Balance – A Trail Runner’s Diary


For our Ecoactive issue back in May, we featured trail runner, Evan, as our Sportsperson of the Month.

Having been nominated and interviewed by his good friend Robert Bean, a freelance videographer, Rob then went onto create his first short documentary film – featuring Evan and focusing on his ability to balance the intensity of his sport with ‘normal life’.

“Evan is an ultra runner from Jersey whom I respect highly. I was always in awe of the way that he successfully balances his training around the rest of his life so I wanted this short documentary to show what his standard day looks like, with his thoughts on running, life and more. After coming 34th in the Marathon des Sables, the world’s toughest footrace, with no previous experience, I knew he had a bright future ahead of him. His outlook on life is very similar to my own, and I respect his recent desire to achieve balance knowing that results will come effortlessly as an extra to finding love for the sport.

From the opening shots taken in Italy a few weeks ago, to the local shots in Jersey taken last week, it was a great opportunity to hone my skills and see whether I could make something I’m proud of with the equipment that I own, without renting / buying / upgrading.”