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Extensive views over the Surrey Hills AONB (photo credit: Rob Close)

Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs Way

Article · On 2 Oct 2019 by Lily Dyu

When Lily Dyu co-hosted the Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs, it was a chance to offer practical tips and advice to fellow enthusiasts, while she got her...
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The Big Rounds: the bridge to enchantment

Feature · On 12 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges – The Big Rounds. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they...
On top o’ the world, on Binnein Mòr (leg 1, Charlie Ramsay Round)

A day of synchronicity on one of the Big Rounds

Feature · On 3 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they meet on equal terms...
Running on Pen-y-ghent’s southern slopes (photo: Alice Ellwood)

How do you decide on your favourite run?

Article · On 30 Mar 2019 by Pete Ellwood

Everyone has a favourite run, right? And surely that question is easy to answer for Pete Ellwood, who has just written a running guide, Trail and Fell Running in the...
Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

Article · On 8 Dec 2018 by Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.
A cloud inversion in the Italian Alps on the Grand Traversata delle Alpi. Photo by Chris Councell.

A Q&A with Lily Dyu, the fastpacking guru

Article · On 17 Nov 2018 by Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu talks to Cicerone about what fastpacking means to her, how she got into the sport, and some of the challenges she has faced whilst out running.
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Underdog: a film review

News & Events · On 16 Nov 2018 by Hannah Stevenson and Joe Williams

Sitting down to watch Underdog, a film about Cicerone author Damian Hall, are two very different runners: Joe has run Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc and the tougher Ultra Tour...
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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

News & Events · On 11 Nov 2018

Come along to the Shackleton tent outside the Brewery Arts centre to enjoy 3 days of FREE talks by local adventurers and outdoor experts, covering a wide variety of subjects...
Descending from the Glyders with Snowdon hiding in the clouds. Fastpacking in Snowdonia.

The joys of fastpacking

Feature · On 21 Oct 2018 by Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu recounts some of her most memorable adventures (and misadventures) while multi-day running.
Superb views from the Hohturli Pass. The Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Councell.

What is fastpacking?

Article · On 17 Oct 2018 by Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu explains the concept of fastpacking: a fast-growing niche in the world of trail running.
Midcamp at the Strathcarron LAMM, 2014

Why you should do a mountain marathon, despite what you may think

Feature · On 6 Oct 2018 by Alex Kendall

Mountain marathons sound gruelling and intimidating, suitable only for the super-humans among us. But, as Alex Kendall explains, they are a lot more fun and achievable than they first appear.
Ice Ultra 18 Yeti Nordisk 2 (Mikkel Beisner)

Damian Hall on winning the Ice Ultra in Sweden

Article · On 11 Apr 2018 by Damian Hall

Damian Hall has won the Ice Ultra in Sweden - here we ask him about his race preparation, the dizzy heights of appearing on local radio and how he avoided...
Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Kingsley goes trail and fell running in the Lake District

Article · On 10 May 2017 by Kingsley Jones

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

Feature · On 24 Apr 2017 by Kingsley Jones

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...
Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

Paddy Dillon enjoys the Spine Race, from his armchair

Article · On 19 Jan 2017 by Paddy Dillon

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

UTMB: Kingsley Jones' DNC (Did Not Connect)

Article · On 8 Sep 2016

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.
Damian Hall SWCP Record

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Damian Hall

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...
Damian Hall breaks South West Coast Path record

Damian Hall breaks South West Coast Path record

News & Events · On 31 May 2016 by Damian Hall

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...
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Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 7 Aug 2014 by Hilary Sharp

A week before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) I heard a quote on the TV. I wasn’t really listening but I thought it was someone making a tongue-in-cheek...