Inspirational talks by ordinary people doing extraordinary things...read more
The Live MORE Lectures bring together our pick of the planet's most inspirational endurance athletes, adventurers and explorers to share their remarkable stories. Simply put, these are ordinary people whose determination to live life to the full has pushed them to do extraordinary things.
 
The Live MORE Lectures take place at different locations across England and Wales and are organised by Endurancelife. They will appeal to anyone with an interest in adventure sports, from armchair athletes with a simple case of wanderlust to endurance junkies in search of their next challenge.
 
Using photos and film to illustrate their talks, our inspirational guest speakers bring their extraordinary stories to life.
 
Irresistible and totally unmissable, a new programme of Live MORE Lectures events starting in October 2012 will soon be bookable online. Locations include: Suffolk, Dorset, Anglesey, South Devon, Northumberland, Sussex, Exmoor & North Yorkshire.
 
If you would like to suggest a speaker then why not contact us?
 
Films of past lectures are available to view now in our TALKS archive.

Feet in the Clouds
Richard Askwith

May 5th 2012 Endurancelife Festival - 05/05/2012
 
Feet in the Clouds

Richard Askwith is a Northamptonshire-based journalist who 20 years ago fell in love with fell-running - an obscure and reckless northern pastime involving racing up and down trackless mountains in all weathers.
 
His enthusiasm led him to immerse himself in the culture and history of the sport, and eventually to publish a book, Feet in the Clouds, which has become something of a cult among runners and outdoor enthusiasts.
 
It also led him into a series of increasingly severe fell-running challenges, from the classic races (Grasmere, Burnsall, Borrowdale, Ben Nevis) to, ultimately, what many consider to be the toughest challenge of all: the Bob Graham Round, a non-stop circuit of 42 of the Lake District's highest peaks, to be completed within 24 hours...

At the Live More Lectures in Devon on 5/05/2012, Richard will talk about the joys and agonies of a sport that requires not just stamina, speed and agility but also hardiness, resourcefulness and guts - and will explain why fell-running is, in his view, far closer to the true spirit of sport than cash-rich, result-obsessed multinational circuses such as the Olympics.
 
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