…

  31. Jez's big adventure - Pt.2

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 27 Feb '13

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    Jez Bragg

    Part 2 of the video doc from Jez Bragg’s epic Te Araroa trail run is now online. The latest film sees the ultra runner’s highs (reaching Bluff and cross the Cook Strait) and the lows (a three-day stomach bug)… Read more…

  32. SHAFF bows to the Dragon

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 26 Feb '13

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    The 2013 ShAFF has given three gongs to the official film of the 2012 Dragon’s Back Race. The awards are for Best Running Film (Gold), Best Feature Film (Silver) and Grand Prize (Bronze)… Read more…

  33. XXX trail running

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 26 Feb '13

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    iRunFar head honcho Bryon Powell has added to his online trail and ultra portfolio of projects with a great new portal that champions the very best in trail running photography, or should that be pornography!? Read more…

  34. A little bit of history...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 13 Feb '13

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    On a wintery day in February, this film on Channel Run – and shot by Robert Adamson – gives us all a glimer of warm summer days and a traditional Lakeland show race from 2002. Read more…

  35. Last few tickets remain for SHAFF 2013

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 08 Feb '13

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    Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, with support from Sheffield-based Accelerate, is once again presenting a “Running Expert Night”… Read more…

  36. TIMFF launches in South Africa

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 25 Jan '13

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    For a while now MST and Go Trail have had a close trail running kindredship that crosses the hemispheres, and we’re as excited as Go Trail Media man James Hallett is about his latest project the TIMFF, which is set to hit South African theatres this March… Read more…

  37. Kilian's Quest S4 E09 - A very special time

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 18 Dec '12

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    With the season drawing to a close, so too is the fourth season of Kilian’s Quest films. In this last episode of 2012 we see part two of Kilian’s encounter with US runner Pablo Vigil… Read more…

  38. Summits of My Life premieres

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 14 Dec '12

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    Yet again, 2012 has been quite a year for Kilian Jornet. He has seemingly ‘won at will’ on many of the mountain and trail races which he has lined up for. He completed a simply astonishing Mont Blanc Crossing in September… Read more…

  39. Updated: Winter on Scafell Pike...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 06 Dec '12

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    Ricky Lightfoot at Styhead Pass

    Next May sees High Terrain Events hold the first Scafell Pike Trail Marathon race – the highest trail race in England. Being the hardy type that organiser Ian Mulvey is he took to the route yesterday, in pretty hefty winter conditions on the tops… Read more…

  40. Re-live the UTMB on C4

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 30 Nov '12

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    Number 5 for Lizzy Hawker at UTMB

    Catch a 30 min highlight programme of the 2012 UTMB this Sunday morning on Channel 4. Part of the 4Sport series the programme “features in-depth interviews with Hawker and some of Europe’s finest mountain runners, providing insights into their racing tactics and motivation.” Read more…

  41. TAR 2013 - are you ready rock?

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 20 Nov '12

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    Next year’s Gore-Tex® Transalpine-Run will be bigger and better than ever looking at this preview film. The 8-stage, 320km race takes place from 31st August-7th September, crossing from Germany, through Austria and into Italy… Read more…

  42. English Fell Champs 2012 highlights - out now!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 16 Nov '12

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    Peter Thompson’s annual visual feast of the English Fell Running Champs is out via PWT Productions, ready for the Christmas stocking, or merely as a nice momento of another great season of fell racing in England… Read more…

  43. Julien beaten by the GR20, for now!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 05 Nov '12

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    After a year which has seen Salomon’s top trail runners sweep all before them, it seems almost odd to be watching something which portrays less than ultimate success. But that is the beauty of the mountains, they are unpredictable… Read more…

  44. "The sky is the limit" - Scott Jurek

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 09 Oct '12

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    The second of the two-part Living Legends film featuring Scott Jurek, Kilian Jornet discovers the US ultra-man at home on the trails and how he discovers that inner chi… Read more…

  45. Scott talks about balance...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 03 Oct '12

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    The latest Living Legends film from Salomon focuses on US ultra-legend Scott Jurek, a true trail-blazer. The film shows just how Jurek ensures that life is about balance, even when you are a world-class trail runner… Read more…

  46. Kilian's Quest: Living Legends

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 13 Sep '12

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    The second part of Kilian’s journey onto Grand Teton, under the wing of Anton Krupicka, delves a little deeper in the psyche of Tony and what motivates him to run. Ultimately, as he says, a love of the mountains unites all of those in the sport. Amen. Read more…

  47. The Dragon is back, on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 11 Sep '12

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    Last week’s Dragon’s Back Race was one of the most brutal events in the UK in recent years. One great aspect of events that challenge running boundaries and take place in (sometimes) remote and elevated locations is that they also produce a stunning backdrop… Read more…

  48. TNF review UTMB

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 11 Sep '12

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    Nice UTMB round-up from the perspective of North Face athletes Seb Chaigneau, third-placer Mike Foote and the ‘queen’ of the UTMB, Lizzy Hawker. It may have been reduced to 100km, but as you will see it was still pretty brutal… Read more…

  49. UTMB live on MST

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 29 Aug '12

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    Along with many, many online outlets MST will have the live feed for the UTMB this weekend via this portal on our site. Of course you can access this via the UTMB site, but in case you are out and about… Read more…

  50. Show shots...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 29 Aug '12

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    Rob Hope descends Kilnsey

    Rarely do images capture the essence of the fell running ‘show’ race as good as this little lot from Woodentops. Dave and Eileen Woodhead obviously put the miles in over the last couple of weeks to deliver some cracking shots from such races as Gargrave, Kilnsey and Grasmere… Read more…

  51. Julien gets the balance right...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 16 Aug '12

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    This is a hard act to pull-off, even when you are a mere mortal just trying to cram training for the odd event. Getting the balance between work/family/training and everyday life right when you are one the worlds top trail runners is an even harder one to achieve… Read more…

  52. UTMB on TV

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 16 Aug '12

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    Heras leads a Spanish train at UTMB 2011

    At this year’s UTMB The North Face® invites ultra-running fans all over the world to watch the drama unfold via their first-ever live webcast of The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® Web-TV, 27th August- 2nd September, 2012, connected by ultratrail.tv… Read more…

  53. The Beauty of the Irrational

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 13 Aug '12

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    Take a few minutes out of your busy day and tune in to this excellent piece of escapism from South African indy film company The African Attachment. Read more…

  54. Sierre-Zinal 2012: Pictures and reaction

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 13 Aug '12

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    Aline Camboulives

    These images courtesy of Ian Corless (Talk Ultra) nicely capture the essence of the competition at Sierre-Zinal yesterday, with big wins for Aline Camboulive and Marco de Gasperi on a hot day for skyrunning… Read more…

  55. KQ Ep3 - Living Legends (continued...)

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 09 Aug '12

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    What’s the secret behind Marco De Gasperi’s longevity at the top level? The diminutive Italian gives us a few clues, with Kilian adding his thoughts on this incredible accomplishment. In this latest Kilian’s Quest episode they share a day in the mountains, doing what they love… Read more…

  56. Iker's crossing

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 31 Jul '12

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    Karrera on his way to Zermatt

    Though one of the quieter men of world ultra trail running, Spain’s Iker Karrera is a huge talent. His pushing of Kilian Jornet at the 2011 UTMB was testimony to that, and now this inspirational film from his recent Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt underlines the fact. Read more…

