The True Green Friday – Trees Not Tees

I hate Black Friday In fact, I loath it Call me hypocritical, given I work in distribution, but I can see the damage it does to retail, given for many the following weeks are crucial to their year and more over, its affect on our attitudes to throw away culture, more stuff and ‘be stupid…

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Autumn Litter Watch – Trash Free Trails gets spooky

Twas the night before….. wrong month I’ve never been one for halloween; fancy dress, bad tricks, egged houses and a constant knock at the door. I’m sure right now you’re thinking I sound like 78 rather than 30, but hey, I like calm. However, this halloween When knocking on strangers doors and plunging hands into…

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Patagonia Strider Pro 5″ Running Shorts – Reviewed

We interrupt your regular reading to bring you news…. I bought a thing I’ve had my eye on a pair of Patagonia running shorts for years. I’ve bought a pair a couple of times in the past 6 years, but returned them each time as they didn’t fit. However, last year I decided to ignore…

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Rab Phantom Pull-On Waterproof Jacket – Reviewed

The pursuit of reducing weight has long been at the forefront of trail running kit design. The goal of leaving the unnecessary in the comfort of your home, while you explore endless singletrack and fell, uninhibited by the clothing you wear is a thought many of us will have during our time spent running. Rab…

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inov-8 update their green ultra endurance mile munching machine – the TERRAULTRA G 270

It’s been a quiet summer on the whole for new product launches. Yes they have happened and/or will have occurred, however, with much attention focused on what we can’t do and the limitations that has put on our ability to enter the mountains and trail networks, things may have gone under our radars. But not…

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Centurion Running – ONE Community – 100 Mile Week – Why?

Today kicked off Centurion Running’s One Community week. From 5km up to and including 100 mile options, to be run at anytime throughout the coming 7 days, spaced out or all at once. You decide. *If you’ve missed this and still want to take part – click here* Some people have already run 50km, others…

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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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LOCKDOWN – You don’t need to become a better person

Lockdown A subject I’ve avoided, a time of confusion, additional stress & worry for many It’s day 4237.85 currently, or something along those lines. We’ve seen people excel at personal challenges, whether scaling mountains on stair cases, lapping gardens or beasting out 1000 reps. We’ve been humbled by frontline services & workers doing all they…

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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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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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