Episode 33 : John Kelly

This week James and Dan are joined by John Kelly of Barkley, Spine and countless other endurance events fame. He sets out over the coming month to attempt both the Pennine Way record and to try once again to link all three British Rounds together, biking in between, to set a new fastest time for the link up he calls the Grand Round – both records currently held by British long distance legend Mike Hartley. John is raising money for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust through his endeavours and the just giving page can be found here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hartleyslam

Picture c/o Tyler Landrum

Episode 32 with Jim Mann: Trees Not Tees

James and Dan catch up before an interview with Trees not Tees founder Jim Mann. Jim is probably best known for being one of the UK’s top mountain runners of recent years. Amongst his accolades are wins at the Dragons Back, Spine Challenger, Cheviot Goat and most impressively – in 2017 he set winter records on each of the three British rounds (PB, BG, CR) all within the space of a month . Last year he established Trees Not Tees, a movement to encourage runners and organisers to reduce plastic use and running event waste by reducing the number of finisher awards created and handed out and encouraging those funds to go towards planting trees. That is the focus of the interview here. https://www.treesnottees.com.