  57. Reflections...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 27 Jul '12

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    Everyone needs a little down-time. We all get to the stage where it’s time for a re-charge, mentally as well as physically. This film shows just how the Salomon race family looks inward a little and takes time away from the hectic schedule to be together at Kilian’s Classik Read more…

  58. Scrambling with Tony

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 19 Jul '12

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    Not your average running film this one! Anton ‘Tony’ Krupicka shows us his mountain goat skills on a slab rock scramble, leaving us in little doubt that this guy has the climbing skills to add to his obvious endurance running prowess… Read more…

  59. Ryan's story...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 18 Jul '12

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    The latest Collective Dreams episode from Salomon Running depicts South African Ryan Sandes on his continuing journey to the top of world trail running, as we get his inner-most thoughts on the Western States 100… Read more…

  60. The camera never lies

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 13 Jul '12

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    We are lucky in the world of trail, fell and mountain running in that the surroundings are rather scenic. When we couple these surroundings with great races and great photography, it’s a recipe for visual delights… Read more…

  61. Go Trail freshens up...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 12 Jul '12

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    The e-zine that is Go Trail has today launched with a brand new platform and fresh new look for issue 10 of the snazzy online magazine. James Hallet has ovbiously been working hard on this, as the new layout is very impressive… Read more…

  62. 4 Trails shots...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 05 Jul '12

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    As ever with any multi-stage race in Germany these days, the media output is highly impressive! The images coming out of todays stage 2 of the Salomon 4 Trails are of the usual high standards that you expect from the likes of Kelvin Trautman and Klaus Fengler… Read more…

  63. Transvulcania relived on Channel 4

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 28 Jun '12

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    The recent epic that was Transvulcania gets some great terrestrial airtime on Channel 4 in UK via their 4OD Player. The 26 minute highlights package shows off the awesome nature of the event and gives trail and mountain running some great exposure… Read more…

  64. Zegama: It's an education

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 12 Jun '12

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    This event has something, something you can’t quite put your finger on. The Zegama race has a power and emotion which can be likened to those epic Tour de France mountain stages, an event that takes you to higher emotional plane… Read more…

  65. GB trials on film...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 05 Jun '12

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    Bethanie Murray has added to the men’s race video with to more pieces of footage from Saturday’s GB trials for the 2012 EMRC. The films show how the junior men, senior women and junior women’s races unfolded… Read more…

  66. Joss keeps on running

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 02 Jun '12

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    Joss Naylor

    This is yet another phenomenal tale in one of the most interesting personalities in the history of GB sport. In a time when knighthoods seem to be tossed about with relative regularity to some less deserving, the Queen should bestow one on one her most loyal and deserving subjects… Read more…

  67. The trail running Collective

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 31 May '12

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    Okay, this isn’t your average running bunch. Anton Krupicka, Dakota Jones, Max King, Andy Symonds, Anna Frost and others all got together over the Transvulcania / Zegama week to share their passion… Read more…

  68. Transvulcania on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 14 May '12

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    It didn’t take long for this excellent short film of ‘epic moments’ from this weekend’s Transvulcania to hit You Tube. The Get Ready for Trail films are produced by Mouss productions for The North Face, Overstims and Cebe… Read more…

  69. 3 Peaks relived on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 01 May '12

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    Salomon UK – the new headline sponsor of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks race – have produced this little gem of a film looking at the other side of this great race – the oganisation, the history, the emotion, the atmosphere… Read more…

  70. Salomon TV: Season 2 Ep 1: Reflections from Greece

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 23 Apr '12

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    Advance Week kind of kicks-off the trail season as far as the Salomon global athletes are concerned. It’s also a big deadline for all of the Salomon R&D teams concerned. It’s also ‘family’ time for those involved with racing and community marketing… Read more…

  71. Trail running: Is this why you do it?

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 20 Apr '12

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    Running is sometimes not about the end goal. It’s sometimes about being in the ‘now’, enjoying the moment. This is certainly something that many an off-road runner will relate to as they pass through their favourite trail or over their favourite hill top… Read more…

  72. MDS Stage 2

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 09 Apr '12

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    Stage 2 gets underway

    Stage two of the 2012 Marathon des Sables saw overnight leaders Rachid El Morabity and Laurence Klein extend their leads in the race. Temps soared to over 38 degrees C as almost 850 runners took to the start line for day 2… Read more…

  73. Ethiopian grit

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 06 Apr '12

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    Thanks the Ian Charters for the nod to this fantastic photo set by Ben Quniton on the Guardian site depicting the reality of training to be an elite endurance athlete in Ethiopia… Read more…

  74. Mike Wolfe gets peer-respect

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 23 Mar '12

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    This new film depicts TNF runner Mike Wolfe and relives his great run in San Francisco last December. Fellow runners such as Geoff Roes were not surprised, and his TNF50 performance showed that he is one to watch again in 2012… Read more…

  75. Jez lets us inside...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 09 Mar '12

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    This short film from The North Face focuses in on UK ultra-trail man Jez Bragg. It’s a great insight into the 2010 UTMB winner’s mind, his thoughts on trail running and one of the worlds great running races. Read more…

  76. Running Madness: running history

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 01 Mar '12

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    Gordy Ainsleigh

    Thanks to our buddies over at Good People Run for this one. If you are an aspiring WS100 runner, Running Madness is something you simply have to watch, equally we would recommend that anyone with a love of trail running should check it out… Read more…

  77. The North Face presents...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 22 Feb '12

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    An excellent product-based film has been released by The North Face to highlight one of their feature shoes for the 2012 Summer season. During a visit to the Lake District top TNF runners Jez Bragg and Kami Semick show-off the kicks in this film... Read more…

  78. Carnethy replayed

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 21 Feb '12

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    Prasad concentrates at Carnethy 2012

    It’s over a week since the Carnethy 5 race – where Orlando Edwards and Angela Mudge reigned supreme – but when great images come along time is of no importance and we should all be grateful to those who give up their time for such great content for us all to share… Read more…

  79. Buttermere/Crummock Trail Run

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 08 Feb '12

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    If anything will get people entering an event it’s images like these. This week’s recce run for the Buttermere/Crummock Trail Run show off the Lakes at their best and how this should be a cracking race… Read more…

  80. athleticos capture BUCS fever

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 07 Feb '12

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    The most striking aspect of these films from Saturday’s British Universities and Colleges Cross Country Championships is the sheer enthusiasm of the hoards of fellow students and fans… Read more…

  81. Go Trail is up for download

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 31 Jan '12

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    The Feb / March edition of the excellent SA trail mag Go Trail is now online for us all to enjoy. Packed with super-interesting articles and features including Tom Owens, the trail of Annapurna and trail running from a female perspective… Read more…

  82. Fellbound leaves you spell bound

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 29 Jan '12

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    We are bit late on this one, but thought it would provide some escapism on a Weds morning. Fell film maker fellephant delivers Fellbound – 10 minutes of captivating footage, depicting the essence of fell running. Read more…

  83. Made for trail running

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 24 Jan '12

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    This film is a really nice insight into Emmanuel Gault’s reasoning behind his love of trail running. It’s a philosophy, a contact with nature that only those who have practised the sport can relate to – but all should perhaps aspire to… Read more…

  84. Krissy inspires to Ever Last

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 18 Jan '12

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    If this National Geographic film doesn’t inspire you to have a crack at trail running nothing will. Okay it’s about the really long stuff, and Krissy Moehl isn’t your everyday runner, but the philosophy and environment could be transferred the world over… Read more…

