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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Movember 2019 – The finale

Movember 2019 is over We’re coming to the end of the first week of December and yes, I still have a tasche. Although Im undecided in what to do with my face fuzz, I do know this is no the end of listening to each other and being there to support one another. We have…

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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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Shane Benzie & Damian Hall’s Mountain Ultra Skills Day

Let’s set the record straight, if you’ve come here looking to find out Shane Benzie‘s technique secrets and just how big Damian Hall‘s tea habit is, you’re in for a disappointment. However I can confirm that with an unguarded kettle, many tea bags were harmed during the course of a day in Goring…. For those…

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Movember 2019 – Do you need help? – Week 3 Update

It’s the end of the 3rd week of Movember and as should be clearly visible, I have something of a ever thickening moustache. Apologies for not updating after week two, Kendal Mountain Festival and a dead MacBook Pro (rest in peace my creative friend) have kept me from uploading. Do you need help? Do I…

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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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Movember 2019 – My Reason Why – Week 1 Update

Movember, that time of the year that the moustache becomes a universal sign for men’s health, where many set out to raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancer. Thank you to everyone who watched last weeks video, those who have engaged with me and listened to friends, family, colleagues and strangers…

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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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