#17 Damian Hall: Breaking Records & Getting FKT

July 20, 2021

On this week's show we have record-breaking ultra runner Damian Hall. Damian has represented Great Britain and competed in some of the worlds toughest races, including the UTMB where he finished 5th and where there is an award winning film documenting this journey. he has broken and set multiple fastest known times, including the Pennine Way, the Paddy Buckley Round in winter, the South West Coast Path and the South Wales Traverse including many more. Just a couple of months ago Damian set his latest FKT on the Wainwrights coast to coast, a 185 mile route from the Irish Sea on the West Coast to the North Sea on the East Coast, completing this in 39 hours and 36 minutes, a record which was held for 30 years. Damian is a huge advocate of sustainability and promoting living a carbon negative lifestyle which we delve into on this episode. Topics of discussion on this episode include how Damian lives a carbon negative lifestyle, and tips for runners and others to improve this area of their lives; his recent Coast to Coast FKT and his issues with Hyponatremia; how he focuses on recovery and improving performance. You can find Damian on Instagram @ultra_damo and on his website damianhall.info

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