  85. Cardiff XC video highlights

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 17 Jan '12

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    Excellent athleticos film from Sunday racing in Cardiff. Some great angles, interviews and race footage from the mens and womens U20 and senior races – the film also shows off that Jonny Hay ‘kick’ to good effect in the finish straight of the men’s race… Read more…

  86. Fast little feet

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 04 Jan '12

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    This short compilation film of junior fell racing should remind fell runners both young and old why they run. Produced by mylittlewalshes the film will be entered into the Film Nation competition, the winning film will be shown at Olympic venues. Read more…

  87. TNF 50 on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 09 Dec '11

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    The final big ultra race of the year was captured by the Salomon Running crew. Real insight into not only the TNF50 but also the minds of the runners, in particular Rickey Gates and Anna Frost, who have a deep connection with the philosophical side of trail running… Read more…

  88. The Endurables are back

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 06 Dec '11

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    After filming the 2010 TNF Endurance Series Final in San Fran, The Endurables are back with an excellent film from last weekend’s race. Put together in double-quick time the 10 min feature shows just how the race unfolded… Read more…

  89. CTS Gower

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 30 Nov '11

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    A nice birds-eye-view of the recent Endurance Life CTS on the Gower in South Wales has just been posted. It’s a great showcase for the UK’s first ever Area Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and also a nice testimony to how good the CTS events are. Nice work chaps! Read more…

  90. The weekend in pictures...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 28 Nov '11

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    Especially loving this header image by Andy Holden from yesterday’s Dave Staff Memorial Race, which was comprehensively won by Ben Fish of Blackburn Harriers. Lots of great racing up and down the country as ever, and the photographers were there… Read more…

  91. Unbreakable

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 23 Nov '11

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    The bar for trail running films has definitely gone up a notch in 2011. Following on from the numerous Western States 100 virals online comes the full-length production, with screenings beginning this Friday… Read more…

  92. Kilian's season wrap-up

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 20 Nov '11

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    The last few films of the 2011 Kilian’s Quest series have been breathtaking pieces of trail running film making. Producer and director Seb Montaz has taken these films to another level in 2011, and the season finale shows some of the ups and downs of the year from behind the lens… Read more…

  93. Weekend XC images

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 14 Nov '11

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    With the perfect autumn sunshine, and excellent racing conditions, there are some great images out there from across the XC leagues in the UK this weekend. Chris Heys, Bryan Mills, Neale Lewis-Jones and Gwynfor James shows us their skills! Read more…

  94. Clwydian sunshine!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 09 Nov '11

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    Andrea Rowlands

    The mild Autumn weather continued this last weekend as the Clwydian Hills race went off in glorious November sunshine. No results as yet, but what better way to pay homage to this excellent race than by this great photo set by Al Tye… Read more…

  95. Friends will be friends...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 08 Nov '11

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    In part 2 of Kilian Jornet’s ‘take a break’ shoot, the lighter side of the Catalan’s character is evident. In part one we saw an introspective Kilian, a little tired from all of the media attention and globetrotting in his fantastic 2011 race season… Read more…

  96. The OMM on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 03 Nov '11

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    Lovely video produced by Planet Fear from last weekend’s OMM. It tells you pretty much all you would need to know about the event, and gives a great feeling of the toughness needed to get round this ‘original’ mountain marathon… Read more…

  97. Kilian opens up...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 03 Nov '11

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    In an highly frank interview Kilian Jornet gives us the reasoning behind his withdrawal from the recent Cavalls del Vent race in Spain, and how his relentless media and race schedule finally caught up with him and left him drained Read more…

  98. CTS Northumberland on film...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 01 Nov '11

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    Well digital file anyway. Round one of the 2011 Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series was beautifully captured by the team and has resulted in this excellent film being produced. What a stunning part of the world! Read more…

  99. Karnazes - "Kids love to run, get them out there!"

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    In a half-term week in the UK when mums and dads are looking for things for their offspring to do, ultra legend Dean Karnazes is pushing to get more kids out in the fresh air… Read more…

  100. Cavalls del Vent on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 13 Oct '11

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    Miguel Heras

    After his second win in two years at the Cavalls del Vent race, Miguel Heras is set fair to defend his TNF 50 title in San Francisco this December... Read more…

  101. Commies on the Telly

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 12 Oct '11

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    The 2nd Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Champs have come and gone. But an excellent one hour highlights package has just been aired on Welsh TV channel S4C... Read more…

  102. Leadville 100 by film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 07 Oct '11

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    Ryan Sandes’ epic efforts, insight from Leadville legends and a chronology of the historic day from Sandes’ point of view. Great cinematography goes some way to complimenting the utter beauty of the high Rockies… Read more…

  103. Salomon 5 Continents: SA

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 28 Sep '11

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    One of the most beautiful countries in the world recently hosted the Table Mountain Challenge, a 37km trip on and around one the most iconic mountain landscapes in the world. Kilian J, Frosty and home-towner Ryan Sandes were there too. Read more…

  104. Commonwealth Galleries: Now online

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 27 Sep '11

    Angela Mudge on Llanddwyn Island

    Galleries from across the 3 days of last weekend’s Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Championships, are now online. Full marks to fell specialists Al Tye and Gwynfor James who have delivered a real feast for the eyes! Read more…

  105. Commonwealth Gallery: Women's Mountain

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 27 Sep '11

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    English girls' winning team

    First of a few galleries to go up over the next day or so from this weekend’s Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Champs is the women’s mountain race. Imgages courtesy of fell stalwarts Gwynfor James and Al Tye... Read more…

  106. The Dragon's Back on film...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 15 Sep '11

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    An emotional moment for the winners

    Epic is a word often used these days to describe big, awe-inspiring races – such as the recent UTMB battle. To be honest it is probably too often used, we at MST are as guilty as others of bandying the term about Read more…

  107. Kilian goes 1000fps

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 15 Sep '11

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    The Salomon brand has delivered some great trail running films over the last few years. With the Kilian’s Quest series, the 5 Continents series in 2011, and here plays with high-tech and stylised 1000 frames per second filming… Read more…

  108. Dust, sweat and tortoises...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 13 Sep '11

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    Team GB hit the beach!

    These World Champs had everything! Finally now some GB team images from the World Mountain Running Champs too, via top Brit Lizzie Adams and her Facebook page. Read more…

  109. UTMB takes your breath away...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 07 Sep '11

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    There are times when pictures are enough. There are times when you have just got to let the images or a film speak for themselves. Viewing this UTMB film from the elite runners’ perspectives says it all. So I’ll stop writing and let you watch… Read more…

  110. World Trail Champs on film...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 05 Sep '11

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    Erik Clavery - World Trail Champ 2011

    The July championships held in the stunning landscape of Connemara, Ireland, provided a stern test for the World’s elite and showcased just how demanding the Irish wilderness can be… Read more…

  111. Go Trail, September 2011 is online...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 30 Aug '11

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    The latest effort by James Hallett sees another excellent Go Trail mag online. Covering the Salomon 4 Trails, the Gobi Desert race and a cool feature on Anton Krupicka and the shoes he wears (New Balance Minimus MT 10)… Read more…

  112. UTMB: In pictures...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 29 Aug '11

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    Lizzie Hawker

    The internet (and predominantly Facebook) is flooded with some amazing photo stories from this year’s The North Face® UTMB, and the quality of this ‘amateur’ photography gets better every year. Read more…

  113. Ted's secret is revealed!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 25 Aug '11

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    This excellent film of last weekend’s Burnsall Race by mylittlewalshes shows just how important a line selection can be when it comes to fell running. Wharfdale’s Ted Mason obviously knew his onions… Read more…

