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2014 will see us compete at Tough Mudder - London Marathon - Brighton Marathon - Sri Lankan Marathon - Nottingham Marathon - Spartan Series - Athens Marathon - Toronto St Patrick's Day 5km City of London Mile and much more! Join our team via Facebook, or just come say Hello on the day!

We're also walking the South Downs Way, the Ridgeway and The Thames Path during April; if you'd like to see daily images of our routes, check out Dave's Instagram Feed Here or Facebook Here

Latest News

ASICS celebrates the blood, sweat and tears it takes to run a marathon, see the new short film on the right and get inspired for your Spring Marathon - TomTom Runner Cardio with built-in Heart Rate Monitor launched; New GPS sport watch is the easiest way to improve performance - FLITE ULTRALIGHT, The lightest performance base layer in the world, in polka dot style - Superfeet Sponsors Salomon Trail Running Pro Team - Toronto Yonge Street 10k To Host Epic ‘East Versus West’ Battle - TERRA NOVA AND EXTREMITIES GEAR SET TO TREAD IN SIR EARNEST SHACKLETON’S FOOTSTEPS - Craghoppers New Insect Repellent Jacket for Summer Travel - Anatom Offers a High Quality Trekking Pole to Compliment its Range of Technical Outdoor Footwear - EVEREST 24 - CHALLENGE & TALK – 3rd April 2014 - READ THE NEWS BEHIND ALL OF THESE HEADLINES HERE

New Reports and Reviews on Trek and Run This Month

Hi Tec Running Shoes and Hiking Socks - Columbia 3 in 1 Hiking Jacket - Kora Yak Wool Base - Result Winter Hat & Snood - The Brighton Marathon Kupfert & Kim and Fuel Plus Restaurants, Toronto - The St Patricks Day 5km - Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera - Tom Tom GPS Watch & More

If you like your shoes with minimal padding then these Haraka trainers are a good bet. I’ve tried out a lot of trainers and although Hi Tec aren’t marketing the Haraka as barefoot or minimalist style I reckon they could do. They’re not Vibram five fingers, for sure, but they are similar to other minimalist shoes I’ve tried (K-Swiss Blade spring to mind) and that suits me. Ever since I read ‘Born To Run’ I’ve been trying to cut out my reliance on padded shoes. I’ve tried the completely barefoot style and it didn’t suit (perhaps because...Read More

Before I even received this baselayer I was very excited at the prospect of using and reviewing it. This is the first time that yak wool has been developed into a high performance fabric for outdoor use and at the moment it sounds like it’s a sustainably produced, cruelty free product that can also make a significant contribution to the local economy in an area of Asia that seems to need it. Note, I say ‘seems to’, as it’s uncertain from the website just exactly where the Yak wool is farmed (Tibet is mentioned, but not in a way...Read More

Gear - Columbia I/Change Jacket

Stay warm and dry during cold weather activities with this 3-in-1 jacket. The waterproof-breathable shell locks out the elements while the fleece liner ensures you stay warm. You can then layer the two pieces together for the ultimate comfort and protection. Omni-Tech offers maximum waterproof-breathable protection to keep outside elements from getting in, while allowing moisture to move away from the skin. We Say - I like the shape of this jacket (I had a UK size 10-12, or Medium) as it retains a feminine silhouette while still being...Read More

 

Gear - Result Traka Sherpa Hat

Such a great winter hat! It kept me so warm through one of the coldest winters Toronto has seen in a couple of years. It wrapped right around my ears and kept them cozy warm, not letting any wind in. The Velcro straps secure it to my head and it’s also great for when I’m on a rush and I needed to be able to put my clothes on and off quickly. There’s no fiddly bits at all. It’s a very soft hat; it almost feels like it’s made with love (if you know what I mean – like grandma knitted it for you). I wore it during the month long deep freeze... Read More

 

Event - St Patricks Day 5km

The annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk is a five kilometre run or walk (your choice!) through the heart of downtown Toronto. In 2014, the run/walk will take place on Sunday, March 16th beginning and ending at Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, just south of the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre on Bremner Boulevard. The organisers, Achilles, were great. Very friendly but also, just as importantly if you’re a stranger in town as I am, they’re flexible. The race packet that contained your... Read More

 

Gear - Hi Tec Bamboo Socks

I’ve been wearing these for the past 2 months, mostly for running, sometimes for hiking and general sightseeing. The temperature has been between zero and minus 20 so they’ve had to cope with extremes. When I’m running I have a pair of Hi Tec training shoes on (which are good but thin) so there’s not an awful lot of protection against the cold. I’m training for a marathon so generally I’m out for about an hour or 90 minutes, 4 times a week, and I’d say that during the runs the average temperature has been minus 5. What...Read More

 

Restaurant - Kupfert & Kim

This take away outlet serves only vegan, gluten free fare. Their website claims ‘We are a vegan, gluten-free quick service restaurant serving delicious and sustainable fare. Located in the heart of First Canadian Place, our menu features healthy meals, beverages & snacks. FAST FOOD SHOULD NOT MEAN BAD FOOD. Just because we have less time to sit and eat does not mean we have less time to eat well! Noticing a lack of quality quick-service options, we opened with the goal of providing fresh, minimally .Read More