Category Archives: fell running

Glyders Golden Dawn

Fell running has given me plenty of wonderful moments; the thrill of a race, the sights and sounds of the countryside, the raw beauty of remote and hostile places.  But every once in a while something stands out, a moment … Continue reading

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Where did the path go?

Have you ever tried to follow a path on the map but got confused as you couldn’t see it in the landscape around you? A common mistake that people make is that they don’t understand what the symbols on their … Continue reading

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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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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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Navigation Task for Fell Runners #1

Here’s a taste of the type of challenge I set on my Navigation for Runners courses. Runners were tasked with getting from point A to point B; a tiny pond high on relatively featureless moorland.  The pond is only visible … 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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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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