  114. The weekend in pictures...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 23 Aug '11

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    Some cracking shots as ever from the hills, fells, mountains and trails of the world. Fell Running Pictures were at the lovely Llety race in mid Wales, Chris Upson (Scottish Hill Racing) was at the Lomonds of Fife race… Read more…

  115. Kilian prepares to perform...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 17 Aug '11

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    Preparation, preparation, preparation. Kilian Jornet has a young body, but a wise mind – a mind and attitude to life which belies his years. This new episode of Kilian’s Quest Season 3 gives insight into what it takes… Read more…

  116. Trail Magazin #4

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 15 Aug '11

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    The latest visual feast from Denis Wischniewski and the team at TrailMagazin is online. Soon to come is the long-awaited launch of the print mag on the 28 September too! Read more…

  117. The weekend in pictures...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 07 Aug '11

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    Matt Fortes at Y Garn

    The Borrowdale Fell Race was subject to numerous great images this weekend – some of the roughest and toughest Lake District fells shown off at their dramatic best with the contrasting weather conditions… Read more…

  118. Lakeland colour...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 31 Jul '11

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    A week or so after last weekend’s epic Lakeland 100 and 50 mile races, headline sponsors Montane have uploaded some wonderfully colourful and emotive shots from the festivities onto their Facebook page Read more…

  119. Snowdon 2011: Watch again

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 25 Jul '11

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    Relive one of the best mountain races of the year, and one of the most exciting finishes for many years at the 2011 Snowdon Race / Ras yr Wyddfa. Excellent TV coverage once again by Cwmni Da and S4C… Read more…

  120. "A very technical trail, it's perfect" - Julien Chorier

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 21 Jul '11

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    This film is five minutes of what the Hardrock 100 is all about. US runner Joe Grant talks about the event and course being designed to be less targeted at competition, and more about just challenging the runner Read more…

  121. Naylor's Run

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 18 Jul '11

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    Here is something to take you away from the Monday grind. We stumbled on this short film on fell running legend and Wasdale shepherd Joss Naylor, which perfectly captures one of world’s purest sports… Read more…

  122. Weekend images...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 18 Jul '11

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    The leaders early on at Holme Moss

    It was a case of fell runners in the mist at Kentmere and wet n wild at Holme Moss yesterday, but the inclement weather this weekend didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the fell crowd to once again turn up in numbers… Read more…

  123. The stile of Aran

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 12 Jul '11

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    Ben Bardsley in full flight

    More great shots emerging from this weekend’s British Champs race at Yr Aran race, as Sport Pictures Cymru were on the lower slopes of the race at a significant stile crossing, which made for some excellent images… Read more…

  124. Mont Blanc Marathon in images...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 05 Jul '11

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    This one went off a couple of weekend’s back and as ever produced some great racing and some great images. The Marathon events were won by Nicolas Pianet (men) and Stephanie Jimenez (women)… Read more…

  125. Paula Radcliffe - "its trails every time"...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 30 Jun '11

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    Paula Radcliffe at Font Romeu

    On this evidence the world marathon record holder is a trail runner! Radcliffe is a resident of Font Romeu and at a Salomon trail camp celebrating the Kilian’s Classik event, she yesterday claimed to prefer running on the trails to the road – at least in training… Read more…

  126. Geoff Roes: happy in his world...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 22 Jun '11

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    The great thing about almost all ultra-trail runners is that they are humble and pretty unassuming. Take Geoff Roes. He has a perfect record in 100 mile races, running and the environment are his life, as he puts it he is now “pretty much a pro runner” Read more…

  127. KQ 2011 - Episode 3, Part 1

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 18 Jun '11

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    Part One of Kilian’s latest Quest to Olympus doesnt go exactly to plan, as he ascends the mountain they call the Throne of Zeus. Once again, some amazing cinematography from the film team on site… Read more…

  128. Running with the Gods

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 16 Jun '11

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    This teaser film from last week’s amazing events on Mt Olympus show what is in store with the release of Episode 3 of Kilian’s Quest 2011. I have been lucky enough to see a full length appraisal of Kilian’s amazing run, and the footage is amazing… Read more…

  129. Trial shots...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 14 Jun '11

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    Steve Vernon at the UKA Trial 2011

    A few images have appeared of the leading men at Sunday’s UKA Mountain Running Trial race staged in Keswick. The shots show an absolutely loaded field of some of the UK’s best mountain runners, led by eventual winner Steve Vernon… Read more…

  130. In the lap of the Gods!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 09 Jun '11

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    The mighty Mount!

    As part of Kilian Jornet’s journey back to source on this year’s Kilian’s Quest series, he is this week in Greece for his attempt at the ultra-historic Mt Olympus record… Read more…

  131. Trail Magazin No3 is out there...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 05 Jun '11

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    The latest visual feast from Denis Wischniewski and the team at TrailMagazin is online. Once again setting the standard for features, inspirational images, race coverage… Read more…

  132. Oh what an atmosphere!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 04 Jun '11

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    A new video has popped up on Vimeo from last weekend’s Zegama race has just emerged on Vimeo. It demonstrates what an amazing race this is, with Tour de France style crowds on top of the Cols! Tom Owens described it as inspiring earlier this week and looking at this video we agree! Read more…

  133. More Inter Counties shots...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 03 Jun '11

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    Ben Bardsley at the 2011 Inter Counties

    Dave and Eileen Woodhead have posted up some cracking photos from last weekend’s Inter Counties on their excellent Woodentops.org site. Loving the Ben Bardsley grimace on this one, and as usual they captures some great shots across the field… Read more…

  134. WS 100 inspires...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 02 Jun '11

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    JB Benna and Journey Film have conspired on the Western States 100 race to create a film which will inspire the next generation to take part in this most famous of ultra races. Read more…

  135. KQ Season 3 - Episode 2

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 18 May '11

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    Now online. Once again, worth watching for the cinematography alone. Epic shots, and epic tale of a man who ran up and down the Matterhorn in 3hrs and 14 mins, and a young man who wishes to one day ‘descend like him’… Read more…

  136. The Quest continues...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 10 May '11

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    Episode 1 proper of Kilian’s Quest – a sideways view at the exploits of one of the world’s greatest endurance athletes – is underway with this release, the first in season 3 of films depicting the exploits of Kilian Jornet… Read more…

  137. MTB vs Fell - who wins?

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 07 May '11

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    Salomon International team member Ricky Lightfoot goes head-to-head against World Cup downhill racer Jonny Cheetham in this MBUK mtb vs fell running challenge – now live on the world’s biggest (reportedly) bike website… Read more…

  138. 3 Peaks gallery

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 03 May '11

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    The men's winner's trophy

    Whilst the likes of SportSunday were out on the hills doing the hard yards at this weekend’s 3 Peaks race, we were down at the race field soaking up the atmosphere. He is a little flavour of what we saw! Read more…

  139. Kilian's Quest season 3

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 24 Apr '11

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    It’s time to return to the source for Kilian Jornet this year, as he plans trips to Greece and Peru, in search of true trail running terrain freedom. The cinematography is superb on this short film, and is a great precursor to what should be another great year of Quests… Read more…

  140. Jez's tips for the top!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 19 Apr '11

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    Jez Bragg

    The North Face’s Jez Bragg talks us through his trails at home, nutrition, recovery and plans for the 2011 season in this profile film alongside fellow international team mate Sebastien Chaigneau… Read more…

