A smile can hide a lot – Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s all too easy to hide behind a smile All too easy to take someone else’s at face value, dismissing gut instincts or choosing to side with their down playing of the situation. This week hasn’t been easy I posted on Monday that it is currently Mental Health Awareness Week, a timely reminder, highlighting our…

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OMM Academy Live – DIY Waterproof Repairs – Today at 4PM

Following on from last weeks lesson on Basics of using a compass (click HERE for the lesson), OMM are launching their second Academy Live Session tonight, DIY Waterproof Repairs. Presented by Davy Newall, it will look at taking care of your waterproof kit. Many of us will throw away perfectly good kit, when it needs some…

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5 Running Packs/Vest Reviewed

Earlier this year I shot 5 videos of packs I’ve been using over past 6 – 12 months. Each were very different, had unique features, a specific runner in mind and offered alternatives, rather than being direct competitors on the whole. Well, it’s about time I graced these pages with them. We have; USWE Pace…

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FRACTEL – An Overview

The world is awash with brands. Some huge, some tiny, things you need, things you don’t. Irrespective of their size, it is people who create, develop and nurture. Whether bought from a store, online or direct from the brand, people are connected at every stage and with that comes stories. I’ve started to pay more…

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Kong Mini Mountain Marathon 2020 Series – Round 1

It felt good to run with purpose once more Every run inherently has a purpose. Whether easy miles to stretch out legs, encourage recovery, rack miles or unwind the mind; intervals, fartlek, tempo or repeats. There is always purpose. Yet running with purpose can be harder to achieve. Running with all senses alert, adrenaline drip…

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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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2020 has arrived – plans

Happy new year yall. I definitely can’t get away with the Texan twang like Payson McElveen, pro XC mtb racer and the host of the Adventure Stache Podcast – 100% worth listening to some episodes. Its a new year, without resolutions or real intent to make life changing decisions. More so, to get on with…

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Harvey Maps Fell Running Night – Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Opening night and a sell out, my 3rd year covering Fell Running Night, for what has become the start of my winter. As the first snow often kisses the high fells, visible from Scout Scar on Saturdays race, cold air leaves those in basecamp wrapped up in Pertex and down, while streets are full of…

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2019 in review – time to crank things up a notch

I’m not one to get too nostalgic about the year that is coming to an end, for one, I don’t go to New Years eve parties or think hard about resolutions or what could have been. The closest I came to this was a instagram post a month ago, the result of scrolling through my…

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Wrath – The Review

Adventure In an age of organised races, 4G and airbnb, what lengths do you have to go to, in order to experience life in a raw, unfiltered and disconnected way? Multi day stage races and courses with ever increasing distances/climbing continue to grow in popularity, however, there remains a degree of sterilisation for all those…

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