Line-up revealed for Kendal Mountain Festival

Kilian Jornet, Sabrina Verjee, Joss Naylor and Charlie Ramsay will be on stage while a selection of running-related films will be shown at the event later this month

Kendal Mountain Festival

by Trail Running |

The full line-up for the Kendal Mountain Festival on November 18-21 has been revealed, offering plenty for trail runners at the annual Lake District event.

Kendal will be the setting for four days of film, speakers, literature, art and activities for outdoor adventure-lovers.

Record-breaking ultra-runner Sabrina Verjee, three-time UTMB champion Kilian Jornet and legendary fell runners Joss Naylor and Charlie Ramsay will be among the speakers. Meanwhile, runners can take part in the Adidas TERREX 10km Trail Run and watch several running-related films.

Environmentally conscious trail runner Jornet will talk about how the Athlete Climate Academy is working to try to change the future. He will be at a free event on the Basecamp Stage at 1pm on the Saturday.

Among the feature films on show will be the world premiere of_All For One_, which tells the story of Verjee's record-breaking tour of the Wainwrights this summer. She will also be on hand to answer questions, along with the filmmaker Stephen Ashworth.

Naylor and Ramsay will take to the stage at the Merrell Running Session, along with Black Trail Runners co-founders Sabrina Pace-Humphreys and Martin Johnson.

From the world of music, Boff Whalley, former lead guitarist from Chumbawamba, will talk with Gary Devine of the Pagan Idols about their journeys to becoming successful fell runners.

US international trail runner Hillary Gerardi and Elise Downing, the latter recently featured in TR for running the the length of the British coastline, will also be featured speakers.

Basecamp Village will contain a selection of stalls from retailers such as BUFF and Rab, while plenty of other family-based activities are on offer.

Among the running-related films at the festival are: All For One: We follow Sabrina Verjee as she aims for 'the Wainwrights' record around the English Lake District fells. Can she go under 6 days?

Dawn Til Dusk: Running the length of Scotland in two weeks - a solo adventure through some of Scotland's wildest places.

Tempo. Movements in Mountains: Tempo is a conceptual exploration of connections Kyle finds between running in Boulder's Flatirons, and his background as a musician.

The Longest Line: A 71km line across the Cairngorms, no trail, no roads, no power lines. Following one of the few remaining pioneering expeditions in the UK.

Representation Matters - Taking on the Ramsay Round: Join Black Trail Runners as they take on the epic challenge of completing the Ramsay Round in the Scottish Highlands.

Dear Pippa: Els Van Woert loves trail running. Today, many of her adventures on the trail are spent with her 5-year-old daughter, Pippa. In a letter to Pippa, Els describes this relationship with the outdoors - confronting fear, discovering vulnerability, and evolving her definition of bravery.

The Process: Tom Randall, a world-class climber, is also a terrible runner. Which is why his latest challenge seems like an odd choice; linking two of the Lake District's toughest endurance challenges, the Bob Graham Round and The Classic Rock challenge, into one hellish 24-hour dash.

Running Free: 'When I'm running, I forget everything. The past. My life. You become free.'

Ambleside AC Juniors’ Abraham’s Tea Round: Rowan, Charlie and Freddie from Ambleside AC run the 30 mile Abraham's Tea Round in the Lake District.

Touching The Water: Mhairi Helme's poetic reflection of a 100 mile run around the English Lake District inspired by the landscape, the people she meets and her fell running hero, Joss Naylor.

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