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LHRL® #207- Brian Williams & Sean Hilsdon

Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast - Inspire. Be Inspired.

https://youtu.be/7Nv-PLVFl1o Alright, alright, alright…. We had the world famous duo and founders of The Walking Tall 25k/50k on the podcast this week. The 4th annual Walking Tall race will take place on October 16,2021 and if you are not registered, you should hurry and get thatta way. You can sign up here. Brian and Sean have done so much for the trail racing community, as well as me personally, and I am always grateful to have the opportunity to sit down and visit with them. On episode #207 we talk about the intricacies of putting on a successful race as well as what makes it successful. Here is the rapid fire list of how it went down: Walking Tall Sean’s achilles and recovery Pizza rolls Fireball Is a hot dog a sandwich? Is cereal soup? FB audio still giving me fits

20 May 2021

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Brian Williams and Sean Hilsdon - Amazing Ultra Marathon Race Directors

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We're talking to Brian Williams and Sean Hilsdon, race directors of the Walking Tall 50k/25k trail race, about their 6th born (we don't really know how many kids Sean has). These two guys have put massive time and energy into creating what we believe to be the premier ultra marathon in West TN. This is what you get when you bring together a financial planner and an eagle scout civil engineer. A grand ole trail adventure. We'll talk to them about how their dream became a reality and how they ended up getting 300+ runners in a 1st year ultra event. By the way, that's unheard of. We also go into what's new for the 2019 race, and what will most certainly stay the same. Hint: the course. We cap it off with our major tips for preparing yourself for this event, or any long trail event with lots of elevation for that matter. So if you are a race director, trail junkie, or someone who likes to get lost in the woods for hours, you won't want to miss this episode. For more info on the Walking Tall 50k/25k go to www.walkingtall50k.com Shout Outs! Phillip Young - 1st overall Tupelo Sprint Tri Heather Nichols - 2nd overall female Tupelo Sprint Tri All our Big Frog Challenge athletes (too many to list) Will Levy - Longest Ride to Date North Mississippi Endurance Team April Hilsdon Adam Williams Lorrie Williams McNairy County Bank (McCall Wilson)

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3 May 2019

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LHRL® #135- Brian Williams & Sean Hilsdon

Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast - Inspire. Be Inspired.

https://youtu.be/33tVFo71zhUThis week we had the pleasure of conversing with our old friends Sean Hilsdon and Brian Williams. Brian and Sean are the Race Directors for the wildly successful Big Hill Pond Walking Tall 25k/50k.  The race is filling up fast so we hope you will sign up today.  Below is a little about what you can expect at BHP.Big Hill Ponds 50/25k is run in Pocahontas TN.  It will be run Oct 19th 2019. The race will have 31 or 15.5 miles made up almost entirely of single track trail with only a little park road used to string out the competition.  The race features a fire tower that you will have to climb and a swamp boardwalk that is over a half mile across.  The name of the race comes from the history of the area and local sheriff Buford Pusser, who is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices along the Mississippi-Tennessee state line.  The race will offer enough scenery and elevation for the most grizzled trail runner but should be doable for the well trained first timer.  This race will sell out! Register at www.walkingtall50k.com www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=61832

27 Feb 2019

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LHRL #67- Brian Williams & Sean Hilsdon

Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast - Inspire. Be Inspired.

Brian Williams and Sean Hilsdon were our guests on Lift Heavy Run Long® #67. They are organizing a trail race for October of next year, and we discuss what we can expect. I am probably looking forward to this race more than most because I know these guys personally, and I know the kind of fun, adventure, and excitement that they bring with them everywhere they go. This will be a big race and a well-run event.Big Hill Pond's 50/25K will have something for everyone. It will be run on October 20th 2018. The race will have 31 or 15.5 miles made up almost entirely of single track trail with only a little crushed gravel park road to help string out the competition. The race will feature a fire tower that you will have to climb, and a swamp boardwalk that is almost a half mile across. The history of the area comes from the local sheriff Buford Pusser, who is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices along the Mississippi–Tennessee state line. The race will offer enough scenery and elevation for the most grizzled trail runner but should be doable for the first timer.A little bit about the organizers:Brian B Williams is a Financial Advisor for Raymond James.  He lives in Germantown TN with his wife Lorrie, son Adam, and daughter Virginia Grace.  Like many others out there he started running in his early 30’s to lose some weight and get back into shape.  He quickly found that running was something that he truly enjoyed and trail running quickly became his passion.  The Sylamore 50K was his first ultra marathon in 2012 and he has finished over 30 races of that distance or longer since.  He has run Ultras in multiple states and even finished Comrades in South Africa.   He is an active board member on the Memphis Runners Track Club, volunteers at MYA events, and participates in many other charities around town.  He loves the trail community and enjoys giving back.  He believes you should never say no to an adventure.Sean Hilsdon is civil engineer from Millington, TN who now lives in Southaven, MS with his wife April, two boys Mitchell and Garrett, and 6-week old baby girl Madison. He is an Eagle Scout that spent most of his youth in the outdoors and playing sports.He got into outdoor running in early 2014 in an attempt to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, and lead a healthier lifestyle. He found accountability and friendship through running groups like the Desoto Runners Club, Full Motion Running & Cycling Shop, and Breakaway Running Store, which hold weekly group runs. From starting with his first 5k and now having several ultramarathons and triathlons under his belt, he owes all his success to God, family and friends. He is vice president of the North Mississippi Endurance Multisport Team and is looking forward to completing his first 50 miler in November 2017. He is already very excited about the upcoming 2018 season.He believes it’s a very fine balance between spending quality time with family and chasing down his athletic dreams, but hopes that it will motivate his family and friends to also strive for a better quality of life. His motto in life is try everything at least once and never quit under your own will!

4 Oct 2017

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LHRL Podcast #34 with Sean Hilsdon

Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast - Inspire. Be Inspired.

Sean Hilsdon is civil engineer from Millington, TN who now lives in Southaven, MS with his wife April and two boys Mitchell and Garrett. He is an Eagle Scout that spent most of his youth in the outdoors and playing sports.He got into outdoor running in early 2014 in an attempt to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, and lead a more healthy lifestyle. He found accountability and friendship through running groups like the Desoto Runners Club and Full Motion Running & Cycling Shop, which held weekly group runs. From starting with his first 5k and now having several ultramarathons and triathlons under his belt, he owes all his success to God, family and friends. He is a member of the North Mississippi Endruance Multisport Team and is looing forward to a great year of racing in 2017.he believes its a very fine balance between spending quality time with family and chasing down his athletic dreams, but hopes that it will motivate his family and friends to also strive for a better quality of life. His motto in life is try everything at least once and never quit under your own will!Show Notes:All the sh-ish 0-3:30 Opening & Outtakes3.5-10 Soccer background & Von's abandonment issues from the sport.10-20 Regiment, programming, and how Sean fell in love with the trails.20-30 Our shared love of smoking cigarettes. How bitching and smoking are a great American pastime 30-50 Running Mt Olympus and Barkley Classic50-60  Christmas cookies, chasing a 3.5 hour marathon and Wilson's unwillingness to dress properly for a race.1:00-1:10: Qualifying for Boston and Von bonks in a marathon.1:10-1:20 Civil Engineering, Wilson's Headband, & Trail Etiquette1:20-1:30 Amanda's nipple freezes at Herb Parson's, volunteering at trail races, and Amanda not being compassionate enough for Wilson's overly dramatic pining over his career ending injury.1:30-End Why working hard sucks. Sean's bliss.

18 Jan 2017