Trail & ultra running from Wild Ginger Running
Live interview with Alex Staniforth - the Adversity Adventurer

Live interview with Alex Staniforth - the Adversity Adventurer

May 27, 2021

Alex Staniforth is a record-breaking adventurer, ultra-endurance athlete, international motivational speaker, author and mental health activist, aged 25 from Chester – now based in Kendal.

Alex knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity, having experienced the two biggest consecutive disasters in Mount Everest history, including the 2015 Nepal earthquake which trapped him on the mountain for two days. In July 2017 he became the fastest person ever to climb all 100 UK county tops and won the Pride of Britain Granada Reports Fundraiser of the Year 2017.

In 2020 he ran the National Three Peaks Challenge, covering 452 miles in just 9 days 12 hours. Having suffered with mental health challenges since a teenager, he co-founded Mind Over Mountains, a mental health charity to help others restore mental well-being naturally through outdoor experiences.

Now Alex is committed to keep challenging his barriers whilst inspiring others to achieve their own Everest,

https://alexstaniforth.com

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOd7IQuas4

A new budget way to be coached by trail/ultra running pros - Vert.run (interview with the founders)

A new budget way to be coached by trail/ultra running pros - Vert.run (interview with the founders)

May 20, 2021

The company Vert.run is a complete training platform for trail and ultra runners. This evening I meet Kirsten Kortebein and Moises Jimenez who set up Vert.Run. Their aim is to provide training plans, designed by some of the best Trail and Ultra runners in the world- to all runners.

Vert.run was founded to make trail running accessible to everyone of all income and experience levels.

Please join me to learn how this platform may enable you to become a stronger athlete and help you to go on even bigger adventures.

https://vert.run/

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGSE7Co5E0w&t=2999s

Interview with Damian Hall - Runner, Coach, Journalist & Author

Interview with Damian Hall - Runner, Coach, Journalist & Author

May 13, 2021

Damian Hall, runner, coach, journalist, and author, comes on to talk about his new book, In It For The Long Run (out now from Vertebrate Publishing), looking at the rise of his ultra running career and recording breaking run along the Pennine Way in 2020.

He credits an midlife crisis for getting him into ultra running. He has since gone on to finish 5th at UTMB, and podium at some of the toughest races such as the Montane Spine Race, Dragons Back, Highland Fling Race as well as winning The Ice Ultra, Lakeland Trails 55km, Ultra Tour de Monta Rosa. He also has a number of record and FKTs to his name, such as the Pennine Way, South West Traverse, Cape Wrath Trail, Paddy Buckley Round, South West Costal Path. He represented GB at the World Trail Championships. He is also well known environmentalist, even picking up litter and being plastic free on his Pennine Way Record.

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1A74AwX_Gw

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Run in the 100-mile UTMB course over 6-days from Chamonix with me here! 
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Q&S session with Physiotherapist and Coach Tim Pigott

Q&S session with Physiotherapist and Coach Tim Pigott

May 6, 2021

A Wild Ginger Running question and answer session with Physiotherapist and Coach Tim Pigott.

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKwQjgbKvFc

 

 

How to Fell Run with Ben Mounsey - International Mountain Runner

How to Fell Run with Ben Mounsey - International Mountain Runner

April 29, 2021

How do you get into Fell Running, what is Fell Running and how can you run downhill so fast? 
Fell runner, photographer, blogger, teacher and graphic designer, Ben began competing in fell running races 16 years ago and has since become one of the UK’s leading trail and mountain runners. 

Ben was born and raised in Yorkshire and currently lives in the Yorkshire Dales. However, he is a renowned traveller and enjoys competing in unique mountain races across Europe, especially in Italy, his second home.

During his long and successful career, Ben has competed multiple times for Yorkshire, England and Great Britain at fell and mountain running. His most notable achievements include winning the UK inter-counties fell running Championship in 2016, twice crowned Yorkshire fell running champion (2014 & 2015) and finishing 3rd in the English Fell Running Championship, 2016.

He likes to encourage other people of all abilities to run, race and travel, ultimately for improvements to health, well-being and to enjoy the unique experiences created through the sport.

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHMCXtDgJGU

 

 

 

Bridgedale’s NEW range of trail running socks - Q&A with a designer

Bridgedale’s NEW range of trail running socks - Q&A with a designer

April 22, 2021

Bridgedale's new range of trail running socks - Q&A with a designer

This film is sponsored by Bridgedale who have just brought out a new range of trail running socks. They're my fave brand of sock so I was really pleased to I work with them to help design and test them with a team of regular trail and ultra runners. 

