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…

The Kit List: February

February is the time to lock into your new winter training plans and build on all the great work you’ve achieved in January. Whether it’s building the miles, making fresh tracks in the mountains, or getting the work done in the gym, here is our monthly dose of news, inspiration, and gear. Always Aim High…

Tour of Flanders Sportive

With a love of cobbles, mud and beer, Totally Active Editor Nik Cook heads to Belgium to tackle the 239 kilometre Tour of Flanders sportive. This is a feature article from Totally Active Magazine originally posted 3rd October 2016. Like all cycling fans I’ll avidly watch the Grand Tours but the races that really fire me up…

Behind the Scenes of a Ski Brand Photo Shoot

Ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of a ski brand? We give you a sneak peek of the hidden magic with this guest blog post from new sustainable ski brand UNTRAKT, who headed out to Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps for their first photo shoot. Planning a photo shoot takes a lot…

#NewPursuits – Ministry of Sound Fitness

January is when everyone’s fitness goals suddenly get serious. You’re stuffed from Christmas turkey and New Year’s nibbles, and the start of the year focuses your mind on everything you want to achieve in the next 12 months. But to help stick to those resolutions it is key to stay interested, excited and motivated by…

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…

Always Aim High Events, Powered by SportPursuit

We are on a mission to connect people with kit they will love, to support their passion for pursuits in sport and the outdoors, and push them to achieve the best they can. That’s why we are thrilled to be partnering with Always Aim High Events for their 2019 season of iconic endurance events. Always…

The Kit List: January

What’s new for 2019, the latest news from outdoor and sports brands, and some tips to keep you on track with your New Year’s Resolutions.  #SharingTheStoke with Marmot However dreary January gets in the UK, there is always the opportunity to escape to the mountains and make the most of the winter. We couldn’t resist…

We Are Planting 10,000 Trees

CAMPAIGN UPDATE! As part of our Christmas Eve campaign with Size of Wales the SportPursuit community successfully raised enough money to plant 10,000 trees. We’d like to thank all our members who contributed to this fantastic goal, as well as the whole team in SportPursuit HQ. We are proud to be taking steps to reduce…

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…

Mountain-Ready Workouts with SkiBro: Episode 2

If you’re looking forward to a trip to the mountains this winter now is the perfect time to get your ski fitness up to spec. Wake up those skiing muscles and learn to love the burn in your thighs with the second episode of Mountain-Ready workouts from SkiBro, the online platform connecting you with instructors and…

The Snow Centre – a taste of the mountains

Winter is an exciting time for us here in SportPursuit HQ. We love the mountains and a lot of the team are keen skiers or snowboarders who love nothing more than fresh alpine air, crisp snow and the exhilarating feel of whizzing down the hill. So when offered the chance to strap on our skis…

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…

#NewPursuits – Digme Fitness RIDE

The SportPursuit team are on a mission to boost our motivation and performance through the winter training period by testing exciting new activities and classes. We’ve taken on holistic mind and body yoga, a circuits class mixed with indoor climbing, and a workout on skis. For the next challenge we teamed up with fitness pioneers…

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…

SportPursuit Night-Running with Hoka One One and Skins

One of the tough things about training through winter is always the lack of daylight, especially for those who like to spend their time outdoors. The nights draw in and you find yourself leaving the office in darkness. Often it seems like even more effort to pull on your running shoes and hit the streets….

Afan Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash-Up

A freelance journalist and sponsored rider, polymath cyclist Juliet Elliott loves exploring every corner of the cycling world. Throwing herself into every challenge she finds upon her journey, Juliet’s never happier than when on two wheels. In this feature from Totally Active, Juliet Elliott experiences the thrills and spills of Enduro mountain bike racing. This…

The Kit List: December

Our top tips for gear, the latest news from outdoor and sports brands, and Christmas gift suggestions for every sports-lover… December is when the SportPursuit team start picking our favourite Christmas gifts, getting excited for a snowy winter, and getting mountain-ready with new workouts for the slopes! Here’s what else is going on… Run at Night…

#NewPursuits – Climbercise

This winter the SportPursuit Team are taking on a series of #NewPursuits around London. New activities, fitness classes, and exercises to bring motivation, inspiration and variety to winter training. In the spirit of trying new and exciting pursuits we headed  to the Chelsea Clip n’ Climb centre to test out their new ‘Climbercise’ class. A…

Mountain-Ready Workouts With SkiBro – Episode 1

The winter season is here and it’s time to  prepare for your adventures in the mountains so you can make the most of every run. To help you get in peak condition we’ve partnered up with SkiBro, a new online platform connecting you with instructors and adventures in the mountains, for a series of Mountain-Ready…

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. 0

#NewPursuits – Fit-Ski at Chelski

This winter the SportPursuit Team are taking on a series of #NewPursuits around our London HQ. New activities, fitness classes, and exercises to keep us motivated and excited for winter training. For one of our sessions we  decided to take our workout to the slopes; specifically, the amazing  indoor ski slope at Chelski. The Chelski team run an…

reGAIN app – recycle old kit for new discounts

We all have that drawer of old kit that never gets worn. Shorts with worn out elastic, socks with more holes than you can count, technical t-shirts that have seen better days. That’s why we’ve partnered with reGAIN, a new app that rewards you for recycling old clothes. We love new kit. We love the…