OCR World Championships 2018

The 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championship that takes place in Essex will challenge professional and amateur competitors from over 65 nations. The UK’s Jon Albon, already a multiple world champion  will be the favourite in the men’s event, while Canada’s Lindsay Webster is out to defend her crown over the 15 kilometre course. Thousands of racers will face both natural and man-made obstacles, from dizzying heights to deep water and everything in between in a spectacular three days of premiere obstacle action.

Discovering South Korea By Bike

Michele is an Italian adventurer and international bikepacker who is not afraid to go where nobody has gone before. He cycles across South Korea on parts of the 5000 km 4 River bike path – up and down steep mountains and across lush valleys, experiencing rain and mosquito hordes but also enjoying the local food and culture. He mingles with the famous pearl divers on the volcanic islands of Ulleung Do and Jegu and does a lot more on this exciting adventure.
Adventure Academy 2018 – Svalbard – An Arctic Adventure
Mythical Svalbard “summer” adventure with Marcus and Anna Helena. They travel to this remote snow covered Norwegian island half way between the arctic circle and the North Pole and bring you their incredible summer adventure – Skiing, dogsledding, hiking, camping and a lot more….
Kitefoil World Series – Pingtan 2018
Welcome to Pingtan, China, for the 2nd stop of the 2018 KiteFoil World Series and the Twintip Racing Chinese National Championships! Pingtan is the birthplace of Chinese kite surfing with its sandy beaches and fantastic wind.
This week, the world’s top kiteboarders compete here with a major typhoon on the way….
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ASDA Foundation Yorkshire Marathon Festival 2018

The Yorkshire Marathon very quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the North’s sporting year. This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of the beautiful city of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities. Described by the Daily Mirror as the Number 1 Alternative to the London Marathon and by the Guardian as a course on which to smash your PB, this race has written its own place in the UK running calendar. With a 10 mile event also taking place, this festival of running now attracts over 12,000 competitors.

Hard Trek – Val di Sole in Trentino

Discover Val di Sole in Trentino, one of the most beautiful areas of the Dolomites. It’s a paradise for nature sports and wellness with a national park that has many activities on offer – from mountain biking to hiking to rafting and more. In Folgarida there is the world cup mountainbike downhill, Under 23 Giro cycling race, a cheese festival and lots more. (Italian version with English subtitles).

ETU Triathlon Youth European Championships 2018
Welcome to Greece and the stunning Loutraki, considered to be one of the most beautiful seaside cities, just an hour drive from Greece’s capital Athens. The 3rd edition of the ETU European Youth Championships and Festival took place with great success. 32 National Federations participated, creating an amazing atmosphere, giving the opportunity to more than 180 young athletes to join 4 days of Sporting and Cultural Events
Walks Around Britain – Muirtown Basin & Hugh Town
First Andrew brings you to short 2 mile walk around the Muirtown Basin at the Inverness end of the Caledonian Canal. Perfect for a lunchtime walk – or even between connections between trains at Inverness Railway Station – but be warned – the wind can be a bit strong at the exposed Clachnaharry Sea Lock.
Then a lovely walk through the streets of the Isles of Scilly’s largest town – Hugh Town – and out to the historic surroundings to take in ancient monuments dating back thousands of years.
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TDS & CCC
Don’t miss the drama of the final two races of the UTMB series event. We will first follow the TDS race, on the tracks of the Dukes of Savoy, over 120km and 7300m of elevation gain from Courmayeur in Italy and then on to the CCC race, between Courmayeur, Champex and Chamonix, for a half loop around the Mont Blanc, 100km and 6000m of elevation gain

Kitefoil World Series – Weifang 2018
Welcome to Weifang on the Yellow Sea off Weifang Binhai, eastern China, for the 1st stop of the 2018 KiteFoil World Series where we cover five days of intense competitive racing between the top British, French and Monégasque champions as well as the top American and Russian women – all filmed in perfect conditions!

Dog Man Run 
Brenda and Stefano run together over a panoramic and hilly eleven km circuit with Brenda leading and tugging. We follow the duo up and down across all kinds of terrain with running conversations.  Stefano explains who is boss – he or Brenda? And then he tells us what he thinks of the hi-lite trail running system dog harness for dogs on the go by Ruff wear.

CFLD Beijing Marathon 2018
This spectacular marathon stretches across Peking, from the landmark Tian’anmen Square and ends outside the National Stadium, better known as the “Birds Nest”.  The top favorite should be Kenya’s Valary Jemeli Aiyabei but the field also includes two sub-2:22 runners and a handful of top Ethiopians. A must see!

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Incredible Ladek !
Discover the wonders of the little known Polish town of Ladek where the premiere Polish mountain film festival takes place. Besides seeing the top mountaineering movies, you meet top Polish and international mountaineers, attend the award ceremony for the best Mountaineer expeditions of the year – les Piolets D’or –  and take a fabulous ride up to the surrounding mountains. This is an exciting tour of all that you didn’t know about the Ladek mountain film festival and  more….

