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An Evening With Rosie Swale-Pope

Posted on by Run Stu

One amazing woman! Yet some would say as mad as a ‘box of frogs’, which in saying is only ever intended in the nicest possible way. Rosie Swale-Pope is a gift to the world, someone who has not only completed some amazing journeys and adventures, who has experienced love, death, friendship, near misses and some amazing highs and lows in her life’s journey. Yet, to meet her, to hear her speak is to be inspired and to pass through a myriad of emotions as she tells her life-stories. Rosie, was born in Davos, Switzerland and was brought up by the wife … Continue reading

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Desert Runners: Review.

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  Title: Desert Runners: 1000km Across the World’s Most Treacherous Terrain. Run time: 99mins. Director: Jennifer Steinman. Imagine you’ve been dropped off in the middle of one of the largest, driest deserts in the World. Over the next six days you will have to run, jog, walk or crawl 155 miles through the incessant heat (up to 120 degrees), across soft sand and hard-packed gravel, over sand dunes multiple stories high and down razor-sharp rocky cliffs. You must do this carrying everything you need to survive — clothes, food, sunscreen, emergency medical supplies, sleeping bag — in a 20-pound pack … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Town of Runners’ documentary.

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  A little while ago, we enjoyed the company of a young man named Abrham Tadesse – during his 4 days of work experience in store.  He agreed to watch ‘Town of Runners’ on DVD and write a review of the film for us.  Here it is.  Thanks Abrham and nice work. Town of Runners. Director:  Jerry Rothwell Run Time:  89 minutes PG Subtitled. Town of runners is a documentary about two young girls from a small town in Ethiopia, who dreamt of becoming successful runners. When I first heard about this film I was excited about it because I’m … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Back: Review (spoiler free).

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For those of you who couldn’t make it to the ShAFF this year, but were curious about the winning (running) film ‘The Dragon’s Back’, here’s my review.  I promise not to give anything away. Firstly, I loved last year’s ‘Unbreakable‘ and was therefore skeptical that another running film could pull off the job of filming the action during a long and difficult route while adequately conveying the feeling among participants.  I was pleasantly surprised. The name ‘Dragon’s Back‘ refers to the race from Conwy Castle in the north, tracing the mountainous spine of Wales southwards, over 5 days with the … Continue reading

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