  141. Kilian's Quest 2011 is ready to fly...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 18 Apr '11

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    This series of trail running adventures have been superbly captured in the last couple of years, and as Kilian embarks on what should be another set of ground-breaking runs in 2011, a teaser film is set to be aired on the 27 April… Read more…

  142. Carnethy 5 on The Adventure Show

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 13 Apr '11

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    Described by race winner Tom Owens as a “beautiful sport” , hill running gets some quality air-time on this week’s edition of The Adventure Show. The grueling Carnethy 5 coverage is really well done, produced through an ‘outdoor’ eye… Read more…

  143. 'Trial magazin' 02/11 ist online volk!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 13 Apr '11

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    The visual feast that is Trail is online for number 2 of 2011. Features include a huge trail shoe test (42 pairs!), a ‘good-food’ guide, urban running, the best in sleeping bags and all of the usual great photography from the world’s trails and races… Read more…

  144. The Bedlamites - fell running on film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 12 Apr '11

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    For those of you who run at night, you will be able to relate to this superb short-film. This is a trailer to The Bedlamites – a 15 minute insight into the low-key world of fell running, and the psyche of one of the sports greatest ever… Read more…

  145. World XC Trials - in pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 07 Mar '11

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    Ryan McLeod leads the men's race at the Inter Counties 2011

    Lots of great shots starting to appear on Facebook and other well known photo sites, from this weekend’s racing at the World Trials / McCain Challenge / Inter Counties races. Some of the best I have seen are these from Bryan Mills... Read more…

  146. Muddy marvellous

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 23 Feb '11

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    Freya Murray wins another Scottish XC title

    Yet more cracking shots have emerged from last weekend’s mudfest that was the National XC, and a Scottish Athletics’ gallery of winners at the Scottish XC Champs in Falkirk on Saturday… Read more…

  147. Kinabalu on TWS...

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    The sport of skyrunning gets some great global publicity with this Trans World Sport feature on the Skyrunner World Series, and the Kinabalu Climbathon, which took place last October in Borneo… Read more…

  148. Great shots...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 17 Jan '11

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    The women's race...

    The recent BUPA Great Edinburgh XC was a super event. Sunshine, snow, great racing, great course, from some of the best XC racers in the world – a recipe for great photography. And that is exactly what organisers Nova International have served up… Read more…

  149. Breathtaking Lakes

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 16 Jan '11

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    Blea Tarn

    As a sport fell running visits some of the most beautiful terrain, however often is the case that fell racers don’t have the time to stop and drink in the scenery that they ascend, traverse and descend… Read more…

  150. Getting a grip in SA

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 14 Dec '10

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    The Gripmaster has an enviable life of international trail running, photography and camera work, taking him far and wide. But it is this time of year when he makes his trip south, like a migrating bird, to escape the harsh German winter – in South Africa! Read more…

  151. These shoes are made for running

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 22 Nov '10

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    Ever wondered what goes into making bespoke shoe? Well, check out this behind-the-scenes video on how Kilian Jornet’s Salomon kicks are made. From foot beds to outer treads, nothing is left to chance – though not the lightest in the world, the 205g weigh-in ain’t too bad for these smart SLABs! Read more…

  152. English fell champs DVD - out now...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 18 Nov '10

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    The 2010 English Fell Running Championships DVD is out – and once again looks great! I for one am a firm believer that chaps like Peter Thompson should be supported – so I have bought it, and if you are involved in the scene, you should too… Read more…

  153. KQ behind the scenes

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 09 Nov '10

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    The last of this year’s Quests on Mt. Kiliamanjaro produced some stunning imagery, a great run by Kilian of course, and a sense that trail running amongst other cultures transcends the sport itself… Read more…

  154. World-wide Weekend Racing - In pictures...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 08 Nov '10

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    Haile

    Some great shots from this weekend’s racing in Wales, England, Germany and New York. Sure, the NYC marathon isn’t off-road but it is one of the world’s great spectacles – but it was the end of the line for Haile. Will there ever be another runner like him? Read more…

  155. The big Ben on the TV

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 02 Nov '10

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    Those lucky Scottish BBC viewers are fortunate enough to get a regular outdoor-focused show in the shape of the Adventure Show. And thanks the iPlayer we can all watch it. But the latest offering is a real treat for us runners… Read more…

  156. Kilian's Quest #8, Part 2 - The record

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 28 Oct '10

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    My recent memories of Mt. Kilimanjaro are (perhaps unfortunately) of over-hyped celebrities crying their way up the mountain for Children in Need. Luckily those memories have all been banished now as I watch Kilian Jornet’s literally breathtaking run on the mythical mount… Read more…

  157. Fell Relay Pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 19 Oct '10

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    Owens and Lennox let loose on leg one

    Some great shots of this weekend’s action come courtesy of Al Tye over at Fell Running Pictures, making the long trip from Wales very worthwhile with some great shots, and Scots man-with-the-camera (and pretty handy fell runner) Chris Upson... Read more…

  158. Simon M'Tuy a 'child of the mountain'...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 12 Oct '10

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    Simon M'Tuy

    Films like this make me stop and think. People like Simon M’Tuy are one in a million. Of course the latest Kilian’s Quest installment has a record attempt at its heart. Mr. Jornet’s Kilimanjaro adventure was well documented on this site too… Read more…

  159. The tribe on a Quest...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 23 Sep '10

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    Day 3 images are up, for Kilian’s ‘Kilimanjaro Quest’. The Salomon photo genius Stefan Repke is on it over there, with some utterly breathtaking shots. Kilian appears to be acclimatising well with reports of him almost summiting yesterday on a training run… Read more…

  160. Anton and New Balance, stripped...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 20 Sep '10

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    One of the better three minutes of film you are likely to see in 2010 is out there promoting New Balance’s new shoe and the philosophies of one of ultra-trail running’s leading lights – Anton Krupicka. Read more…

  161. KQ10: Episode 7 - inside the mind

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 08 Sep '10

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    One of the very best episodes of the 2010 Kilian’s Quest series of films has just been posted up. In it the young Catalan talks exclusively about his approaches to running – in terms of training, nutrition, running technique and mental preparation… Read more…

  162. Kilnsey Crag video

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 08 Sep '10

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    Andy ‘Wharfeego’ Holden never fails to disappoint when it comes to his fell footage. His Kilnsey Crag Race film from a few weeks back says everything that is great about British fell racing, and the English summer show… Read more…

  163. Ben Nevis shots

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 08 Sep '10

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    Holmsey digs in at Ben Nevis 2010

    Lots and lots starting to appear online. Some nice ones from Keswicklakedistrict.co.uk of the ascent and the descent. Also loads appearing on Facebook, here, here, here and here... Read more…

  164. Doke and Sandes to hit the Alps...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 28 Jul '10

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    Top South African’s Linda Doke and Ryan Sandes will head for Europe in August in preparation for the 2010 Trans Alpine run. The mixed pairing will go head-to-head with the like of 2009 winner Anglea Mudge and Chunky Liston and are nicely previewed by gotrail... Read more…

  165. Western States 100 - new film

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 28 Jul '10

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    An excellent depiction of the battle up-front at last months Western States 100 has just been released. It gives a nice flavour of the struggle between Anton, Kilian and Geoff – one can only imagine what the pain was like as they entered the last few miles… Read more…

  166. Kilian's Quest . Pt 6

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 22 Jul '10

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    The final piece in the Pyranean jigsaw is now online. Episode six depicts the pain and the glory for the young Catalan as he arrives in a cove for a dip with the support crew. His epic adventure took in total around 8 days, behind his personal schedule, but still an astounding achievement… Read more…

