SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon 2019 Race Report

We are proud to be supporting Always Aim High Events and their incredible season of endurance events. The weekend 18th/19th May saw over 1,000 triathletes taking part in the SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon. With the addition of the “Legend” Middle Distance Triathlon, this year’s event has been tougher than ever before, and there were…

Preview: SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon 2019

*UPDATE* Read the full race report from the 2019 SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon here. Triathlons come in all shapes and sizes. It’s part of the fun as a first-time triathlete or a seasoned pro that the exciting trio of swim, run, bike can take you to some amazing new places and remarkable courses. Reviewed by 247…

The Kit List: May

To coincide with the glorious weather gracing the UK, we’ve had a strong start to the summer of sport. There is always a real feeling of excitement as the sporting calendar ticks of those grand dates: Paris Roubaix, the London Marathon, the final run of the ski season… Here’s what we’ve been enjoying and what’s…

Ironman Kona training with Antony Costes

This post is from the archive and was originally posted in October 2018. Only a couple of weeks remain before the triathlon event of the season: Ironman World Championships Kona.  One man will be utterly focused on this mission – elite triathlete Antony Costes, nicknamed Le Tigre. Having participated in his first triathlon at the…

Ten Essentials for Your First Triathlon

Warmer weather signals the start of triathlon season and you may find yourself facing your first race after months of training (or meaning to train!). After taking on Ironman New Zealand as his first-ever triathlon, Will from SportPursuit HQ shares his advice on kit you need to prepare and perform in your swim, bike and…

Cactus the dog takes on the Marathon de Sables

It’s renowned as one of the most brutal and iconic ultra events of the calendar, but one four-legged competitor couldn’t resist joining in with the Marathon de Sables this year. Cactus the dog joined in during one of the stages of the desert-running event and continued to the finish! Understandably Cactus has got lots of…

Interview with Ricky Lightfoot, Fell Runner

Chantelle Kelly speaks to fell running champion Ricky Lightfoot to find out how he felt when he completed the Bob Graham Round earlier this year and the struggles he faced along the way.  This article was first published on 3rd October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. In January you completed the Bob…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Hiking Adventures

Heading out hiking in the mountains? Make sure you are wearing the appropriate layers and you can be prepared for any weather conditions. We spoke to IGO Adventures, an adventure travel company for people who want to get more out of life, to get top tips on what to wear for hiking, walking, or any…

RunUltra: Top Advice on How to Plan Your First Ultra

RunUltra is a global community of ultra runners with more than 700,000 ultra runners from 226 countries. In this article from RunUltra, Robbie Britton gives you top tips on how to choose, train for and even enjoy your first ultra. Everyone is running ultra marathons now, it’s the cool thing to do. Lots are even…

Gear Guides: Choosing a Triathlon Wetsuit

Triathlon is a unique sport for novices and experts alike, with the chance to really push yourself in different ways across the three disciplines of swim, bike and run. Often you get the chance to take on this challenge in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, like the iconic Always Aim High…

Team #MyPursuit – April Update

With the worst of Winter behind us Team #MyPursuit have been pushing on with their goals for 2019, making the most of longer hours of daylight and warmer Spring training! Read on to hear what we’ve been up to and what’s ahead – a month of marathons, testing new kit, and trying to avoid injuries!…

Always Aim High Events 2019

You may have heard the exciting news that we are partnering with Always Aim High Events and their amazing series of UK endurance events. From mile to marathon, trail run to triathlon, they produce amazing races and fun occasions in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. And with a range of distances…

Calling all adventure seekers – new opportunities at SportPursuit HQ!

Calling all team players, target chasers, adventure seekers, PB beaters, goal scorers – if you are motivated, talented and enthusiastic about sports and the outdoors we may have the role for you! SportPursuit is a fast paced, entrepreneurial team where self-starters have an opportunity to make a huge impact in one of the internet’s fastest…

Gear Guides: How to Clean and Care for Hiking Boots

Walking boots get put through their paces, often over rough and unforgiving terrain. We recommend giving your boots some much needed TLC from time to time, to ensure you get optimum performance from your boots for the longest amount of time possible. Here are six simple steps to follow: Scrub clean After a trip, take…

Meet the Professionals Behind the Goggles

Many of us have dreamed of giving up our day jobs and moving to the mountains in pursuit of a life of skiing. For professional ski patrollers, they’ve taken that dream a step further by helping the rest of us enjoy the mountains in safety. Who are these professionals behind the goggles? Ski patrollers wake…

The Kit List: April

Spring has truly sprung! There’s a real sense of excitement in the office as we enter marathon season, kicking off the year with the first ever SportPursuit Conwy Marathon by Always Aim High Events, and for non-runners there is plenty to look forward to as well. A few more weeks of spring skiing in the…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Waterproof Jacket

Most of us rely on a good shell jacket when we are out and about, whether it’s pushing through the drizzle for marathon training, getting caught in a surprise downpour on in the mountains, or just surviving the commute in any weather. Over time, your waterproof will become dirty: dirt and grease will work in…

Global Recycling Day: 6 Brands Doing More With Less

Everything we buy has to be produced from something. That’s obvious, right? But what we sometimes don’t consider as much is where those materials come from and the impact they have on the natural environment – our favourite playground. Scroll down to discover leading outdoor and sports brands who have been asking the question and…

Team #MyPursuit – Our Goals for the Year

One of the best things about life at SportPursuit HQ is sharing inspiration, advice and sometimes just unfiltered enthusiasm for the sports we love with everyone in our community. In every department across the office our team are passionate about their pursuits, whether they are seasoned competitors or just enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We know…

The Kit List: March

SportPursuit HQ has been basking in the surprise sunshine in London this week and getting excited for the imminent arrival of Spring! Officially the first day of Spring is the 20th March – do you take a different measure from your pursuits? Perhaps Spring is when marathon season starts, or when the summer bike starts…

Interview with Lucy Gossage, Triathlete

Lucy Gossage is a cancer doctor who last year put her career on hold to become a full-time, professional triathlete.   A self-confessed late starter, Lucy didn’t do any sport seriously at school or university. Her first triathlon a decade ago was a New Year’s challenge to herself and she only tried Ironman after a bet…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Skiing and Snowboarding

Time in the mountains usually means being prepared for a wide variety of possible conditions. Especially for people getting active in the hills – whether it’s on skis or board, scenic snowshoeing or gnarly park practice – staying comfortable is going to maximise the enjoyment you get out of your day. Luckily, it isn’t too…

Chairlift Chat – Our Competition Winners in Chamonix

A special winter competition this year gave one SportPursuit customer and three of their friends the chance to escape to Chamonix with J.Lindeberg and Flexiski. We caught up with the lucky winner, Vivienne, to hear about the experience. SportPursuit: Hi Vivienne! How did it feel to win our prize draw and head off on a…

The Bob Graham Round

Claire Maxted is an all-round outdoor lover, runner, cyclist, occasional climber and kayaker who has adventured all over the world but still insists the UK in good weather conditions is the best playground on the planet. She is editor of Trail Running magazine.  This is a feature article from Totally Active Magazine originally posted on 30th September…