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UTMB Ultra Talk Night with INOV8 Damian Hall

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Saturday 9th February 2019

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David Riley

Runner Damian Hall is The Underdog. A 42-year-old journalist and father-of-two living in the flat-lands of southern England, he went to this year’s Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) – the biggest trail running race in the world – hoping to fulfil a dream of finishing in the top-10. Racing against the sport’s best professional athletes, some of whom were half his age and train at altitude in the mountains, Damian knew the odds were stacked against him.

Over the 105 brutal mountain miles that followed, he went toe-to-toe with the likes of Jim Walmsley, Kilian Jornet and Zach Miller. And while the race – which includes a mammoth 10,000m of elevation gain through France, Italy and Switzerland – didn’t play out as many expected, Damian stayed strong, benefiting from the carnage ahead of him and ultimately running the race of his life.

The most famous prize in trail running was taken by deserving Frenchman Xavier Thevenard, for whom it was a third victory celebration on the spectator-packed streets of Chamonix. But behind him… well this was the year of the underdogs.

Summit Fever Media began filming Damian’s story 12 months prior to the UTMB. From his home in the Cotswolds to the race in Chamonix, via the Lake District and many other places in between, they followed his progress throughout the year and were there on the UTMB finish line to capture the story’s incredible conclusion.

Previous to this we will be testing out some of the latest kit and heading out into the fells for a 13 mile run at a  nice comfortable pace, so it’s open to every abilities.

Mountain fuel will also be on hand, tickling our tastebuds with there latest range of nutritional products.

Warm showers available at the end of the run and plenty of scrumptious food so you can sit back and relax to Damian’s tales on the trails.


Hope Sports Club
64 Castleton Road 
Hope Valley 
S33 6RD

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1:00 PM

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