Tom Hollins

Cheviot Goat Ultra 2018 race report | Montane 09/01/2019


Early December saw Montane Athlete Tom Hollins take on the Northumbrian Cheviots in challenging Winter conditions by running the Montane Cheviot Goat.  Battling the elements, terrain, and bogs he finished a very competitive join 6th place in a climactic finale to an excellent years’ racing. Conditions this year were wet, turning the peaty Northumbrian hills into boggy quagmires. <last year’s report Words: Tom Hollins Pictures: Wild Man Media This year was my first goat and my last race of the season before my first Spine Race free Christmas for 3 years.... Read More

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Montane Athlete Tom Hollins entered the 2018 Montane Tor des Géants in the best shape of his life.  60 miles and two 3000m+ ascents later he withdrew. Reflecting on this, Tom shares insight into what happens when the mind-body connection falters. ‘I’ve not got much European experience’ I said in my pre-race TDG video. How that would come back to haunt me. My entire European experience was in fact 1 previous DNF at the UTMB. On that occasion, I just wasn’t fit for it. This time I was the fittest I... Read More

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Tom Hollins: Double Bob Graham

Running non-stop for over 2 days and nights, Montane Athlete Tom Hollins successfully completed a double ‘Bob Graham Relay’  I had attempted a double Bob Graham last year – a shot at Nicky Spink’s record that didn’t go according to plan. I had fixed to the last weekend in May, with a large group of friends supporting, however 3 weeks before the event I got a head cold which I hadn’t fully shifted. The weather on the day was roasting hot, followed by thunderstorms in the evening. Given the heat... Read More