Running 100 miles is tough, running 100 miles when you’re 72 years old is unimaginable. Unless you're Wally Hesseltine. Follow Wally as he pushes his aging body to the absolute limit in his quest to become the oldest ever finisher of the world's most prestigious ultramarathon - the Western States 100.
100 miles. 30 hours.
A film by: Alex Massey + Lucas Vazquez
Producer: Ali Best
Director: Alex Massey
Editor: Lucus Vazquez
Camera Operator: Michael Phelps
Audio Engineer: Anthony Tiernan
Colorist: Sie Kitts
Photographer: Matt Trappe
Supported by: Clif Bar
Tom Hill is a trail runner. It doesn't matter where or when, Tom just loves to go running. It's a kind of meditation for him.
Filmed on the amazing Suilven Mountain in the Assynt region of the Highlands of Scotland, "Suilven: The Trail Runner" is a short film following Tom as he runs out of the sleepy town of Lochinver, leaving civilisation behind and into the desolate and remote countryside, up onto one of the most distinctive mountains in Scotland. We follow him across the moorland, through the bogs and lochan before journeying with him onto the ridge, looking out to the Atlantic Ocean before descending to the south and visiting the Falls of Kirkaig as he leaves the mountain behind.
Read the story and see the pictures of this Highland adventure over at sidetracked.com
Tom and I are grateful for the support of those closest to us who give the strength and inspiration to make these films but a hat tip to Jenn, Tom's wonderful wife for the support and company on this trip and to John at Sidetracked Magazine for his guidance and belief.
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