I was told 2-years ago that Skyrunning in the UK was not possible.
You don’t have the mountains…
You don’t have the technical terrain…
Ridges – pah!
Climbing – pah!
You have nothing over a 1000m…
and so on and so on.
The V3K launched our series and in doing so we showed UK runners that Wales, the 3000’s and in particular Crib Goch can test even the hardiest competitor.
The Mourne Skyline MTR had Skyrunner World Series champion Stevie Kremer come over and what did she say?
‘That is the hardest race I have ever done!’
In 2015 we stepped it up a notch with the mind blowing Salomon Glen Coe Skyline and Emelie Forsberg, Skyrunning World and European Champion for the Ultra distance half way through the race said,
‘This is the best course I have ever run for this distance!’
And then just last weekend, the first edition of the True Mountain Lakes Sky Ultra took place under horrendous conditions. Torrential rain, gale force winds and and I am pleased to say we have it all on film.
Skyrunning in the UK?
of course we can! With bells on….