Shooting for a Sub 24-Hour Traverse
“I’m like millions of other athletes on Strava. I live in London and work in an office. If I can get 20 meters of elevation gain in a lunchtime run, I’m lucky,” says James Poole. “I’m not Kilian Jornet dashing out the back door to dance across the Norwegian sky. But I do like to push my limits.” His love of running has driven him to compete in some of the biggest races in the world like UTMB and Trans Gran Canaria. But he also relishes in testing himself with special projects outside the arena of racing. “I ran Mallorca’s GR221 dry stone trail in three days during December. That planted the seed to attempt to run the length of the island in under 24 hours.” Every athlete has an edge. Poole does too, and he set out on this adventure to once again push past it and see what he found on the other side.