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Review of The Camelbak Ultra Pro Running Hydration Vest

In my latest review on My Outdoors, I take a look at the new Camelbak Ultra Pro Running Vest and Quick Stow Flasks.  With a strong heritage in the mountain biking and cycling market, I was excited to try their latest running vest offering and see how it stacked up against the more established vests from the likes of Salomon…

Review of Trail and Fell Running in The Lake District Guidebook

As many of you will already know, The English Lake District is an area of the country which holds a very special place in my heart. Some of my favourite running adventures have taken place along its valley’s and across it fells in this corner of the UK and I’m really looking forward to returning in the summer for another…

Review of Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoes

At the back end of 2016 I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of the new Arc’teryx Norvan VT trail running shoes to review. With some aggressive looking vibram soles and some innovative new ideas in the design, I was excited to get them muddy and out on my local trails and fields. Some heavy racing and recovery…

Review of TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch

Before Christmas I was lucky enough to get my hands on the new TomTom Adventurer GPS watch and give it a test from a running perspective. Well I’m pleased to say that review has now been published over at MyOutdoors.co.uk. It’s worth noting that since I wrote this review, TomTom have pushed a major update to their MySports online platform,…

Review of Montane Spine Trail Running Jacket

Well hot off the heels of my comparative review of Petzl head torches for running, I’m pleased to say that my review of the Montane Spine Jacket is also now available on MyOutdoors. This is a latest waterproof jacket aimed at trail and mountain runners from Montane, using the excellent and lightweight Gore-tex Active Shell fabric. But have Montane developed…

A Runners Guide to Head Torches from Petzl

I’m really pleased to announce that my article looking at the head torch options available for runners from Petzl has now been published on the MyOutdoors.co.uk website. This is an article I’ve been working on for some time now but since joining the MyOutdoors Trail Running Team back in the summer, I am delighted to be able to share my…

Review of the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0

Okay I’ll confess, I’ve an obsession when it comes to running vests! Not the skimpy slips of polyester you’ll see club runners wearing but the backpacks designed to enable runners or adventure racers to carry kit into the hills, while still being able to run with comfort. In my mind perfection comes downs to two simple factors. Firstly fit. The…

Review of the Brooks Cascadia Trail Running Shoe

Well I have now run over 140km in my Brooks Cascadia 9, so I thought it was about time I published my initial thoughts on this shoe.   As previously explained at the outset of my 2015 trail shoe smackdown, I am a long time wearer of the Brooks Adrenaline series of shoes for road running and like them a…

Review of Injinji Liner Crew Socks

I was lucky enough to recently be given a pair of the Injinji liner crew socks by The Ultramarathon Running Store to test. To be honest it’s a little tricky writing a review on a sock, so I took my time, getting a decent number of runs and races in wearing them before I drew any final conclusions. Before we…

My 2015 Trail Shoe Review / Smackdown

One of the questions I regularly get asked is what trail running shoes I would recommend? The simplest answer is to suggest they head to their nearest running store and try a range on, as what works for me won’t necessarily work for someone else. Foot size and shape, combined with running style and form, all contributing to the choice….

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