Gear Guides: How to Layer for Hiking Adventures

Heading out hiking in the mountains? Make sure you are wearing the appropriate layers and you can be prepared for any weather conditions. We spoke to IGO Adventures, an adventure travel company for people who want to get more out of life, to get top tips on what to wear for hiking, walking, or any…

RunUltra: Top Advice on How to Plan Your First Ultra

RunUltra is a global community of ultra runners with more than 700,000 ultra runners from 226 countries. In this article from RunUltra, Robbie Britton gives you top tips on how to choose, train for and even enjoy your first ultra. Everyone is running ultra marathons now, it’s the cool thing to do. Lots are even…

Gear Guides: Choosing a Triathlon Wetsuit

Triathlon is a unique sport for novices and experts alike, with the chance to really push yourself in different ways across the three disciplines of swim, bike and run. Often you get the chance to take on this challenge in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, like the iconic Always Aim High…

Team #MyPursuit – April Update

With the worst of Winter behind us Team #MyPursuit have been pushing on with their goals for 2019, making the most of longer hours of daylight and warmer Spring training! Read on to hear what we’ve been up to and what’s ahead – a month of marathons, testing new kit, and trying to avoid injuries!…

Always Aim High Events 2019

You may have heard the exciting news that we are partnering with Always Aim High Events and their amazing series of UK endurance events. From mile to marathon, trail run to triathlon, they produce amazing races and fun occasions in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. And with a range of distances…

Calling all adventure seekers – new opportunities at SportPursuit HQ!

Calling all team players, target chasers, adventure seekers, PB beaters, goal scorers – if you are motivated, talented and enthusiastic about sports and the outdoors we may have the role for you! SportPursuit is a fast paced, entrepreneurial team where self-starters have an opportunity to make a huge impact in one of the internet’s fastest…

Gear Guides: How to Clean and Care for Hiking Boots

Walking boots get put through their paces, often over rough and unforgiving terrain. We recommend giving your boots some much needed TLC from time to time, to ensure you get optimum performance from your boots for the longest amount of time possible. Here are six simple steps to follow: Scrub clean After a trip, take…

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 Kit List: April

Spring has truly sprung! There’s a real sense of excitement in the office as we enter marathon season, kicking off the year with the first ever SportPursuit Conwy Marathon by Always Aim High Events, and for non-runners there is plenty to look forward to as well. A few more weeks of spring skiing in the…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Waterproof Jacket

Most of us rely on a good shell jacket when we are out and about, whether it’s pushing through the drizzle for marathon training, getting caught in a surprise downpour on in the mountains, or just surviving the commute in any weather. Over time, your waterproof will become dirty: dirt and grease will work in…

Global Recycling Day: 6 Brands Doing More With Less

Everything we buy has to be produced from something. That’s obvious, right? But what we sometimes don’t consider as much is where those materials come from and the impact they have on the natural environment – our favourite playground. Scroll down to discover leading outdoor and sports brands who have been asking the question and…

Team #MyPursuit – Our Goals for the Year

One of the best things about life at SportPursuit HQ is sharing inspiration, advice and sometimes just unfiltered enthusiasm for the sports we love with everyone in our community. In every department across the office our team are passionate about their pursuits, whether they are seasoned competitors or just enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We know…

The Kit List: March

SportPursuit HQ has been basking in the surprise sunshine in London this week and getting excited for the imminent arrival of Spring! Officially the first day of Spring is the 20th March – do you take a different measure from your pursuits? Perhaps Spring is when marathon season starts, or when the summer bike starts…

Interview with Lucy Gossage, Triathlete

Lucy Gossage is a cancer doctor who last year put her career on hold to become a full-time, professional triathlete.   A self-confessed late starter, Lucy didn’t do any sport seriously at school or university. Her first triathlon a decade ago was a New Year’s challenge to herself and she only tried Ironman after a bet…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Skiing and Snowboarding

Time in the mountains usually means being prepared for a wide variety of possible conditions. Especially for people getting active in the hills – whether it’s on skis or board, scenic snowshoeing or gnarly park practice – staying comfortable is going to maximise the enjoyment you get out of your day. Luckily, it isn’t too…

Chairlift Chat – Our Competition Winners in Chamonix

A special winter competition this year gave one SportPursuit customer and three of their friends the chance to escape to Chamonix with J.Lindeberg and Flexiski. We caught up with the lucky winner, Vivienne, to hear about the experience. SportPursuit: Hi Vivienne! How did it feel to win our prize draw and head off on a…

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…

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…