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Everything Endurance

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Adventure banter, training tips and tales of physical trials and endless trails with endurance athletes, adventurers and elite fitness coaches. The hosts are Kris King and Will Roberts. Kris is Race Director for the Beyond the Ultimate ultra race series and Will is a proudly bald blogger, photographer and ultra-runner.

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Adventure banter, training tips and tales of physical trials and endless trails with endurance athletes, adventurers and elite fitness coaches. The hosts are Kris King and Will Roberts. Kris is Race Director for the Beyond the Ultimate ultra race series and Will is a proudly bald blogger, photographer and ultra-runner.

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At least, they fit my definition. Regular joes who make a choice in their lives and then go do it. Since I'm a regular joe, I find it really inspiring. Great banter with the hosts, a lot of fun. Only issue is sometimes the room echo is hard to handle when I have headphones on, so I tend to listen in the car or when I'm working at home.

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At least, they fit my definition. Regular joes who make a choice in their lives and then go do it. Since I'm a regular joe, I find it really inspiring. Great banter with the hosts, a lot of fun. Only issue is sometimes the room echo is hard to handle when I have headphones on, so I tend to listen in the car or when I'm working at home.
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Everything Endurance

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Adventure banter, training tips and tales of physical trials and endless trails with endurance athletes, adventurers and elite fitness coaches. The hosts are Kris King and Will Roberts. Kris is Race Director for the Beyond the Ultimate ultra race series and Will is a proudly bald blogger, photographer and ultra-runner.

Rank #1: E27. Writing your own Ultra-Marathon Training Program with Kris King

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Co-host Kris King is a successful Race Director who has lead runners through tough environments all around the world.  But he is also an experienced ultra-runner, and formerly a full-time strength and fitness coach.

Recorded back in the mists of time, in those halcyon, pre-Lockdown days, this episode includes our attempt at getting grime supremo Stormzy to produce a new theme tune as well as King Krizzy's insights into the seemingly daunting task of setting yourself a training plan for taking on a major endurance challenge.

Drawing on his wealth of experience, in this episode we talk through how to plan your training for an ultra-marathon.  Whether you're brand new to this and feeling overwhelmed by the information out there, or just looking to improve your performances, this is the podcast for you.

Apr 09 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: E15. Snakes, Spiders and a World Record Climb of Kili with Kristina Madsen

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Kristina Schou Madsen hasn't been ultra-running for very long but has progressed at amazing speed (no pun intended).  Alongside representing Denmark as a Trail Runner, Kristina was first female at the Beyond the Ultimate Jungle Ultra in 2016. 

On the 23rd February this year Kristina broke a World Record, becoming the fastest female runner to ever summit Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent.  She achieved this in an astonishing time of 6hrs 52mins.  That's a mountain just shy of 6000 metres high conquered in record time by an exceptional athlete training in a country where the highest peak is under 200 metres.

Kris and Will hear all about Kristina's record-breaking run and discuss South American snakes, English Spiders and Will's inappropriate photo.

Mar 28 2018

51mins

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Rank #3: E6. Reluctant jogger to ultra-runner with @Baldlygo

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At the beginning of 2016 you could accurately have described Will as an overweight punk rock guitarist, a real ale enthusiast, and a kebab aficionado.  Very occasionally you could have thrown in 'reluctant jogger'.  

Over the following year he dropped 16kgs (2.5 stone) and ran his first half marathon, marathon and ultras.  By March 1st 2017 he'd finished the Ice Ultra as first Briton, coming sixth overall in a foot race through 230km of arctic tundra.

I'm writing about myself here and it's a bit creepy.  So maybe just listen to the podcast to hear about my training journey, Kris' approach to coaching me and all the highs and lows of what came to be known as Project Baldlygo!

In this mid-season special we break from the norm.  Rather than Will and Kris bringing a guest in for the podcast to talk about their adventures, this week Kris interviews Will about his.

Apr 25 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: BONUS FEATURE - A Day in the Life - The British Ultrafest 24hr Running Championship

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On the first weekend in April there was a very special event in Crawley.

On the 400m athletics track at the K2 Leisure Centre, the Freedom Leisure British Ultrafest 24hr Running Championships took place. A field of 30 runners competed in an event where they would each push to run the greatest distance they were able in a 24hr period.  More still came to run 12 and 6 hour versions of the same event.

