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16/02/2017
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Break free of short-term goals: Montane & #Run1000Miles

Montane announces official sponsorship of Trail Running Magazine’s #Run1000Miles 2017 campaign. It’s always the same; after the excesses of December’s festive celebrations each new year there is a swathe of ‘New Year, New You’ style messages. And while the majority of them are undeniably positive, the more cynical among us will immediately switch off. From the plethora of such messages, what’s the difference between them all? Aren’t they really a sales ploy to increase revenue to gyms? And aren’t they hard to stick to as the year unfolds? Let’s pick... Read More

01/02/2017
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REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS

Registration is now open for the 2017 Montane TOR DES GÉANTS 2017 endurance trail, one of the most epic races in the world. Registrations open today for the Montane Tor des Géants (10 – 17 September 2017), which has rapidly become one of the most coveted and reputed trail running races in the world.  With the race now more popular than ever, it is expected that the 750 available places will be snapped up in a record time. To register for the Montane TDG 2017 visit: http://www.tordesgeants.it/en Runners can expect to endure both... Read More

23/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 7

Day 7 – 21 January 2017 Britain’s most brutal race concludes Canada’s Helene Dumais places second woman, with Germany’s Gabriele Kenkenberg third, in the Montane Spine Race. From 113 starters, 63 runners finished the race in unusually mild conditions that caused more foot problems than usual. The Montane Spine Race is a 268-mile footrace along the Pennine Way, England’s oldest and toughest National Trail, in winter.  Kirk Yetholm, Scotland; Sunday, 22 January 2017  The 2017 Montane Spine Race concluded late on Saturday night, Helene Dumais (CAN) placing second in the woman’s race... Read More

23/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 6

Day 6 – 20 January 2017 Day six of Britain’s most brutal race Ireland’s Carol Morgan smashes the women’s course record for the Montane Spine Race, a 268-mile footrace along the Pennine Way, England’s oldest and toughest National Trail, in winter. While the back of the field battles against cut-off times. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Kirk Yetholm, Scotland; Friday, 20 January 2017  Carol Morgan (IRL) has broken the women’s course record for the Montane Spine Race, a 268-mile footrace along the Pennine Way in winter, by a sensational 43 hours. The... Read More

20/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 5

Day 5 – 19 January 2017 Day five of Britain’s most brutal race Britain’s Tom Hollins wins the 2017 Montane Spine Race in a dramatic finale,with Pavel Paloncý second and Eugeni Roselló Solé third. Carol Morgan looks likely to win the women’s race later tonight, with a new course record. The Montane Spine Race is a 268-mile footrace along the Pennine Way, England’s oldest and toughest National Trail, in winter. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Kirk Yetholm, Scotland; Thursday, 19 January 2017  Montane Spine Race  Tom Hollins, the Yorkshire anaesthetist took... Read More

19/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 4

Day 4 – 18 January 2017 Day four of Britain’s most brutal race Pavel Paloncý, Eugeni Roselló Solé  and Tom Hollins race neck-and-neck to the finish of the 268-mile Montane Spine Race. Carol Morgan, joint sixth overall, grows her lead still further in the women’s race. The Montane Spine Race is a 268-mile / 431km footrace along the Pennine Way; England’s oldest and generally thought to be toughest National Trail, in winter. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Bellingham, Northumberland, England, Wednesday 18 January 2017 Montane Spine Race With less than 40 miles left of the... Read More

18/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 3

Day 3 – 17 January 2017 Day three of Britain’s most brutal race Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Rosello Sole still lead the 268-mile Montane Spine Race overall. Carol Morgan leads the women’s race from Helene Dumais. The Montane Spine Race is a 268-mile / 431km footrace along the Pennine Way; England’s oldest and generally thought to be toughest National Trail, in winter. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Alston, Cumbria, England, Tuesday 17 January 2017 Montane Spine Race After 180 miles/290kms of the 2017 Montane Spine Race, Pavel Paloncý (CZE) and Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP)... Read More

17/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 2

Day 2 – 16 January 2017 Day two of Britain’s most brutal race Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Rosello Sole lead the 268-mile Montane Spine Race overall, while Carol Morgan leads the women’s race. Sarah Davies wins the 108-mile Montane Spine Challenger women’s race. The 108-mile Montane Spine MRT (Mountain Rescue Team) Challenge race finishes at 2am, Tuesday, 17 January. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here   Hawes, Yorkshire Dales, England, Monday, 16 January 2017 Montane Spine Race Despite a 30-minute time penalty, Pavel Paloncý (CZE) and Eugeni Rosello Sole (ESP) are the joint leaders of... Read More

16/01/2017
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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Pre-race & Day 1

Pre-race and day 1 – 14 & 15 January 2017 Britain’s most brutal race begins Explosive performances already abound in the 2017 Montane Spine Race as Dominic Layfield (US) wins the 108-mile Montane Spine Challenger, setting a new course record. Alasdair Cowell (GBR) wins the 108-mile Montane Spine MRT (Mountain Rescue Team) Challenge race. The much-anticipated, sixth Montane Spine Race, 268 miles along the Pennine Way in winter, gets under way, with leaders setting a scorching pace. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Edale, Peak District, England, Sunday, 15 January 2017 Montane Spine Challenger... Read More

05/01/2017
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Britain’s most brutal race: the Montane Spine

Taking place between 14 – 22 January 2017, the non-stop Montane Spine Race is quite simply one of the toughest ultra races in Europe. Set in the depths of winter and encompassing the entirety of the Pennine Way, competitors face various challenges ranging from unrelenting winter conditions to severe fatigue and all the physical demands that accompany a 268 mile race. The Montane Spine Race is a collection of three savage ultra races: The Montane Spine Race – the original 268 mile race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. The Montane... Read More