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 mud to contend with – heaven.

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Placers to stay: camping on the Isle of Wight

Placers to stay: camping on the Isle of Wight

Super chilled, lush green in hue and dotted with surf-friendly beaches, secret woodlands and cool camping spots, the Isle of Wight deserves its growing rep as a hip island getaway, and camping is the best way to experience its beauty.&…
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The Autumn Edit: the best kit for the new season

The Autumn Edit: the best kit for the new season

A chill in the air is no excuse not to get out in the countryside. Wrap up warm in some of my favourite kit for fall, including the best waterproof jacket I’ve tested, a gorgeous fluffy gilet to cosy …
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Interview: Johnny Flynn on the lure of the great outdoors

Interview: Johnny Flynn on the lure of the great outdoors

A few weeks ago my favourite music website For Folk’s Sake asked me to have a chat with wandering folk minstrel, Johnny Flynn, about new album Country Mile. Here’s a snippet from the full interview on how Johnny …
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Competition: Win £300 of Uniqlo goodies

Competition: Win £300 of Uniqlo goodies

To celebrate UNIQLO’s gorgeous new super light Ultra Light Down jackets they’re offering fans of the collection £300 to spend in stores in their new competition. Just upload a picture to Instagram or Twitter of you in your cuddly …
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Climbing in the Mendips

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

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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Review: Meindl Sölden snow boots from Complete Outdoors

Review: Meindl Sölden snow boots from Complete Outdoors

Whether you’re off on a ski season, planning a little foray to the Alps or just want to keep your toes toasty on wintery walks, a pair of chunky snow boots are an outdoor wardrobe essential. Here’s my …
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How to: turn yourself into a runner

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

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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Review: Fjallraven rucksack from Complete Outdoors

Review: Fjallraven rucksack from Complete Outdoors

I do like rugged outdoors gear that also manages to be über beautiful. Hence, I have a bit of a style crush on my new Fjallraven rucksack, £125.99 from Complete Outdoors, which I have been cycling with, hiking with and,…
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Places to Stay: The Gallivant Hotel at Camber Sands in Sussex

Places to Stay: The Gallivant Hotel at Camber Sands in Sussex

The Gallivant Hotel review: I spent a very nice seaside-y weekend at the gorgeous Gallivant Hotel on Camber Sands in Sussex, a chilled-out beachside haven that’s straight out of the Hamptons. The Gallivant Hotel review You can’t be …
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Autumn layers: cosy parkas and yellow wellingtons

Autumn layers: cosy parkas and yellow wellingtons

I spent the weekend staying near the beautiful Camber Sands in East Sussex and wrapped up in a fuzzy parka and some super-rad-amazing acid yellow swallow print wellies. I also competed with Grazia for Most Stylish Beach Photoshoot (guess who&…
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Best autumn country walks

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 …
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Gift Your Gear with Rohan

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 …
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European Outdoor Film Festival 13/14:  Where are the women?

European Outdoor Film Festival 13/14: Where are the women?

Well done, EOFT! You are returning for a whirlwind tour of Europe and will be passing through Britain showing a truly stunning collection of adventure films. I just have one question – why are there no ladies in your videos?
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