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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….

Review of the Yaktrax Ice Grips

Winter running always sees lots of people running for the treadmill, or dreadmill as many call it, to avoid the cold dark nights and at some points of the year, snow and ice. Personally this is my favourite time of year and running in snow can be a great workout. Ice however is more of an issue and in some…

Review of The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0

With some longer running adventures coming up next year I decided I needed to invest in a larger running vest. My current vest is the Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin Hydro 5 set (full review coming soon) which I love and while the obvious option was to go with the 12 litre version of the S-Lab Hydro, minor frustrations with the…

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