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Outdoor Journalist

& Ultra Runner


Damian Hall

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I'm regularly invited to give talks and workshops about my running experiences, at festivals, seminars, schools and suchlike, which I really enjoy.


I've given talks at:


TEDx Aberystwyth*

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival on Tour

National Trust South West Outdoor Festival

National Trust Top of the Gorge Festival

Love Trails Festival

Accelerate UK Big Running Weekend

XNRG UTMB Races Seminar

ULTRA Festival

Mountain Run Ultra Trail Skills Weekend


Topics have included:


A Midlife Crisis, a Toilet and the Power Sob: what

running long distances in lumpy places has taught me

about life, the universe and everything

UTMB: A Survival Guide

The Spine Race: A Survival Guide

How to Train for and Race Ultramarathons

Running the 630-mile South West Coast Path*


*Watch the TEDx Talk and the award-winning film, Salt & Dirt, by Summit Fever Media below:

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