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.

How’s this for a bike-friendly office space?

SRAM Headquarters was captured in action over the course of one day with employees providing their perspective on their new Perkins+Will designed workplace. This is “One Day at SRAM” – their space, their story. This post was originally published on 9th September 2016.

The Kit List – September 21st

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read It’s been an incredible season of cycling and it feels like the summer has flown past like the peloton at full sprint – luckily Cycling Weekly has put together a recap of the best moments from this year….

Skiers conquer the Tsirku Glacier

From the archive: this feature was first published by SportPursuit 4th Nov 2016. With winter fast approaching we are looking back on some of the gnarliest riding from past season so you can start building up the stoke for this year’s snowy months.  Tsirku is a three-part big-mountain adventure ski series from Sherpas Cinema and…

Interview with Anna Frost, Ultrarunner

New Zealander Anna Frost has been a professional ultra runner since 2004, following a hectic schedule travelling and racing all over the world.  From the peak of setting a new record for the Transvulcania Ultramarathon in May 2012 she hit rock bottom, suffering with female athlete triad, a hormonal imbalance which caused stress fractures and…

Run7 Global – 7 Wonders, 7 Marathons, 7 Charities

Run7 is a newly founded charitable initiative that exists to raise funds and awareness of the best global sustainable business practices. Driving education and dialogue to combat climate change apathy via a ‘world-first’ series of marathons and ultra-marathon events staged at 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Run7 was founded by and is delivered by…

The Kit List – September 14th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read An innovative use of recycled plastic has been unveiled in the Netherlands, where a pilot scheme has launched the first bike path made entirely of recycled plastics. Read more on Cyclist Magazine. Part running, part mountaineering, all incredible…

Three Videos to Watch

Three great videos to inspire you to get out and get active Totally Active’s cyclocross expert Nick Craig gives a real feel for this unique and amazing event. In 2016, the inspirational Nicky Spinks made fell running history by becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. The 49-year-old cancer survivor marked…

A Royal Ramble

The 440km long Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland offers hiking through some of Europe’s greatest wilderness.  Lara Dunn heads north of the Arctic Circle to tackle part of it.  This article was first published on 13th October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active The Kungsleden stretches 440km from Abisko in the far north of…

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.  Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. Who are they for? Anyone from experienced triathletes looking for a competitive outlet through the winter to complete novices after their first multi-sport…

Trekking and Hiking Fitness Routine

Can’t get out on hills to prepare for a big hike or trekking trip? Don’t worry, top PT Ayo Williams has the perfect gym routine for you. Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. The best training for trekking is to get out on the hills with a pack! However, with many of…

6 Best Endurance Racing Events

Totally Active Editor Nikalas Cook looks back over fifteen years of endurance racing and names his 6 must do events. Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. Tough Guy What is it? Obstacle racing has become massively popular in the last couple of years but Tough Guy, which started in 1987, is the…

Obstacle Races

Claire Maxted has plenty of races under her belt from road running to trail and mountain events, and adventure races to triathlons. So, surprisingly, this is only her second foray into obstacle race fun. She is editor of Trail Running magazine, the UK’s only bi-monthly dedicated to off-road running.  Read more articles like this in…

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Lizzy Hawker is an endurance athlete whose enduring passion is for the mountains and wild places. She won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc an unprecedented five times, held the world record for 24 hours (road), and was the 100 km Women’s World Champion (2006). An innate endurance and natural affinity with the mountains led…