That's 6, 12 or 24 consecutive hours running around the same track.  As endurance events go this is uniquely challenging.  It is a cutting back of endurance to a matter purely of running ability and the strength of mind to persevere with almost no distraction from noon one day until noon the next.

In a special edition outside broadcast, Will talks to the runners and organisers to find out why these athletes take on this massive distance.

Featuring, among others, Dan Lawson of Team GB, William Sichel, a multi-record holder and the first Brit to finish the world's longest footrace within 52 days, and Abichal Sherrington who has completed that same race among dozens of others from marathon to 1000 miles.

Apr 07 2017

51mins

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Rank #5: BONUS Episode - Baldlygo's Top Ten Tips for surviving the Ice Ultra

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Beyond the Ultimate's resident media guy and Everything Endurance co-host, Will (aka @baldlygo), recently completed the Ice Ultra in Swedish Lapland. After making his way through 230km of Europe's last remaining wilderness we thought it might be a good idea to have him tell you about what he learnt on the other side of the arctic circle. So here is a special one off podcast of Will's Top Ten Tips for surviving on the Ice. Here he discusses arctic admin, Ice Ultra cuisine wilderness fashion essentials and much more.

Head to the Beyond the Ultimate YouTube channel to watch the videos and take a look at some of the kit he's describing!

Mar 22 2017

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Rank #6: E10. 60 days alone in the wilderness and 60 days across America with Adam Kimble

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Adam Kimble ran his first 5km race in 2009 which resulted in a second place in his age group, some painful cramps and the beginning of a life of running based adventure!

Since then he has progressed quickly.  Among others his race CV includes coming third in the Yellowstone-Teton 100 in 2014, winning the Gobi March and setting a course record in 2015 and placing second in the 2016 Burning River 100.

2016 turned out to be a massive year with Adam making an attempt at the trans-american world record.  The injuries unfortunately put a stop to his push for the record he continued on his way and successfully made it from one ocean to the other in 60 days.  If that weren't enough he also spent 60 days stranded alone in the wilderness for Discovery channel's survival show, The Wheel.

In this episode Will, Kris and Kimbledore talk about all of the above and King and Kimble's upcoming Great British Adventure.  The pair are heading out in July to run from John O'Groats to Lands End, taking in the 3 highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales along the way, in 31 days.

Jun 02 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: E20. 1,742,927 Steps, Breaking the JOGLE World Record with Sharon Gayter

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Back in 1994, Sharon Gayter won gold in the National Championships for 100km and 24hr racing and her achievements have gotten steadily more epic from there.  This athlete's career has included world records for the furthest distance run on a treadmill in 7 days and multiple medals, CRs and podiums across a variety of different ultra-racing disciplines.

Most recently though, she's gained the attention of mainstream news by bagging another epic record, setting the fastest time for running from John O'Groats, the northernmost point of the UK, to Lands End, the furthest south.  That's 822 miles (1323km).

Sharon knocked off the record in 12 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes braving rough weather, heavy traffic, and extreme sleep deprivation.

Many thanks to bigmoosecoffeecompany.co for helping to make this possible.

Aug 18 2019

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Rank #8: E5. Over-training, Recovery and Torture with Physiologist Al Ruddock

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Al Ruddock is a physiologist at Sheffield Hallam University with a wealth of experience in sport science. He has has worked with a range of individual athletes and teams from FIFA World Cup referee Howard Webb to the Commonwealth games medal winning England Table Tennis team.  

He is also something of an expert in what Will refers to as 'The Punchy Men.'  Alan has worked extensively within Boxing at the highest level, having a huge influence on Kid Galahad’s British, Commonwealth and European Title wins and most recently Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight world title victory.

In this high-brow, science based podcast Kris and Will almost entirely fail to maintain their professionalism.  Luckily Alan's massive knowledge more than make up for our co-hosts' hijinks.  Have a listen as we discuss over-training, recovery techniques and torture.

Apr 14 2017

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Rank #9: E14. What makes an elite athlete? Mo Farah, Jess Ennis-Hill and Derbyshire Tea with Dr Al Ruddock

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Dr Al Ruddock is a physiologist at Sheffield Hallam University with a wealth of experience in sport science. He has worked with a range of individual athletes and teams from FIFA World Cup referee Howard Webb to the Commonwealth games medal winning England Table Tennis team.  He has also worked extensively in Boxing, helping Kid Galahad achieve his British, Commonwealth and European Titles and, more recently, Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight world title victory.

