LOCKDOWN – You don’t need to become a better person

Lockdown A subject I’ve avoided, a time of confusion, additional stress & worry for many It’s day 4237.85 currently, or something along those lines. We’ve seen people excel at personal challenges, whether scaling mountains on stair cases, lapping gardens or beasting out 1000 reps. We’ve been humbled by frontline services & workers doing all they…

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inov-8 switch attention from the fells to the living room – Things to Do, Watch & See

For a brand synonymous with the Lake District’s Fells and part of their team based in Staveley, staying in doors and not shouting about the mountains can’t come easy. From my Milton Keynes HQ, right now, I would give a lot for one day of mountain air, views and ascent. The team at inov-8 have…

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London Mountain Film Festival goes VIRTUAL

At least another 3 weeks of lock down (for the UK) were announced last night and for many, despite expecting it, it’s a blow, with plans for heading to the mountains in this pretty epic April weather now extinguished. Furthermore, those in urban areas, especially cities such as London have the greatest loss in terms…

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Virtual Racing – 2020 finds a new format

The 2020 racing calendar is over At least that’s what it may feel like to some Races are being rearranged, some cancelled, each week is full of news of more changes. For those training, competing, investing their time in them, this can be a huge drop in motivation, a sense of loss, a purpose now…

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On Running Cloudrock – Reviewed

A walking boot. Hiking boot. Street boot. A boot. You don’t see too many of the on this website for good reason. The majority of my time in the outdoors is spent moving fast on my feet (relative to me) or on a bike. But, as I tell a lot of people, I am always…

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Salomon SuperCross – Reviewed

An intro to trail running When Salomon set about getting people to explore their local trails and broaden the participation in trail running, they developed the ‘City to Trail’ category, which has seen multiple brands move into this segment, however, none have done so with quite the clout of the Annecy based specialists. The SuperCross…

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Topo Athletic Ultraventure – Reviewed

Wider toe boxes Never tried them Until now It’s been a while since a new shoe brand was on these pages, so let me introduce you to Topo Athletic. Founded in 2013 in the USA, off the back of 35 years of experience in the running shoe industry, Topo is the creation of Tony Post,…

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inov-8 X-Talon G 235 – Reviewed

More Graphene The previous incarnation of the X-Talon was the 230, which used their Sticky Grip compound and was a perfect match for when I ran the Ring of Steall for the second time in 2018. A year later and this very orange (iconic in the OCR community) shoe was launched, with several updates, welcoming…

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On Running Cloudflow – Reviewed

Winter, the seasonal menace to everything white from the waist down for runners. Even on the road, it’s surprising how dirty things get, from mud and oils being washed onto paths, to ground water and spray. When On Running sent me their updated Cloudflow they were sparkling white, how I wish I’d shot these before…

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OMM Academy Live – DIY Waterproof Repairs – Today at 4PM

Following on from last weeks lesson on Basics of using a compass (click HERE for the lesson), OMM are launching their second Academy Live Session tonight, DIY Waterproof Repairs. Presented by Davy Newall, it will look at taking care of your waterproof kit. Many of us will throw away perfectly good kit, when it needs some…

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