Tea, Litter & Co2 – Damian Hall’s Pennine Way FKT

A little over a week ago, a man with an on-camera tea drinking habit akin to Guy Martin, Damian Hall, set a new FKT or Fastest Known Time on the Pennine Way, days after John Kelly had broken Mike Hartley’s 31 year record set in 1989 of 65 hours 20 minutes. Rather than pitching this…

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The Lakes Litter Initiative – Get behind keeping the Lakeland fells & valleys clean

Last week I spent a few days in Cornwall with Ben and Dom from Trash Free Trails, for which I’m ambassador, discussing all things trash and trail related. It gave me some new energy and wanting to do more. I live near Milton Keynes and am fortunate that for the most part, my local trails…

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Maverick Chamonix Endeavour 100km Virtual Race – French trails from the comfort of your front door

Ah virtual racing It seems like an age since I first wrote about virtual races and series kicking off within weeks of lockdown and like many, my perception of time is but gone. Its almost August! Where did the past 4 months go??! I know many of us head abroad either in the build up…

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On Running goes carbon – Introducing the Cloudboom

This past 12 months have seen a surge in running shoe companies dedicating resources to perfecting their speed machines, utilising technology more akin to F1, the Tour de France and fighter jets. Carbon fiber On enters this category, rubbing shoulders with a select few brands looking to propel runners to new PBs and records with…

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Bosch eBike Systems supports Trash Free Trails to deliver groundbreaking ‘State of Our Trails’ Baseline Study

Any Trash Free Trails news is always of interest to me being an A-Team member, and its great to be able to finally announce the launch of the State of Our Trails Baseline Study. We’re thinking big, we’re looking into the future, but more over, we’re looking at capturing the impact, we, as active trail…

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inov-8 update their green ultra endurance mile munching machine – the TERRAULTRA G 270

It’s been a quiet summer on the whole for new product launches. Yes they have happened and/or will have occurred, however, with much attention focused on what we can’t do and the limitations that has put on our ability to enter the mountains and trail networks, things may have gone under our radars. But not…

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I’ve joined the Premax Ambassador Team for 2020

Well this is a little different from the standard reviews, news or musings, I’m now an athlete/ambassador for a brand. But first some context I do my best to keep things fair on here, disclose relationships and where money has changed hands, so you can see any potential bias of opinions or reasons to take…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week I feel safe to make a generalisation that everyone reading this has had to confront some sort of challenge over the past couple of months I know I’ve had some darker moments, some episodes where i felt helpless & things have become too much, like some…

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ARC’TERYX SHIFTS FOCUS FROM THE OUTSIDE IN, BRAND TO APPLY EXPERTISE TO MAKE PROTECTIVE GOWNS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Arc’teryx have long been one of the leading brands in design and innovation in producing technical garments for mountain environments. With many cycling brands taking action during the current crisis, it is great to see the outdoor industry kicking into gear to play their own parts, in a time where mainstream products have less relevance,…

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Alex Flynn’s ISOLATION DOUBLE EVEREST CHALLENGE

Alex Flynn, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 36 will take on an epic isolation challenge that will take him 26.2 Miles high. Alex Flynn – Isolation Double Everest Challenge from alex flynn on Vimeo.   Having started at 6AM Today, April 24 2020, Flynn will climb and descend the stairs…

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