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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Desert Ultra | The Documentary Premieres Tonight – Friday 24th April

On Friday evening at 18:30, Desert Ultra the Documentary will be released live on YouTube. Much like the weather we have had for the past few weeks of lock down, be prepared to be transported to where heat and endless cloudless sky is dominant. This trail running documentary follows a multi-national group of runners (including…

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Earth Day – The Selfless Isolation Project

Earth Day 🌍 I can’t remember the last time so many people made a daily effort to get outside & make the most of what they have on their doorstep. Most of the people I’ve seen on the local trails or walking past my house, I’ve never seen, despite living here for a few years…

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Lock Down – Things to listen to

Sometimes you just want to get away from a screen, even a book. You may be out on a walk, a run, a ride, a drive (if you’ve a good reason) or simply want to melt into a chair with a pair of headphones. Well, I love a podcast, as does everyone now apparently, so…

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LOCKDOWN – You don’t need to become a better person

Lockdown A subject I’ve avoided, a time of confusion, additional stress & worry for many It’s day 4237.85 currently, or something along those lines. We’ve seen people excel at personal challenges, whether scaling mountains on stair cases, lapping gardens or beasting out 1000 reps. We’ve been humbled by frontline services & workers doing all they…

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inov-8 switch attention from the fells to the living room – Things to Do, Watch & See

For a brand synonymous with the Lake District’s Fells and part of their team based in Staveley, staying in doors and not shouting about the mountains can’t come easy. From my Milton Keynes HQ, right now, I would give a lot for one day of mountain air, views and ascent. The team at inov-8 have…

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London Mountain Film Festival goes VIRTUAL

At least another 3 weeks of lock down (for the UK) were announced last night and for many, despite expecting it, it’s a blow, with plans for heading to the mountains in this pretty epic April weather now extinguished. Furthermore, those in urban areas, especially cities such as London have the greatest loss in terms…

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Virtual Racing – 2020 finds a new format

The 2020 racing calendar is over At least that’s what it may feel like to some Races are being rearranged, some cancelled, each week is full of news of more changes. For those training, competing, investing their time in them, this can be a huge drop in motivation, a sense of loss, a purpose now…

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