Doctor Al's first appearance last year was our second most popular episode so we basically had to agree to have him back.  This time around Al and Kris discuss what makes an elite athlete, focussing on Mo Farah's transition to Marathon and on Sheffield's own Jess Ennis-Hill.

This is part one of a three-part series focussing on this subject.  Al has provided a physiological perspective and we'll soon be bringing you some nutritional science facts and taking a look at the psychology of these amazing athletes.

In this episode, we talk adaptations, training tips and whether Derbyshire tea is a thing.

Jan 05 2018

58mins

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Rank #10: E11. Climbing to the top of the world and leaving it a better place with Jeff Smith of bigmoose.co

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Jeff Smith is an adventurer, former professional Ice Hockey player and all round lovely bloke.  He is also the founder of bigmoose.co.  Oh, and he recently climbed Everest.

The idea for bigmoose was born out of a very sad event in Jeff's life, the death of his best friend.  That event made him, in his own words, vow to get the most out of every minute of his time on planet Earth.

This has led Jeff into some amazing adventures, (did we mention he recently climbed Everest at all!) and to create Bigmoose, a non-profit organisation with a very clear intention - do fun stuff that inspires people to live better, healthier, kinder lives.

In this episode Jeff and Kris discuss adventure, overcoming adversity and injury and the pros and cons of baldness.  Oh and climbing Everest.  Did we mention he just climbed Everest?

Sit back somewhere comfortable or prepare for a long steady run, this man tells a great story...

Jun 26 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: E7. 7 Years and 40k miles later... cycling the Earth with Leigh Timmis

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On the 14th of June 2010 Leigh Timmis left Derby, UK.  This was the beginning of a circumnavigation of the world he thought would take around 3 years.  In late April 2017, after 7 years in which he covered more than 40000 miles, he came home.

Will chats to this amazing traveler about his epic journey in which he endured raging storms at sea, freezing mountain passes, the sweltering outback and a run in with the Tibetan police.  Leigh saw some of the world's most amazing sights and made friends and encountered people and cultures who would change his life forever.

May 10 2017

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Rank #12: E19. Great British adventures, beating an FKT and Ren and Stimpy with Adam Kimble

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Adam Kimble makes his second appearance on Everything Endurance shortly after joining the Beyond the Ultimate team as a Race Director!

Kris and Will chat to Adam about his Great British Adventure in which he and Kris ran John O'Groats to Lands End with the 3 Peaks along the way. We also cover Adam's upcoming FKT in which he's looking to take a record from one Mr Killian Jornet. The conversation then somehow veers onto obscure 90s cartoons, but that sort of thing is to be expected by now.

Kimbledore also shares some of his top tips for successfully running desert ultras.

Adam is a very accomplished ultra-runner who has won and set course records at the Gobi March and Desert Ultra among others.

Many thanks to bigmoosecoffeecompany.co for helping to make this possible.

Purchase their awesome coffee, beers and other merch from https://www.bigmoosecoffeecompany.co/...

Aug 11 2019

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Rank #13: E8. Surviving Races in Extreme Places with Brett Rocos of Exile Medics

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Brett kickstarted Exile Medics back in 2009 as a way to travel the world as a doctor. Starting in Brazil as a race doctor in the Amazon rain forest, his experience now covers every type of environment and terrain all over the world.

Exile Medics takes enthusiastic medical professionals to the world's most challenging environments to provide medical support for expeditions and the most extreme events on the planet. Doctors of all grades, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and medical students have worked together on every Exile Medics project, and more are becoming available all the time.

Those who have taken part in our races, or the many others where the Exiles can be found, will know how invaluable they are.  This amazing team have kept countless runners going against the odds and are a friendly face found a checkpoints scattered throughout races around the world.

In this episode Kris and Brett get through a ton of practical advice for runners in extreme environments and, with our own Jungle Ultra just around the corner, focus on rain forest survival tactics! 

May 19 2017

56mins

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Rank #14: E22. Running for Rangers - with Save the Rhino CEO Cathy Dean

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Cathy Dean has been Save the Rhino International's CEO since October 2001. She is in charge of the charity, and also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) African Rhino Specialist Group.

