Endurance (noun): “Denoting or relating to a race or other sporting event that takes place over a long distance or otherwise demands great physical stamina”.
We’re excited to announce an unmissable lineup of speakers from the worlds of ultra running, multi-sport and long distance hiking at this year’s inov-8 Endurance Session.
Presenting the event are two amazing endurance athletes in their own right – inov-8 ambassador, winner of the Lakeland 100 and Lakes 24 hour record holder Andy Berry, and world renowned sports dietician and ultra runner Renee McGregor.
They’ll be interviewing…
James Gibson - inov-8 athlete James Gibson has set and broken a remarkable number of endurance records. His achievements include becoming the first person to complete continuous Wainwrights rounds in two seasons – Winter 2021 and Spring 2022; becoming the first person to achieve solo and unsupported sub-24 hour completions of all three UK mountain rounds (the Paddy Buckley, Bob Graham and Ramsay Round) in winter; and making the first completion of the Trans Cuillin - linking up all 70 summits of Skye’s Black and Red Cuillin, covering 75-km over highly technical terrain.
Sean Conway - no stranger to endurance events, Sean was the first person to cycle, swim, and run the length of Great Britain in 2016. This year he embarked on a record attempt to complete the most consecutive Full Iron Distance Triathlons. With the previous record set at 101, Sean aimed for 102…but ended up completing 105. As part of his mission, he raised £95,000 for True Venture Foundation to support young athletes by improving access to positive opportunities through sport.
Jamie Aarons - Jamie is a 43 year old Californian living in Scotland. This summer she broke the record for the fastest self-propelled continuous round of all 282 Scottish Munros, completing the round in 31 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes, beating the previous record by over 12 hours - that’s 817 miles on foot, 516 miles by road bike, 230 miles by mountain bike, 30 miles by gravel bike, and seven miles by kayak.
Nina Kuypers - This year Nina won a place in the Summer Spine Challenger through Black Trail Runners, and finished in 3rd place in her second ever ultra! Nina is also the Founder of Black Women in Menopause, and works to advocate for more representation in races.
Haroon Mota - Marathon runner, mountaineer and hiker Haroon Mota this year became a Six Star world marathon major finisher, having run six major marathons in the world; London, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Tokyo and Boston. His training for the London Marathon took place during Ramadan, an experience he shared on social media. As a Founder of the Active Inclusion Network, Muslim Hikers and Muslim Runners and also part of the Inclusion Advisory Board for London Marathon, Haroon is a champion of diversity and inclusion in the outdoors.
Presented by inov-8.