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…

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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…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 – The Endurance Session

The Endurance Session at Kendal Mountain Festival was a late entry to my calendar this year, I was in talks with the organisers, when they said you need to go to it, we’ve yet to release it, but it’ll be great…… interesting… Who’s the line up? Nicky Spinks, Tom Evans and Fernanda Maciel, hosted by…

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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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Last Women Standing: The Barkley Marathons 2019 – The Review

I’m sure I don’t need to hark on about the brutality the Barkley Marathons inflicts upon those who toe the line. Where else, if you’ve successfully managed to obtain one of 40 coveted starting places, does the Race Director, Laz, send you an email of condolence, notifying you that the honourable thing is to not…

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Adidas TERREX Free Hiker

The Free Hiker What is it? Is it a boot, a running shoe on steroids, fashion, looks and no substance…. Pointless? We’re all used to seeing trail and fell runners in the mountains and on trails in lightweight footwear, walkers in boots and an ever-growing subsection using trail running shoes for walks. But what if…

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Salomon Speedcross 5

My feet are on fire! Much like the original S/LAB Sonic, the Speedcross 5 are in your face red, there’s no hiding from it. However, unlike their road siblings other colours are available. I know a percentage of you just sighed in relief. Having purchased the Speedcross 3 as my first pair of Salomon shoes…

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inov-8 Roclite G 275

I’ve tested quite a few inov-8 products over the years, the majority of which have been shoes. From running in mudclaws and X-Talons at the Ring of Steall, to RoadClaws at the London Marathon and countless adventures in-between, I’ve covered many miles in the Lakes based grip experts. Yet, I’ve never purchased or been sent…

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Vision Movie – OUT NOW

Dreams we all have them. Heck, it could have been a day dream that lead you onto these very pages. I dream a lot and as a kid, I used to dream big. The career choices when I hit my teens were Royal Marines Commando Officer, I had my date with destiny at Lympstone for…

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On Running Cloudventure Peak

Right, lets get one thing out the way straight from the off. I was skeptical. I’ve seen the rise of On Running from the sidelines, kept an eye on what they are up to and was blown away by Tim Don – The Man with the Halo. I remember watching Tim run sprint and olympic…

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