Type 2 Fun – Are you sure you want give it a go?

A couple of weeks ago, I was sat on Instagram, waisting a lot of time. I think it’s fair to say I have something of an addiction, which I am working on cutting down. There’s only so many images of mountain ranges and people hucking huge gaps that can add value to your life, while…

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I’ve got the bug & it’s a positive one

I’m back. What? Wait? You never left. True. I’ve been quiet. The last month has sucked. Not from a brand perspective, I’ve been fortunate to be sent some brand spanking new kit that I think many of you will be excited to read, see and learn about. When I say the last month has sucked,…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – adidas TERREX 10km

It was only supposed to be for fun. I was fortunate to get a VIP slot in the race and with my bargain accommodation (£19 a night Airbnb room) being all of 5 minutes away, I thought I had the perfect plan for 2018. Turn up the the start after a warm up and run…

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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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BEAUTIFUL IN ITS BRUTALITY: TEAM MONTANE GEARS UP FOR THE 2018 MONTANE TOR DES GÉANTS

Remember this date – 9th September 2018. This marks the beginning of the third Montane Tor des Géants. At 205 miles or 330kms, this mountain ultra effectively circumnavigates the Italian Alps. In it’s second year and accompanying it’s elder sibling is the Tot Dret (TD) Ultra, shorter in stature, at 80 miles / 130kms, but…

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Maverick Race inov-8 Original Somerset

Maverick Race’s inov-8 Original Somerset would be my third outing under the black and white arch. My first was one of the original Originals – West Sussex, where I came close to succumbing to heat exhaustion (click the link above to find out why). The second was the Hampshire round of the Dark Series, where…

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THE UTS-50 & 100 EXPERIENCE

Following on from our interview with Michael Jones, Salomon Athlete and Ultra-Trail Snowdonia Race Director, for those looking to gain knowledge of the course, learn a trick or two, or simply silence some nerves, there are options. But what are these options I hear you ask? Mike is putting on 4 recce days and two…

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