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Ian Palmer


I’m a secondary school teacher living with my wife and dog Burt on the edge of the Lake District. I’m an ex skater, BMXer, snowboarder and have spent the last 18 years racing mountain bikes. I tend to always find something to do.

If I’m not doing any of those activities, I enjoy making short films about other people doing various sports. I am taking a year out of racing bikes with the aim of learning to run long distance and attempting a Bob Graham Round in early Summer 2019.

The Number Crunch:

Mountain Bike Racing
  • Crankworx Whistler XC Canada Cup – 1st
  • SORCA Squamish – 3rd
  • Glentress 7 - 2nd
  • Kirroughtree 10 – 1st
  • Sam Houghton 1st x 3 and hold the course record.
  • Hope Racing series 1st
  • Tour de Ben Nevis - 1st
  • National Marathon Champs - 4th

Film Making
  • Adventures of a trail Dog 1 and 2 - Winner of Tweed Love Film Festival 2015
  • 49 Fingers – Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2016
  • Scree to Sea – Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2017
  • Chasing the Frog – Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival 2018
  • Before Winter Comes – Winner Staveley Film Festival 2018
  • Films used by Alpkit, Howies, Hilleburg Tents, Bike Treks, Santa Cruz Bicycles

18 07 2019 - Daring Deeds

The year of the Bob
the film of a year looking for Bob

02 05 2019 - Daring Deeds

Fuelled by the Honey Sandwich
Ian Palmer prepares for the big day

24 04 2019 - Daring Deeds

Running the Wainwrights
Making the most of local fells

Chasing The Frog
23 11 2018 - Daring Deeds

Chasing The Frog
Dan Duxbury attempts the Frog Graham

21 11 2018 - Daring Deeds

24 Hours of Awful
Swapping the MTB for a pair of running shoes

30 05 2017 - Daring Deeds

Scree to sea
Swimming home

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