Our latest radio documentary ‘Have Tyre, Will Travel: Brian Bell, Ultra Runner’ was broadcast on LMFM Radio at 12noon on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th 2020.

Louth man Brian Bell has experienced the world in a way that many of us could never even imagine. From the Amazon jungle to the top of the Himalayas and from the Arctic to the Sahara desert, he has taken part in some of the world’s toughest challenges. Taking up ‘Ultra Running’ a little later in life, he has successfully completed challenges in all four Ultra Running environments; Hot (Sahara Desert), Cold (Arctic), Altitude (Himalayas) and Jungle (Amazon).

Already a familiar face to many running across the Cooley Mountains while dragging a tyre strapped to his back, this 1 hour radio documentary explores the man behind ultra-challenges, as we accompany Brian on training sessions and races and seek to understand the motivations of a man who is determined to be anything but ordinary, while examining the effects these challenges can have on the body with the assistance of Michael McCorry, Lecturer in Human Performance from Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) with the Television Licence Fee.

Check out a promo here and an interview before the broadcast with Producer Sarah McCann here.