Snowdonia Trail Marathon Race Report

More than 2200 runners from all across the UK arrived in Llanberis on Sunday 14th July for the annual world famous On Snowdonia Trail Marathon, and amongst them was a keen #MyPursuit team from SportPursuit HQ. We had all travelled up from London for the original and best Snowdonia Trail Marathon with expectations of stunning…

5 Tour de France climbs every serious cyclist needs to conquer

This is a guest feature from Epic Road Rides, the team that create independent guides to the world’s best road cycling destinations. Their website shares firsthand accounts of the top rides in each destination as well as free GPX downloads, tips on where to stay and bike hire. It’s July, which for road cyclists means…

Introducing the 401 USA 2020 Challenge

Earlier in the summer, SportPursuit HQ hosted runner and mental health campaigner Ben Smith to talk about his experiences overcoming personal difficulties with sport. Ben spoke passionately about how running took him from a very vulnerable and unhappy time in his life and helped him build confidence, gave him support and community, and helped him…

5 Tour de France podcasts to keep you up to speed

Know your peloton from your polka-dots, your time trial from your Tourmalet? The 2019 Tour de France is here for three weeks of top notch cycling and everyone in the SportPursuit office is very excited to see who comes out wearing the yellow jersey. If you need a hand keeping up to speed with the…

Yoga for sport – how and why to get started

This is a guest feature from Neilson Active Holidays. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is to switch off by doing something – learn more on neilson.co.uk. Looking to…

Gear Guides: the best goggles for skiing and snowboarding

This is a guest post from InTheSnow, the UK’s most read ski magazine to coincide with the launch of their new TV show. The White Out is chock full of essential news, info and features from across the world of snow sports. Within the first episode, our Buyer’s Guide experts discuss the importance of ski goggles,…

The New Totally Active Podcast

Our friends at the amazing Totally Active Magazine have just launched a brand new podcast that’s sure to excite anyone interested in sports and the outdoors. Each episode host Jimmy Hyland talks to runners, cyclists, triathletes, adventurers and industry professionals about the sports they love. Get ready for inspirational stories, pro advice and some great…

The Kit List: July

As warm weather sweeps the UK we’re getting excited for a massive month of sport, as well as our own training and events to make the most of summer! Here’s what’s new in our world: Break out the strawberries and cream… That’s right, Wimbledon is here! Whether you’re a diehard tennis fan or just tuning…

Our Planet – Behind The Lens

This is a guest feature from Protect Our Winters UK, a charity aimed at educating and empowering outdoors enthusiasts to take action against climate change. Join POW UK. Ryan Atkinson, a wildlife cameraman, shares his unique perspective from behind the lens of Netflix’s Our Planet series. “Today we have become the greatest threat to the…

Introducing Neilson Active Holidays: relax as hard as you like

We’ve teamed up with Neilson Holidays to give you tips and advice on finding the perfect active holiday and enjoying new adventures. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is…

10 tips for organising a group ski holiday

This is a guest feature from Neilson Active Holidays. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is to switch off by doing something – learn more on Neilson.co.uk. When it…

Gear Guides: 5 cycle essentials for comfortable riding

This is a guest feature from All Things Ride, a community of like-minded cyclists who create bespoke trips for some of the best and most challenging cycling events across Europe. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’, isn’t that what they say? A bit extreme when it comes to riding a bike, however there is certainly…

The Kit List: June

Sunshine, long summer days, and some epic adventures – that’s what we’re hoping for in the next month. Here’s your dose of monthly news, inspiration, and gear tips… Roll on, summer riding It only took the first couple of days of the Giro d’Italia to get us really excited to be back in the saddle…

Gear Guides: everything you need to know about merino wool

You may have noticed more and more clothing being made from merino wool: base layers to insulated jackets, socks to casual shirts. The recent trend has led to more people thinking about the different properties of wool compared to synthetic materials and how they might be suited to different activities. Brands continue to experiment with…

Green Outdoors Magazine: Leaving Less Trace

If, like us, you love the outdoors, escaping to nature, and enjoying all the awesome pursuits it has to offer, then we think you will also love Green Outdoors. The magazine brings together the latest green news for outdoors enthusiasts, how to travel and purchase gear with sustainability in mind, as well as profiles and…

Making Tracks to the Alps

This is a guest feature from Protect Our Winters UK, a charity aimed at educating and empowering outdoors enthusiasts to take action against climate change. Join POW UK. There’s an old joke about a tourist who gets lost in the countryside. He approaches a farmer to ask directions. The farmer stops and pauses, thinking, for…

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…

Team #MyPursuit May Update

It’s been a busy month in SportPursuit HQ as the summer ramps up and our big #MyPursuit goals get closer. Read on for the latest updates from the team! Will (Marketing) #MyPursuit goal: the Legend distance at Slateman Triathlon. Finally made it to race day with some good quality training at the start of May…

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…

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…

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…