Defining Inspiration from surgery to world record – Meet Diane Van Deren

We are proud to introduce Diane Van Deren, one of the TNF athletes that last weekend ran the taxing The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail – the 119km run that takes you with a positive elevation of 5850m across the scenic, albeit, treacherous Italian Dolomites. Diane’s story is a little different to others’, which is [...] ...more

Race Report for the Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2014

The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail race came and went this weekend, but it’s one that will be remembered. With the sombre forecast of stormy weather ahead of the race, the runners were pleasantly rewarded with good weather throughout the night and in the morning with a few showers in the afternoon. The 119km race, [...] ...more

Race preview for The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail® and Cortina Trail

The 8th edition of The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail® race is just around the corner and promises to be an epic one! On the 27th of June, at 11pm, 1,000 trail-runners will commence their 119km race along the paths of the Dolomites in Italy. With an altitude gain of 5,850m, the course will take them [...] ...more

My UTMB® – The best thing I’ve done in the mountains – Des Rhule (Ellis Brigham’s, Store Manager)

After last weekend’s race, we sat down with Ellis Brigham’s Outdoor Department Manager, Des Rhule, to understand what it is like to participate in a gargantuan run like the 168km UTMB for a non-elite athlete. Here’s what he had to say: TNF: Why did you do it? What was the motivation to run the UTMB? [...] ...more

#UTMB13 – The Year History is Made

This year’s The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc® (UTMB®) will stand out from the many that have been, and maybe even those to come. Not only because it’s been the first one since 3 years that hasn’t been pestered by bad weather or course shortenings – perfectly blue skies blessed this year’s event – [...] ...more

Race Updates – The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and CCC

At the last checkpoint, at Trient, three The North Face athletes, Timothy Olson, Mike Foote and Rory Bosio were 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. If Rory is able to finish the race within the overall top 10, she will be the first woman to succeed with this record at The North Face Ultra Trail du Moint-Blanc. ...more

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