• Review: On Cloud Cloudventure Peak & Cloudventure Trail Running Shoes

    Review: On Cloud Cloudventure Peak & Cloudventure Trail Running Shoes

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    The basic foundation of the On Cloud brand is that every shoe is designed with an innovative lug system for its sole... once I started running I realised the concept behind this design. I began my trials with the Cloudventure Peak, a lightweight shoe designed for trail running races and the new Cloudventure shoes. 
  • To caffeine or not to caffeine?  That is the question!

    To caffeine or not to caffeine? That is the question!

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    Caffeine is a stimulant.  It acts to give you a false sense of energy, helping to heighten alertness and enhance wakefulness. In trail running, these effects can help someone to feel more responsive to the challenges of the trail, overcome fatigue (both physical and mental), and to also mask pain (more on this soon).  However, herein lies the caution. If caffeine is a stimulant and...
  • Sharing Rainbows: Lessons in connection from Japan

    Sharing Rainbows: Lessons in connection from Japan

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    On rare occasions the trail dips into the valleys that gently cup small, remote villages where a rural life of rice paddies, tea plantations, and persimmon trees adorn.  Here, I am greeted to a hospitality unlike anywhere else in the world. Stooped women eagerly grasp my empty water bottle, or offer me some, ‘chocolate, just for you’when I step into their home, which also serves...
  • REVIEW: Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set Review

    REVIEW: Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set Review

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    Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set - The perfect pack for ultra-running    PURCHASE A SALOMON VESTPACK FROM US & RECEIVE 20% OFF! DISCOUNT CODE: WildSalomonVestpacks     Farewell Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 3 Set vestpack It is four years since we met, united in our purpose to run wilder trails.  Today we are nearing the sad finale.  The moment when one of us...
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