  167. Orobie Sky Raid - in video

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 13 Jul '10

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    Last weeks epic race in the Italian Alps is captured by officinevideoboario. An excellent little film, with breathtaking scenery, an event befitting the world team Skyrunning championships… Read more…

  168. Summer in Iceland!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 06 Jul '10

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    Known for his epic road and trail trips, Stefan Gripmaster Repke is also know for his epic photography. As a running photographer he gets to mix business with pleasure as he trawls the world looking for the best trails, reviewing the best kit… Read more…

  169. When Kilian met Paula

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 30 Jun '10

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    When Kilian met Paula

    850km in 8 days is gonna be painful, especially when it’s across one of the most unforgiving mountain ranges in Europe. So, Kilian Jornet can be forgiven for feeling the odd ache on his latest Quest. Episode 5 is now up, and Kilian even gets to meet Paula Radcliffe! Read more…

  170. Kilian's Quest Episode 4

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 19 Jun '10

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    Even the support team look tired in this first episode of the epic journey the Kilian undertook Across the Pyrenees. The authenticity of this film is so strong, the engagement of one man with the brutal terrain is palpable… Read more…

  171. Kilian's Quest - the Pyrenees

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 16 May '10

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    The Pyrenees are in Kilian Jornet’s blood. This fascinating video recalls the young Catalan’s childhood experiences and underlines how this guy was born for the mountains and his Quests to achieve amazing mountain running feats. Read more…

  172. Ras Carneddau - pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 09 May '10

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    This is a tough one, made all the tougher yesterday by that biting north easterly ripping down the country. Still 70 or so hardy fell runners were not deterred, and neither was the photo mountain goat Al Tye… Read more…

  173. Follow the Gripmobile!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 09 May '10

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    Three days ago, I was still having breakfast with Kilian in his hometown in the Pyrenees. A 17 hour, 1500km trip through countries later, and the day after I am already exploring the trails in the wild mountain range between Austria and Slovenia! Read more…

  174. Kilian's Quest 2010 unfolds...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 03 May '10

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    After last years’ feats, Kilian Jornet is embarking on some even more remarkable runs this summer. His run at Tahoe last year was one of many long distance efforts that captured the imagination of mountain runners the world over… Read more…

  175. Midweek photos...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 28 Apr '10

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    They're off at Bunny 4

    It was round 4 of the Great Arete series at Pen Dinas last night and Bunny Run 4 took place at Dimples Lane Quarry, both nicely captured by Gwynfor James, Paul Wood and David Brett. Where would we be without these guys?! Read more…

  176. Wrekin - in pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 29 Mar '10

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    I’d be grateful if someone could point me towards the results of yesterday’s Wrekin fell race, as I am struggling to find them if they are out there! It looks like Anna Bartlett probably won the women’s prize from the images online… Read more…

  177. Asics origami

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 24 Mar '10

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    MST wasn’t online when this ASICS video was released. I remember a friend of mine sending me the link, and I was amazed. Have just stumbled upon it again and thought that I would share, amongst you readers – its still amazes me… Read more…

  178. Fun in the forest!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 09 Mar '10

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    The Gripmaster does it in all sorts of locations – filming that is. Have you ever tried to run and film? I have and it looks as though I am just stood shaking the camera. What is his secret? Some interesting stuff out in the forest this time… Read more…

  179. Keep on Running with the Gripmaster...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 07 Mar '10

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    Yet another exuberant film from the Gripmaster – this time at the 3 stages of the October 2009 edition of Keep on Running at St. Wendal. The event saw a 3km prologue through the town centre followed by two fast and muddy stages in the forests around St.Wendel. Read more…

  180. How much snow?!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 01 Mar '10

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    Andy and Joe Symonds are a pretty classy pair of fell runners, but even they struggled over the weekend during a run out in the Ochils. The scenery looks breathtaking, but a quality run session was probably never really on the cards… Read more…

  181. Scottish XC - video

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 25 Feb '10

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    Scottish Athletics have posted a highlights video on their You Tube page from last weekend’s Scottish National Cross Country Championships. Nice work. Read more…

  182. Coe vs Ovett - the movie

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 16 Feb '10

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    Coe and Ovett in a frosty Moscow, 1980

    Arguably two of the greatest middle distance runners in history, Seb Coe and Steve Ovett are subject of a new BBC film that depicts their bitter rivalry that gripped Britain in the late 70’s and early 80’s… Read more…

  183. Brooks DNA - clever stuff

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 15 Feb '10

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    Not just the product, but also this little Brooks micro site which highlights the effects of it’s new technologies in a light-hearted, and slightly self-deprecating manner. Brooks are a little left-field of the running mainstream, and we like ‘em for it! Read more…

  184. 2009 Trans Alpine Run - film now online!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 15 Feb '10

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    After months of editing the Gripmaster finally unleashes the 2009 race highlights in one super trail running packed 16 minute film. The race was an epic last year, with Saab Salomon pairings of Andy Symonds and Tom Owens carrying all before them... Read more…

  185. Carnethy 5 Hill race - results and images

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 13 Feb '10

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    Andy Symonds, with Robbie Simpson behind...

    Chris Upson runs the excellent Scottish Hill Racing site, as with many in this sport it is for the love, so thanks must go to him and the SHR guys out on the hill at yesterday’s Carnethy 5 Hill race. Some great shots from Chris here… Read more…

  186. Wadsworth Trog

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 09 Feb '10

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    In pictures. Thanks to jellybabyfairy and Eileen Woodhead for covering the Wadsworth Trog and Half Trog, in less than ideal photographic conditions! Results are on the Calder Valley home page... Read more…

  187. Winter isn't over

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 01 Feb '10

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    Nope, no siree, not if the uplands of Wales are anything to go by. There is still some snow on the roadside here in mid-Wales, but in Snowdonia there is still plenty to remind us that it is still only just February… Read more…

  188. Jono gets out there - whatever the weather...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 28 Jan '10

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    Jono's 'cross wings'!

    Multiple world mountain running champ Jonathon Wyatt can’t afford to hang around for the good weather. Jono takes the elements as he finds them, and crack on. What’s more running in the white stuff does great things for your endurance, and trail-handling skills. Read more…

  189. Kenyan Police champs - in video

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 26 Jan '10

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    Most XC runners (outside of Africa) don’t really associate the discipline with flat, grassy courses and warm sunshine, but this is what the runners got at this weekend’s Kenyan Police champs in Nairobi… Read more…

  190. More fun thanks to Daisy!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 11 Jan '10

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    The SISU olx

    The main reason for the Gripmaster’s latest foray into the powder was (we think) to test out the Icebug SISU olx shoe. Whatever the reason we think that Stefan and his female partner had a lot of fun out there in the heavy snow that now covers Europe… Read more…

  191. Fog, Ice and awesome trail-action….

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 11 Jan '10

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    The Gripmaster needs to muster all of his gripping mastery in this weather, but shows us that he has lost none of his powers in this little set of playful images from Bavaria… Read more…

  192. Amazon Jungle Marathon on TV

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 04 Jan '10

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    Welsh TV company S4C (available on satellite to those outside of Wales, on on Clic after screening) will show the Amazon Jungle Marathon this week, starting on Tuesday (5th) at 9pm GMT, and then on Weds and Thursday evenings at the same time… Read more…

  193. Running to the Limits

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 04 Jan '10

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    Alex Vero this month releases Running to the Limits. With interviews and profiles from such greats as Haile and Richard Nerurkar the film follows Vero in his quest to run a marathon in sub 2 hrs 20 mins… Read more…

