18:00 SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2014
GREAT ADVENTURES ON BRITAIN'S TRAILS & FELLS
Jen and Sim Benson are the authors of Wild Running - the first UK guide book for those who love to run and who dream of exploring Britain’s spectacular mountains, forests and coastal trails.
Together Jen and Sim have undertaken mountain marathons, multi-day adventure races and wilderness expeditions. This young husband and wife team ran across Britain to write the book, with a 2 year old in tow, and while pregnant with their second baby!
About Jen & Sim
Jen Benson is a runner, writer and sports clinician whose research focuses on many aspects of long distance running.
She has run over 50 marathons and ultramarathons and has competed in adventure races and the UK Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlons.
Sim Benson is a runner, mountaineer and environmentalist. He has competed in a wide range of races from ultramarathons to Ironman triathlons.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the outdoor industry he particularly enjoys trying out new and exciting kit.
About the Wild Running book
"As keen outdoor sportspeople we were familiar with the vast array of guide books available for climbers, walkers and cyclists, however struggled to find many inspiring guides for fantastic running routes around the country."
"We were lucky enough to be able to spend 18 months with family in the Peak District. It was one of our favourite places to run, researching and writing the book. Sim worked as a retained firefighter in Bakewell and I looked after our daughter and frantically wrote whenever I had the chance."
Featuring 150 hand-picked runs, chosen for simple navigation and sensational beauty, Wild Running is the ultimate guide for those looking to break free from the gym and the streets. Stunning photography and engaging writing charting the history of each run, route and place make this must have guide for runners and explorers alike. (Click here to buy)
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Like this? Book now to:
- Watch Steve Birkinshaw in Alastair Lee's film 'The Set of Wainwrights' about his week long record attempt in Saturday night's Brit Rock Film Tour.
- Hear fell running author Steve Chilton talk to ultra-runner and Wainwrights record-breaker Steve Birkinshaw.
- See Scottish Mountain Marathon legend Charlie Ramsay, introduced by Peak District fell runner Nicky Spinks.