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Running an Ultra Marathon – compete or complete?

Running an Ultra Marathon – compete or complete?

As I begin to wind up my training towards reinvigorating my passion for long runs, for example next years Threshold series 52 mile Race to the Tower Ultra Marathon (I am running in support of Dogs Trust), I reconsidered a question I was posed years ago - to compete or...

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Petzl Tikka RXP Head Torch

Petzl Tikka RXP Head Torch

Now that Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, us runners need a helping hand to light the way.  I use the Petzl Tikka RXP head torch.  This allows me to keep my hands free, which is my preferred running style. The Tikka RXP is awesome.  It is super powerful,...

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What water bottle to use for trail running?

What water bottle to use for trail running?

When you go running, what water bottle do you use?  Do you use a different one for on road or off road/trail running? I have tried a number of water bottles and hydration packs over the years.  I don't do very well with hand held water bottles, whilst convenient, I...

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Using a trail vest to carry hyradation, food and essentials

Using a trail vest to carry hyradation, food and essentials

When I run I like to have my hands free, so hand held water bottles don't really work for me.  I have tried bum bag/hip bags to hold water, food, keys, phone etc and these are fine, but do bounce around a bit, and are not 'ideal' for accessing water etc as you have to...

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Canoeing out of Kingsbridge, South Hams, Devon

Canoeing out of Kingsbridge, South Hams, Devon

Another great canoe trip with Singing Paddles in South Hams, Devon.  We had a fantastic four hour trip with Dave Halsall from Singing Paddles as we canoed in Kingsbridge Estuary, part of the South Devon AONB, having launched from just outside Kingsbridge. Traveling by...

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I want a ruggedised Microsoft band

I want a ruggedised Microsoft band

You may have noticed that Microsoft released another update for their Band last night.  I have the Microsoft Band 2 (much better that first iteration) and the new updates have added weight monitoring and GPS battery optimisation (by reducing the sampling rate), along...

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