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Blazing a trail, Tavy Links

A man with a passion for off-road running and a strong sense of community spirit, Colin Kirk-Potter manages to combine the two as the director of Run Venture running hub.

As a keen runner, walker and climber, Colin has an in-depth knowledge of Dartmoor and, since becoming qualified as a Mountain Leader, he has the essential skills to lead walks in the hills and mountains of the UK and Ireland.

He has competed nationally in many of the top fell races, including the self-navigating UK Mountain Trail in the Lake District, two Bob Graham rounds, the 105-mile Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in Europe and several Mountain Marathons which involve navigating and running in remote areas over two days.

Colin grew up in Derbyshire where he developed a love of the natural environment and pursuing outdoor activities. Despite not performing well at school, he was offered a place at Derby University where he studied geography and then decided to join the Royal Marines. He trained at Lympstone in Devon a