inov-8 give the TERRAULTRA G 270 a Scandi flick & my first running impressions

After reporting about the launch inov-8‘s new TERRAULTRA G 270, followed shortly by Damian Hall’s record breaking Pennine Way FKT, the graphene blended soles have been getting a lot of traction in the media and on trails across the world. But, as with as things Graphene soled, inov-8’s choice of colours can be a little…

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Tea, Litter & Co2 – Damian Hall’s Pennine Way FKT

A little over a week ago, a man with an on-camera tea drinking habit akin to Guy Martin, Damian Hall, set a new FKT or Fastest Known Time on the Pennine Way, days after John Kelly had broken Mike Hartley’s 31 year record set in 1989 of 65 hours 20 minutes. Rather than pitching this…

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inov-8 update their green ultra endurance mile munching machine – the TERRAULTRA G 270

It’s been a quiet summer on the whole for new product launches. Yes they have happened and/or will have occurred, however, with much attention focused on what we can’t do and the limitations that has put on our ability to enter the mountains and trail networks, things may have gone under our radars. But not…

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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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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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Paul Tierney – Running The Wainwrights – Kendal Mountain Festival

Im sure some people have been wondering when this will ever come out. In truth, I was waiting for Running The Wainwrights to be publicly published, given the limited dates it toured till now. I 100% recommend, in fact I implore you to sit back and soak it all in. Roll back to November, I…

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Damian Hall breaks Winter Paddy Buckley record running unsupported, fuelled by Vegan brownies

A little over a week ago Damian Hall set the new winter record for the Paddy Buckley round in North Wales. Featuring 47 summits, with over 100 kms of running and over 7500 meters of climbing, its a challenge for many to complete it in the allotted 24 hours. Damian went one step further, establishing…

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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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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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