Auf in´s Microadventure

Präsentiert von Original Mountain Marathon – der Mutter aller Adventure Races The Original Mountain Marathon, 50 Jahre und noch viel mehr Der Original Mountain Marathon, der mittlerweile schon seit 50 Jahren stattfindet, ist Kult. In der Outdoor- und Läufer-Szene hat das legendäre Rennen einen sehr guten Stand und ist heute beliebter denn je. Die Anfänge…

Partez à l’aventure

Grâce à l’Original Mountain Marathon – la course qui a inspirée toutes les courses d’orientation L’Original Mountain Marathon, fête ses 50 ans cette année Maintenant dans sa cinquantième année, l’Original Mountain Marathon continue de grandir d’année en année et est devenu culte dans la communauté running et outdoor. La course extrême de deux jours lancée…

Go on an OMM Micro Adventure in Germany

Brought to you by the Original Mountain Marathon – the event that all adventure races descended from The Original Mountain Marathon, 50 years and counting Now in its 50th year, the Original Mountain Marathon continues to go from strength to strength as an icon of the outdoor and running community. The extreme 2-day race started…

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.  Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. The Kungsleden stretches 440km from Abisko in the far north of Sweden down to Hemavan, passing through one…

Interview with Tamara Lunger, Alpine Climber

Tamara Lunger is one of the stars of this year’s European Outdoor Film Tour. 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…

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…

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…

Destination Canaries

A bit of winter sun can give your training, mood and health a real boost. For late winter and early spring the Canary Islands offer consistent weather and affordable regular flights from the UK.   Read articles more like this in Totally Active Magazine. LANZAROTE Who? Totally Active Editor Nikalas Cook and Gear Tester Paul Barton…

SwimRun

Freelance journalist and blogger Fiona Russell is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and happily combines work with play. Mostly, she’s a keen triathlete, cyclist, hill runner and skier but will try any outdoor activity that comes her way.  Read more articles this this in Totally Active Magazine. What is SwimRun?…

Glen Coe Skyline

Ian Corless is a photographer, writer and podcaster who specialises in the world of trail, mountain, ultra and skyrunning. Currently travelling the world, Ian reports from the world’s most iconic races. In 2016, he will publish a book called ‘Running Beyond’ in conjunction with Aurum Publishing. In this article he reports back on the inaugural…

Backpacking Basics

Erin “Wired” Saver started backpacking when she moved to the Northwest US in 2009 after growing up in the Midwest. Her passion for long distance running quickly transferred over to the trails. She found herself running less and hiking more as the time passed, now having completed over 10,000 miles, including hiking’s Triple Crown, the…

Awesome adventure Instagram accounts you should follow

We’re always excited when we come across great Instagram lists and love getting sucked into their worlds. So with that in mind, here’s our own list of awesome adventure accounts on Instagram… from the UK and beyond.

Top 10 iPhone apps that will enhance your hike!

What apps do you use when going out on a hike?  Last week, we asked and you answered.  Whilst many hikers are understandably traditionalists and see hitting the hills as a key opportunity to escape from the screens of their smartphones, there are some apps out there that can enhance and complement the outdoors experience….

Essential reading: 10 best road cycling books every cyclist should read

After the popularity of last week’s 8 greatest cycling documentaries ever made, we thought it would be only fair to give cycling books the same treatment. With some help from the SportPursuit community (thanks everybody!) and some biking bookworms at SportPursuit HQ, we’ve streamlined the eclectic variety of recommendations received into our list of the…

Top 5 motivational blog posts of 2014

Source: Paxson Woelber (Flickr Creative Commons) 2014 has been a great year for the SportPursuit blog and we’re ever so glad that you’ve been a part of it.  As the years transition, maybe you’re looking  for some motivation to do something different in 2015 or crave a little inspiration for choosing your next adventure?  If…

Thrive from your Fears – 7 Practical Tips

Source: Jrm Llvr (Flickr Creative Commons) It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I discovered how much fun it could be to be a risk taker. As soon as I learnt how to get my two wheels off the ground I became addicted to the feeling of jumping, speeding and improving. However,…

Biking and climbing – 8 countries, 7 summits, 32 days

“I took on this challenge not to prove who I was or who I am, but who I can become” -Sophie Radcliffe On the 31st August 2014, SportPursuit ambassador Sophie completed her most recent challenge – the Alpine Coast to Coast. Sophie has become the first and only person in history to cycle the 8…

7 Ways to Think Small and Achieve Big

…. And cycle from London to Paris in just 24 Hours.  “One mile at a time, keep spinning those legs and we’ll get there.”  I encouraged Sam and George.  It was 4am as we disembarked the ferry in Dieppe harbour. Surrounded by darkness and barely awake, we were about to start the French stage of…

The ultimate list: the best running books, blogs and movies of all time

Source: Scooter Lowrimore (Flickr Creative Commons)   What books, blogs and movies get you pumped to lace up your shoes and go running? Over this past week, we asked members of the SportPursuit community to share their favourite running resources with us. From movies that inspire to blogs that provide little boosts of motivation, the…