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Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sep 2017

Running the Glencoe Skyline: one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world

Last weekend Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the Glencoe Skyline race in Scotland. The race is regarded as one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world, with...

Racing the incoming thunderstorm to get to the Citta de Bressanone rifugio at the end of our first afternoon

Article · 29 Jul 2017

Fastpacking the Alta Via 2 in the Dolomites

Tips and ideas for multi-day trail running on the Alta Via 2 route in the Alps. The Dolomites make a great place for a running holiday, staying in huts.

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Article · 13 Jul 2017

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - there's so much to do here so why not try something new? Here's a little overview of things to do in Scotland this Summer.

Gear review: Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody

Article · 17 May 2017

Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody: A Gear Review

Cicerone's Joe Williams reviews the Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody, a jacket that isn't well known to many UK walkers, climbers and runners. The jacket – and its precursor the...

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Article · 10 May 2017

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

In this video, trail runner and Cicerone author Kingsley Jones shows us a day out running in the Lake District.

Running Shoes

Article · 25 Apr 2017

Shoes for fell running, trail running and road running - Do I have too many running shoes?

What’s the best kind of shoe for fell running, trail running or road running? Can you have one running shoe for all terrains? Joe Williams explains different kinds of running...

Trail And Fell Running In The  Lake  District

Feature · 24 Apr 2017

Lake District fell running - the lure of the fells

Kingsley Jones lives in Ambleside and is the author of Cicerone's ‘Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District’. The project has been a personal journey and has taken years to...

Wansfell and Troutbeck trail run

Article · 8 Apr 2017

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District: A sample route

Here's a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District, written by Kingsley Jones. This level 2 run is 6 miles long with an expected...

Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

Article · 19 Jan 2017

Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

Paddy Dillon wouldn't give the Spine Race a go - he's not daft - but he has been watching it and shares these thoughts with us.

Running To Les Houches At The Start Of Utmb

Article · 8 Sep 2016

UTMB: Kingsley Jones' DNC (Did Not Connect)

Kingsley Jones recently made the tough decision to pull out of the iconic Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) race. Here, he discusses the spirit of the event.

Mountain Running In  Romania

Feature · 5 Sep 2016

Mountain running in Romania's Făgăraş

Ominous weather didn’t stop Giles Story, Aidan de Gruchy and Joe Williams from hitting the mountain trails of Romania’s Făgăraş chain, a tremendous ridge in the Southern Carpathians. Giles Story tells of the weekend’s adventures in Count...

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Feature · 5 Sep 2016

UTMB 2016 - A 170km run around Mont Blanc

Cicerone's Joe Williams recently competed the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - A 170km (105 miles) mountain race with 10,000m of ascent around Month Blanc. Here he tells his personal...

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Feature · 11 Jul 2016

Solo on Charlie Ramsay's Round

In 2016 Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to rationing Jelly Babies, he describes both the...

Damian Hall SWCP Record

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Running the South West Coast Path marked the culmination of a journey from hiker to runner for Cicerone guidebook author Damian Hall. On the 24th of May Damian reached Minehead,...

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Article · 20 Jun 2016

Success on Charlie Ramsay's Round this weekend

Cicerone's Joe Williams has just got back to the office after completing the running challenge of Charlie Ramsay's Round in Scotland this weekend. He ran the 95km (59 miles),...

Damian Hall breaks South West Coast Path record

News · 31 May 2016

Damian Hall breaks South West Coast Path record

The speed record for running the South West Coast Path was recently broken by Cicerone author Damian Hall, setting a new time of 10 days 15 hours and 18 minutes. We were so...

Ramsay's Round Training: The Long Run

Article · 25 May 2016

Ramsay's Round Training: The Long Run

In this article, Joe shares some of his Ramsay's Round training. He will attempt Charlie Ramsay's Round as part of his preparation for the UTMB later in the summer. At 90km (56 miles) and 8500m of ascent, it's Scotland's answer to the Lake...

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

Article · 24 May 2016

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

Fancy a more interesting and more challenging alternative to the 3 peaks? Terry Fletcher, author of the Cicerone guidebook to mountain walking in Snowdonia, introduces the Welsh 3000s - a great challenge for a weekend in Wales.

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Article · 17 May 2016

Ramsay Round Training: Scrambling and Running in the Lake District

Cicerone's Joe Williams discusses Charlie Ramsay's Round, a long distance mountain running challenge in Scotland, and one of his recent training runs.

2016 London Marathon Report

Article · 25 Apr 2016

2016 London Marathon Report

On the 24th April, Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the London Marathon as part of his preparations for UTMB in August. He's back in the office today, hobbling around, eager to recount his story.