Kit Review: Sawyer Mini Water Filter

As I have been doing more running in remote areas without access to clean water sources, I have recently purchased a Sawyer Mini Water Filter. This is a small and lightweight water filter which is easy to throw in your backpack and take with you. During my recent wild camping trip on the Pennine Way... Continue Reading →

Girls Running Wild: Helen Bly

In this new series, I will be chatting to ladies who run off road or ultra distances and my first interview is with Helen Bly. I met Helen at the Belvoir Challenge marathon this year when she was preparing to run her first ultra. Running has transformed her life and she is now using it... Continue Reading →

Book Review: There is No Map in Hell

The "Wainwrights" are the 214 fells of the Lake District described by the legendary hillwalker Alfred Wainwright in his seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. For many people the task of "Wainwright bagging", reaching each of the summits outlined in Wainwright's books, is an ongoing challenge over the course of a lifetime. But... Continue Reading →

Continuing to Progress

As you may be aware, my major goal for this year is to complete the Hardmoors Grand Slam (finishing all the Hardmoors ultra-marathons within one calendar year). So far I have successfully completed the 30, 55 and 110 mile races and my focus now is on the last race of the series, the Hardmoors 60... Continue Reading →

Run Mummy! 5 reasons why Mums make great ultra runners

Despite their smaller representation, women do disproportionately well at ultra running, both in terms of competitive performance and in a smaller number of DNFs throughout the field; and as ultra running generally attracts a demographic with particularly high participation among 40-somethings, inevitably many of these ultra running women are mothers. It seems anachronistic that in... Continue Reading →

Orienteering at the JK

The JK, or Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering to give it its full title, is one of the major events in the UK (and International) orienteering calendar. Held every year over the Easter weekend,┬áit sees 4 days of competition between both the top orienteers and thousands of normal runners over a range of terrains... Continue Reading →

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