Salomon SuperCross – Reviewed

An intro to trail running When Salomon set about getting people to explore their local trails and broaden the participation in trail running, they developed the ‘City to Trail’ category, which has seen multiple brands move into this segment, however, none have done so with quite the clout of the Annecy based specialists. The SuperCross…

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Topo Athletic Ultraventure – Reviewed

Wider toe boxes Never tried them Until now It’s been a while since a new shoe brand was on these pages, so let me introduce you to Topo Athletic. Founded in 2013 in the USA, off the back of 35 years of experience in the running shoe industry, Topo is the creation of Tony Post,…

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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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On Running Cloudflow – Reviewed

Winter, the seasonal menace to everything white from the waist down for runners. Even on the road, it’s surprising how dirty things get, from mud and oils being washed onto paths, to ground water and spray. When On Running sent me their updated Cloudflow they were sparkling white, how I wish I’d shot these before…

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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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Ultimate Direction Halo Vest – Reviewed

My first Ultimate Direction pack on test. It took a while to organise this and it’s taken a while since I received the Halo early last year to give my opinion, but I’m stoked to give you both today. UD (Ultimate Direction) in my opinion, have been at the forefront of the arms race with…

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Salomon Agile 2 – Reviewed

If you’re after the bare essentials, Salomon’s Agile 2 could be all you need. We’ve been lead to believe that more features for less cash equals value. From cars to phones, multi tools to shoes, its the bells and whistles that provide perceived value, a reference point against their competition. Well, over time we learn…

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CAMELBAK Nano Review

CAMELBAK, a brand synonymous with hydration systems have been an active player in the trail/ultra scene for years, however, I’ve not really seen it in store, online or on peoples backs at races. As one of the kings of hydration, I was keen to slip into a vest and find out for myself how these…

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USWE PACE 12 Review

The Pace 12 marked USWE‘s entry in the trail and ultra running category. For years they have been a leader in the Moto X and mtb pack market, with their patented No Dancing Monkey harness system. Late last year as a follow up, the launched the smaller capacity Pace Pro. This isn’t the first time…

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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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