Tips and tricks for fell running

Paul Barton heads to the Lake District to pick up some technique tips from some of the best in the business and put them into practice on the Skiddaw Fell Race. This article was first published in October 2017 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. Shop the SportPursuit trail running collection now. This summer…

Get fit to ski with World Champion Dave Ryding

We’ve teamed up Snowsport England and Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding, with the help of David Lloyd Clubs, to help you get in shape for the slopes. Whether you’re just making your first steps (and turns!) on snow or you’re a more confident skier looking to push your performance up a notch, the…

Gear guides: how to get the most out of your bike gears

This is a guest post from Yellow Jersey. Yellow Jersey offer bicycle insurance to protect your equipment and travel insurance to cover medical mishaps while cycling overseas. Head to www.yellowjersey.co.uk to find out more. We often admire the essential simplicity of our bicycles. Whether carbon road racer or steel gravel steed, most bikes share a similar blueprint that has…

Three ways to get your skiing fix with WeSki

This is a guest post from WeSki, the hassle-free ski holiday specialist. Through WeSki, you can utilise an advanced holiday builder as a team of dedicated ski experts create custom-made holidays for you. Deciding where and when to go on your ski trip can be hard work. To help you get excited for your next trip…

Gear Guides: the best cycling accessories for wet weather

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. Head, Shoulders, Hands and Toes! Riding in the rain can be a pretty mixed experience. Either you’ve been caught out in a shower you weren’t…

Eight everyday adventures on the National Cycle Network

Sustrans is the custodian of the National Cycle Network and the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle in the UK. Working with a wide network of volunteers, supporters and policy-makers, they aim to create a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone. The National Cycle Network…

Take Action with Protect Our Winters – Part 2

Protect Our Winters UK is a charity that exists to inspire and equip communities to take positive action to address the climate crisis. Join POW UK. In our last post with Protect Our Winters UK we looked at the first steps you can take as an individual to reduce your carbon footprint, improve your impact on the…

Take Action with Protect Our Winters UK – Part One

Protect Our Winters UK is a charity that exists to inspire and equip communities to take positive action to address the climate crisis. Join POW UK. Protect Our Winters UK was founded in 2017 by a team of UK outdoor enthusiasts to mobilise the UK outdoor sports community. They work with athletes, creatives and outdoor sports…

7 reasons why runners should try cycling

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. Clocking up…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Your Mindset can Motivate You to Run a Marathon (or just a mile)

We’ve been supporting Ash Garratt on his mission to run seven marathons and ultra-distance events at seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Run7.Global project. Raising awareness and funding for sustainability initiatives across the world, Run7.Global has seen Ash taking on challenges from the world’s highest marathon to a 6-day, 170-mile ultra marathon in the Grand…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Down Jacket

Down has great properties for creating warm outdoor gear: light, packable, and very effective at trapping air to insulate you from the cold. That’s why the humble down jacket is an adventure staple for times you’ll need to keep snug and cosy. Through the winter months it’s often the first thing we reach for, whether…

Insider’s Guide to Skiing in Chamonix

This winter we’ve teamed up with J. Lindeberg and Flexiski to offer our members the chance to win an awesome ski escape to the iconic mountain town of Chamonix. Our lucky winner has been drawn and contacted – better luck next time – but if you’re still eager to explore the wonders of Chamonix, we’ve…