2020 has arrived – plans

Happy new year yall. I definitely can’t get away with the Texan twang like Payson McElveen, pro XC mtb racer and the host of the Adventure Stache Podcast – 100% worth listening to some episodes. Its a new year, without resolutions or real intent to make life changing decisions. More so, to get on with…

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Montane Athletes Set to Tackle ‘Britain’s Most Brutal’ 2020 Spine Race

It’s that time of the year again, when the weather turns shite, belly grows larger, pork pie sales spike and we adopt the community based obsession of dot watching. Why head out in severe weather, when you can watch someone else’s tracker slowly progress along a map from the comfort of your own home? Press…

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2 Iconic Multi Day Ultras to be held Annually from 2021

The organisers of the Cape Wrath Ultra® and the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® have confirmed that both events will take place annually from 2021. Previously held on a biennial basis in the May of alternating years, the races will bookend the summer. The Cape Wrath Ultra® will stay in May, while the Berghaus Dragon’s Back…

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Wings for Life World Run returns to Cambridge

May 3rd 2020 marks the return of Wings for Life World Run to the streets of Cambridge. Starting at 12:00 GMT, along with fellow athletes in countries as far and wide as Australia, Japan, South Africa and Peru, it’s a race with a difference. There is no finish line. What? What sets the Wings for…

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Mountain Run Courses & Guided runs for Winter/Spring 2020

You may remember back in October I spent the weekend with Mountain Run, on their Ultra Mountain/Trail Running Skills Weekend, based in Patterdale. The team headed by Charles Sproson have launched their dates for this coming winter/spring, which feature a mixture of guided runs and courses.If you fancy a midweek adventure, the team have their…

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First Look – inov-8 launch X-Talon G 235

First launched in 2008, the X-TALON has been the inov-8’s best-selling off-road footwear franchise for more than a decade. It’s been my personal favourite from their range and accompanied me on some of my most memorable races, such as the Ring of Steall Skyrace. 11 years on from X-TALON from the first edition, inov-8 is…

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Type 2 Fun Run returns for 2020 – Entries live

The Type 2 Fun Run is back for 2020 and as ever, little is being revealed about the race, other than the format. 30 hours of Type 2 potential A minimum distance of around 85km Control points have different point values No set course, no feed stations, no base camp, no massage tent, no mercy…

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MAMMUT PRESENTS ITS FIRST PRODUCTS MADE FROM LEFTOVER FABRICS

There’s a lot of noise in all industries about the rush to become more green and transparent with their consumer. The outdoor industry has been doing so, before it became widely expected, and despite one brand gaining a lot of credit for it, the truth is, many others have been doing so in their own…

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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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SALOMON UNVEILS CONCEPT FOR A RECYCLABLE RUNNING SHOE

Salomon, today unveiled its concept for a new performance road running shoe that can be fully recycled into a ski boot. The result of more than a year and a half of research and development, the recyclable concept shoe can be ground down at the end of its life, allowing Salomon to take the pieces,…

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