• 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: The North Face Hyperair Goretex Jacket

    Review: The North Face Hyperair Goretex Jacket

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    This is the christening of our new The North Face Hyperair Goretex Jackets. We started with the hoods on, climbed over 1000m vertically, ran across the ridgeline and yet I am only mildly clammy beneath this single-layer of Goretex fabric. The idea behind these jackets is to create an incredibly permeable and yet fully waterproof jacket specifically for high-intensity activities such as this run we...
  • REVIEW: Salomon S/LAB Sense Tee by Graham Hammond

    REVIEW: Salomon S/LAB Sense Tee by Graham Hammond

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    If you run in heat or run hot, ditch the tank but don’t run topless. Get the Salomon S/LAB Sense Tee instead. It’s super breathable for hot and humid conditions. An incredible amount of thought and technology has been invested into this tee to give you the cool and comfort of running bare chested, but without the vest pack chafe and sunburn. Does it...
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