Under her leadership, the charity has seen it’s income – and therefore the amount available from which to make grants to protect rhinos – more than quadruple.

Cathy is passionate and enthusiastic about protecting wildlife and is not at all afraid to practice what she preaches, appearing on the start line of last year’s inaugural ForRangers Ultra herself as part of the team wearing the famous Save the Rhino costume.  Cathy took a number of shifts in the sweltering heat of the suit and claimed her finishers medal on the equator from Eliud Kipchoge having comfortably completed the 220km course.

In this episode of Everything Endurance, Will and Kris are invited into Cathy’s home to chat to her about the For Rangers Ultra and how the funds this amazing race raises help to support the work of wildlife rangers around the world.

To learn more about how these funds were used, take a read of our blog here.

To donate to this year’s race, click here.

To enter the race in 2020, register here.  But make it quick, there are only 75 places available and the ballot closes at the end of September 2019.

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #15: E17. Running the wainwrights with Paul Tierney

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On June 20th, Inov8 Athlete, Paul Tierney completed an astonishing feat in 6 days, 6 hours and 5 minutes. Paul took the record for the fastest time to complete all 214 of Alfred Wairight's Lake District Peaks in one go.

Paul, a former police officer from Ireland, battled sleep deprivation, exhaustion, bad weather and an unquenchable desire for chips as he beat the previous record by almost 7hrs.

In this latest episode of Everything Endurance, Will, Kris and Paul discuss running a bloody long way in the lakes, covering route planning, kit choices and the all-important snack tactics.

To read more about his epic achievement head to https://www.inov-8.com/blog/paultierneywainwright/

Jul 28 2019

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Rank #16: E18. Running for Rangers - The For Rangers Ultra Pt.1

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This time last year, our team were in Kenya for the first, epic For Rangers Ultra.  This 220km, 5-stage race, crosses open wildlife reserves in the home of long-distance running.

The race was put together by ourselves, Save the Rhino and For Rangers, a group who fundraise to improve the well-being of the wildlife rangers who form the thin line between the world's endangered wildlife and industrialised poaching.

Hear about the adventure, hear tips on getting through the race and the story of how it came to be in the latest episode.  Oh, and also hear why Kris isn't welcome in Norfolk anymore. 

Aug 04 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #17: E25. Winning Epic Distance Events with Spine and Barkley Winner John Kelly

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In January 2020, John Kelly became the founding member of the most exclusive club in the world.  A club reserved for people who have finished both the Montane Spine Race and the Barkley Marathons, two races with a reasonable claim on the title toughest-in-the-world. 

What's more, is that he joined that club having won both races having crossed the line at the end of a particularly weather-beaten Spine Race in the 2nd fastest recorded time.

In the latest episode of Everything Endurance, Will 'Baldlygo' Roberts chats with John Kelly about his journey into running, his Barkley win and how to survive sleet, snow and sleeplessness on the Pennine Way.

Mar 20 2020

51mins

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Rank #18: E16. We're back! Running Self-Sufficient Ultras - Jungle Edition

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Whether you've already signed up for a self-sufficient ultra race or you're just curious about what it takes to drag yourself through one, we have the podcast for you.

What do you pack?  What will you eat?  How do you prepare your feet for five days of battering?

Having just returned from another Jungle Ultra adventure in the Peruvian rain forest, Will and Kris answer these questions and more as they give you their survival tips for self-sufficient races, specifically in jungle environments.

It's been a while, but Will and Kris are back with the first of many new episodes.  Be ready for more new guests who've done epic things, knowledgable coaches and sports scientists and more non-sensical patter from your beloved hosts.

Jul 21 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: E9. Running the length of Europe Barefoot; Facing Fear and doing the Stupid with Aleks Kashefi

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After running LEJOG, barefoot and unsupported, Aleks made a choice.  To pick a life with a backpack and some sandals and a spirit of adventure over a secure life with a good income.  With that in mind he left the UK in August 2016 to run from the northernmost to the southernmost point of Europe with nothing but the sandals on his feet and the kit on his back.

The former Science teacher ran through freezing cold conditions and rough terrain taking in the incredible variety of conditions which Europe offers as he trekked from the cold of the Arctic to a point within site of the African continent.   Aleks faced new and often tough challenges at every step, each of which he has faced with charm, courage and a perfectly reasonable amount of swearing.