  194. Cross country on the BEEB

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 11 Dec '09

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    It is a rare day indeed to get cross country on the box these days, especially terrestrial telly. Sunday sees a day of Euro XC live racing across BBC2 and BBC Red button. Crammy and Bren will be on hand to give their views and observations on all of the action from Santry Park, Dublin… Read more…

  195. TransRockies DVD is ready to ship

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 09 Dec '09

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    The DVD depicting the epic 6-day race across America’s premier mountain range is now ready to ship – just in time for Christmas! The DVD also features “behind the scenes” crew highlights, music video, dance competition, and route animations as well as the 6 stages of race highlights… Read more…

  196. Tanky's Trog - in pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 07 Dec '09

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    One tough race (21.5 miles from Marsden to Edale), by the looks and sounds of it – and not made any easier by this weekend’s wet and windy weather. Still, as always there are some great images for all to see, namely finniganjones on flickr and Flaming Photography. Read more…

  197. Fell running on the silver screen

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 02 Dec '09

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    Richard Askwith

    Publicised back in February, an adaptation of Richard Askwith’s excellent 2004 book ‘Feet in the Clouds’ is getting closer to seeing the light of day. London-based filmmaker Kate Sinclair has teamed up with producer Kevin Loader for the film… Read more…

  198. Liverpool XC - in pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 29 Nov '09

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    Top fell tog Gywnfor James was at sea level on Saturday to get some great XC shots. James can normally be found with fellow snapper Al Tye capturing every last runner on the mountains of Wales and the Marches, and then uploaded at fellrunningpictures.co.uk Read more…

  199. Getting a grip with the Gripmaster...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 16 Nov '09

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    More excellent filming from the Gripmastermatertrails.com crew. This little film is a taster of a premiere to be shown at the Salzberg Festival at the end of November. Read more…

  200. wharfeego captures Andy's JN Challenge

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    Andy sets off from Pooley Bridge

    This is what it’s all about. The fell running community has many people who give up their time freely to support races, clubs and events, this is often unseen by the wider world. That community is one of the most down-to-earth in running. Read more…

  201. Episode 10 - Kilian's Quest

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 06 Nov '09

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    You know that they say behind every great man is a great women, well it looks like behind Kilian’s Tahoe extravaganza there were several women, and men, and a film crew, and pacers, and masseurs, oh and Tim Twietmeyer…. Read more…

  202. Skyrun, SA - review / preview

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 02 Nov '09

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    The 12th Skyrun race takes place in around 4 weeks. This one takes the runners across some of the toughest terrain in the southern Hemisphere from the Witteberg range of mountains, ending at the famous Tiffendel ski resort 100km later. Read more…

  203. Eyes wide open - Hymn to the Rim

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 28 Oct '09

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    In episode 9 of Kilian’s Quest Mr. Jornet takes us through those hazy times of sleep deprivation, when you never quite know what day it is! You can only imaging how it must have felt to have been running the Tahoe Rim Trail with very little sleep in 38 odd hours! Read more…

  204. Newsround goes fell running

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 28 Oct '09

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    Not being an avid viewer of the youngsters news programme I missed this little feature. Mel Hyder takes reporter Jon through the ups and downs of fell running, at last months English Schools fell running champs… Read more…

  205. Relay shots

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 23 Oct '09

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    World Tri Champ Ali Brownlee

    Some great images of last weekend’s UKA Fell relays courtesy of Chris Upson. This man gets everywhere, and the images currently find their home on the Scottish Hill Runners site. Chris also runs the Scottish Hill Racing site, visit them both to keep up to date with all the news! Read more…

  206. Junior champs - images

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 19 Oct '09

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    We seem to have missed these fantastic shots from Dave and Eileen Woodhead, posted a few days after the recent British and Irish Junior fell running champs. Some great images as usual. Make sure you check by the Woodentops site regularly for some of the best images on the net… Read more…

  207. Snowdonia by night (and sunset)

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 14 Oct '09

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    The current UK weather systems have seen some absolutely amazing evening skies – especially up in Snowdonia by the looks of it. Sarah and Iain (Ridgway) usually provide me with enough visual stimulus to get me through the endless flatlands of the Home Counties… Read more…

  208. This film is inspirational...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 13 Oct '09

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    Part one of Kilian Jornet’s epic Tahoe Rim Trail record run. Superb film-making from Migoo, capturing the huge Tahoe wilderness, as Kilian says: “You need to reach your inner self, something like the very essence of your being”. Read more…

  209. All the fun of the fair!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 13 Oct '09

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    Jim Davies + Goldfish

    Answers on a postcard as to why Borrowdale’s Jim Davies was seen carrying a GOLDFISH during last Saturday’s Langdale Horseshoe race. I suppose that combination of hydration, protein and fish oils is as good as many gels and sports drinks can offer these days!? Read more…

  210. "Can you see anyone?!"

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 09 Oct '09

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    Thus is the yell from Rob Jebb as he descends in the atrocious conditions at this year’s Ben Nevis race. Thanks to a link from the Scottish Hill Runners site to fellephant’s You Tube page and this great 5 or so minute b & w film from this years race… Read more…

  211. Arenig Fawr

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 05 Oct '09

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    Victory in this one went to Eryri man Sam Smith, with Helen Fines taking the women’s record – in 10th overall. You can feast your eyes on some excellent images from yesterday’s race courtesy of Gwynfor James and Al Tye of fellrunningpictures fame, and Emlyn... Read more…

  212. WHW on the telly!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 04 Oct '09

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    BBC 2 Scotland’s The Adventure Show this Sunday (4th October, 7.00pm) will feature coverage of this summer’s West Highland Way Race. At 95 miles long, the race is Scotland longest permitted event. Read more…

  213. Jornet's journey - in words and pictures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 02 Oct '09

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    Kilian’s amazing feat this week seems to have caught the eye of Runners World – it’s good to see the sport receiving some mainstream coverage. Some superb images are also starting to emerge form the large contingent of media that witnessed his Tahoe Rim Trail effort… Read more…

  214. 3 Peaks photo feast

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 30 Sep '09

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    Craigy delivers some doom...

    A big thanks to MST follower Andrew Kitts who put me right on last weekend’s Three Peaks Cyclo Cross race. I do a bit of PR work for some pro bike teams and in the bike industry, and didn’t think that this would float the boat of all of you runners out there… Read more…

  215. Black Mountains

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 27 Sep '09

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    Some lovely images from Al Tye here of this weekend’s Black Mountains Fell Race, starting in Llanbedr and visiting, you guessed it, the Black Mountains near Abergavenny. The weather looked glorious… Read more…

  216. Bag yourself a Munro or two

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 23 Sep '09

    Sit back and watch this visually stunning BBC HD programme on Scotland’s mountains. Whether you’re a runner or not you will enjoy this journey depicting the evolution of Sir Hugh Thomas Munro’s epic cataloging of all Scottish peaks above 3000ft. Read more…

  217. The Iceman cometh...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 22 Sep '09

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    In case you missed it last night on Channel 4 (UK), The Ice Man follows Dutchman Wim Hof as he runs a marathon across one of the coldest and most remote parts of the world, in shorts and sandals – inspirational and slightly bonkers… Read more…

  218. The Skys the limit...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 14 Sep '09

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    Images courtesy of Al Tye @ fell running pictures from yesterday’s classic Shropshire ‘long’ event the Stetton Skyline. The weather looked idyllic for this 18 miler, and although results aren’t up yet it looks like top Welsh racer Richard Roberts took the win… Read more…

