This is number one of a new section on my blog called Trail Running Tips, or TRT for short. I’ll file them all under the new menu at the top. I hope to start a large collection of tips; anything from training to nutrition, modifying gear, what not to wear on the trail to DIY kit. If you have something to add please get in touch!

For the first TRT I thought I’d start with a biggie – Uphill Running…

TRT #1  Uphill Running – The best technique is the one that you already do.

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Salomon Sense 3 Soft Ground Review


Summer 2014 in the Ariège will not go down in the record books. Throughout July and August the default weather setting has been storms punctuated by grey skies and drizzly rain. This is not what I signed up for when I moved to the south of France! In fact, I feel rather disgruntled – clearly something is not working the way it should. Perhaps a paper was “lost” or the wrong stamp used. I’m very thankful that I live near Spain where it’s permanently hot and dry. They have cactuses on the side of the road. Unfortunately I can’t just nip to Spain each time I feel like a run, so thank heavens I decided to buy the Salomon Sense3 Soft Grounds!

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