Category : Advice

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The Marathon des Sables

The Marathon des Sables is a gruelling, multi-stage adventure through the Sahara desert. Over 1000 participants from across the globe cover 150 miles of running, walking and trekking over 6 days in the Sahara desert of Morocco. That’s the same as five and a half marathons! It is an experience of extreme conditions in 120 degrees Fahrenheit

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Winter readiness

No matter which sport you are training for it is always easy to let your guard down in the winter. It is important to maintain a steady state of fitness throughout the winter season so that come Spring time you will not find it too much of a struggle to bring your fitness levels up

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Under pressure: Zeropoint intense compression socks for OCR recovery

I’m finally getting around to writing on a subject very close to my heart: Medical grade compression for recovery and the awesome Zeropoint intense compression socks. SO, before we get into the socks themselves, a little background on compression technology, what it means and what it can do for you. In basic terms, medical grade

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What to Wear: Summer Obstacle Course Racing

  Whether you are an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) virgin or developing a serious penchant for OCR, here are a few tips we put together for kit and clothing choices for a summer OCR.   General principles: 1.  You will get wet; water will add weight, conduct body heat away and slow your progress, therefore choose clothing

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Icebug Zeal… The real OCR alternative

I thought I’d start off this review by giving you some background on my OCR shoe history, which can be summarised easily as follows: Inov-8. I purchased the original X-Talon 212’s for my first ever OCR and have owned 4 pairs just of that style, without counting my MudClaws, 200’s, Roclites, Tri-X-Tremes and multiple pairs

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