UTMB 2016 Finish

10 bits of kit that I took with me during the race that helped make things slightly easier. This list could apply to any ultra marathon, not just the UTMB.

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Injini Toe Socks

Has testing three different versions of Injinji’s toe sock done anything to resolve my skepticism of how effective these socks are at stopping blisters? Read my review to find out.

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Black Diamond Carbon Z Pole Review

Lightweight, strong and fold away for easy storage. Beautifully made but pricey. Highly recommended for events such as UTMB.

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UTMB 2016

The UTMB is 170km with 10,00m of ascent that starts and finishes in Chamonix. It is considered one of the toughest ultra-marathons in the world. This is my 2016 race report.

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The North Face Flight Series Review

The North Face Better Than Naked T-shirt The North Face Flight Series Shorts The North face Runners Etip Gloves The North Face Flight Series Cap The North Face Stormstow  Waterproof Jacket The North Face Stormstow Waterproof Trousers The North Face Ultra Endurance Shoes Read full review of Ultra Endurance Shoes

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Lake District 10 Peaks

The 10 Peaks Lake District was my last big race before the UTMB to see where I was at both mentally and physically. Taking in the 10 highest peaks the Lake District has to offer this was the perfect test for Chamonix.

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Mizuno Wave Mujin 2

The Wave Mujin 2 is Mizuno’s flagship trail running shoe and my first experience of the brand. The Wave Mujin 2 is engineered to provide optimum trail security and performance but what did I think of them when I took them out on the trails?

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Scott Kinabalu Enduro

Scott claims the Enduro is the first shoe ever developed with that “All mountain” approach in mind. After giving the Supertrac a perfect 10 these shoes had a lot to live up to.

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Hardmoors Osmotherley Trail Marathon

My second time running the Osmotherley Trail Marathon. How much did all the strength and conditioning work effect my performance and could I go faster than 2015?

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Hoka One One Clayton

The Hoka One One Clayton is a lightweight, neutral, cushioned road shoe that is all new for 2016. A dual purpose shoe that can be used for training but is light enough to race in. Could this new shoe be the one that made me a Hoka convert?

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