What’s going on around the world this weekend? We’ve picked five cool, outdoor sporting events to tell you about as part of our regular Friday feature. This week, there’s one of Australia’s and the UK’s most scenic races, the UK’s top mountain fest, some muddy fun and more.
Last week OutdoorBuzz reader Lisa Harris was running on a beach in Miami, this week she’s running on a beach in the Bahamas! But thank goodness she likes running as it doesn’t look like she’d be getting a bus any time soon! Check out the snaps she’s sent in.
Here’s a cool trailer to the 20-minute short – De Passage, which premieres in the UK next week. To celebrate the launch of Surfdome’s first pop up shop, Surfdome and Reef have joined forces for the screening of the film. Find about their great competition as well!
Most festival goers will put on their wellies, zip up their rainproof and try their best to avoid the mud that accompanies bad weather. But then the Boryeong Mud Festival in Korea, isn’t like most. Check out our gallery and find out more!
Former middle-distance and long-distance runner Liz McColgan broke records galore and won world titles – but cites her first Commonwealth Games gold as her career highlight. She spoke to us about her memories – and daughter Eilish, who contests the women’s 3,000m steeplechase in Glasgow 2014.
Cambodia may not be at the top of every travellers’ to-do list of South East Asia, but for Toby Elliott, his week in Cambodia was enough to leave him believing it should be. He explains why in his blog.
From vibrant urban centres to the stunning scenery – Vancouver in British Columbia, has something for all outdoor lovers. Birgit Nazarian shares her highlights from one of the most walk-able cities she’s ever been to.
Adventurer Richard Mayne – one of 10 British victims onboard the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine – took on Everest earlier this year to help disadvantaged children. Josh Layton found his legacy is living on as donations continue to pour in to his charity page.
Here’s something a little bit different, but pretty cool, we hope you’ll agree. A work in progress, the sketches and paintings you see in the gallery are part of the work towards a major composition by artist Vincent Donlin – based on some photos he took of a naked bike ride protest
Here are some cool photos sent in to OutdoorBuzz by regular visitor Lisa Harris – snapped while running on South Beach in Miami during a thunderstorm. Taken some interesting pics while outdoors or while involved in any of the sports we cover? Send them in!
What’s going on around the world this weekend? We’ve picked five cool, outdoor, sporting events as part of our regular Friday feature. This week there’s one of the toughest footraces in the world, one of the longest and largest bike rides in the world and a trail run that ends at a 3,000 yr old stone circle
Here’s the chance to be wowed by some of the stunning travel photography (15 images) that took the top places in one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (www.tpoty.com). Simply breathtaking.
William Robertson’s early life of crime and illness meant he never had the chance to run – until a year ago when he ran his first marathon in 4:53. A year on, he’s finished another in 3:11, clocked up 2014 miles this year and is gearing up for his first 100 mile ultra. He tells us his amazing story so far.
Here’s a cool gallery from this Sunday’s Dodo Trail, that saw 1,330 runners take on four courses on the stunning island of Mauritius – famed for the flightless bird that was endemic to the island until 1662.
To recognise the great work of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, responsibletravel.com has rounded up 10 award-winning destinations that will not only give you the holiday of a lifetime – but also make a real, positive difference to local people and conservation efforts.
What happens when a track runner discovers the mountains and trails? Carmen Ballard finds out she’s not turning left as much – as she shares her experiences of mountain training in her first blog with us.
Here’s another episode of Dirt’s “Beyond the Bike” series, with Mike Hopkins the focus. Unlike other riders who chase the summer through the two hemispheres, Mike is unique in that he likes to get back to his roots as a pro skier when he’s not mountain biking.
We love cool photos at OutdoorBuzz – and can there be any cooler than those from the marathon known as the coolest on earth? The Polar Circle Marathon is one of the most exclusive races in the world – check out our stunning gallery and find out more!
Have you ever wondered how you actually perceive adventure? What exactly does adventure mean to you? Berghaus recently asked some of its athletes just that in this little edit – and are running a cool competition on this same theme. Find out more.
Stumbling around, maybe after a drink or 10, trying to find your tent in a sea of thousands. It’s got to be up there with two of your favourite bands playing at the same time in terms of festival downers. Not any longer, thanks to these tents Harvean Dulay’s found that will set you apart from other campers and ravers.
Wakeboarding is one of the fastest growing extreme water sports in the world – with new parks and cable tow systems making it much more accessible to all. Jenny Jones spent the afternoon at Kernow Wake Park in Cornwall to try it out and check out one of the newer parks in the UK.
Ira Rainey was lazy and overweight until a friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. Here he tells us about turning to ultra running and his transformation from the Fat Man to Green Man that resulted in the book of the same name
Athlete Fiona Oakes was delighted to finally achieve her goal of Queen of the Extreme – with confirmation that her three marathon world records have been recognised and validated by Guinness World Records!
Ultra runner (yes, you do ‘classify as an ultra runner’) Georgina Ayre was first female at last month’s GlobalLimits six stager; Bhutan – The Last Secret. Here she tells us about running in the only country to measure its progress in terms of happiness – and finishing at the inspiring Tiger’s Nest monastery.
Here’s an awesome little edit for the skaters. Sunshine, nice London backdrops, cool tunes and skating. What more could you ask for? Chris Jones and Jake Harris feature in this Cocio edit, Common Ground: London.
Pro surfer Tehillah McGuinness was delighted with her first Ohana Girls Surf & Fitness weekend – that saw a mix of surf lessons, pilates and plenty more keep a group of ladies entertained at the Perranporth Surf School in Cornwall. Here she tells us all about it.
