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It was set to be the perfect vacation – planned to absolute perfection. Two weeks of relaxing on the Amalfi coast in the Nastro Azzurro hotel, followed by two weeks of travelling around Northern Italy and racing in the beautiful italian mountains. Firstly in the prestigious Tre-Refugi relay and then the World Mountain Running Masters […]

via Italian adventures — The secret fell running diary of Ben Mounsey aged 34 and 3/4


I knew July would be a tough month for running but I didn’t realise just how tough… 2nd July: The European Mountain Running Championships (Arco, Italy) 9th July: Sedbergh Sports (The British & English Fell Running Championships) 16th July: Râs Yr Wyddfa (The Snowdon International) 30th July: British Mountain Running National Championships incorporating the World Championship Trial (Uphill) and […]

via Râs Yr Wyddfa — The secret fell running diary of Ben Mounsey aged 34 and 3/4


Another cracking blog about fell running from the amazing Ben Mounsey

The secret fell running diary of Ben Mounsey aged 36 and 1/3

HOW IMPORTANT IS A RACE RECCE? 

Fell running is becoming an increasingly popular sport. These days the racing calendar is so heavily saturated you could race a couple of times a week if you wanted to or even twice in the same day like my hardy friend Darren Fishwick of Chorley AC. However, it’s almost impossible to find the time to practise every single race that you intend to do. So just how important is a recce?

This year I’ve had to think very carefully about choosing which races I want focus on, everything else has to fit in and become preparation for these key events. My first major goal is to try and prepare for Black Combe, the opening race of the British Fell Championship. I’ve competed on this course once before in 2008, the last time it was a Championship fixture. Unfortunately for me I don’t…

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