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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TRASH FREE TRAILS – SPRING TRAIL CLEAN TOUR

Trash Free Trails are about to embark on a UK tour and you may remember a few weeks back I told you why I support this rider led non-profit. It’s more than simply getting litter out of nature and keeping woodland in its natural state. TFT/Trash Free Trails is about conscious decisions, changing attitudes to […]

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Gone Digging

Trail Fairies & Pixies We know they exist, every rider and runner knows there are people out there creating and maintaining trail networks, but few of us actually pick up tools and contribute. They don’t ask for gratitude, physical or mental pats on the back, in many instances they are happy to go on their […]

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Pyllon XP 2

If you were to tell me it had been a year since the inaugural Pyllon XP, I would have told you quite simply “no way.” But it has, give or take a few days. Those days spent in Aviemore, as the Beast from the East tore into the mountain side, doing it’s best to hamper […]

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Why I support Trash Free Trails

Why Trash Free Trails? It’s a good and valid question. I could simply respond with a simple ‘why not’, killing any conversation, using an abrupt one line that adds no value to anyone, even myself. So let’s begin. Looking back, I can remember Surfers Against Sewage back to my youth, despite never living near the […]

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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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Jasmin Paris wins the Montane Spine Race Outright

This year’s Spine Race has been different from recent years. The countless snow drifts are absent, instead this mild (let’s use that term cautiously) January has instead given more spring/autumnal weather. However, much like the OMM, the Spine Race has an ability to conjure up the worst weather that the British Isles can summon on command, […]

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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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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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