Rediscovering my MOJO

A picture of me changing shoes mid photoshoot last year. Hardly the inspirational image that conjures tales of achievement and self fulfilment. What it does show however is transition. I recently posted on instagram about my mental health, that, for the majority of 2019 it was on a downwards trajectory, not that I would realise…

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inov-8 to release new film about Barkley Marathons & Nicky Spinks

The Barkley Marathons is the world’s toughest ultra-distance race. Only 15 runners have completed the full 100+ miles since it was first staged in 1986. And don’t be fooled into thinking that the best ultra and mountain runners avoid this race, on the contrary, those who poses the skills famously line up, after cracking the…

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Black Diamond Redefine their Trail Running Collection

Black Diamond, that well known climbing and skiing brand, have ramped up their trail running collection. I could be bold and say they have launched into the trail running market/category for the first time, but I am sure some would disagree and argue that for years we have been using their Z poles and head…

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Paul Tierney Breaks 214-PEAK WAINWRIGHTS RECORD

Over the weekend, I reported that Paul Tierney was well over half way through his attempt to break Steve Birkinshaw’s 214-Peak Wainwright Record. Well, I am extremely happy to say that Paul has indeed broken the record by almost 7 hours. If anyone has seen Steve’s film which followed his then record setting run in…

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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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New Gear in for review – Vol 1

It’s been a while since I posted on YouTube, but fear not, it’s new content time. I thought I’d put together a video with new kit that’s been sent in, some I’ve been using for a couple of months, others brand spanking new. So below is a video featuring everything that’s landed through my door…

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Maverick Goes Ultra

Amid the Maverick Race announcements of new brand partnerships including SAXX Underwear, Dryrobe and Suunto, another big announcement may have slipped your attention. Maverick has entered the realm of Ultras. Yes, you read that, the team are now offering the chance to run beyond 26.2 miles and have added to the challenge by adding this…

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I’m on YOUTUBE!

A new year & new start. Over the last few weeks I’ve been uploading a few videos to my YouTube channel, which I’ve had for a while, but never really done much with. What does this mean for you? Video content in reviews Vlogs Training New ideas The idea behind using the channel is I…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – Columbia Mountain Running Session

The Columbia Mountain Running Session. From trail to ultra, adventure to just starting out, the Mountain Running session incorporates all disciplines and abilities of the sport, delivering a broad and diverse speaker panel, who’s expertise range from half marathon to 100 miles, multi day, self supported adventures and beyond.Simon Freeman, co-founder of Like the Wind Magazine,…

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – Harvey Maps Fell Running Session Preview

*Before I get started, at the time of writing this, the session has sold out… Unfortunately you didn’t squeeze the trigger quick enough to snatch some sort after tickets. But, wait, please, wait, all is not lost. I will for one be reviewing the session and giving you the highlights, plus there are still tickets going…

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