The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.

Had a great chat with Troy Meadows, host of The Midpacker Podcast:

In this episode, Troy Meadows talks with Mathias Eichler, a race director, podcast host, and trail runner. They discuss Mathias’ background, his love for running and trails, his involvement in the Trail Running Film Festival, being a race director and owner of Rock Candy Running events, and his podcast, the original Singletrack Podcast.

They also talk about the challenges of balancing work, family, and running, and Matthias’ goals for 2024. The conversation delves into the grassroots nature of trail running events and the impact of corporate influence, particularly in the context of UTMB and Ironman.

The discussion explores the differences between European and American trail running cultures and the challenges of preserving the grassroots spirit while growing and expanding events. The conversation also touches on the importance of effective communication and the need for unity within the trail running community.

Probably one of my longest episode I ever recorded. We touched on a lot of things and went deep on a few. And yes, we did bring up the elephant in the room. Hope you enjoy it.

The Midpacker Pod is part of the Freetrail network of Podcasts, but sadly not mentioned on the Freetrail website.