Some closing thoughts on Mental Health Awareness Week & finding support

As mental health awareness week draws to a close, please remember every day is worth of being aware of your own and others mental health. Putting aside a small amount of time to give yourself or a friend some TLC, be it a chat, drink, walk, run, ride, game – what ever suits the day,…

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Trash Free Trails release Spring Trail Clean 2021 Impact Report

Spring is in full flow, trails are hardening up after the dark months of winter, wild flowers blanket wild spaces, bringing new life and colour, as the trees adorn themselves with blossom and leaves. Life has returned. April is the start of the season for Trash Free Trails, the time of the year that we…

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My Black Dog is

My Black Dog is Looking inwards is not an easy task. You may uncover things you don’t like, aren’t proud of, wish were different. Like hearing your voice when speaking into a microphone or seeing a video, do I really sound like that, why is the pitch & tone different to what I hear when…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – My Take

For those who’ve been willing to read the letters I fumble together over the years, making it to the bottom of what are increasingly becoming time consuming bodies of text, you’ll know mental health is a topic, a subject, a series of linked experiences I can talk in depth about. Stigmas are being overcome, however,…

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We can all be Citizen Scientists

University, PhDs, serious s*** & sterile conditions are some of the things that often come to mind when the word scientist is used. However, I recall my school days wading nipple deep in a meandering river, taking measurements of depth & flow rates. It’s a really broad term and one I feel we can think…

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Trash Free Trails & Me on BBC Countryfile

28th March was my birthday I may look like a weathered seaman, but this year (2021) I turned 31, 10 years working at Madison, 6 years of this website and 4 at Trash Free Trails. Milestones and numbers. My 31st was an oddity, watching myself on national television, representing Trash Free Trails. It was an…

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inov-8 launch TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300

A month or so ago inov-8 invited me to my first virtual launch, something that’s become the norm. Graphene infused soles have become something we have expected from the brand in recent years, from the fell, to trail and into the Cross Fit box, the harder wearing soles are a feature that’s almost a given…

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We have become disconnected

Disconnection We (as a society) have become disconnected from the outside world; our wild spaces, woodlands, coasts, mountains & moors To many reading this due to our connection &/or relationship, you may feel you aren’t, given we likely met at a race, through mutual outdoorsy friends, a mountain/adventure festival – what ever it may be,…

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Maverick Run Project Launches

Races, running in groups, heading down a trail with anyone seems a distant memory. However, times are hopefully becoming more sociable soon and with the team at Maverick Race launched Maverick Run Project last night. An affiliated British Athletics club, MRP is not about reaching your PB scoring potential and learning how to increase your…

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Trash Free Trails reveal their Route Map for 2021

I’m stoked to be able to share the route map that we’ve been working on at Trash Free Trails 2020 brought many a challenge, however, we were able to pivot and create a memorable year which ended in our biggest year of trail cleans and greatest number of conversations with you, despite not being able…

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