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Helen Dixon

Helen Dixon
Trail Lover // Trail & Ultra Runner // Often found in the Mountains, Running, Hiking or Skiing // Seeking Peace, Beauty & Adventure.

Brooks Ghost 10 Women’s Road Running Shoes Review

While I love innovative minimal trail shoes for softer trails, I do not have the excellent form and biomechanics of a runner who can get away with running on paved/tarmac surfaces with minimal shoes and not suffer the consequences via aches and injury. I’ll keep working on my form, but until that day, and even then, I like to run on roads in what I would call ‘normal’ road running shoes. Cue, the women’s Brooks Ghost 10 running shoes.

Salomon S-Lab Light Skirt & Tights

Read our review of the Salomon S-Lab Light Skirt, S-Lab Support Half Tights, and S-Lab Modular Belt: women-specific trail running skirt and tights for running adventures.

Massage Tools for Runners: Torture Devices for Every Niggle!

While you can’t beat a massage from someone who is trained to give proper sports massages, it is important to be able to work out niggles and tightness yourself, and to do so, we find having a few 'massage tools' around the house is helpful.

Salomon Race Vest Review: Advanced ADV Skin 5l Set

Video review of the Salomon race vest, the Advanced Skin 5l Set, including shots of the key features and what it looks like close-up and moving. Race vest designed for trail running and moving in the mountains.

Inov-8 All Terrain Peak Running Cap Review

Video review of the Inov-8 cap, the 'All Terrain Peak', designed for trail running and other adventures. Visit the Trail & Kale YouTube channel for more running videos, running kit reviews and advice.

Gifts For Trail Runners

After gift inspiration for the trail runner in your life? Check out our list of the best affordable and useful gifts for trail runners.

Megan Hine: ‘Mind of a Survivor’ Book Review

Megan Hine's book, Mind of a Survivor, explores the mental qualities that certain people can harness that means they can overcome some incredibly difficult and seemingly impossible survival situations - where others may not make it. Inspiration for your next ultramarathon!

Runcation: Zermatt Running Holiday Guide

Our guide to a trail running holiday in Zermatt, Switzerland. How to get there, where to stay, and how to find awesome trails to run on, & more.

Lizzy Hawker ‘Runner’ – Book Review

Read our review of Lizzy Hawker's first book, "Runner: A short story about a long run". Warning! Contains a healthy dose of running inspiration and mountain adventures and may result in longing to visit Nepal.

Lavaredo Ultra Trail: A Running Adventure in the Dolomites, Italy

Destination race inspiration: Read all about our visit to beautiful Cortina to experience the Lavaredo Ultra Trail weekend, a trail running festival in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy. How to get there, what to take, and what running the LUT is really like.

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