Kong Mini Mountain Marathon 2020 Series – Round 1

It felt good to run with purpose once more Every run inherently has a purpose. Whether easy miles to stretch out legs, encourage recovery, rack miles or unwind the mind; intervals, fartlek, tempo or repeats. There is always purpose. Yet running with purpose can be harder to achieve. Running with all senses alert, adrenaline drip…

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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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Type 2 Fun – Are you sure you want give it a go?

A couple of weeks ago, I was sat on Instagram, waisting a lot of time. I think it’s fair to say I have something of an addiction, which I am working on cutting down. There’s only so many images of mountain ranges and people hucking huge gaps that can add value to your life, while…

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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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14 things you need to know about Snowdonia Trail Marathon – Yanar Alkayat

It’s time for a first. When I tentatively took the decision to leave MyOutdoors and set up my own site a few years ago, I wasn’t sure what to do and over time, this site has become a home for reviews, interviews, musings and all manner of endurance related content. One thing I never expected…

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Maverick Goes Ultra

Amid the Maverick Race announcements of new brand partnerships including SAXX Underwear, Dryrobe and Suunto, another big announcement may have slipped your attention. Maverick has entered the realm of Ultras. Yes, you read that, the team are now offering the chance to run beyond 26.2 miles and have added to the challenge by adding this…

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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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Ultra Trail Snowdonia – The Recap

So the inaugural UTS or Ultra Trail Snowdonia took place in May this year and now that the season, well year, is coming to a close, it felt right to catch up again with Michael Jones, Race Director, to find out how the race went, what was learnt and above all, what can you expect in 2019.…

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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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