Find out more and buy them here: www.bridgedale.com/

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC0hu6S8Gmw

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How to run an FKT with Marcus & Jen Scotney

How to run an FKT with Marcus & Jen Scotney

April 20, 2021

On Saturday 3rd April Marcus set a new fastest known time for the 46 mile Peak District route the Limestone Way

We chat about how Marcus prepared for his FKT attempt and how running an FKT is different to running a race, plus many more tips.

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ike0B0o-zD0

Trail & ultra running Q&A - best sunnies, best summer trail shoes, training for race start at 11pm!

Trail & ultra running Q&A - best sunnies, best summer trail shoes, training for race start at 11pm!

April 8, 2021

Your trail & ultra running questions answered LIVE at 6:30pm on my live broadcast every Wednesday evening.

Multi-terrain shoe test https://youtu.be/Y9hg3sI-Ng4

 

This film is self-funded. If you found it useful, please support me on Patreon for perks & prizes: https://www.patreon.com/WildGingerRunning

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Tpq55i8Ig

Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wildgingerrunning/

Get a Wild Ginger Running t-shirt or buff here https://wildgingerrunning.co.uk/shop/

Book a place on my beginner to intermediate trail running training camps here: https://wildgingerrunning.co.uk/training/training-camps/

Run in the 100-mile UTMB course over 6-days from Chamonix with me here! https://www.tracks-and-trails.com/holidays/mont-blanc-ultra-trail-wild-ginger-running

Interview with Mike Wardian - Ultra marathon legend & world record holder

Interview with Mike Wardian - Ultra marathon legend & world record holder

April 1, 2021

American ultra running legend Mike Wardian has had an illustrious marathon and ultra marthon careeer.

He has won the USA national 50km championships three times, podiumed at the World 100km Road Championships in 2009. He has completed Marathon des Sables, the Western States Endurance Run, the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and taken on the mighty Barkley Marathons. In January 2017, Mike set a World Record running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in a record average speed of 2:45!

Mike is renowed for being a marathon and ultra monster, competing in so many races a year, he is also one of the nicest and gracious runners you're ever likely to meet.

Originally on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sorkNMtbJEY

 

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Interview with Eileen Jones - Journalist, author, former fell runner and born-again parkrunner!

Interview with Eileen Jones - Journalist, author, former fell runner and born-again parkrunner!

March 25, 2021

Eileen Jones is a journalist, author and publicist based in Ambleside in the Lake District. How parkrun changed our lives is her first book for Gritstone Publishing which ‘set out to see why so many people love the Saturday morning run around the park, and how it has changed their lives’.

She has her own one-woman business, Cumbria PR, promoting tourism and heritage organisations including William Wordsworth’s home at Rydal Mount, the Heaton Cooper Studio and Gallery, and Zeffirellis cinemas and restaurants.

She has worked for newspapers and magazines including the Yorkshire Post and Holland Herald, the KLM inflight magazine based in Amsterdam, and for 12 years she was course leader for the journalism and public relations degrees at Huddersfield University.

A former fell-runner who once won a teapot in the 33-mile Haworth Hobble, Eileen has competed in many of the big fell races, including Wasdale, Borrowdale, Ben Nevis and Bens of Jura. But when she slowed down “I started to feel guilty about the marshals waiting for me on summit checkpoints. It was no fun being so far off the back of the pack.” Now she describes herself as a born-again parkrunner. She’s done 260 parkruns at 104 locations and was once proud to be first “old dear” at Old Deer parkrun. She helped set up the parkrun at Fell Foot, Windermere in 2014 where she is still a member of the core volunteer team, and also helped set up the new Rothay parkrun in Ambleside.

In her spare time, Eileen is a theatre reviewer and has a popular – if currently dormant - theatre blog, Stagey Lady. She has two sons, one of whom was a member of the West End cast of Les Miserables (2015-16); and the other played the Les Mis lead, Jean Valjean, in a junior production. Eileen’s dream project, for which she’s gaining considerable and not entirely fantastical support, is the production of a new show : parkrun the musical.

How parkrun changed our lives is her first book for Gritstone Publishing. It’s available from Amazon, from bookshop.org, the independent online store, and from the publisher’s website: https://gritstonecoop.co.uk/books/how-parkrun-changed-our-lives/

Original video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt0lyDCHxvA

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