The world’s best trail runners converged on Chamonix in France over the weekend for the annual SkyRunning World Championships. Some 7,000 athletes competed in the Mont-Blanc Marathon (42k), Mont-Blanc 80k, and the Vertical KM. Check out some photos and an overview courtesy of Ian Corless
Here’s another set of photographs by Jenny Jones – who captures more coastal beauty and beach life around Devon and Cornwall in the UK. This time, shots around Gwithian, Godrevy, St Michaels Mount and Maenporth.
If you run – but have a family – you, like many, may often find it hard to justify being away from them to take part in a race you really want to enter. Simon Baker took his family on holiday to Wales to enter a recent race – and talks about ‘Running Selfish’ in his latest blog.
Here’s another stunning gallery by award-winning landscape photographer Andy Farrer – The Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the coast of southern England. Breathtaking, we think you’ll agree!
Madrid is often understandably overshadowed by Barcelona when it comes to planning a city trip in Spain. Thankfully, Laura Jacklin has picked out eight Madrid highlights for OutdoorBuzz to explain why this shouldn’t be the case.
Paavo Nurni may not be a household name around the world, but he’s up there among the finest runners of all time. We discovered that it’s 100 years since the Flying Finn’s first race, so dug up this old video – and found out more about his extraordinary life.
For a cycle event with a difference, how about stepping right back in time? The Queen Victoria Cyclo Cross is set in the Blists Hill open air living museum – an authentic reconstructed Victorian working town, complete with shops, funfair, tea rooms, a bank and even a pub!
Four years ago, Becky Beard was left wheelchair-bound after an accident. Now, remarkably, she’s half-way through her challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months to try to raise £25,000 for Breast Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK. She tells us about her journey so far.
Cat Simpson and Sophie Levett came up with an idea of putting together an all-female ultra running team – and got the backing of The North Face to help with their plan. The team is now preparing to run Race to the Stones in July. Cat tells us how it all came about in this blog.
If you are looking for a themed run with a difference, it’s time to stop looking in Alderaan places. The Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in a galaxy far, far away (well, Disneyland Resort) is sure to be a Force to be reckoned with.
If this isn’t the world’s most visually stunning ultra, it must surely be the happiest. The 200km, six-stage GlobalLimits ultra, Bhutan – The Last Secret, ended in spectacular fashion this weekend. Check out the stunning gallery and find out more
For something a little different, how about running up one of London’s tallest buildings – and raising some much needed money for a good cause? Race up the 38 floors of The Gherkin as part of the The NSPCC Gherkin Challenge – and see amazing views of London when you reach the top
It’s not every day you get to watch a Penny Farthing race. And certainly not on the same day as races involving fold up bikes, hire cycles and elite cyclists. Check out the brilliant gallery from Saturday’s 2014 Jupiter London Nocturne
Birgit Nazarian returns to the areas surrounding a 20k foot race she took part in at Lake Hope State Park, Ohio to explore what she missed the first time around – in particular the sites of some spooky stories.
OutdoorBuzz was very happy to be able to help GB Climbing and Bouldering promote the sports on the BBC at the weekend. We set up the chance for BBC presenter Mike Bushell and his breakfast team to meet up with some of the stars of the climbing set up which let to a brilliant piece on Saturday morning.
With England’s biggest mountain and deepest lake, one of the country’s smallest churches – and the world’s biggest liar – Wasdale Head in Cumbria, UK, is one of the most unique, but prettiest spots you can wish to find.
If you watch these videos we uncovered, you’ll probably have a little laugh at the claims he’s the fittest man in the world – when he looks more like some old bloke dragged out of the pub. But a little digging into Charles W Hart shows he may have claims to be one of the first recognised ultra runners!
With two golds in the last two rounds of the Bouldering World Cup, Shauna Coxsey is flying the flag for GB Climbing. On the day she and other members of the GB climbing team were being filmed by the BBC, OutdoorBuzz caught up with her to find out about her golds, her career and what the future holds.
With three Olympic medals in four Olympics and some 70 career wins to her name, Kelly Clark is one of the most successful and influential female snowboarders ever. She took time out to tell us about her career and foundation helping other snowboarders realise their dreams
Seasoned outdoor swimmer Josh Layton believes there are few places on Earth as enchanting and mysterious as a little-known spot on the southern Greek mainland. He returned after two decades to find the clutch of rocks in the Mani has retained its myths
Hear talk of Turkey and you may conjure up images of bustling resorts – or the vibrant mayhem of Istanbul or Izmir. But hidden in deepest Turkey is the wonderful and ancient region of Cappadocia that looks like something out of a Star Wars movie.
Alex Clark has always thought himself to be pretty fit. But training for his first triathlon has been a different challenge altogether. Here he talks about what he’s done to make sure he’s in the best possible shape for the Leeds Castle Triathlon next month.
We love beautiful photography here at OutdoorBuzz. And if it’s set around the beach, sea and surf, even better. Luckily, photographer Likka has combined all these passions in this stunning gallery she’s shared with us, taken around South West France and some of her other favourite spots.
Watching the Aurora Borealis in Norway has beaten off stiff competition from diving in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and a road trip down Route 66 as the world’s must-do travel experiences for Brits. Take a look at our fab gallery and find out more
Last month, Rachel Nolan and Linda O’Connor completed their first Marathon des Sables – a gruelling foot race spanning five & a half marathons across the Sahara. We’ve followed their journey as told through Rachel’s eyes. Here’s the final part: Stage 5 and advice for anyone following in their footsteps
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