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…

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…

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…

Sharing The Stoke

Everyone who loves the mountains knows that feeling. A shiver of excitement, the indescribable buzz clarified by fresh alpine air and magnified by breathtaking views. It inspires you from your first wobbly moments on skis, fuels you through a challenging run, and rewards you with a glow of satisfaction from every trip.    Sharing this…

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…

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.