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PLOGGING - MEET THE RUNNERS RACING TO CLEAN THE PLANET
Plogging - the act of picking up litter while exercising - has increased in popularity rapidly around the world recently, amid growing concerns about mounting levels of discarded waste, littering and plastic pollution.
We spoke to three runners all doing their bit to clean the planet: Lindsay Buck, who removes litter from England’s highest peak on average four times a week, Peter Maksimow, who plogs daily in either Los Angeles, Colorado or Vermont, and Damian Hall, who collected litter from the Pennine Way while setting a new record time for the 268-mile trail in July 2020.
In many parts of the world, lockdowns are limiting many of us to walking and running in local areas only. Rather than being a repetitive and frustrating experience, inov-8 ambassador and fast-hiker James Forrest is a firm believer that you can have an epic adventure from your doorstep.
"This is the 10th year I have written this on our goal board, 'Qualify and stand on the CrossFit Games Podium'. Just because you don't accomplish a goal doesn't mean you give up. It means you change your approach and go back for more!"
CrossFit Games legend and inov-8 ambassador Scott Panchik is back, returning to individual competition in 2021.
HOW TERMINAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS LED KEVIN TO START RUNNING ULTRAS
Diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, Kevin Webber was given as little as two years to live. Six years later, this inspirational 55-year-old continues to defy doctors, using an ultrarunning bucket-list to fulfil his dreams and raise awareness.
72 miles, 18,000ft of ascent and 31 summits. inov-8 ambassador Damian Hall had to push hard to set a new record of 14hrs 13mins for the South Wales Traverse, shaving just 5 minutes off the previous best time.
A round-up of all the action at the 2020 CrossFit Games where inov-8 training athletes Dani Speegle, Sam Briggs and Jamie Simmonds put on superb performances and truly 'left it all out on the CrossFit floor.'
Meet Sabrina Pace-Humphreys, co-founder of Black Trail Runners
In July this year, Sabrina Pace-Humphreys, together with seven other black and bi-racial founders, set up Black Trail Runners. Their mission is to increase the inclusion, participation and representation of black people in trail running.
We talked to the inspiring UK-based inov-8 ambassador about all this and much, much more.
Fast-hiker James Forrest sets new Wainwrights Record
On Monday 24 August 2020, fast-hiker and inov-8 ambassador James Forrest set off on a huge self-supported challenge, going solo in an attempt to summit all 214 English Lake District Wainwrights peaks in one continuous round.
James, who carried all his kit and camping equipment throughout, completed the epic 328-mile expedition in a mere 14 days and 11 hours.
Can you imagine fast-hiking, solo and unsupported, across a remote mountain range? Well, that is just what adventurer Jenny Tough has done... and even more impressive is that she is doing this on every continent!
Ticked the marathon box and looking for your next challenge? Top ultra-runner & coach Damian Hall (268-mile Pennine Way record-holder, 1st Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 2019, 5th UTMB 2018) shares his thoughts on taking on your first ultramarathon, it’s not as daunting as you think!
Q&A with Damian Hall, 268-mile Pennine Way Record Breaker.
inov-8 ambassador Damian Hall recently broke the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Pennine Way (UK), Great Britain’s oldest – and arguably toughest – National Trail. We caught up with him afterwards for a quick Q&A.
At 6am, Wednesday July 22, ultra runner Damian Hall set out to break the record for the fastest completion of the 268-mile Pennine Way. Great Britain’s oldest – and arguably toughest – National Trail, incorporates around 37,000ft of gruelling ascent.
We caught up with inspirational fitness athlete Dani Speegle to discuss how she came to be an inov-8 athlete, her involvement in the design and development of the F-LITE G 300 trainer, her favourite cheat meals and more!
There seems to be a myth that all inov-8 shoes are narrow fitting. This is simply not true. Across all our categories, we have a variety of different fit options best suited to each activity and catering for all shapes of feet.