Damian Hall


United Kingdom
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Damian Hall is an ultra distance runner, UKA coach, journalist, and - in his own words - a climate emergency hypocrite. He's most at home running long distances over lumpy things, having won a variety of horrific sounding events crossing mountains in distinctly unappealing environments.

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News Damian Hall Breaks 30-Year-Old Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Record

Damian Hall has broken the 30-year-old Wainwright's Coast to Coast record held by Mike Hartley since 1991. According to his Open Tracking, he ran the route in a time ...

Video Kendal Mountain Festival: Damian Hall Interview

Considering a few mitigating circumstances in 2020, Damian Hall has had a superb year. He set the tone in January when he broke the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for a winter Paddy Buckley, completing the round solo and unsupported. After lockdown,...

News New South Wales Traverse Record for Damian Hall

Ultra-runner Damian Hall has set a new fastest known time on the South Wales Traverse; a 72-mile route that covers 31 summits and 18,000ft of ascent over the Brecon Beacons. The previous record-holder was Dan Doherty who ran a time of 14 hours...

News Damian Hall Breaks Pennine Way Record

For the second time in the space of two weeks, the Pennine Way record has been broken. Damian Hall ran the route in...

Hill Running - The UK's Top FKTs

Hill records, or Fastest Known Times, seem to be dropping all the time. There are any number of objectives in the UK, says Claire Maxted....

Interview Damian Hall on the Paddy Buckley, Baking Brownies, & Extinction Rebellion

Damian Hall recently completed a record breaking winter Paddy Buckley Round,...

Newsflash Damian Hall Breaks Winter Paddy Buckley Record

On Wednesday 29th January Damian Hall successfully completed a Winter Paddy Buckley Round in a time of 21:20:30,...

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PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfor...

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Petzl TIKKID Children's Headtorch

With its kid-friendly features, the TIKKID is ideal for younger users. Just don't expect to see far with it, says Dan Bailey

Petzl BINDI Headtorch

This mini torch packs a punch that belies its tiny weight, says Dan Bailey, while the decent burn time means it's not just for emergencies

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The New Petzl SWIFT RL Headlamp

With 900 lumens of lighting power at only 100 grams, the SWIFT RL is Petzl's brightest compact headlamp. Designed with a reflective two-part headband for a stable and secure fit, this lamp is ideal for outdoor recreation with a mixed beam pattern ...

Choosing A Petzl Helmet

Wearing a helmet in a wide variety of outdoor sports is an obvious choice for many people. For Petzl, offering more than simple protection for your head is one of our primary concerns!

ISPO 2018 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2018 the world's leading outdoor brands showed off their new stuff. We'll be bringing you updates on the latest clothing and equipment over the next few weeks. But which were our favourites? 

OutDoor 2017 - Final Roundup

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with...

ISPO 17 - Our Top 10 Products

At ISPO 2017 the world's leading outdoor brands showcased new product. We will be bringing you updates on the latest clothing...

OutDoor 2016 - What's New? Camping Gear Report

The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video...

OutDoor 2016 - Our Top 10 Products

The annual orgy of gear and beer that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen is over for another year, and UKC & UKH were out in force...

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