5 Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running & Ultrarunning in 2020

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for your Winter trail running adventures.

5 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes in 2020 (so far…)

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

5 Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running & Ultrarunning in 2020

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for your Winter trail running adventures.

5 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes in 2020 (so far…)

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

5 Best Headlamps for Trail Running & Ultrarunning in 2020 (So Far)

This concise list of the 5 best headlamps for trail running will help you decide which one to buy, based on your individual requirements.

Chirp Wheel Review: How Well Does It Relieve Back Pain?

In this Chirp Wheel review, we cover the key features, pros, cons and our thoughts on using this back pain relief wheel to relieve tension in our aching backs.

The Best Trail Running Shoes in 2020 (So far): The Ultimate Buyers Guide!

Our ever-evolving list of the best trail running shoes for every scenario; whether you run ultramarathons, race 10k's or plan to do a Spartan/Tough Mudder..

FitTrack Scale Review: The Best Home Smart Scale Available?

Full review of the Fit Track scale, a home smart scale proven to provide accurate tracking of body composition metrics such as weight, BMI and body fat.

Jaybird VISTA Review 2020: Editor’s Choice Award Winner

Jaybird VISTA review: Durable, lightweight, secure fitting true wireless earbuds with incredible battery life for trail and ultrarunners!

BioLite HeadLamp 750 Review: Editor’s Choice Award Winner, Here’s Why…

This BioLite HeadLamp 750 review covers the key features of this high-performance headlamp, my loves/dislikes, and how it performs while ultrarunning and hiking.

5 Best Waterproof Trail Running Shoes in 2020 (so far…)

This concise list of the 5 best waterproof trail running shoes will help you decide which ones to buy, based on your individual requirements.

Hello and welcome to Trail & Kale - We are Alastair and Helen and we’re excited you’re here!

We’re constantly inspired by the world’s trails, exploring beautiful natural places and connecting with like-minded people. As well as trail running, finding new adventures and working to achieve balance in all aspects of life, we also love spending time on our other projects, which currently include converting our Mercedes Sprinter Van into a Tiny Home on Wheels, training our young Border Collie Kepler, and living a mindful, plant-based lifestyle.

How did we get to this point?

Like anything worth doing, it wasn’t easy. But we’re here to share our tips based on personal experience, from being a beginner trail runner to training for your first ultramarathon, moving halfway across the world to pursue your dreams, converting your first campervan, and changing how we eat to a healthier plant-based diet.

Why You Fall Over Trail Running… and How to Avoid Tripping

Here are the common reasons why you may fall over trail running (or fall over when running in general) and how to reduce your chances of tripping.

Speed Training for Runners: The Benefits and How-to Guide

Welcome to our detailed yet easy to follow speed training for runners 'how-to' guide. This article will prepare and guide you through your first Interval Training session. Enjoy!

Trail Marathon Training Plan 2020: The Ultimate Training & Racing Guide!

This trail marathon training plan is the ultimate training & racing guide to help you smash your first, or next trail marathon race!

NIKE Wildhorse 6 Review – Everything You Need To Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Wildhorse 6 Review, you will learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these Nike trail running shoes.

Nike Terra Kiger 6 Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Terra Kiger 6 Review, you're going to learn everything there is to know about the latest version of these awesome Nike trail running shoes.

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying!

In this Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Review, you're going to learn everything you need to know about these radical new door-to-trail hybrid trail running shoes.

Jaybird VISTA Review 2020: Editor’s Choice Award Winner

Jaybird VISTA review: Durable, lightweight, secure fitting true wireless earbuds with incredible battery life for trail and ultrarunners!

BioLite HeadLamp 750 Review: Editor’s Choice Award Winner, Here’s Why…

This BioLite HeadLamp 750 review covers the key features of this high-performance headlamp, my loves/dislikes, and how it performs while ultrarunning and hiking.

Chirp Wheel Review: How Well Does It Relieve Back Pain?