  219. Thomas Loehndorf's Ben Nevis

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 14 Sep '09

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    A great flickr set here from last week’s rather wet Ben Nevis race, giving a flavour of the environment that the runners experienced on their way to the top of Britain’s highest peak. Interesting to see how the dress codes differed… Read more…

  220. TransAlpine scenery...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 07 Sep '09

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    Some stunning images from the German gripmastertrails site of the TransAlpine Run adventure to date. Seeing this, reading blogs and listening to competitors it seems that the TransAlp is the race of a lifetime! Read more…

  221. "he is the Zidan of running"...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 07 Aug '09

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    A pensive Kilian

    Behind every great mountain runner, there is a team, sometimes it’s a coach, sometimes it’s a partner, a family, a team of helpers – especially when attempting long-distance records or ‘rounds’. Read more…

  222. Snowdon 2009 in pictures and video

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 20 Jul '09

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    The excellent highlights programme from this year’s race is now available on demand via the S4C Clic source. There are plenty of images out there now too. The best, as ever, come from Dave Pinnington, Gwynfor James and Al Tye over at fell running pictures Read more…

  223. Ultra images!

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 20 Jul '09

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    This set of mountain running images from last weekend’s IAU World Trail Challenge are amongst the best I have ever seen. The atmosphere and panorama that akunamatata achieves is quite breathtaking – of course the fact that they are taken in one of the most amazing back drops in Europe helps! Read more…

  224. Kilian's GR20 - Ep. 4. Part deux

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sun 19 Jul '09

    The eye of the tiger!

    The fourth episode detailing Jornet’s epic GR20 run last month, is now online. The second part shows some great night-running images, awesome scenery and some tired facial expressions from the young Spaniard! Read more…

  225. Andorra SkyRace video

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 15 Jul '09

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    Superb film from the recent Andorra SkyRace courtesy of ocisport. The amazing terrain the Skyrunner® World Series takes in is shown perfectly in this film. Heat, rocks, grassy descents, glacial ascents – its all here! Read more…

  226. Wasdale gallery

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 13 Jul '09

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    A fantastic gallery from Saturday’s race has been posted up by Ian Weetman via his picasaweb page. Without the likes of Ian and many, many others who give up their time to walk the fells to take photos (in all weathers), the racing scene would be much the poorer… Read more…

  227. Episode 3 of Kilian's Quest

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 01 Jul '09

    Part one of Kilian’s recent incredible record-run on Corsica, with the second part to be screened on July 15. The video traces the Spaniard’s run to his sub-33hr completion of the GR20. Read more…

  228. Tebay photos

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 22 Jun '09

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    With full results still a little hard to come by there are a few sets of Picasa images starting to appear. Couple of the best are from GR who’s captured some nice atmospheric shots and Stephen Firth who has focused on the athlete/racing aspect… Read more…

  229. Aussie Nat MR champs

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 19 Jun '09

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    With less quality, heritage and strength in-depth compared to their Antipodean neighbours, the Australian National Mountain Running Champs still produced some excellent racing, and no doubt some emerging talent. Read more…

  230. The camera never lies

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Wed 27 May '09

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    Waiting around for runners to appear can be a long wait, waiting around on a mountain for runners to appear can be an even longer wait, waiting around for fell runners to appear on a mountain, in good or bad weather, takes dedication. Read more…

  231. It's not all mud, sweat and tears

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 07 May '09

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    Anna Frost is a bit of one-off. The Kiwi school teacher come super international mountain runner, lives life to the full, and doesn’t take things too seriously. As this recent visit to a top London photo studio also shows, Frosty is quite the glamour girl… Read more…

  232. The Moelwyns in pictures, and words...

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 21 Apr '09

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    Tim Davies sprints in

    The classic Ras Y Moelwyn took place on Saturday (18). Fell Running Pictures were there to capture the action. With results a bit scarce at the moment we thought we would give you a little photo montage for you to enjoy from the comfort of your chair! Read more…

  233. 2009 Manx Mountain Marathon

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 14 Apr '09

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    In what looks like a really earthy race this weekend’s MMM took place in glorious IoM weather. A great little video here depicting the event, with the author having a bit of fun filming at one of the more dicey parts of the course! Read more…

  234. Letsrun.com pre-race Jordan photos

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 26 Mar '09

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    XC runners a plenty

    The big US site has made the trip to Amman for some pre-race insights, interviews and photo opps. and will no doubt be hanging around for the racing. This little montage of images from the city, its surroundings and some great undercover shots of the African teams, is as underground as it gets. Read more…

  235. Born to run - Kenya

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 06 Mar '09

    Excellent film from Jouneyman Pictures on running in Eldoret, Kenya. It documents Kip Keino‘s orphanage, the intensive training, and how so many champions have been realised from this pocket of the Kenyan nation. Read more…

  236. National treasures

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 28 Feb '09

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    Junior winner Goolab

    Almost a week after the battles took place on Parliament Hill we have just picked up on the Eightlane footage from last weekend’s English National Cross Country championships. Read more…

  237. The Orienteering Adventure

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Sat 28 Feb '09

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    A beautiful portrayal of orienteering in Wicklow, Ireland. The short film, shot by Finn van Gelderen, David Healy and Ondrej Pijak for a Dublin film festival, gives insight into the stillness and purity of orienteering, with superb cinematography. Watch here. Read more…

  238. Long lens at Long Mynd

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 09 Feb '09

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    This is what life is all about...

    A fantastic set of images from this weekend’s Long Mynd Valleys Race courtesy of Alistair Tye over at Fell Running Pictures – without guys like Alistair the grass roots of our sport would be all the poorer! Read more…

  239. A tribute to Jon Tvedt

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 06 Feb '09

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    This fantastic homage to Jon Tvedt once again shows us why the internet has been so instrumental in connecting people. The film, made by Mary Rye at dancingsun.com, is a great example of the power of social media. Read more…

  240. Its gotta be cold...

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 15 Jan '09

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    That's what veganism does for ya!

    When you wear 4 layers on top and 3 on the bottom, you know that the weather is extreme. It was minus 12 centigrade in the UK last week, and all I had was 2 layers – beat that Tim! Read more…

  241. Wouldn't you rather be here?

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 16 Dec '08

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    Wow!

    This image of ultra-legend Dean Karnazes is just breathtaking. Shot during one of his epic runs at Mt.Blanc, it is surely where any runner would rather be – free-flowing, at one with nature, alive. Read more…

  242. MST Xmas Idea No.1 (in a series of 1)

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Thu 20 Nov '08

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    Borrowdale - one of the classics

    Thinking of what to buy your loved one this year? PWT’s brand new DVD of this years English Fell Champs is now available to fill that stocking and make someone very happy. Watch Jebby and co. in some of the most stunning race-scenery in the world. Read more…

  243. The Mountain - Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Fri 07 Nov '08

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    The beauty of the hill

    American poet Dickinson, like so many before her, was unrecognised until long after her death. Unconventional for her time, her use of words was often short and thrifty, and she was a prolific private poet. Read more…

  244. Anton Krupicka restores your faith in the human!

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    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 21 Oct '08

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    mountain man...

    Regularly running over 200 miles per week (I kid you not), Anton Krupicka is the original mountain man, at one with nature and what we were all put here for… Read more…

  245. In it for the love

    Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Mon 20 Oct '08

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    "Run Forest, run..."

    The Halcyon days – its enough to make a grown man cry! When I recently stumbled across this photo I saw two things. Read more…

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