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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Sabrina Verjee wins MONTANE® Spine® Fusion outright

Ultra-marathon runner Sabrina Verjee (38) becomes the first female athlete to win the MONTANE® Spine® Fusion outright. The non-stop race along the Pennine Way is one of Britain’s most challenging endurance races. Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, United Kingdom, Tuesday 25 June, 2019: After three and a half days of solid racing along Britain’s most iconic National […]

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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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Suunto 5 – Fresh tech from Finland

Training nerds, unless you’ve had your forum feeds severed and left your smart devices under rocks up a munro, you will know that Sunnto’s latest watch, the Sunnto 5 launched on the 4th June. And yes, before anyone asks you are correct, Sunnto did launch the 9 previously – let’s not get hung up on […]

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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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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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