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Skyrunning UK – Seamless Neckwear Limited Edition

Originally posted on Skyrunning UK:
To launch the start of the  Skyrunner® Series UK at the end of June, Skyrunning UK are offering a limited edition seamless neckwear product at a cost of £12 (inc p&p) for the first 50-people to email using the form below or emailing directly to skyrunninguk@yahoo.co.uk This product will only have…

Desk Job Prisoners

For those of us who work behind a desk, this daily routine can have some irritating effects on life after work. I’ve been in my current job for about 14 months now and I can recall having back pain while I ran in the first few weeks while my body adapted to living the majority … Continue reading

The Matterhorn (PREVIEW)

A preview version of my upcoming short film on The Matterhorn. Shot in real time using HD helmet cams and Time-lapse movies given to me with full permission to use in this film. The final cut is still in post production and will undergo some fine tuning after the voice over has been recorded and … Continue reading

Summit Night; Kilimanjaro 2009

Looking back over the last few years, I thought it would be necessary to include this trip report in my blog because I have such fond memories of this trip, and I am still in contact with some of the great friends I had made there. While Kilimanjaro is not a technical mountain, it is … Continue reading

Nike +, Fraudsters and the debate between GPS and built in Accelerometers.

NIKE + (PLUS) and CHEATING Nike + (Nike Plus)  was and still is a decent app for the casual runner. However, it falls victim to misuse by people who desire top position for the weekly and monthly positions. There are a number of ways these fraudsters cheat. I shall give you three examples off the … Continue reading

The Matterhorn – Part II

I had only been in Chamonix for 3 days and one could call it a time of intense activity all designed to push my body to adapt to a higher altitude each day. Day one was my trail run to Mont Buet at 3080m where I ran like a bat out of hell and slipped … Continue reading

FALL 2013 Running Shoes

                    Runners World annual comprehensive running shoe guide; http://www.runnersworld.com/shoe-guide/fall-2013  

The Matterhorn – Part I – A very brief History

“Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.” Edward Whymper, Scrambles amongst the Alps The Matterhorn; everyone knows … Continue reading

The North Face Triangle of Mont Blanc du Tacul

Training day 3 (And final day) before heading off to Zermatt. 23rd July 2013 The alarm went of at 05:15 that morning because we had decided to meet at the Aguile du Midi telephrique station bright and early so as to beat the crowds and try to get back into town earlier than yesterday. Ervin … Continue reading

Pointe Lachenal

Training day 2 for Matterhorn. Previous day I was able to get up to a height of 3086m. Today we would take the Aguille du Midi Telefrique from Chamonix to 3842m where I could further develop my acclimatization and hopefully remember my crampon technique and ice climbing skills.  22 July 2013, France Named after the famous Chamonix guide Louis Lachenal, this granite … Continue reading