Brecon Beacons ultramarathon race report and summer summary

  The Brecon Beacons ultramarathon became my main objective for the year. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Originally Scafell Skyrace was my A race for the year and UTS 50 my B. To cut a long story short I had the archetypal horrendous race at UTS, blown legs and got even more injured… Continue reading Brecon Beacons ultramarathon race report and summer summary

Damian Hall interview

Damian Hall was setting the fastest known time on the South West Coast Path around the time I first laced up a pair of running shoes. As a Devon native his exploits on that epic 10 day 15 hours and 18 minute run caught my attention and began my interest in one day becoming an… Continue reading Damian Hall interview

Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra review

I have previously only used Inov 8 trail shoes and although I have no complaints about them and my Roclite 290’s are still used weekly even after 600 miles a change can be good. Many of the greatest trail and ultra runners use Salomon so I turned to them to select a new shoe. I… Continue reading Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra review

Donnie Campbell interview

Donnie Campbell is one of Britains best trail runners and coaches. He recently won the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra and has previously represented Great Britain at the world trail running championships. Reading about Donnie’s run across the Namib Desert in Outdoor Fitness was one of the core inspirations I had to get myself outside, exploring… Continue reading Donnie Campbell interview

Yoga for runners

I have been running for over 18 months and am increasing my training to compete in ultra marathons, so far I have completed the Keswick 50k and will soon embark on a 52 mile race around Dartmoor. All this training coupled with my strenuous job as an Arborist left me feeling tight and often getting… Continue reading Yoga for runners

Keswick Mountain Festival 50k race report

Ever since getting into off road running and reading Richard Askwith’s brilliant Feet in the clouds I have been longing to visit the area and run. I have been keeping a look out for races in the Lake Disitrict that would be a challenging distance and course profile and would also provide me with some… Continue reading Keswick Mountain Festival 50k race report

Gear review Patagonia Houdini jacket

I purchased the Patagonia Houdini because I wanted a versatile weather resistant lightweight jacket for runs on days with suspect weather, and it needed to be light enough that when I put it in my hydration vest I would hardly know it was there. Patagonia market the jacket as providing ‘Proven protection from the elements,… Continue reading Gear review Patagonia Houdini jacket

Inov-8 Roclite 290 review

I am a fan of Inov-8's line of trail running shoes. The first pair I owned were the X-Talon 212's. I found them to have almost unbelievable traction and the weight and confidence made me want to run as fast as I could at all times. However I found the precision fit created hotspots when… Continue reading Inov-8 Roclite 290 review

Pure Trail’s Deep River Trail race half marathon report

The race began at Piddledown common just off the drive way to Castle Drogo at the top of the steep Teign valley. The race would take us down to the river where we would then snake through the beautiful wooded hillside in a loop before returning to where the pain began. 7 of the 14 miles… Continue reading Pure Trail’s Deep River Trail race half marathon report