Introducing Neilson Active Holidays: relax as hard as you like

We’ve teamed up with Neilson Holidays to give you tips and advice on finding the perfect active holiday and enjoying new adventures. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is…

10 tips for organising a group ski holiday

This is a guest feature from Neilson Active Holidays. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is to switch off by doing something – learn more on Neilson.co.uk. When it…

Gear Guides: 5 cycle essentials for comfortable riding

This is a guest feature from All Things Ride, a community of like-minded cyclists who create bespoke trips for some of the best and most challenging cycling events across Europe. ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’, isn’t that what they say? A bit extreme when it comes to riding a bike, however there is certainly…

The Kit List: June

Sunshine, long summer days, and some epic adventures – that’s what we’re hoping for in the next month. Here’s your dose of monthly news, inspiration, and gear tips… Roll on, summer riding It only took the first couple of days of the Giro d’Italia to get us really excited to be back in the saddle…

Gear Guides: everything you need to know about merino wool

You may have noticed more and more clothing being made from merino wool: base layers to insulated jackets, socks to casual shirts. The recent trend has led to more people thinking about the different properties of wool compared to synthetic materials and how they might be suited to different activities. Brands continue to experiment with…

Green Outdoors Magazine: Leaving Less Trace

If, like us, you love the outdoors, escaping to nature, and enjoying all the awesome pursuits it has to offer, then we think you will also love Green Outdoors. The magazine brings together the latest green news for outdoors enthusiasts, how to travel and purchase gear with sustainability in mind, as well as profiles and…

Making Tracks to the Alps

This is a guest feature from Protect Our Winters UK, a charity aimed at educating and empowering outdoors enthusiasts to take action against climate change. Join POW UK. There’s an old joke about a tourist who gets lost in the countryside. He approaches a farmer to ask directions. The farmer stops and pauses, thinking, for…

SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon 2019 Race Report

We are proud to be supporting Always Aim High Events and their incredible season of endurance events. The weekend 18th/19th May saw over 1,000 triathletes taking part in the SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon. With the addition of the “Legend” Middle Distance Triathlon, this year’s event has been tougher than ever before, and there were…

Team #MyPursuit May Update

It’s been a busy month in SportPursuit HQ as the summer ramps up and our big #MyPursuit goals get closer. Read on for the latest updates from the team! Will (Marketing) #MyPursuit goal: the Legend distance at Slateman Triathlon. Finally made it to race day with some good quality training at the start of May…

The Kit List: May

To coincide with the glorious weather gracing the UK, we’ve had a strong start to the summer of sport. There is always a real feeling of excitement as the sporting calendar ticks of those grand dates: Paris Roubaix, the London Marathon, the final run of the ski season… Here’s what we’ve been enjoying and what’s…

Ironman Kona training with Antony Costes

This post is from the archive and was originally posted in October 2018. Only a couple of weeks remain before the triathlon event of the season: Ironman World Championships Kona.  One man will be utterly focused on this mission – elite triathlete Antony Costes, nicknamed Le Tigre. Having participated in his first triathlon at the…

Preview: SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon 2019

*UPDATE* Read the full race report from the 2019 SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon here. Triathlons come in all shapes and sizes. It’s part of the fun as a first-time triathlete or a seasoned pro that the exciting trio of swim, run, bike can take you to some amazing new places and remarkable courses. Reviewed by 247…

Ten Essentials for Your First Triathlon

Warmer weather signals the start of triathlon season and you may find yourself facing your first race after months of training (or meaning to train!). After taking on Ironman New Zealand as his first-ever triathlon, Will from SportPursuit HQ shares his advice on kit you need to prepare and perform in your swim, bike and…

Cactus the dog takes on the Marathon de Sables

It’s renowned as one of the most brutal and iconic ultra events of the calendar, but one four-legged competitor couldn’t resist joining in with the Marathon de Sables this year. Cactus the dog joined in during one of the stages of the desert-running event and continued to the finish! Understandably Cactus has got lots of…

Interview with Ricky Lightfoot, Fell Runner

Chantelle Kelly speaks to fell running champion Ricky Lightfoot to find out how he felt when he completed the Bob Graham Round earlier this year and the struggles he faced along the way.  This article was first published on 3rd October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. In January you completed the Bob…

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…