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We Hurt The Things We Love – a short film about Running

Every month I visit the Lake District to spend a day running in the hills. It’s good for the body, good for the head, good for the soul. I film the run and chat to myself about whatever feels important that day. Then I edit it when I find the time (only allowing myself a day to do the edit) and chuck it out into the world.

If you are inclined to make a donation to an environmental charity that would be great. Pick whatever you like, but here are a few that I like:

or outside the UK:

The clever app shown in the film is Viewranger. It’s great. (They do now sponsor me, but I made this film before that happened!)


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  1. I totally agree Alastair, but there is one concept that I think most people in UK get it wrong in my humble opinion.
    Paths are not damage to the environment, are part of it. If we want to fix them is to help US to walk on them, not because nature need them.
    On a trip to Botswana few years ago I was walking in the middle of the Kalahari dessert… a pretty wild place. One thing that shocked me first was the massive amount of paths! How is it possible such a wild place with a low density of humans have such a big amount of paths? Well, they have wildlife. Humans are not the only ones who creates paths, animals does as well. Indeed some animals area faster and heavier, so the paths are bigger and well worn. Also they don’t plan so there are paths everywhere and in all directions. Indeed a researcher (Allan Savory) says that animals transit helps to combat desertification and includes this as part of regeneration processes.

    It is a tiny difference in concept but I think it is an important one. We are not heroes saving nature, nature does not need us. WE need nature and for that reason we should conserve it, respect it and take good care of it.

    All the best!



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