Gone Digging

Trail Fairies & Pixies We know they exist, every rider and runner knows there are people out there creating and maintaining trail networks, but few of us actually pick up tools and contribute. They don’t ask for gratitude, physical or mental pats on the back, in many instances they are happy to go on their […]

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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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Why I support Trash Free Trails

Why Trash Free Trails? It’s a good and valid question. I could simply respond with a simple ‘why not’, killing any conversation, using an abrupt one line that adds no value to anyone, even myself. So let’s begin. Looking back, I can remember Surfers Against Sewage back to my youth, despite never living near the […]

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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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5 Winter Essentials

It’s that time of the year that your inbox is being bombarded with Sales from your preferred brands and shops, % signs are everywhere and those fortunate to receive some money may be thinking of splashing out. This is not a guide to where and what to get, this is an alternate 5 things that […]

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Podcast of the Week – Episode 4

I like things informal when heading on a run or drive, it keeps things light, the mood high and movement relaxed. But I like to learn, engage and better myself. Jocko Podcast is the creation of Jocko Willink, former US Navy Seal Officer turned leadership instructor and coach, working with businesses and first responders, founder […]

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It’s getting cold & wet

What happened? It’s been abnormally hot and the reality of October has finally set in. Storm Callum or no Callum, winds have picked up, temperatures have plummeted (to where they should be) and rain, a distant memory of March 2018, has returned. Who knows what to make of it? For the first time in recent […]

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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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