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Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District: A sample route

8 Apr , 2017  

Here’s a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District, written by Kingsley Jones. This level 2 run is 6 miles long with an expected duration of 1hr 45mins.

Europe, Trail Running

UTMB: Kingsley Jones’ DNC (Did Not Connect)

8 Sep , 2016  

Trail running in Chamonix at the start of UTMB

Kingsley Jones recently made the tough decision to pull out of the iconic Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) race. Here, he discusses the spirit of the event.

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Success on Charlie Ramsay’s Round this weekend

20 Jun , 2016  

Ramsay's Round Joe Williams

Cicerone’s Joe Williams has just got back to the office after completing the running challenge of Charlie Ramsay’s Round in Scotland this weekend.

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Damian Hall breaks South West Coast Path record

31 May , 2016  

Damian Hall on the South West Coast Path trail running record

The speed record for running the South West Coast Path was recently broken by Cicerone author Damian Hall, setting a new time of 10 days 15 hours and 18 minutes. We were so excited about this at Cicerone that we had to catch up with him to find out more about the adventure.

Behind the Scenes at Cicerone, Trail Running, UK

Ramsay’s Round Training: The Long Run

25 May , 2016  

Wasdale, Wast Water and Scafell Pike

In this blog post, Cicerone’s Joe Williams shares some of his Ramsay’s Round training. Joe will attempt Charlie Ramsay’s Round as part of his preparation for the UTMB later in the summer. At 90km (56 miles) and 8500m of ascent, it’s Scotland’s answer to the Lake District’s Bob Graham Round which, incidentally, he has blogged about too.

Trail Running, UK, UK Long Distance

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

24 May , 2016  

Welsh 3000s Mountain Walking in Snowdonia

Fancy a more interesting and more challenging alternative to the 3 peaks? Terry Fletcher, author of the Cicerone guidebook to mountain walking in Snowdonia, introduces the Welsh 3000s – a great challenge for a weekend in Wales.

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Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

17 May , 2016  

Seathwaite Tarn Lake District

Cicerone’s Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs. Charlie Ramsay’s Round As part of my buildup to running the UTMB race in August I will be doing the classic Scottish mountain running challenge of Charlie Ramsay’s Round in mid June. Aside from being a […]

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2016 London Marathon Report

25 Apr , 2016  

London Marathon Big Ben finish

On the 24th April, Cicerone’s Joe Williams ran the London Marathon as part of his preparations for UTMB in August. He’s back in the office today, hobbling around, eager to recount his story.

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How to train for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – Part 1

21 Apr , 2016  

UTMB TDS training

To celebrate the launch of Trail Running – Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region, Cicerone’s Joe Williams, will be sharing his training for his first attempt at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in August.

Behind the Scenes at Cicerone, Trail Running, UK

A run with my heroes? Trail running with the Salomon team.

13 Apr , 2016  

Trail Running Salomon Skiddaw Lake District

Cicerone’s Joe Williams goes trail running in the Lake District with the Salomon team and reports back for the rest of us.

Behind the Scenes at Cicerone, Tell Us Your Story, Trail Running, UK

Cicerone Bob Graham Round Successes

8 Jul , 2015  

Joe running the Bob Graham Round

Four fell runners closely associated with Cicerone Press have completed the Bob Graham Round in Cumbria’s Lake District. Are there more of you out there?

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Tour of Mont Blanc – Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

12 Dec , 2011  

Tour of Alps

Although the Tour of Mont Blanc route is well established as an anti-clockwise circuit, there are arguments in favour of walking the TMB in a clockwise direction, the most persuasive being

Cycling and Mountain Biking, Europe, International Treks, Mountain Adventures, Trail Running

Cicerone author’s Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne

11 May , 2011  

The Maurienne

Andy Hodges, author of the soon-to-be published Cicerone guidebook Mountain Adventure in the Maurienne, has just returned home from a trip to the area to find an advance copy of his new book waiting for him on the doorstep.