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About fellrunningguide

Dave Taylor, fell runner and coach. 2015 English Fell Running Champion (V50). I work as Fell Running Guide - offering coaching, guided fell / trail runs and navigation training. www.fellrunningguide.co.uk

Snowline Snowspikes Review

I love fell and trail running in winter. Cloudless, blue sky days with lying snow make running a joy.  But what about when the snow gets compacted and icy or melts and then refreezes over night; aren’t these conditions dangerous … Continue reading

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It’s A Hill, Get Over It

Fell running is an increasingly popular sport, but have you ever wondered how it all began? Steve Chilton’s excellent book, It’s A Hill, Get Over It gives a detailed history of the sport; from the early shepherds’ meetings in the … Continue reading

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Montane Litespeed Windproof

Montane Litespeed Windproof Review There’s one single piece of trail running and fell running equipment that I use more than anything else: my windproof jacket.  To be more precise, my Montane Litespeed windproof jacket. I’ve had one for over 6 … Continue reading

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The Joy of Winter Running

“In his autumn before the winter comes man’s last mad surge of youth” What on Earth am I talking about? It’s mid November, the sky is monotone, the landscape leached of colour as if nature is restricted to a drab … Continue reading

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SplashMaps

SplashMaps Review Every so often I come across a product that I find really useful, different or interesting. SplashMaps are exactly that.  These lightweight fabric maps are washable, wearable and durable as well as being aesthetically pleasing.  Unlike paper maps they won’t … Continue reading

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Mule Bar Energy Products

Fell running over longer distances burns a lot of calories. On long training runs where I’m happy to slow down or stop for a moment I prefer to eat something solid rather than take a gel.  There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Autumn Running

Trail Running and Fell Running in autumn is a bitter-sweet experience. The long, warm, summer days are a fading memory.  No more long days out on the hill with the sun still shining at 9pm.  No more evening races where … Continue reading

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Trail Running at Night

Trail running at night – don’t be afraid! I’m alert, senses heightened to the sounds and smells around me: an owl hoots away to my left, I notice the musky scent of fox and the damp, earthy smell of the … Continue reading

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AP ProSeries 100 Lumens Head Torch Review

AP ProSeries 100 Lumens Head Torch Review Active Products isn’t a name that immediately springs to mind when thinking of head torches.  However this little torch with its interesting features might be worth a look for easy trail running. Those … Continue reading

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Berghaus Voltage Jacket

Berghaus Voltage Jacket Review Depending on what type of running I’m doing I use different waterproof jackets.  For fell races I go for as small and lightweight as possible and use the Montane Minimus smock. However for day to day … Continue reading

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