Black Diamond Redefine their Trail Running Collection

Black Diamond, that well known climbing and skiing brand, have ramped up their trail running collection. I could be bold and say they have launched into the trail running market/category for the first time, but I am sure some would disagree and argue that for years we have been using their Z poles and head […]

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Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion outright

Ultra-marathon runner Sabrina Verjee (38) becomes the first female athlete to win the MONTANE® Spine® Fusion outright. The non-stop race along the Pennine Way is one of Britain’s most challenging endurance races. Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, United Kingdom, Tuesday 25 June, 2019: After three and a half days of solid racing along Britain’s most iconic National […]

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Paul Tierney Breaks 214-PEAK WAINWRIGHTS RECORD

Over the weekend, I reported that Paul Tierney was well over half way through his attempt to break Steve Birkinshaw’s 214-Peak Wainwright Record. Well, I am extremely happy to say that Paul has indeed broken the record by almost 7 hours. If anyone has seen Steve’s film which followed his then record setting run in […]

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Maverick Race X Tribe Run Free Chilterns

You may remember the I wrote how not to run a race at a Maverick Race Dark Series event a couple of years ago. That was a baptism by fire, running every split of the 11 miles of extremely runnable trail, slower than the previous, some how holding onto 5th and feeling like I’d run […]

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Suunto 5 – Fresh tech from Finland

Training nerds, unless you’ve had your forum feeds severed and left your smart devices under rocks up a munro, you will know that Sunnto’s latest watch, the Sunnto 5 launched on the 4th June. And yes, before anyone asks you are correct, Sunnto did launch the 9 previously – let’s not get hung up on […]

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Reality Check

Well, it feels like a post that continues to be becoming more present on there, but where have I been? The last two months have been tough. In fact, it’s hard to quantify how hard they have been mentally. Shortly after the Pyllon XP2 in the Lake District, I attended the London Bike Show with […]

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2019 ARC’TERYX ALPINE ACADEMY – Chamonix

Pursue the Perfect Mountain Experience together with renowned athletes More and more brands are hosting academy, retreats, festivals and get togethers, which for me can only be a good thing. Clearly they see value in investing in experiences beyond their products and athletes. Communities are what make sports and movements grow and Arc’teryx have been hosting their […]

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Montane launch new Trail Blazer pack Series

Fast packing, mountain marathons, adventure racing, multi day adventures…. they all share one thing in common, the necessity to carry kit over an extended period of time, often over challenging terrain, whilst the wearer is generally moving pretty fast. Yes, other than a few individuals who can seemingly run at a mere mortals average marathon […]

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