Trail Running (UK) - - Warm-Up -

There was a high DNF rate among elite men and women at this year’s UTMB. Per­haps the most un­ex­pected rea­son was

Kil­ian Jor­net’s, who was stung by a bee on race-day morn­ing and felt un­well.

It’s not trail run­ning, but we were in­spired by

Dan Law­son’s at­tempt to break the John o’Groats to Land’s End record of nine days two hours. Law­son av­er­aged 90 miles per day for six days, but even­tu­ally fell just short.

A record-break­ing at­tempt at a new FKT on the 268-mile Pen­nine Way lasted only seven hours in Septem­ber, thanks to high wind, heavy rain, sleet and hail. That to­tals three failed at­tempts in 2018 to bet­ter Mike Hart­ley’s 1989 record of 2 days 17hr 20min.

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