In this episode of our podcast we discuss the benefits of barefoot running, the trials and tribulations of running an entire continent and of the fear inducing challenge Aleks has set for the near future.

May 24 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: E21. Competing vs Completing - Ice Ultra/Cold Race Edition

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So, you've signed up for an ultra-marathon/multi-stage race somewhere seriously cold. You fancy your chances at tickling that top ten. But what should you expect out there? How do you prepare to take on the top-runners out in the ice and snow?

Will Baldlygo Roberts and Kris King discuss how to successfully compete in one of their favourite places in the world, the arctic tundra. From kit choices to training tips and mental preparation, our co-hosts pick apart Will's 6th place run through the Ice Ultra in 2017 and talk about the approaches of past winners such as Robbie Briton and Damian Hall.

Many thanks to bigmoosecoffeecompany.co for helping to make this possible. Purchase their awesome coffee, beers and other merch from https://www.bigmoosecoffeecompany.co/...

Sep 01 2019

1hr 9mins

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E55. The Highland Ultra, Building a new Ultra Marathon with Nick Watson

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Beyond the Ultimate first encountered Nick Watson in Kenya during the first For Rangers Ultra in 2018.  Through his passion for adventure and enthusiastic nature, Nick quickly established himself as a part of our extended family.  We were over the moon then when he came to us with a plan for an epic new race in the UK.

Now we are all looking forward to April next year when we get to journey to the remote and wonderful Knoydart Peninsula in the West Highland's of Scotland for the first Highland Ultra.

In this episode, our founder and Race Director Kris King chats with our newest Course Director Nick Watson about the race he dreamed up and about what goes into bringing an event like this to life.  

Learn more about the Highland Ultra.

Nov 29 2020

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E54. A Totally FKT 2020 with Damian Hall & Summit Fever

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Against a backdrop of the Covid_19 pandemic and the slew of race cancellations it led too, a few runners have managed to salvage the spirit of competition and a number of epic achievements from the clutches of what could have been a very quiet year in trail/ultra-running.

There can be few claims to greater success this year than Damian Hall's.  He has just grabbed his 3rd record of a busy summer after a nail-biting 14hr charge along the South Wales Traverse.

We cover this, his year as a whole and also the upcoming film 'Totally FKT' which documents Damian and John Kelly's exploits on the Pennine Way earlier this summer (see episodes #42 and #44).

In a special feature, Will also chats to Matt and Ellie Green of Summit Fever, the film-makers behind this amazing documentary which premieres on Sunday 22nd November at Kendal Mountain Festival 

Learn more at: https://www.summitfevermedia.com/pennine-way-fkt

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Nov 13 2020

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E53. A new FKT on the EPIC South West Coast Path with Kristian Morgan

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Kristian Morgan is an ultra-runner, coach and podcast host with his sights set on breaking massive records.  After covering over 1000 miles of the Appalachian Trail last year as part of the support team for Belgian runner Karel Sabbe's FKT, Kristian was intent on taking on the same challenge himself, until Covid scuppered his plans.

With the hunger for an epic challenge already in him, and with some close ties to the iconic South West Coast Path here in the UK, Kristian decided he'd make an attempt at breaking Damian Hall's already impressive record.

After running an average of 60 miles per day, on around 4 hours sleep a night for a total of 10 days, 12 hours and 6 minutes, Kristian had has record.  In this episode we hear about his earlier adventures and about his experiences running along Britain's beautiful south west coast.

You can find Kristians Podcast here: https://www.kristianultra.com/podcast

And learn more about his coaching services here: https://www.kristianultra.com/onlineruncoaching

Support his Appalachian Trail FKT attempt here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/appalachian-trail-speed-record-attempt

Oct 30 2020

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E52. BROKEN - 2020 The Year Running Records were Rewritten with Ally Beaven

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Three letters have dominated ultra-distance running this year and those three letters are FKT. As the pandemic put paid to most runner's plans, their thoughts collectively turned to other outlets for their competitive natures and records began to fall on a near-daily basis.

In Broken, Ally Beaven takes an entertaining look at just why 2020 was so unusual for long-distance running. With his interest in Fastest Known Times (FKTs) piqued, Beaven immerses himself in the scene. His summer becomes one of spending hours in the hills feeding, cajoling and generally trying to keep alive the runners he is supporting, as well as following the dots of live trackers in the middle of the night and endlessly refreshing his Twitter feed as records tumble around the country.

