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We have all been frustrated trying to tell friends & loved ones about a running experience we have had; be it that crisp morning sunrise run on your favorite trail, or a particular race or event experience you have invested in. 

The Namibia Crossing is one such experience, it's sure to leave you scratching for words.  Luckily we have this short video to help get you amped.

How to fake trail running

How to Fake Trail Running

Ok, so we have got our three hours of daily outdoor exercise to play with, but our mountains remain out of bounds. It is a little bleak, but we’re going to stick with the rules here. Regardless of our lack of peak tagging, how good does it feel to get off that hamster wheel? Trail Runners, how do we get our fix during Level Four?

Much like politicians all over the world during this pandemic, we will have to fake it ‘til we make it.

Here’s how.

Itchy Feet

Nah, not THAT kind of itchy feet. The kind that inspires wanderlust and updating of the bucket list. The sort of itchy that sends us down a rabbit hole on YouTube, seeking out the ultimate in international events. The classics, the infamous, the ones we track year on year, imagining ourselves out there on the course in a foreign land. Would the terrain be the same, the crowds, the aid stations, are the rules any different? Would my gear suffice? How good would that medal look in my collection...?

What is a waterproof jacket?

Time to get planning for safe winter running. If you have participated in a professionally organised trail running event with a compulsory kit list, then you will have been faced with the “waterproof jacket” requirement and the resulting debate on which one deserves your hard-earned cash. They aren’t cheap, but for good reason.

Take a Hike

We’re letting you in on a little secret… If you are striving to be a better endurance trail runner, hiking might just be the elusive silver bullet.

In a recent article  by Outsideonline.com, hiking was described as the most underrated endurance workout around.

Choosing a Training Partner

Running solo certainly has its perks. Your pace, your route, zero distractions and no one to moan if you get a little lost. But for the long haul, adventures are generally best shared. The transition from free solo to committed trail duo is not something that should be undertaken without careful consideration, and a checklist of key training partner characteristics to bear in mind.

The Environmental Impact of Trail Running

2 in a 3 part Series (to read part one click here)

As a trail loving community, we should all be actively looking for ways to reinvest in the outdoor spaces that bring us such joy.

Running in Remarkable Rwanda

Our rhythm is good, we are all enjoying the pace, leaping over volcanic rocks in the path, clambering up and down steep, mica-speckled slopes and teetering over wooden bridges that crisscross the canals in the lush tapestry of tea plantations.

Wild Encounters

On the 6th of February this year, a trail running story just about broke the internet. A runner in Colorado fought and killed an 80-pound mountain lion that attacked him on a nature trail in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, wildlife officials said.

Tread Gently

The Environmental Impact of Trail Running

1st in a 3 part Series

Words by Kim Stephens