• 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. 
  • Review: Salomon S/Lab Sense 2 Set Vest Pack

    Review: Salomon S/Lab Sense 2 Set Vest Pack

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    The Salomon S/Lab Sense 2 Set Vest Pack may be the answer to your marathon race day needs and perfect for shorter road events! The S/Lab Sense 2 Set is light, compact, breathable and comfortable. It has 2L of storage made up of a few smaller front pockets, a zipped chest pocket, a bigger rear pocket and...
  • 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...
  • Run Larapinta Stage Race Experience by Emily Gannon

    Run Larapinta Stage Race Experience by Emily Gannon

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    From the moment the promo footage of the Rapid Ascent Run Larapinta Stage Race popped up on my Facebook feed 18 months ago I was hooked. I had to do this event. It was the spectacular images of the rugged Australian Outback that captured my attention first. I’d never been to the Northern Territory and certainly never laid eyes on a landscape like this....
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