Who looked the most knackered? Who took on the biggest challenge? What is Ally willing to draw in the signed copies? These questions answered and more as Will and Ally chat through the ups and downs of putting this amazing book together.

N.B. this episode comes with a slight colourful language warning!

Pre-order at https://www.v-publishing.co.uk/books/narratives/broken/

Oct 16 2020

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E51. Packing for Multi-Stage Races and Fastpack adventures with Kris King

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Kris King is a Race Director and adventurer with a history of fastpacking style adventures, multi-stage races, and even a 31-day running tour of the UK, he has tried and tested a multitude of backpacks on the trail over the years.

What should you consider when choosing the right backpack?  How should you approach packing it?  How can you avoid chaffing and rubbing whilst running/hiking with your pack?

All these questions and more, such as what's the weirdest thing you've seen a runner pack for a race and where does a bald man stop washing his face, are answered by Kris and Will in this latest episode.

Oct 02 2020

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E50. The Grand Round, Hartley Slam pt2 with John Kelly

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This year, John Kelly became a Spine Race winner and broke a Pennine Way FKT which had stood for over 30 years (setting a record which was rudely broken a week later by Damian Hall!).

As if this wasn't enough achievement, he also recently completed his 'Hartley Slam' project by completing the Grand Round.

This monstrous endeavour saw John take on all 3 UK grand rounds (the Paddy Buckley, Bob Graham and Charlie Ramsay) consecutively, whilst cycling the distances in between.  Each of those runs are around the 100km mark with stacks of ascent, and the rides between are around the 300km each!

John Kelly was fundraising throughout the Hartley Slam for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.  Read all about their work and donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hartleyslam

Cover Background Photo: @the_phbalance 

Sep 18 2020

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E49. A Month among the Munros, a new FKT with Donnie Campbell

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On weds 2nd September at around 5am, adventurer, ultra-runner and coach Donnie Campbell finished a record attempt that had taken him 31days and 23hrs to complete.

He had summited all 282 Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft in height), completing the entire journey under his own power.  He covered almost 900 miles on foot and the same on a bike whilst enduring enough ascent to climb Everest 14 times.  In doing so, he beat the previous record by over a week!

In this episode we chat about his epic journey from forming the idea, through planning the monster logistics, to tackling a serious contender for the most epic record of this summer of FKTs.

Donate to Donnie's fundraiser for the British Red Cross here ---> https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/donniecampbell84

Learn about the Virtual ForRangers Ultra ---> https://beyondtheultimate.co.uk/ultra/virtual-for-rangers-ultra/#!/2020

Sep 11 2020

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E48. Tackling the lack of diversity on the Trails with Black Trail Runners co-founders Sonny Peart and Marcus Brown

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In July, a group of passionate runners formed an organisation with the aim of increasing inclusion, participation and representation of black people in trail running.  That group called itself Black Trail Runners.

In this episode we chat to 2 of those runners, namely 'Marathon Marcus' Brown and Sonny Peart about their own passion for running and outdoor sports, their experiences on the trails, and about what can be done to tackle a lack of diversity that leaves many people missing out on the physical and mental benefits gained from running and other outdoor sports.

Follow BlackTrailRunners on instagram---> https://www.instagram.com/blacktrailrunners/

Contact them at ---> blacktrailrunners@gmail.com

Hear Marcus' 'A Runner’s Life' podcast ---> https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-runners-life/id1504303593

Learn about the Virtual ForRangers Ultra ---> https://beyondtheultimate.co.uk/ultra/virtual-for-rangers-ultra/#!/2020

Sep 04 2020

1hr 32mins

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E47. Introduction to Strength Training for Ultrarunners with Kris King

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We promised you a third installment of our series on training for endurance events/ultra-running with our very own Kris King, and here it is!

Why should runners worry about strength training? Is strength work actually good for runners? Are there any exercises every runner should do? What role can strength training play in the prevention of injuries? All these questions and more are answered as Will and Kris are reunited for another episode of Everything Endurance.

Alongside Kris King's role as Race Director for Beyond the Ultimate, he is also an experienced fitness coach with a track record of helping athletes to prepare for epic feats, including training Will from being an overweight kebab enthusiast with a morbid fear of running into an ultra-runner capable of a top-10 finish at the Ice Ultra, in under a year.

