More time on your hands? More ‘Prime Time’ on your hands don’t you mean? We don’t know about you, but with more time to run, comes more time to recover and the best recipe for recovery in our books is a good running documentary and a side of good snacks.
Following sharing the said secret, lots of you asked the documentaries we’ve been watching so here they are so far (part 1)…
This is one race you’ll likely never find us partaking in, but it doesn’t mean we don’t want to tease ourselves ever so slightly by watching it unfold on repeat. It’s branded the toughest race in the world, and we’re not two to disagree. It begins with the infamous (Barkley renowned) Lazarus Lake lighting a cigarette before the brave racers head off in an attempt to complete as many laps of the 20-mile course as they can. It’s a ‘sleep if you dare’ setup, and definitely not a race for the faint-hearted. Looking for some badass inspiration? This is your documentary!
Fiona Oakes is no ordinary runner, and we’re not just talking about the fact she’s one kneecap short of two. Fiona Oakes is something quite extraordinary, and the best bit? She runs all for her animals that she cares for at her sanctuary. This documentary explores Fiona’s incredible journey across the desert as she takes on Marathon de Sables, the race top of the list for every endurance junkie. Follow Fiona across the desert, and don’t be fooled, that one knee cap isn’t going to stop Fiona finishing high up in those rankings.
Luke Tyburski is totally mad, in a good way. You know, the good kind of mad? I mean you have to be totally mad to take on 2000km from Morocco to Monaco. Luke is a good friend of TTH, but even if he wasn’t we would still rave about this documentary. The challenge is true test of stamina, endurance and determination and Luke excels at all of them. From falling asleep on the bike to strapping one foot to the pedal, this expedition does not come without its bumps in the road. It’s one to watch, but we must warn you… don’t try this at home!
This race is definitely one for you pure running enthusiasts. It’s free to sign up, allows no external support and requires true grit and determination. Meet the Hong Kong ultra, a 280km stint across Hong Kong’s greatest trails with a 60 hour cut off. No one has ever done it. Could this be the year? It’s the race for every character, but one that should not be underestimated!
That should keep you occupied for a few nights whilst we write up the rest in Part 2. Got a favourite one we’ve missed? Let us know below!