In this Chirp Wheel review, we cover the key features, pros, cons and our thoughts on using this back pain relief wheel to relieve tension in our aching backs.
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Viakix Review: Elegant & Affordable Women’s Hiking Sandals

This Viakix review features the Acadia Women's Hiking Sandals, which are designed to handle everything from hiking to watersports as well as everyday wear.

KEEN Astoria West Review: A Versatile Women’s Sandal

This KEEN Astoria West review covers their key features as well as how these versatile active wedge sandals perform for everyday, on trails and when wet.

5 Reasons a Leatherman Makes a Useful Mother’s Day Gift

Practical reasons why the Leatherman Signal makes an awesome useful Mother's Day gift for an adventurous Mom, especially when hiking, camping or traveling.

Interview with Kelly Wolf: Every race is an opportunity to learn.

Interview with Kelly Wolf: Every race is an opportunity to learn. Kelly Wolf: Telluride, Colorado, USA Firstly, big congratulations in winning the Lavaredo Ultra Trail! Thank you...

Interview with Martina Valmassoi: Trail Running, Skimo and Photography

Interview with Martina Valmassoi: Mountain runner, skimo athlete, artist, photographer and content creator @salomonrunning #MartinaValmassoi #trailrunning #trailandkale

Interview with Hillary Allen: Keeping life balanced

Balancing Recovery, Running, Travel, Science and Life: An Interview with Hillary Allen Boulder, Colorado, USA Hi Hillary, how’s it going? I’m great! Thanks for askingl We were so...

Kurgo Cooling Vest Review: Does It Make Hot Summer Days More Tolerable?

How do you keep your dog cool in the summer heat? Whether at home, running, or hiking on trails, this Kurgo cooling vest review tells you what you need to know.

How to go trail running with your dog

Real-world advice for trail running with your dog: in this post we share everything we wish we knew when we were new to running with our own adventure dog.

Ruffwear Cooling Vest Review: The Swamp Cooler is Designed for Hot Summer Weather

This Ruffwear cooling vest review covers the 'Swamp Cooler', a dog cooling vest to help keep your dog cool and more comfortable when active in hot weather.

The 5 Best Places for Trail Running in Spain

It was hard to come up with a short list of the best places for trail running in Spain, one of the best countries in the world for trail running, but we did it!

5 Best Trail Running Towns To Live In The USA: Western US 2020

Here's what you need to know about the best trail running towns to live in the USA and why these western cities made the list of top places to live for runners.

3 Epic Hiking Trails in Marin County: All within 30 mins of San Francisco

Our 3 favorite San Francisco Bay Area hiking trails located in Marin County, California. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city.

Running the Ultra Trail Cape Town Route 2020

A trail running adventure on the Ultra Trail Cape Town race route, which winds through and around Table Mountain National Park in the Western Cape.

The Ultimate Guide To Snowshoeing For Beginners 2020

This ultimate guide to snowshoeing for beginners teaches you how to snowshoe, how to choose snowshoes (+ other snowshoe gear), and how to find snowshoe trails.

Fastest Known Time: Jeanelle Hazlett Trail Running on Mount Brunswick

Sit back and enjoy 11 minutes of Jeanelle Hazlett's inspiring running story that'll surely motivate you to try your own local FKT

Van Conversion PART 3: Getting Flarespace Flares Installed in our Sprinter Van (Plus Windows, Espar Heater & More)

In addition to adding a heater, roof vent and opening windows, we also had Flarespace flares installed in our Sprinter van. But are they worth it?

Van Conversion PART 2: The 8 Essential Factory Options For Our Sprinter Van Conversion

Read our list of the Mercedes factory option must-haves for our Sprinter van before we start converting it into a tiny home on wheels and why they're important.

Building The Finest Off-Grid Sprinter Van Conversion – PART 1: Planning Our Luxury Tiny Home on Wheels

Introducing our Mercedes Sprinter Van which we're converting into a luxurious off-grid Tiny Home on Wheels. Here's how we planned our van build and what's next.

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