Knoydart is a perfect backdrop for the Highland Ultra in so many ways. As well as being the ideal place to build a course for a 3-day, 125km race, full of technical climbs, breath-taking views and tranquillity, it is home to a positive and inspiring group of people working together to improve their community and the environment around them. We are proud to support that work through the Highland Ultra and also to be able to give these fantastic people a chance to talk to you via this podcast.
In this episode, we will talk to the winners of the 2023 race in April. Lauren Gregory, Axel Jannson and Fredrik Pettersen speak about their training, their experiences on the course, what did and didn’t work as they prepared for this race and, in the case of our duo of Scandinavian winners, their unconventional route to the podium.
We then go into interviews with Lorna Schofield of the Knoydart Forest Trust and Finlay Greig of the Knoydart Ranger Service where we unpack some of the massive conservation projects being undertaken by members of the Knoydart Community and how the Highland Ultra supports them through donations from race fees, trees planted for t-shirts, and more.
Enter Highland Ultra 2024 here: https://beyondtheultimate.co.uk/race/highland-ultra
Learn more about the Knoydart Forest Trust and the Rangers from the links below:
Knoydart Forest Trust: https://www.knoydartforesttrust.org
Knoydart Ranger Service: https://knoydart.org/ranger
Axel Jansson: 14:45
Fredrik Pettersen: 34:55
Lauren Gregory: 1:05:55
Lorna Schofield: 1:47:50
Finlay Greig: 2:07:55
Adam Kimble: 2:40:30