Telemarking

Never one to shy away from a new challenge, cyclist and freelance journalist Juliet Elliott loves travelling the globe in pursuit of adventure and belly laughs. An ex-professional snowboarder who hung up her boots to go on tour with a metal band, these days you’re more likely to find her cycling than sliding sideways down…

Dirty Duathlons

Nik Cook gives you the low down on off-road duathlons and why they should be part of your autumn and winter racing schedule.  This article was first published on 28th September 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. Who are they for? Anyone from experienced triathletes looking for a competitive outlet through the winter…

One for the bucket list – skiing in a FOREST!

Check out this clip from behind the scenes ‘Valhalla’ where Matchstick production took the action to the forests with a crew of pro skiers. From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 4th September 2015.

Interview with Tamara Lunger, Alpine Climber

Tamara Lunger is one of the stars of the European Outdoor Film Tour 2016. The two hour special edit of the year’s best outdoor and adventure films includes the 28 year old Italian’s ascent without supplemental oxygen of K2.  The rising star of the alpine climbing world also held the World Champion long distance ski-mountaineering…

#NewPursuits – MIND/BODY/FUEL with Step-Inside Wellbeing

This winter the SportPursuit HQ team are taking on #NewPursuits – new activities and classes to keep us motivated and excited for winter training. It has been a great year for sport and many of the team at SportPursuit HQ have pushed themselves to new goals, bigger races, and personal bests in 2018. With that…

#NewPursuits – SportPursuit HQ gets excited for winter training

The cold weather is here! Everyone is feeling it and after a summer of astounding sport, winter has settled in for good. We’ll definitely look back fondly on summer 2018: the gripping Tour de France action, new records at the Kona Ironman, and the ever-iconic UTMB in Chamonix. But now it’s time to move on, settle…

Paraglider lands perfectly into a moving cable car

Check out 43-year-old Arnaud Longobardi flying into the open doors of a moving cable car… on purpose! From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 30th October 2015.

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 World’s First Nothing Front Bike Flip

Check out this epic video of R Willy from Nitro Circus pulling off a no handed BMX front bike flip. From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 20th November 2015.

The Kit List – 26th October

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read Want to get paid in beer to ride your bike? Move to Bologna. The city has teamed up with an app called Better Points that rewards citizens for sustainable travel – read more on Cyclist. This weekend marks…

Another one of those days

Candide Thovex completes the trilogy with another one of his epic ski days. From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 2nd September 2016.

Climbing the Tate Modern

For when you don’t fancy taking the elevator From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 21st October 2016.

The Kit List – 19th October

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read On 30th September of this year Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison became this first people to ski down Lhotse, the world’s fourth tallest peak. Read the story behind this historic descent from National Geographic and their interview with…

Moonlit mountain biking

“Riding at speed through the moonlit night is a whole different animal from the daylight… Sure, the lights make it a little easier, but everything just comes at you a lot quicker!” -Enduro World Series 39th-ranked rider Cody Kelley Check out Cody Kelley prepping for the Enduro World Series, riding under Utah’s beautiful night sky. From…

Interview with Diana Nyad, Open Water Swimmer

In 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 103 miles in fifty-three hours from Havana to Key West. The film, The Other Shore – The Diana Nyad Story, part of this year’s International Ocean Film Tour,…

The Kit List – 12th October

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read If you weren’t following Fat Bear Week, you should have been. As the bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park stock up on calories before hibernation the world watches, connecting to nature and the outdoors in that fun moment….

The Cape Wrath Ultra

Totally Active Gear Tester Paul Barton is an experienced trail and fell runner and mountain biker but the Cape Wrath Ultra was a new level of challenge. He had three hilly ultras under his belt, two just under 50 kilometres and the 64 kilometre High Peak 40 but how would he fare covering 400 kilometres…

Surfing a highline at 75kph

Check out the Flying Frenchies slicing through the air on a 600m-high highline, reaching speeds of up to 75kph zipline-style before using their BASE-jumping skills to dismount with impressive grace and style. Who’s up next? This article is from the SportPursuit Blog Archive and was first published on 11th November 2016.

Get into: Cyclo-cross

If you’re looking to have some muddy fun this winter, increase your cycling fitness and develop your bike handling skills, give cyclo-cross a go.  This article was first published on 13th October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. What is it? If you’re old enough, you’ll remember settling down on a Saturday afternoon…

The Kit List – September 28th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read Alex Honnold is both an inspirational and problematic figure in climbing. Technically accomplished, a remarkable performance athlete, he is also most well known for incredibly risky “free soloing” ascents climbing alone without any ropes. Outdoor Magazine reflects on…

National GetOutside Day is here!

On Sunday 30 September, National GetOutside Day, organised by Ordnance Survey, is aiming to get 1 millionpeople active outdoors across the UK. Even if it’s just for an hour. Because we all know an active outdoor lifestyle helps you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more. With the clocks going back, day’s getting shorter,…

Skiers turn Boston streets into urban playground

While most Massachusetts residents were busy digging themselves out from the 68 inches of snow that fell in February of 2015, the athletes at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) were turning the streets of Boston into their own urban playground. This post was first published on 19th February 2016.