The Long Good Friday Ultra Run

“Any idiot can run a marathon but it takes a special idiot to run an ultra” were the words printed on the back of the training top on the athlete in front of me. We were doing yet another uphill section on a 1 mile loop that made up part of the course for the … Continue reading The Long Good Friday Ultra Run

Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review

Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie This lightweight windproof jacket which has been designed for runners as both a training or race jacket. Looking at the Fast Wing you may be forgiven for thinking that it is like many other lightweight windshirts but when you scratch below the surface and look at the features you come to … Continue reading Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review

Out There! AS-1 Rucksack Review

With more and more races on the calender, Adventure Racing is fast becoming a popular sport in the UK. Consisting of multi-stage events such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, trail running, mountain biking and more, teams compete in races that may last over several days. Examples of races held in the UK last year are the … Continue reading Out There! AS-1 Rucksack Review

Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race

According to the Federation for Sport at Altitude (FSA) , skyrunning is Running from the sea to the sky, from the plains to the earth’s highest peaks. Outdoor sports such as running, biking, skiing, duathlons, triathlons which are undertaken at altitudes above 2000 m are collectively known as Skysports. Typical locations for Skysports are The … Continue reading Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race

Nine Edges Race Peak District

The Nine Edges Race in the Peak District is for walkers, runners, climbers and mountain bikers. Starting from Fairholmes Car Park, the route takes competitors over nine gritstone edges to the Robin Hood pub, near Baslow. For walkers, runners and climbers the distance covered is 20 miles, for mountain bikers 32 miles. There is no … Continue reading Nine Edges Race Peak District

Nokia Coast to Coast Adventure Race

Adventure racing is gaining popularity. Worldwide there are more and more events that combine multiple disciplines such as trekking, running off-road, sea kayaking, mountain biking and road cycling. Scotland Coast to Coast Taking place on the 18th and 19th of September 2010, the Nokia Coast to Coast journey starts off on the North Sea, crossing … Continue reading Nokia Coast to Coast Adventure Race

Ian Adamson: Worlds Most Successful Adventure Racer Interview

When it comes to Adventure Racing, Ian Adamson has achieved phenomenal success, winning the World Championships no less than six times! He has achieved fifteen world championship podium finishes and fourteen international adventure race championship titles, including Eco-Challenge and Primal Quest. In 2004 Ian broke the Guinness world record for endurance kayaking. To achieve this … Continue reading Ian Adamson: Worlds Most Successful Adventure Racer Interview