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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inov-8 X-Talon G 235 – Reviewed

More Graphene The previous incarnation of the X-Talon was the 230, which used their Sticky Grip compound and was a perfect match for when I ran the Ring of Steall for the second time in 2018. A year later and this very orange (iconic in the OCR community) shoe was launched, with several updates, welcoming…

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inov-8 Race Ultra Pro 2-in-1 Vest – Review

And so here we are. It’s Friday, we can still go and clock some local training miles within reason in the UK and to top it off, this is the finale of my 5 trail/ultra running vest/pack review series. The inov-8 Race Ultra Pro 2-in-1 Vest has been left for last for a reason. Other…

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Two Lakeland powerhouses join forces for the future

Two UK trail running powerhouses, both forged in the Lake District, have struck a new multi-year deal.  Lakeland Trails, which attracted 12,500 trail runners of all abilities to its events in 2019, has agreed a contract that will see running brand inov-8 remain as lead sponsor for 2020 and beyond.Image Credit – James Kirby Phil…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 – The Endurance Session

The Endurance Session at Kendal Mountain Festival was a late entry to my calendar this year, I was in talks with the organisers, when they said you need to go to it, we’ve yet to release it, but it’ll be great…… interesting… Who’s the line up? Nicky Spinks, Tom Evans and Fernanda Maciel, hosted by…

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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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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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inov-8 to release new film about Barkley Marathons & Nicky Spinks

The Barkley Marathons is the world’s toughest ultra-distance race. Only 15 runners have completed the full 100+ miles since it was first staged in 1986. And don’t be fooled into thinking that the best ultra and mountain runners avoid this race, on the contrary, those who poses the skills famously line up, after cracking the…

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inov-8 launch Trailroc G 280

Image Credit http://www.inov-8.com Lakeland based inov-8 have been utilising graphene enhanced outsoles for the past couple of years. The majority core range of shoes have a graphene option, for those looking for greater durability and grip. Having recently tested the Roclite G 275, within a week of launching the reviewing, Lee from inov-8 dropped me…

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inov-8 Roclite G 275

I’ve tested quite a few inov-8 products over the years, the majority of which have been shoes. From running in mudclaws and X-Talons at the Ring of Steall, to RoadClaws at the London Marathon and countless adventures in-between, I’ve covered many miles in the Lakes based grip experts. Yet, I’ve never purchased or been sent…

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