Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

It’s that time of year again. The air is becoming crisp, the nights longer and temperatures are requiring insulated jackets to be drawn from their summer slumbers, to once again warp around bodies. It can only mean one thing for the outdoor community. Kendal Mountain Festival is back. Spread over 4 days, Kendal Mountain Festival […]

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adidas TERREX Autumn/Winter 18 Preview

Well, things are still pretty mild and summer remains gripping on, like Shauna Coxsey crimping on a tiny technical hold. adidas TERREX are a brand who are making a real effort to break into the trail running market and be seen for being more than 3 stripes. This is bespoke kit for the trail, utilising […]

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Podcast of the Week – Episode 4

I like things informal when heading on a run or drive, it keeps things light, the mood high and movement relaxed. But I like to learn, engage and better myself. Jocko Podcast is the creation of Jocko Willink, former US Navy Seal Officer turned leadership instructor and coach, working with businesses and first responders, founder […]

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Salomon Autumn / Winter 18 Preview

Seasons are a changing and one of the brands that has been a regular feature of the site for sometime in Salomon. I’ve been reviewing their products for a number of years and they are one of the main leaders in progressing the sport of trail running, both from a product, but also community perspective. […]

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It’s getting cold & wet

What happened? It’s been abnormally hot and the reality of October has finally set in. Storm Callum or no Callum, winds have picked up, temperatures have plummeted (to where they should be) and rain, a distant memory of March 2018, has returned. Who knows what to make of it? For the first time in recent […]

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Podcast of the Week – Episode 3

I really am not doing a great job of making these regular. I hold my hands up and apologise. However, it hasn’t stopped me listening to them. This episode is dedicated to Looking Sideways, a podcast I’ve been listening to for over a year and one which initially I was picky about what I listened […]

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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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Shooting Ultra Trail Wales

The inaugural running of Ultra Trail Wales. There’s something special about the first version of anything in life. The courage of the people behind it, in this case the Race Directors. The intrepid explorers, not afraid to take on the unknown, choosing to take this path instead of those already tried and tested…. the runners. […]

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