F-stop Kenti

Camera bags. I don’t review them often and it’s an area of gear I took a long time figuring out what I wanted to use on the go. Bigger bags aren’t so much of a minefield (well in my opinion), however, getting something that you can run and ride in, which isn’t a glorified back […]

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Ultimate Direction Race Belt 4.0

If there’s one bag brand that has been missing from these pages over the past few years, it’s Ultimate Direction. From my experiences around the UK and Chamonix, it is easily one of the two most popular storage solutions (other opinions may differ)for trail and ultra runners, regardless of ability and aspirations. I’ve been keeping […]

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Adidas Terrex Climaheat Jacket

There’s still time for warm jackets! Although we are in mid March, if the past week has been anything to go by, there is plenty of winter left in this season. Snow in Scotland and the Lake district, flash flooding in the dales and high winds across many part of the country. When it’s 12°C […]

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Podcast of the Week – Episode 6

A new week, a new month, a broken promise and more podcast goodness. I listened to the first episode of the new  The Adventure Podcast – Terra Incognita, while flying to Munich to be a member of ISPO Awards 2019 Jury panel. I brought a book for the flight, but on the rare occasion I […]

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LifeStraw Flex

A water purifier, in 2019? But I’m not heading to Timbuktu?! Despite the availability of safe water in developed countries, when travelling in the mountains or away from urbanised areas, sourcing clean, safe water can be a challenge. Take earlier this year, I was supporting a friend on his Heart of Snowdonia Challenge, running with […]

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Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket

Well, it’s finally starting to feel like winter is setting in. I mean, it’s the first time I’ve felt the need to wear full length tights, the first time my face has felt on fire after a long run, as the warmth of my old terraced house defrosts and thaws weathered skin. All this and […]

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Podcast of the Week – Episode 3

I really am not doing a great job of making these regular. I hold my hands up and apologise. However, it hasn’t stopped me listening to them. This episode is dedicated to Looking Sideways, a podcast I’ve been listening to for over a year and one which initially I was picky about what I listened […]

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