Running In the Tor des Geants – The world’s Toughest Ultra Trail Race
We run for part of the race and bring you runner commentary from the trail alongside runners to give you unique and interesting coverage.Starting and ending in Courmayeur, at the foot of Mont Blanc, the Ultra Trail race covers 330 km with over 24,000 meters climb across some of the most spectacular terrain in the Aosta region of Italy.

Walks Around Britain – Stoney Middleton to Coombs Dale & Glenridding Dodd 
We take an interesting walk through one of the Peak District’s least known dales and discover some of the best views of the mighty Ullswater from the top of Glenridding Dodd. Put your boots on and lets go….

ÖtillÖ Swimrun Cannes 2018
The famous ÖtillÖ Swimrun series concludes the season with spectacular action in Cannes, France. The race winds its way across the magical Lérins Islands, with a long swim to the mainland. The run includes crossing the famous movie star Croisette in Cannes before climbing two high hills, La Croix de Gardes and California and finishing in Cannes.

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My experience in this internship was focused on dynamic interdisciplinary capacities which are useful for marketing purposes, specifically, to expose Horizon Sports TV to a broader audience. My purpose as an intern was to bring Horizon Sports closer to people in order to engage our audience into healthier lifestyles. We believe that an outdoor sports channel motivates people to stand out and try something new, while discovering new types of sports and new places across the globe. In a more general sense, we provide a venue for people to explore their own meaning of wellness.

This internship made me reflect about my own meaning of wellness. And wellness can be just about anything: the quality of the food you eat, how you emotionally and physically feel and even the way you relate to people –doing sports, watching films, traveling, etc. After this internship, I interpret wellness as a point of balance in life. I learned how to produce a new image for wellness, one that empowers women to get involved into outdoor sports. I shared videos and images that showed women relating to outside activities such as mountaineering, hiking, or even marathons.

As a result, Horizons Sports TV’s social media engagement increased tremendously. I helped increase their number of Instagram followers by 50% over the time of my internship. I had the opportunity to attend to Trento’s world wide famous film festival. This was a life changing event in which I had the opportunity to interview and network with the festival’s director as well as with younger film directors who had the opportunity to compete in the festival  https://jwp.io/s/fCHu7xOW. I filmed an unboxing video in which I tested an outdoor sports jacket for the prestigious sports brand Colmar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABYBtPrgC04 and created advertisements for more female outdoor-sports products for brands such as CTR.

Everytime after I met with my mentor to discuss my progress I felt more and more motivated to try new ideas for the company and I had a great sense of empowerment. During this internship, I felt like my opinion was always taken into account and respected. My mentor would give me full freedom to perform all of my initiatives. We worked together once a week, as I enjoy traveling around the world to create new content for our latest campaigns.

I think the most important aspect of this internship was that I discovered what wellness feels like. I was constantly surrounded by creative and active individuals who enjoyed sharing what wellness meant for them. From my behalf, I learned that wellness means combining my passion for promoting social justice by empowering women to engage in healthier lifestyles, my passion for photography and videography all along with a deeper understanding of the globalization process for companies, as I studied in my Global Economics courses at UC Santa Cruz. All together, this internship helped me find what makes me happy and go out into the world as an empowered leader who accomplishes her goals.

by: Gabriela Mazzarello

Social Media & Photography intern

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Gobi March 2018
Welcome to the Gobi March Mongolia by RacingThePlanet, the spectacular multistage ultra-distance series takes place across 250 km of the mysterious Karakorum region of Central Mongolia. The racers must cross vast green grasslands, ancient Mongolian burial grounds, temples, sand dunes, great rock valleys and old forests.

Hard Trek – Triathlon del Lago di Caldaro, Dolomites
The Lago di Caldaro is an alpine lake surrounded by famous vineyards at the foot of the Dolomites. This famous Olympic level international Triathlon is for men and women and winds its way around and across the lake.  Follow the race, discover the Alpine lake and and enjoy the local delights.

Walks Around Britain Season 2 Episode 5 – Carreg Cennen Castle & Seymour Tower, Jersey 
This episode will take you through a short and very interesting hike in the Brecon Beacons and includes a unique walk on the sea bed along the south-west point of Jersey – taking advantage of the largest tidal range in Europe to look at the revealed ocean floor at high tide.

Adventure Academy Sweden 2018 – EU Peaks
This awesome all peaks adventure takes you to the tops of Europe. After having completed the Adventure Academy 2018 program, Jarda takes you on his own adventure : climbing the highest mountain in each of the 27 EU countries. 88 days and 25 380 vertical meters in total !

