a beginers guide to trail running

A beginners Guide to Trail running

Part One: Why?Trail running to the outsider could seem slightly mad. Running up and down hills on rough rocky paths? Seems slightly insane. Truth be told, all trail runners are a little bit mad, but the true majesty of running out in the hills must be experienced to be believed. It’s a subtle blend of exercise and self-indulgence that makes it possible to lose yourself in fantastical places....

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All year round adventurer: Kit to keep you outside this winter.

The nights are drawing in, and the temptation is to spend a night in vegetating. The idea of going out on the fell of an evening is to some frankly ludicrous. This week’s blog takes a look at the kit you’ll need to take that bold step into winter evenings outdoors.Head torch: Quite obvious, but I suppose I should shed some light on the subject. A good headlamp can make or break your time...

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Climbing in the community

 Climbing in the community - how the outdoor life can make a big difference to the youth of today!Growing up is a pain. A fact that we’re all aware of in some way, having all had to (arguably at least!) grow up at some point and learn the life skills needed to survive as an adult. Yet despite this massive, collective shared suffering, it seems to me to be all too easy to forget...

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Two days with Inov-8.

 The plans were drawn, the dates set. I’d be sent away to spend two days with guests of the Inov-8 team, and fellrunning legend Nicky Spinks. As I pencilled the dates into the diary, I remember feeling a flutter of anticipation in the pit of my stomach. Me, a complete running novice, out on the fells with team Inov-8? Surely I’d be left in the dirt gasping for air? Still the day came...

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