It was truly amazing to cover the UTMB this year and film as many fellow Brits as I could, from 5th lady Beth Pascall and 4th and 5th men Tom Owens and Andy Symonds, to the awe-inspiring final finishers Paul McLaughlin and Hannah Leith – both from the south-east with no local mountains to train on!
There was broken pole trauma, blisters, sheer exhaustion, highs, lows, DNFs and successes, with tears and hugs over the finish line.
Thanks to Petzl for supporting this tour of the UTMB by mini-bus, bike and hike using their new Swift RL. Keep watching for a review coming soon. www.petzl.com/GB/en
Thanks to Chamonix Valley Transfers for supporting me with a return transfer from Geneva to Chamonix, highly recommended. www.chamonix-valley-transfers.co.uk
Subscribe and stay tuned to Wild Ginger Running YouTube channel for in-depth interviews with the elites and regular runners, plus their top tips throughout the year. Like Xavier Thevenard, Beth Pascall, Rory Bosio, Scotty Hawker, Hayden Hawkes, Lucja Leonard, Andy Symonds, Tom Owens, Holly Page, Ian Sharman and Hannah Leith.
My interview with Courtney Dauwalter is live already here
Want more films from the UTMB 2019 and the trails around Chamonix? Visit my UTMB 2019 playlist here: bit.ly/wgrUTMB19
More coming soon!
I was so inspired by the whole thing I’ve decided to do the UTMB over 6-days in 2020, ending in time to watch the race again, so stay tuned for that adventure next August.
UTMB training advice films
Ultra running masterclass with UTMB 5th place finisher in 2018 Damian Hall youtu.be/0YjOhT9jJRg
27 UTMB training and racing tips from Damian Hall, 5th in 2018) youtu.be/D63itZyPUPQ
UTMB training advice from CCC finisher Julia from Tracks and Trails Mountain Running Holidays youtu.be/eyh9_JFOCms