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Magic Mushrooms, and wellness are the words that launched off this years 2018 Global Wellness Summit. This year the summit took place at the Technogym headquarters, located in Cesena, Italy, the heart of the wellness valley. Technogym is a world-leading company that promotes a wellness lifestyle, in terms of health, physical fitness, and mental wellbeing. While the summit started off with the emergence of a super nutrient found in mushrooms, it soon began its discussion on the central attraction theme, Shaping the Business of Wellness. The renowned phrase La Dolce Vita was used to describe a mantra of wellness through a balance between movement, nutrition, and positive mental approach also recognized as the 3 pillars of wellness according to Nerio Alessandri, CEO of Technogym. This mantra was incorporated in many of the presentations, and it enforced a method of wellness through wellbeing and happiness. It was particularly represented in the Blue Zones presentation by Giovanni Mario Pes who demonstrated his amazing trajectory in deciphering the zones in the world with longer longevity, all with the single touch of a blue pen. Recognized now like the Blue Zones, these areas are some of the poorest regions. However have the longest longevity. This discovery demonstrated that not only nutrition and physical fitness are crucial to one’s wellbeing and health, but that happiness also has a key factor in greater longevity. This was by far my favorite message from the 2018 Global Wellness Summit, and what a better place for it to be hosted by than by the wellness valley itself. A region in the Emilia Romagna that promotes wellness culture within the community. The 2018 Global Wellness Summit was of a phenomenal experience to inform myself about the wellness trends and learn how impactful these new advancements can help the economical and social sectors of wellness.

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UTMB – UTWT 2018 Episode 7
Comprehensive summary of the 170 km race around the Mont Blanc, one of the most prestigeous race of the Ultra Trail World Tour

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Ironman Wales 2018
Ironman Wales takes place amidst the castles and stunning landscapes of Pembrokeshire on the South Wales coast. After a 2.4 mile sea swim in the historic setting of Tenby, a challenging 112 mile bike ride takes in some big climbs before athletes face the 26.2 mile run to the finish. This prestigious offers athletes a chance to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawai. The race attracts thousands of triathletes, including some of the world’s leading pros.

Xterra European Championship Germany 2018 
Let’s move to Germany and to the beautiful city of Zittau. The 11th stop of the XTERRA European Tour in Germany also played host to the European Championships. Now in its 17th year, XTERRA Germany has been for the past 11 years in Zittau, a town in the south east of the country, near the Polish and Czech borders.

Adventure Academy Sweden 2018
After having completed the Adventure Academy 2018 program, Two students went through their own adventure : Sannan ran 340 km in the Lofoten Islands and Dan Danes climbed the Elbrus, the highest peak of the European continent which culminates at 5642 m.

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Bormio Epic Summer Adventure
Friends descend on the Alpine town of Bormio, Italy to cycle the famous passes of Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo, Foscano, Cancano and others. They stay in the famous Genzianella chic hotel and savor the local specialties, visit Bormio town, hike to the glacier and soak in the amazing hot springs for some wellness and recovery. See what happens in this awesome adventure!

Walks around Britain Season 2 Episodes 3 & 4
Walks around Britain is back with plenty of nice one-day hikes. In these two episodes, you will walk from Wolverhampton City Centre to Aldersley Junction, along the tow path of the Birmingham Old Main Line canal. You will also discover great places in the Lake District such as Troutbeck, Bowness, Brant Fell, Grasmere and Rydal Mount and Gardens.

Xterra Offroad Triathlon Italy Lake Scanno 2018 
Let’s fly to lake Scanno for the XTERRA Italy. The event is considered to be one of the most spectacular races on the European Tour with the lake surrounded by green forests, ancient villages and iconic trails.

ÖtillÖ Swimrun 1000 Lakes 2018
The 2018 ÖTILLÖ 1000 Lakes was the sixth ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series Weekend this year and also the first Qualifier for the 2019 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship. This 3rd edition of the race in the Mecklenburger Seenplatte just North of Berlin in Germany is in an astonishing place which few outside of Germany know about. The area has more than 3 000 fresh water lakes with very clean water.

 

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RS:X Windsurfing World Championship 2018
Follow the action of the 2018 RS:X European and Youth European Championships & Open Trophy, hosted in Sopot, Poland. The European Championships took place just after the Sailing World Championships, where the first tickets for Tokyo 2020 were given to the athletes.

Walks around Britain Season 2 Episodes 1 & 2
Walks around Britain is back with plenty of nice one-day hikes. In these two episodes, you will be charmed with 2 easy family hikes per episode. Discover Holmfirth (west Yorkshire), Wansfell Pike (Lake District), port town of Goole (East riding of Yorkshire) and the amazing Trentham Estate (Historic gardens and estate in Staffordshire)

Hard Trek – Val del Chiese 
This episode focuses on the delights and the outdoor activities in the scenic Val del Chiese, nestled at the bottom of the Alps in the Trento region of Italy. Hard Trek takes you canyoning, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking and lots more. (Italian version with English subtitles).

Adventure Academy 2018 – Jessica’s Hike
After having completed the Adventure Academy 2018 program, Jessica has done her own adventure : She hiked the whole King’s Trail – Sweden Lapland (430 km, 360 hours, 4 national parks) with her dog Kita.

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