• Training. It’s a journey, not a race. - Linda Connelly

    Training. It’s a journey, not a race. - Linda Connelly

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    Recovery is just as important as the efforts themselves.  Not just the recovery from the training itself but from life. One of the lines in a book I read recently that really resonated with me, was that now the world operates at a different speed, the “speed of want”. We want it all and we want it yesterday. We are an impatient society.  This...
  • 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: Arc'teryx Norvan 14 Trail Running Vest Pack

    Review: Arc'teryx Norvan 14 Trail Running Vest Pack

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    If you are looking for a durable waterproof trail running vest for those epic adventures, then look no further than the Arc'teryx Norvan 14. The main pack is roomy and has the potential to hold so much gear that self-restraint not to fill it up is important! It compresses well when not full, which makes it versatile to most ventures. The vest comes with...
  • 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...
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