Category Archives: Equipment

What are the best shoes for Fell Running?

One question that I’m often asked is “What are the best shoes for Fell Running?”  The answer is simple; “It depends…” what are the best shoes for fell running? Ok, simple but not very helpful!  That’s because there are a … Continue reading

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Salomon Fellraiser Review

Salomon’s Fellraiser is a recent addition to the ever growing fell running shoe market. My only experience of wearing Salomon shoes is their XA Pro trail running shoe which aren’t really designed for most of the running I do so … Continue reading

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Mammut MTR 201 Trail Shoes Review

Mammut MTR 201 Trail Shoes Most of my running is done on terrain that requires a good grip, especially in winter when even some of the less arduous paths and trails are still muddy.  That means wearing a full on … Continue reading

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Petzl Nao (2014) 575 Lumen Headtorch

Petzl Nao (2014) 575 Lumen Headtorch Review Some types of trail and fell running only require a modestly bright head torch giving a couple of hours battery life.  For more serious ventures you need a torch with a bit more … Continue reading

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Inov-8 Mudclaw 300 (2015) Review

I’ve had numerous pairs of Inov-8 Mudclaws over the years. For me they are the shoe for winter training and racing in boggy conditions (and there are quite a lot of those in the Peak District!)  My present pair, the yellow … Continue reading

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Winter Hydration for Runners

We all know that fell running in hot weather is hard work; we heat up, we sweat and need to rehydrate.  But what about in winter? It’s just as important to stay properly hydrated whatever the weather but in winter … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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