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UTMB 2021 Race Report: Finishing is Winning!

UTMB 2021 Race Report: Finishing is Winning!

On Sunday 29 August, I finished the 2021 UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) in 41 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds. That placed me in 755th place out of 2347 starters and 108th of 541 in the MV50 age category. A good result certainly, but my mantra for the race throughout had been ‘finishing...
'Fastpacking' article on FastRunning.com

‘Fastpacking’ article on FastRunning.com

Iain’s article about his recent four-day ‘fastpack’ of the Tour du Mont Blanc has been published at FastRunning.com: Iain travelled to France in July. ‘Fast-packing’ is hiking, but lighter and faster – it’s great training for trail running races. Iain’s trip was a recce for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc trail running race, taking...
Advice on UK Covid Travel Tests (and Quarantine) for August 2021

Advice on UK Covid Travel Tests (and Quarantine) for August 2021

Do you need to take Covid Travel Tests in August 2021? I know from personal experience, how daunting it can be to plough your way from website to website, trying to work out what’s required and, more importantly, what’s affordable. In the last month, I’ve taken two trips to Europe – both to get some...
Trail Running Article on RadSeason.com

Trail Running Article on RadSeason.com

Iain’s article about trail running in Switzerland has been published by RadSeason.com. In July 2021, Iain travelled to Switzerland, hiking and running his way from Sierre to Zinal, and from there to the Turtmantal, before extreme weather conditions at the Schöllijoch Pass forced him to turn around.
Eiger Trail Article in Trail Running Magazine

Eiger Trail Article in Trail Running Magazine

As part of his ‘Road to UTMB 2021’ journey, Iain’s article about the ‘Eiger Trail 51’ race has been published by Trail Running Magazine. This follows on from Iain’s ‘How to train for the UTMB in the UK‘ article, which was published in the June/July issue of the magazine, and review of the ‘Pilgrim Challenge’...
Climate Change article in The Telegraph

Climate Change article in The Telegraph

Iain had planned to write an article about summer skiing in Zermatt for The Telegraph, but presented with highly unusual conditions for July, it became a comment piece about climate change instead: The article is behind the Telegraph firewall (subscription only), but you can read it below: You can see what it was like in...