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14/11/2019

Understanding Sleeping Bags for Multi-Stage Racing and Trekking

Introduction Choosing a sleeping bag can be confusing and the prices vary greatly. How do you know what is right for you with so much to choose from? In this article we will try to help you iron out the creases and pick a bag that is right for you.  We will discuss the technical properties you should be aware of and what bags might be suitable if you are planning an upcoming multi-stage race or a trek in the mountains.  Down Fill Power Explained You may have heard of... Read More

Marathon Des Sables medal winner 27/08/2019

Multi-Day Racing – It’s Not Complicated

This article was originally published on iancorless.org, it is reposted here with permission. It’s Not Complicated… Let’s get one thing clear, multi-day racing is simple, it is often over-complicated And creates too many questions and too much confusion. Let’s hark back to Patrick Bauer’s pioneering days and simplify the process, just like he did. Over the years I have interviewed and chatted with many runners in bivouac and after racing who have done just that, they had applied simple logic and worked out what would work for them.  Yes, they had... Read More

21/08/2019

Choosing a Sleeping Bag for an Adventure

This article was originally published on iancorless.org, it is reposted here with permission. If you are going on an adventure, taking part in a multi-day race or basically going on a one night jolly in the wilds somewhere, a sleeping bag is going to be an essential item. Choosing a sleeping bag one would think is easy… Go to a shop, find one that fits into your budget, purchase and use. The reality is, the above is far from the truth.   ASK INITIAL QUESTIONS A good sleeping bag is not... Read More

06/08/2019

A Report from Badwater 135

Badwater 135 brands itself as the world’s toughest ultra. Rebeca finds out why? The 135-mile (217 km) non-stop Badwater race from Death Valley to Mount Whitney, California is so popular that it is a project in itself to get into the race. Prospective runners must build their running CV by completing Badwater rubber-stamped 100 milers and ideally having crewed at Badwater 135 for one year. Badwater 135 is a road race. The start line is at Badwater Basin, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 85m... Read More

26/07/2019

How do you select a trail shoe?

Many runners start off as road runners, pounding on asphalt or running on smooth gravel surfaces. Then, they discover trails. The question arises; how do I select a good trail shoe?  There are many different types of trail shoes, ranging from hybrid shoes that can handle both road and trail, such as the HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR, to very aggressive mountain running shoes with deep lugs such as the HOKA ONE ONE EVO JAWS, which would also be suitable for cross country racing. In this article, we will take... Read More