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Tried n’ tested: CimAlp storm waterproof jacket & Sprint-L 3D-Flex t-shirt

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clock7th June 2018

Tried n’ Tested: CimAlp Storm Waterproof and Sprint-L 3D-Flex t-shirt   Please note: This product has been tested extensively over 6 months and in brutal weathers to ensure the review goes far beyond first impressions and any ‘novelty’ factors. October 2017 I was invited to see and test the new CimAlp Trailrunning clothing range so selected the […]   Keep reading »

Scorching trails in Staveley

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clock9th May 2018

What a glorious day at Lakeland Trails Staveley! For this event, when the sun is out, you can simply lap up the festival atmosphere of a trail running event 🙂 I’d arrived around 08:30 so as not to rush and risk missing the registration cut off time as I had done at Hawkshead! It was […]   Keep reading »

Lowri Morgan’s incredible PTL Challenge

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clock27th April 2018

NEW Lowri Morgan runner interview: An astounding challenge, Rebel Girls, facing your fears and so much more 🙂  Sit back & enjoy!   I recently had the immense pleasure of interviewing Welsh ultra running legend Lowri Morgan again. Why? Well she’s set to complete an incredible PTL Challenge. Read below to find out more – […]   Keep reading »

Remembering why you run

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clock23rd April 2018

Hawkshead Lakeland Trails event offered the perfect opportunity to remind me why I love to run. And why trail running is a particular favourite.   The #Run1000Miles community, set up by ex Trail Magazine editor Claire Maxted in 2017,  continues to thrive in 2018. There are almost 4,500 members now from all parts of the […]   Keep reading »

Ultra supreme: Louise Greenwood runner interview

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clock13th April 2018

Soaking wet, utterly miserable and about to be hit by a blizzard! That was Louise Greenwood on the recent Devon Coast to Coast. Getting through such lows plus the amazing camaraderie of ultra runners is why she loves it so much. Read on!   This runner interview is a gem. Really hope you enjoy it […]   Keep reading »

True Transformation: Rachel Edmunds interview

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clock16th February 2018

A picture tells 1000 words. Combined with the person’s own words, it says so much more! Read and see Rachel Edmunds’ running transformation below. I know Rachel through the Trail Running magazine #Run1000Miles Facebook community. She was very surprised to be asked to do an interview. Hopefully you’ll instantly see why her story is such […]   Keep reading »

Eddie Arthur interview

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clock3rd January 2018

59 year old Eddie Arthur started running in his teens. Here he talks about #Run1000Miles, favourite places to run, preferred nutrition and more.   Eddie, what was your reason for getting involved in the #Run1000Miles Challenge? To be honest, I’m not sure, I think part of the motivation was to get a free ruff. I […]   Keep reading »

Dirty Double weekend at Helvellyn & Ullswater

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clock27th October 2017

Shattered and smiling. Sweating buckets as I struggled to effortlessly ran over the top of the climb between Silver Crag and Birk Fell. My son well and truly disappeared into the distance. And I was loving it!!! This is the ‘Dirty Double’ weekend of Helvellyn and Ullswater Lakeland Trail runs. First time I’d done it for 5 […]   Keep reading »

Fronting up the pain

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clock28th September 2017

“Arghhh! That knee pain is getting worse!  Feck off!” “Ignore it, it will pass…”  “This tendonitis is getting worse!” “Not cramping again?!” These are all inner thoughts most of us runners will have had. Your instinct is to resist the pain. To fight it. Surely that will make it go yes? Another technique is to […]   Keep reading »

Whooah, we’re halfway there – and some!

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clock11th August 2017

#Run1000Miles Challenge going superbly well! You may remember that Trail Running magazine Editor Claire said #Run1000Miles was about all participants having “their fittest year ever” 🙂 Well I’m one of literally thousands of people enjoying this very outcome thanks to the challenge and incredible community of people participating. The ethos was very much about this […]   Keep reading »


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