Aug 28 2020

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E46. Running the Country, a new LEJOG Record with Carla Molinaro

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Carla Molinaro is an elite ultrarunner and coach with a glowing CV.  After the cancellation of all her races this year, Carla began training for a world record attempt under lockdown in South Africa, where she could only run up and down a 100-metre driveway.

Nevertheless, on 28th July she set a new women's world record having run the 874-mile/1400km length of Great Britain in 12 days and 30 minutes.

We chat to her about preparing for a world record under lockdown restrictions, and about the grueling 12 days of hard running it took to reach her goal.

Aug 21 2020

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E45. Aim High, Dream Big! Inspiring the next generation of adventurers with Steve Hill MBE

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Steve Hill is a teacher first and foremost, but he's also an adventurer and endurance athlete who has won multiple awards for his inspirational work with youngsters and an MBE for his charity work too.

Each year he takes on another epic endurance challenge to inspire his next class of pupils.  He shares the whole journey with them teaching them along the way that if they aim high, dream big and never give up they can achieve anything.

We chat to Steve about the message he delivers to his pupils and about being an ultra-runner who 'gets his money's worth' out of his adventures.  In a change to our speedier, record-breaking guests of late, this is a chance to hear from a runner more likely to be toward the back of the pack enjoying every inch of the trail.

You can learn more about the Team Hill Charitable Trust at www.stevehillmbe.com/team-hill-charitable-trust/

Aug 14 2020

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E44. A Carbon Negative Pennine Way FKT with Damian Hall

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Damian Hall is a Runner, Coach and Journalist with a stunning CV, including podiums and top-10 positions at the Spine Race, the Dragon's Back and the UTMB.  He also holds a number of FKTs already including the 630 mile South West Coast Path.

On Friday 24th of July he grabbed himself another record in the shape of a Pennine Way FKT, a record which had stood for little more than a week after John Kelly's incredible performance (see episode 42).

In this episode we talk through his preparation for the record attempt, his time out on the trail and the work he has put in to making sure that the challenge was carbon neutral.

Jul 31 2020

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E43. Competing with Kilian, A new Tahoe Rim Trail FKT with Adam Kimble

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Adam Kimble is an American Ultra-Runner and Coach with an impressive and growing CV.  He is also a Race Director with Beyond the Ultimate, a motivational speaker, and a serious contender for friendliest human on earth.

This Lake Tahoe resident recently set a new Fastest Known Time for the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 171-mile route through alpine terrain in California with over 8000 metres of climbing.  This was Adam's 2nd attempt to take the record from it's previous owner, one Kilian Jornet.  You may have heard of him.

In this episode Will and Adam chat about his first attempt last October, his training and preparation since, and the amazing 37hrs and 12 minutes he spent on the trail breaking the record last weekend.

Jul 24 2020

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E42. A New Pennine Way FKT (Hartley Slam pt1) with John Kelly

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Since the planets ultra-runners have been unleashed from easing lockdowns around the world, they've been channeling their pent up energy into record-breaking feats of running.

In this special midweek episode, we chat to one of those runners,  John Kelly, for the 2nd time this year.  What earns him his exalted status as the only person ever to appear on this show twice in the same year?  Breaking the Pennine Way FKT, that's what.  A record which had stood for 31 years before he came along.

John covered the 268 mile long Pennine Way, the national trail running from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm across the border in Scotland, in just 2 days, 16 hours and 40 minutes, beating the previous record by a margin of just over 30 minutes.

We chat through John's data-driven approach to his epic challenges and talk about how this latest achievement fits into his plan to run the Hartley Slam in 2020.

John Kelly is fundraising throughout the Hartley Slam for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.  Read all about their work and donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hartleyslam

Jul 22 2020

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E41. 78 Summits in a Day with Lakeland 24hr Record Breaker Kim Collison

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At 3am on Saturday 11th July, Kim Collison set off from the quiet darkness of a small Lake District village with a running record in his sights that had stood for more than 20 years.  24hrs later he had returned to the start of his challenge having reached the top of 78 Lakeland peaks.  In all, he covered 175km (109 miles) with 11,890m (39,000ft) of ascent.

