What’s Trees Not Tees & why is it vital? Co-founder & Dragon’s Back Race winner Jim Mann explains

by Aug 12, 2020Eco-friendly/environment, Trail Chat LIVE Q&As with athletes & experts0 comments

Really looking forward to this live chat with talented mountain runner Jim Mann who is equally passionate about protecting the environment we all love to run in. Jim recently co-founded Trees Not Tees, whereby race organisers can plant a tree for each competitor rather than create them a t-shirt. Millions of race t-shirts get thrown into landfill or taken to charity shops each year, so this is an absolutely fantastic option for race organisers. 


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First we will set the scene, talking to Jim about some of his races and records – 2015 Dragon’s Back Race winner, Spine Challenger record-holder 2019, winter Ramsay Round record holder 2017 and previous winter Bob Graham holder until Dec 2019. Follow Jim on twitter here.

Then we will move on to talk about what Trees Not Tees is, how it works, what it means to him, why it’s so important to get as many people on board as possible, and what you can do further to help the cause. 

I personally really LOVE this idea and I would like to team our Nene Valley Races event up with Jim and his company. We didn’t have an option for a tee anyway, but a tree option would be fantastic for people. So watch this space! Enter our Sat 12 Jun 2021 10 & 20 mile trail races from Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire here.

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