Category : Reviews

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Snow, Ice and Icebugs!

We are really spoiling you with this blog as Team Brocket Gear’s legendary Jayne Raby combines two race and a shoe review into one! The fan dance inaugural high moon & the Icebug / Craft Winterrun in Gothenburg by a total Icebug convert…., Highmoon Fan Dance On the night of January 16th , I took

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The Winter Fan Dance – 2016

Avalanche events runs a series of events based very closely on UK Special Forces Selection. One of their events is the notorious “Fan Dance” which is a 15 mile traverse across a little corner of the Brecon Beacons in Wales taking in southern Britain’s highest hill – Pen y Fan, not once but twice! Meaning

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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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UK OCR World Championship – 2015

Brocket Gear Race Team’s Ross Brackley and Jason Brunnock took on the UK OCR champs recently and here we have Ross describing the day…. Potentially the biggest race in the UK this year was about to unfold and right on schedule, the rain came as we stood tentatively on the start line. This race would

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Bog & Bryn

The Bog & Bryn race is part of the Welsh Fell Runners Association calendar and a +13 mile loop in the valleys of Cwmbran Wales. Stuck for an event at the weekend I thought I’d give it a go as it promised to be a tough hilly course with plenty of mud thrown in. I

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Judgement Day Bordon- A perfect Saturday of OCR

Here it is then, another Judgement Day review from me. And if you were hoping for something different, you’re going to be disappointed. By now, you’re probably used to me gushing over #JDCopehill and it’s awesome FIBUA village section, or #JDUnknown and it’s new take on mental and physical endurance. So, if you were hoping

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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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The Unknown: Now I know!

If my preview blog post for Judgement Day: The Unknown was tough to write due to writers’ block, this is the exact opposite. Three days on and my head is still swirling with details, experiences and life changing moments all to share. I signed up for this as a birthday present to myself, and what

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The Icebug Xperience – 2015

The Icebug Xperience is a 3-day event on the West Coast of Sweden, there are options to run or hike the 3 days. I was invited to take part as part of Team IcebugUK. Travelling out on Thursday to Gothenburg it was an early start to the day arriving at Heathrow for 6:15 ready for

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