Shane Benzie & Damian Hall’s Mountain Ultra Skills Day

Let’s set the record straight, if you’ve come here looking to find out Shane Benzie‘s technique secrets and just how big Damian Hall‘s tea habit is, you’re in for a disappointment. However I can confirm that with an unguarded kettle, many tea bags were harmed during the course of a day in Goring…. For those…

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Salomon Skyline Scotland – Swapping a bib number for a camera

There’s no hiding it or denying it, I’m a fan of the Skyline Scotland weekend. The past two years have seen me run the Ring of Steall Skyrace, I’ve stood beside the Ice Factor watching the start of the Mamores VK and Glencoe Skyline, witnessed the finish of the Ben Nevis Ultra. I’d be lying…

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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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I’ve got the bug & it’s a positive one

I’m back. What? Wait? You never left. True. I’ve been quiet. The last month has sucked. Not from a brand perspective, I’ve been fortunate to be sent some brand spanking new kit that I think many of you will be excited to read, see and learn about. When I say the last month has sucked,…

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Trash Free Trails – Dably & Grizedale Spring Trail Clean Tour Stops

Where do I begin? I was fortunate to be invited to be one of Trash Free Trails Ambassadors last year, or this year, to be honest, time is moving so fast currently, my memory of exactly when certain actions have been taken isn’t the best. Either way, I was made part of the A Team,…

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Pyllon XP 2

If you were to tell me it had been a year since the inaugural Pyllon XP, I would have told you quite simply “no way.” But it has, give or take a few days. Those days spent in Aviemore, as the Beast from the East tore into the mountain side, doing it’s best to hamper…

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I stood on a pair of skis

Yeah yeah, it’s skiing, every millennial has been on a season or a school trip. Well no. 57 days shy of turning 29, today I stood on a pair of skis for the first time in my life. On a break in the Cairngorms, more specifically, Aviemore, with snow falling in the valley, I took…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – adidas TERREX 10km

It was only supposed to be for fun. I was fortunate to get a VIP slot in the race and with my bargain accommodation (£19 a night Airbnb room) being all of 5 minutes away, I thought I had the perfect plan for 2018. Turn up the the start after a warm up and run…

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Ring of Steall – Take 2

It’s time to take on the course again. This could well be the first race I’ve run for a second time. I ran the Ring of Steall in 2017 and despite loving the mountains, I struggled. My legs weren’t mountain fit and I soon realised, mentally, I wasn’t willing to let my legs go free…

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Shooting Ultra Trail Wales

The inaugural running of Ultra Trail Wales. There’s something special about the first version of anything in life. The courage of the people behind it, in this case the Race Directors. The intrepid explorers, not afraid to take on the unknown, choosing to take this path instead of those already tried and tested…. the runners.…

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