Set in the high Pyrenean mountains of South West France, the Grand Raid des Pyrénées is one of the most beautiful trail runs in Europe. Since 2008, the event has … Read more
Rowena Juliet Halliday, September 12, 2011
Endowed with the bold slogan “Putting the Adventure into Racing,” the Open5 Series should excite any adrenaline-fuelled sport junky. Open Adventure and Open5 Series sponsor, Mountain Hardwear, have come up with … Read more
Following events in Suffolk and Salford, the 2011 Great Swim Series swung north to England’s largest lake and premium open water swim location, Lake Windermere. With a completed swim at … Read more
On saturday the 4th of June, Team Magnetic Junction took part in the inaugural Columbia Hellrider. Taking place in West Wycombe Park, the Hellrider is an adventure duathlon in which teams must complete as many running and cycling laps as possible in eight hours. A run must be followed by a cycle and all team members are required to complete at least one of each at some point during the event.
After Charlie Morris’ participation in the Great Swim at Salford, I headed to Ipswich in Suffolk to check out the next event in the Great Swim series, the Great East Swim. Keep an eye out for this event next year and in the mean time get some practice in the remaining events of the Great Swim series – London and Strathclyde.
If you are looking for a shorter and more feasible alternative to the national 3 peak challenge, why not challenge yourself with this gruelling 25 mile run over the exposed fells of the Yorkshire dales? This relatively unknown route includes 1672 metres of ascent over the 3 largest peaks in the Yorkshire dales, Penyghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m), involving a near marathon distance of 25 miles. As a run or a walk, taking on this route presents a challenge to even the fittest outdoor enthusiasts.
The Great Swim Series has only been running since 2008, and is billed as “the UK’s biggest mass participation open water swimming series”. While the original event was held in Lake Windermere, in 2011 there are five events taking place in Salford, Suffolk, Windermere, London and Strathclyde.