A Brief Introduction to Orienteering

What is orienteering? According to British Orienteering, the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom, Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which takes place in varying terrain over various distances. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points marked on a unique orienteering map … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Orienteering

iRoc Race: Run, Cycle and Orienteer on Durham Downs

The iRoc Race is a new race set-up by inov8, a UK company specialising in trail running shoes for UK running conditions. The iRoc race is an adventure race relying on competitors to run, mountain bike and find their own way around a course.  We think this is great news considering how it will put … Continue reading iRoc Race: Run, Cycle and Orienteer on Durham Downs

The Original Mountain Marathon: flood, gales and stranded runners…

Headlines over the weekend have been highlighting what has been some of the worst storms to face 'The Original Mountain marathon', causing it to be called off for the first time in it's 40 year history. The Original Mountain Marathon, near Keswisk, Cumbria Each year several hundred people take part in the Original Mountain Marathon, … Continue reading The Original Mountain Marathon: flood, gales and stranded runners…

Exclusive Interview! Professional endurance runner: Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson is one of the most inspiring professional endurance runners in the world.  You can imagine the excitement when Sam agreed to be interviewed by CheapTents.com on his achievements, challenges and motivations.  For an insight into the life of a phenomenal ultramarathon runner, this is truly a great place to start... Sam Thompson's Background … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! Professional endurance runner: Sam Thompson

CheapTents.com enter the David Staff Fell Race!

We talk about adventure running, fell running and trail running all the time on the blog and with our customers. But did you know we actually take part in races too. Paul, the Product and Retail Manager is a keen runner - he regularly takes part in road races around the 10km and the occasional … Continue reading CheapTents.com enter the David Staff Fell Race!