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Ultra Runner & Outdoor Journalist


Damian Hall

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I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience of writing for and editing magazines, newspapers, books and websites.


Since 2010 I've been freelance full-time, specialising in my passion for outdoor adventure.


That usually means writing about long-distance running or walking, fitness, reviewing equipment or technology, editing or authoring books.


I thank my midlife crisis for getting me addicted to ultramarathon running and I've represented my country, recorded competitive results at some of the world's toughest races, and set a record on the UK's longest National Trail.


I very much enjoy giving talks about my adventures, and coaching other runners to reach their potential.


Ultimately I just love being in the great outdoors, ideally exercising somewhere lumpy.


My daps are regularly muddied in Britain's glorious South West, especially in the Brecon Beacons and the Cotswolds, where I grew up and now live again.


I'm pleased to be a member of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild.


Summit Fever Media's awrd-winning film UNDERDOG  (please see below) documents my attempt to crack the top 10 at the 2018 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.


Image credits: Runner's World/Guillem Casanova, Athletics Weekly/Jon Phillips,

The Guardian/Summit Fever Media

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