Luke Roberts

Name: Luke Roberts

DOB: 07.11.1997

Hometown: Exeter, Devon

Sport: Mountain Running

Get outside. All of the time. Even when it’s raining.

Get to know Luke

Tell us about your successes so far?

My running highlight to date has been wearing a GB vest in the U23 Skyrunning World Championships in Italy. Racing amongst young athletes from around the world was inspiring and sharing our love for the mountains so good. Since then I’ve tried out lots of distances, most recently the Montane Spine Challenger North, which didn’t go to plan! But really I feel like I’m just getting started.

What are you working on? What are your goals for the future?

This year I’m focussing on mid-distance trail races. I’ll be running the Golden Trail National Series and the British Trail Running Champs amongst some other local races. I’ve also got my eyes set on some cool fast-packing routes, both in the UK and Europe.

Why do you run? What do you love about running?

I love the simplicity of running, it’s what we were designed to do! Its freedom and escape, my mind switches off and everything becomes so simple.

Which Scarpa shoe is your favourite?

The Ribelle Run are an exceptional shoe. A sock like fit, cushioned enough for long runs but responsive enough for fast, aggressive mountain trails. They are truly an all rounder.

I also run in the Spin 2.0 - a great race shoe!

Tell us about your best day running?

This summer I ran the Ramsey Round with a friend which was epic (Bob Graham is next on my list!). The Skyrunning World Champs and VK was pretty fun too! But really my best days are spent summer running with mates on the South West Coast Path. There’s nothing better than a long run followed by a dunk in the sea.

What do you do away from your sport?

Away from the hills, I work as a Climate Scientist at the UK Met Office in Exeter. I develop global modelling systems for future climate predictions. I think learning about how our planet works goes hand in hand with getting outside and moving in nature.

I also love to cook, garden, climb, surf... anything which involves not sitting down for too long!

Where is your #NoPlacetooFar?

The Great Himalayan Trail in Nepal- 2600 miles of mountain passes and teahouses! It’s my bucket list fast-pack and I cannot wait till the day I can cruise in the Nepalese mountains.

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