There are some amazing things to do in the world. There are also some great things to do locally. But what if you tied them in together? When it comes to running we are sometimes focused on dedicated training schedules to stop and take in what we have around us. Not all of us have the fells or the moors or the hills to escape to, but even city architecture can inspire the feet to fall faster.
As we read in another blog by Byrd founder, Edd Baldry, “Running was about exploring, about having a space for conversations that would otherwise be impossible, and about understanding we’re capable of feats of endurance way beyond what we’d have otherwise believed possible.”
All of this can be said about the landscape we run in and sharing it with fellow runners. Part of it is also staying mentally motivated. When we run in places that have a powerful impact on our senses we feel we can push further, dig a little deeper and feel closer to the elements. Where was the last place that took you to another level while you were running? Was it a local run, a multi stage mountain or desert ultra or an inner city marathon? Was it the buzz of the people or the silence and magnitude? It was all part of that adventure feeling, right? That’s what we’re talking about.
Because of its remoteness, its tight local community, its wildlife and terrain and that even getting there is an adventure, the Falklands Ultra falls into that unique challenge category. The training, the anticipation, the known unknowns, and the culminated learning from all your runs will be tested. That’s exhilarating.
One of our competitors, elite runner Mike Wardian, describes this opportunity as the ability to “combine our love of travel with my drive to compete”. We want the landscape of the Falklands to drive that feeling too and not only that, the idea that you’ll be the first to do it, being the inaugural ultra on these islands.
We’ll round off with words that span every age group and adventure seeker, “And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew. Just go right along, you’ll start happening too.” If you’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel wide eyed and bewondered, let Dr Seuss remind you of “Oh The Places You’ll Go” and we look forward to seeing you on the start – and finish line – of the Falklands Ultra, 2022.
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