Review: The Monster Race 2013

The mucky pups over at Muddy Race asked me to write a little review of my latest foray into cross-country obstacle running – last weekend’s 12k Monster Race. There were cow pats, 10ft walls, ice baths and some delightfully gloopy…

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Climbing in the Mendips

Last weekend Pete the Younger, Pete the Elder and I went climbing in the gorgeous Mendips, around the corner from Cheddar Gorge. We also made friends with some mountain goats, had a go at vertigo-busting blindfolded climbing and wore some…

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Interview: the awesome girls of Boatylicious

I had a nice chat with Laura of Team Boatylicious. In June 2014, she and three other super-adventurous ladies are aiming to set a new world record, rowing 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii. The best…

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How to: turn yourself into a runner

Josie Cox isn’t just one of my all-time favourite girls, she’s also the author of amazing running blog 26 and a bit miles. Here she explains how to get hooked on running in five steps.

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Competition: Win a kitesurfing holiday with Explora Morocco

The adrenaline junkies over at Explora Morocco have a pretty rad prize up for grabs in their new competition – an action-packed week of kite surfing for two on the Moroccan coast.

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Best autumn country walks

From bracing cliff hikes to autumn leaf-stomping riverside strolls, there’s no shortage of appealing places ramble about in this autumn. Lace up your boots, whack out the waterproofs and don’t forget some dosh for a well-deserved post-walk pub lunch. CATBELLS,…

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Gift Your Gear with Rohan

Want to give a little outdoors loving back? Sarah Howcroft’s genius initiative, Gift Your Gear, takes your donated old kit and uses it to help kids develop a love of the great outdoors. And as a little reward for being…

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Places to stay: Turkish yoga retreats

The lovely Josie Cox headed to the forested mountains of Turkey to see if she could cut it as a “wheatgrass-munching nirvana-seeking mantra-chanting hippie” at Huzur Vadisi

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Israeli Adventures part 2: mountain biking in the Negev Desert

In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s part two of the journey – cycling in the desert. Some…

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Mud Runner Dirty Weekend 2013

On Saturday the crack team that was Pete, Pete, Kenny and I completed the Mud Runner Oblivion 10k, a gruelling cross country run dotted with obstacles, monkey bars and peat bogs held at Eastnor Castle in the Malverns. I’m still…

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Wimbledon 2013

My sports watching partner in crime (Leo) and I spent a delightful Monday at Wimbledon after Leo magically managed to procure us centre court tickets. We watched Serena Williams cry, Sabine Lisicki kick ass, Murray make grunting sounds and Djokovic…

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Princes play polo

I spent yesterday at Beaufort Polo Club watching Prince Harry (in yellow) and Prince William (in blue) dashingly hit things with sticks. And we stepped on some divots.

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MandMDirect’s Reward a Runner competition

If your lovely dad is training hard or your best mate’s in need of some shiny new lycra to motivate her to victory, I’ve found you the perfect way to show you care about their blisters – by nominating them…

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Interview with women’s cycling ambassador Lydia Boylan

National cycling charity CTC have put together a brand new, women-only elite cycling team, to help promote cycling and encourage girls to get on their bikes. The team will be racing both in the UK and abroad, as well as…

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Photoblog: the ski photoshoot

I spent last week on the sunny slopes of Verbier shooting a ski and snowboard photography feature for NPhoto magazine with the fantastic Ross Woodhall. Click on the images to see them in all their glory.

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Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Snowboarder Simon Andrews waxes lyrical over his favourite bit of kit, the GoPro Hero camera.

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