Lauren MacCallum – The Accidental Activist

I’m fortunate to call Lauren a friend. Well, an online amigo I’ve met a couple of times. This time last year I was part of Protect Our Winters UK social media team, which as someone who has spent one lesson on skis and another on a board, really isn’t the best qualified to talk snow.…

Read More

Rediscovering my MOJO

A picture of me changing shoes mid photoshoot last year. Hardly the inspirational image that conjures tales of achievement and self fulfilment. What it does show however is transition. I recently posted on instagram about my mental health, that, for the majority of 2019 it was on a downwards trajectory, not that I would realise…

Read More

Salomon Announces New UK Series for 2020 – The Golden Trail National Series

Following on from the global success of the Golden Trail World Series which culminated in elite athletes from around the world competing in the final in Nepal, 2020 sees the launch of a UK series. The objective of the UK series will be the same, to bring together the best athletes on the national circuit…

Read More

Two Lakeland powerhouses join forces for the future

Two UK trail running powerhouses, both forged in the Lake District, have struck a new multi-year deal.  Lakeland Trails, which attracted 12,500 trail runners of all abilities to its events in 2019, has agreed a contract that will see running brand inov-8 remain as lead sponsor for 2020 and beyond.Image Credit – James Kirby Phil…

Read More

Hydro Flask Announces Grant Recipients of 2020 Parks For All Charitable Giving Programme

Hydro Flask have this week announced the recipients of its 2020 Parks For All charitable giving programme. Hydro Flask will be donating $501,400 in grants to sixteen nonprofit organisations whose missions align with building, maintaining, restoring or providing better access to public green spaces globally.  Projects range from trail maintenance to education for children through the…

Read More

2020 has arrived – plans

Happy new year yall. I definitely can’t get away with the Texan twang like Payson McElveen, pro XC mtb racer and the host of the Adventure Stache Podcast – 100% worth listening to some episodes. Its a new year, without resolutions or real intent to make life changing decisions. More so, to get on with…

Read More

Harvey Maps Fell Running Night – Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Opening night and a sell out, my 3rd year covering Fell Running Night, for what has become the start of my winter. As the first snow often kisses the high fells, visible from Scout Scar on Saturdays race, cold air leaves those in basecamp wrapped up in Pertex and down, while streets are full of…

Read More

Montane Athletes Set to Tackle ‘Britain’s Most Brutal’ 2020 Spine Race

It’s that time of the year again, when the weather turns shite, belly grows larger, pork pie sales spike and we adopt the community based obsession of dot watching. Why head out in severe weather, when you can watch someone else’s tracker slowly progress along a map from the comfort of your own home? Press…

Read More

2019 in review – time to crank things up a notch

I’m not one to get too nostalgic about the year that is coming to an end, for one, I don’t go to New Years eve parties or think hard about resolutions or what could have been. The closest I came to this was a instagram post a month ago, the result of scrolling through my…

Read More

Wrath – The Review

Adventure In an age of organised races, 4G and airbnb, what lengths do you have to go to, in order to experience life in a raw, unfiltered and disconnected way? Multi day stage races and courses with ever increasing distances/climbing continue to grow in popularity, however, there remains a degree of sterilisation for all those…

Read More