Lakes Sky Ultra Striding Edge

It is extreme. It is gnarly. It is hardcore. It is awesome. The Lakes Sky Ultra is all of these and more. Quite possibly the best race in the UK. The second round of the UK Skyrunner series where I was looking to improve my result.

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V3K Finish

The first round of the UK Skyrunner Series and a totally new challenge for me. The Vegan Welsh 3000s covers 35 miles and over 4000m of climbing through Snowdonia and features some technical exposed ridge lines such as Crib Goch.

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Grasmere Gallop

Stunning Grasmere in the Lake District is a great location for a trail race especially when the weather is perfect for running. Great for some after race gingerbread too.

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The North Face Ultra Endurance

With a name like Ultra Endurance you would expect The North Face’s new trail shoes to be a good distance shoe. Turns out they are are plus much more. Currently one of my favourite shoes.

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Hardmors 110

“I want to do the 110 under 20 hours” I told Jayson Cavill when we were discussing my 2017 plans at the beginning of the year. “You have a lot of work to do” came the reply “I know” and with that came the start of a 12 week training plan with one simple goal …

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Gowborrow Fell

Wainwrights climbed: Gowbarrow Fell Distance: 4.5miles Elevation: 1365ft Our first Wainwright climbed together and a nice easy one to start off with. Just a short 4.5 mile route that included taking in Aira Force. Prices at the National Trust car park are a little on the steep side so something to remember if you use …

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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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