Kim Collison has been a prominent figure in British ultra-running for some years now,  who's accolades including being British Trail Running Champion in 2014, wins at the Lakeland 50, Lakes in a Day and Arc of Attrition races among others, and a Winter Bob Graham record which he bagged in December last year.

In this episode, Kim talks us through his journey into running, the things that keep him motivated, and the highs and lows of 24hrs of running through some of the UK's lumpiest terrain!

Jul 17 2020

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E40. Basic Nutrition, Foundations for Training with Kris King

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After a pandemic imposed hiatus from the show, Kris King returns with the second part of his enlightening series on training for endurance events.  This time we tackle the topic of basic nutrition.

Whether you're looking to healthily lose a little lockdown weight, or you're building the foundations ready to train for an epic adventure of your own, there is plenty to learn as Kris gives us an overview of how to build a healthy attitude towards food and make changes to our habits which can help you achieve your goals.

After nearly 4 months without recording together, expect the co-hosts to bait each other about their hair and exchange a little colourful language as we get into the basics of healthy diet.

Jul 10 2020

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E39. Running in Mountains, Training in Warzones with Stephanie Case

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Finding reasons not to train is rarely a problem for most of us.  Nothing stops today's guest from achieving ultra-running excellence though. 

Not the fact that she works an extremely challenging role as a human rights lawyer in conflict zones, not the fact that she also gives her time to the charity she founded, not even the fact that much of her training has to take place in small concrete compounds surrounded by security.

Today we chat to Stephanie Case about her running journey, her unusual training regime and about Free to Run, a charity which supports women in conflict zones through adventure sports, helping to improve their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.  A charity of which she is founder and president.

Jul 03 2020

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E38. Setting a Course Record in your First Ever Ultra with Kasia Orzechowska

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When Kasia Orzechowska made the decision to follow her dream of running a multi-stage ultra-marathon in the Desert, she was 7 months pregnant and resettling in a new country.  13 months later she arrived in Namibia having trained hard, researched her kit, but having never run further than a marathon.

Faced with 5 days and 250km of hard running in temperatures of 50°c and above, Kasia rose to the challenge and was not only the first woman to reach the finish line, she also broke the previous course record set by Kristina Madsen, a world record-breaking runner we've featured on this show in the past.

In this episode, we talk through her training journey, her experience in the Namib desert, and what the future holds for this exceptional runner who is now entering races as a sponsored athlete.

Jun 26 2020

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E37. Winning the Ice Ultra and making a Career of what you Love with Simon Dicks

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In this episode we talk to the winner of the Ice Ultra, Beyond the Ultimate's 5-day multistage run across Arctic Sweden, a runner who faced down 5 days of running in temperatures as low as -35c with a grin on his face throughout.

A runner who not long ago decided to take a leap of faith and work towards making a career out of the thing he loves most.

When Dicksy took on the Jungle Ultra (the same format but much hotter, much wetter, and with infinitely more mosquitos) there was a lightbulb moment somewhere out among the trees where he decided to change his life.

If you're planning a cold race or adventure, we have some tips for you.  If you're looking for inspiration to take your own passion and make it a livelihood then Simon's story and his massive enthusiasm is just what you need.

Jun 19 2020

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E36. Barkley Marathons, Big's Backyard and Being the Worlds Most Notorious Race Director with Laz Lake aka Gary Cantrell

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Gary Cantrell, aka Lazarus Lake, is the man behind the Barkley Marathons, a race with a powerful air of mystery and a reputation for insane levels of toughness.  A race that strips it's runners to the bone, pitting them against the wilderness in a fight that heavily favours the hills.

Since it's 1986 inception, only 15 runners have ever reached the finish and yet runners all over the world muddle through the obscure application process each year in the hope that it might be their time.

In this episode, we chat to Laz about Gary Cantrell's early ultra-running days, about how a lack of races led to him setting up his own, about his recent trans-continental trek across the US, and about how the now world-famous Barkley Marathons came to be the race that it is.

Jun 13 2020

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By Passwordfun123 - Jun 27 2017
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At least, they fit my definition. Regular joes who make a choice in their lives and then go do it. Since I'm a regular joe, I find it really inspiring. Great banter with the hosts, a lot of fun. Only issue is sometimes the room echo is hard to handle when I have headphones on, so I tend to listen in the car or when I'm working at home.