Damian Hall is a journalist, author and ultra runner. In 2014 and 2015 he contributed to Men’s Fitness UK magazine, which predated and then shared a website with Coach. Hall went on to write for publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, Runner's World, Men's Health UK, Men's Running among others, train as a UK Athletics coach, author numerous walking guide books and running memoirs, and chalk up Fastest Known Times for storied routes including the Pennine Way and Wainwright’s 185-mile Coast to Coast.
Could you handle the Spine Race, Britain's most brutal race? Damian Hall lived to tell the tale
The Spine Race is one Britain’s most brutal challenges. Here’s the kit you’ll need if you’re crazy enough to take it on
From sleeping bag, tent, food and water storage options to torches, maps and medical supplies, here’s what you need for this brutal winter race
What to pack for one of Britain’s most brutal challenges, from waterproof breathable socks to non-chafing underwear, windproof tights, insulating layers and jackets
Want to experience the Pennine Way but don’t have time to walk the whole thing? Get a taste of the action with one of these sections