Gear

5 Best Waterproof Head Torches For Running

The shorter days and winter nights don’t mean an end to your running. Whether it’s a night run once a week or entering some night runs here are the five best head torches that will withstand mud and water.

Vaude Moab 12 Litre Bag Review

If you are out on a day hike, long cycle ride, or distance run then chances are you will be considering taking a bag with you for kit, gels etc.

Icebug Zeal RB9X Trail Shoe Review

I’ve had the Icebug Zeals for about a month now and after spending sometime breaking them in on road and gravel track here’s how they performed during that period and their first big test, the Midlands Spartan Super. First lets…

More Mile Cheviot 3 Trail Shoe Review

With all the various weekly posts and questions all talking about which are the best value for money trail shoes for obstacle course races, it was time for a look at the More Mile Cheviot 3

How To Choose The Right Trail Shoe

The lists of possible trail shoe potentials seems endless but we take you through the basics to help create a shopping shortlist for your right trail shoe.

Brooks Puregrit 4 Trail Running Shoe Review

Brooks continue to update their ‘Pure’ range, this time offering the Puregrit 4 – a lightweight and flexible trail shoe. An attractive shoe from an experienced running shoe company. I put the upgraded Puregrit’s through their paces by way of a trail marathon.

Hoka Tor Speed Trail Shoe Review

Ever thought of trying something different? Something that may change the way you think of trail shoes?

Reebok All Terrain Super 2.0 Review

The updated Obstacle Racing shoe from Reebok. Has it improved to withstand the English mud?

Alpkit Prism 550 Head Torch Review

Whether you’re looking for a waterproof head torch for running in the inclement British climate or need some specialist illumination for night time OCR’s the Alpkit Prism might just be a good option. It’s time to shine a light on…

How To Choose A Head Torch For Running

An increasing popularity of night running and events at night makes have a good quality head torch a necessity for the more serious runner. We shouldn’t allow the dark nights to hold back our training too and with many of us partaking…

10 Uses For a Dryrobe Outdoor Changing Robe

DryRobes are the ultimate luxury essential. Sure they cost a few bob and if you only do one OCR a year they probably aren’t worth it, but for those of us having a multi race season, regularly sea swim or who train in all weathers they are less frivolous and more fantastic! Here’s why…

Mountain Fuel Review – Fuelled To The Finish Line

I am not an elite racer, I typical finish somewhere in the top 50% of most events. 2 years ago (pre ocr), I was lifting weights and guzzling protein shakes for fun.  But I need something very different for race day,…

Asics GEL Fuji Runnegade Trail Shoes Review

Asics up their trail range with the Fujirunnegade to provide grip and feature a sock liner to keep grit out.

Salomon Speedcross 3 Shoe Review

The Salomon Speedcross 3 is a relatively low profile trail shoe that’s been around for a few years now. Designed with trail running in mind, it’s been finding favour more recently amongst the Obstacle Racing community. Certainly on sight they…

Inov-8 Race Elite Raceshell HZ Review

One thing you can guarantee when racing and training in the UK is a certain amount of fog, rain, mist and other damp inclement weather all year round. In the summer, you get the particular blend of hot and humid…

The Death of The Safety Pin? The Alternative Options

What are the options to avoid the dreaded safety pin? Here’s some of the best choices in the market.

Inov-8 Elite Merino Wool Base Layer 125/150

Winter calls, and with it promises of snow and ice, freeing mist and water temperatures well below what can be considered “comfortable”.  Hypothermia has ended many OCR runners dreams of placing well at races, the evil child of being soaking…

Now You Can Buy A GoPro For £94

The most popular mud cam GoPro, have released new versions of the waterproof camera of choice.  The three new models vary in price and specifications with a new RRP £99 model. The new £99 model shoots a 1080p HD video at…

What Trainers Should I Wear For Tough Mudder?

You may be asking yourself what shoes should I wear for Tough Mudder? And this a frequent question, but it’s quite a simple one. Trainers with some form of grip should be worn. Get some tread Generally speaking you should…

The Best Shoes To Wear For Spartan Race

A popular question asked by newbies to Spartan Race is what shoes or trainers are best to wear. Given the mud and difficult terrain your standard shoes won’t cut it and you’ll be slipping around in the mud causing you…