Category : Product Review

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Cliff Bar 10 Peaks ultra

A familiar thought came to mind as i drove towards the start line of the Brecon 10 Peaks Ultra… ‘i am getting too old for this’ swiftly followed by lamentations for the warmth of the bed I had left behind.  I promised myself this will be the last endurance running event that I will do before

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Race the Train

One man … one train! Or, in fact, about 900 racers and two trains. The goal to beat the train(s) over 14 miles, something that should be possible if you can run 14 miles in about 1:48. Easy, right? Well, no actually. It all started quite serenely, I’d looked at the map, worked out when

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Vintage Tim Xtenex Review

To celebrate Brocket Gear’s stocking of Xtenex laces, Tim has dragged out his old Xtenex review and here it is untouched and its original glory. He still stands by his words as much as he did the day he wrote it: “When you read through some “advice” articles on obstacle course racing there are always

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Mike Natale On His Favourite Icebug’s Feature

Recently we caught up with Mike Natale, the USA Icebug Ambassador, and he had this to say about the best feature he’s found with Icebug‘s – their drainage features: “I wore the Acceleritas for 26 races last year of varying distances/terrain/obstacles.  This year to date, I’ve used the Zeals for 8+ races.  Prior to Icebug I

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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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