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Best GPS Watches for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2020

Ultrarunners have a very specific set of requirements when it comes to buying a GPS running watch. Our shortlist of top GPS running watches will help you decide which one is best for you.

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..

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review 2020 – Did Nike Just Crush Its Competition?

Editors Choice Award for the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

Trail Running Films, Reviews & Advice: Trail & Kale YouTube Channel

Did you know we also produce trail running films, gear reviews, advice, interviews and fitness videos? This post will briefly outline the different types of content and playlists that are available to watch for free on our YouTube channel.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 Review 2019 – Trail Shoes For Rugged Terrain

The Agility Peak Flex 3 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver a responsive and cushioned ride on technical terrain. Find out how well it performed.

La Sportiva Kaptiva Review 2020 – For Fast Technical Trail Running

Everything you need to know about these high-performance all-mountain trail running shoes for racing. ? Fully tested by Alastair from Trail & Kale.

On Cloudventure Waterproof 2020 Review – For Wet Weather Running

The On Cloudventure Waterproof 2019 is a durable all-round trail running shoe that will protect your feet from any weather/terrain that may come your way.

La Sportiva Bushido 2 Review 2020 – For Trail & Mountain Running

Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

On Cloudventure 2020 Review – The On Shoes For Trail Running

The On Cloudventure has been given a huge design overhaul for 2019 which brings many welcomed improvements. Find out what they are, and why we love them!

Dipsea Trail Video: Running from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach in 4K

The Dipsea trail runs from near downtown Mill Valley in Marin, California, through the Muir Woods redwood forest, up around the side of Mt Tamalpais, and then rolls downhill towards the ocean, ending at Stinson Beach.

On Weather Jacket Review 2020: On’s Waterproof Running Jacket

The On Weather Jacket is very stylish and definitely has all the key features you need to protect yourself from all weather conditions while out running!

Brooks Cascadia 13 Women’s Review

I love putting the Cascadia 13 on knowing that I can be out for hours and my feet won't be sore from running hours on the dry, rocky terrain.

Janji Bolivia Men’s Running Apparel Review

This review is going to focus on two new items from the Janji Bolivia men's collection, which draws inspiration from, you guessed it, Bolivia!

Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit Review: Barefoot Running in Comfort

If you're after a minimal zero-drop running shoe with full protection and comfort for barefoot running then the Merrell Trail Glove 4 Knit is for you!

Brooks Cascadia 13 2019 Review: A Cushioned & Responsive Trail Shoe

Seeing as the Brooks Cascadia 13 felt so good when I first put them on, I decided to go for a long 20k trail run. See what I discovered!

Aire Libre Experiences: Discover The World Through Running

Aire Libre has taught us that running doesn’t have to be a pain. It can actually be the vehicle for enjoying life in a way previously thought not possible.

The Freedom of Barefoot Running: How-To Guide

This barefoot running guide is sponsored by Zappos. What is Barefoot Running? If you’ve heard about barefoot running or the use of zero drop running shoes...

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Women’s Review: For Rocky Trails

The Women's Trailroc 285s are built to handle anything you throw at them, whether gnarly roots, technical Alpine rocks or packed rocky desert.

Sunski Sunglasses for Running Review

About Sunski Sunski is a trendy young company based in San Francisco, with beliefs that extend far beyond just making sales. Sunski actually wants to make...

Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0 – Women’s Race Vest Review

We have thoroughly tried and tested Ultimate Direction's ladies running race vest, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0. Read the review here.

Xero Terraflex Review: A Barefoot Trail Running & Hiking Shoe

The Xero Terraflex is a 'barefoot style' trail running shoe that can benefit your running technique in a multitude of ways. It's a lightweight, minimal and flexible shoe that should help your body develop a natural and efficient running technique.

Broken Arrow Skyrace: Race Report, Photos & Advice

The Broken Arrow Skyrace takes place in Squaw Valley, a beautiful mountain resort located in Olympic Valley, California. This was our first time visiting...

Nathan Speedster 2L – Women’s Race Vest Review

Nathan Speedster 2L Review: As more people take to the trails, demand has grown for products that allow you to carry a few essentials without stuffing your pockets or necessarily needing a larger backpack, which is likely to be overkill unless you’re going out running for many hours somewhere remote.

A Downhill Running Race on the World’s Toughest Ski Slope

In a sporting world-first, Inov-8 is to stage a downhill running race for 180 nutty competitors on the Streif. The race has been named 'The Descent'.

Darn Tough Running Socks Review: Vertex Ultra-Light Cushion

I wanted to test these particular Darn Tough running socks out on a challenging run to find out just how tough, the 'Darn Tough' namesake is and my word did I pick the right race to test them to the max...

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 Review – A Cushioned Long Distance Shoe

The Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 is a trail running shoe, designed to deliver flex, agility and protection on long runs and rugged terrain. I decided to go out on a big hill rep session to test them out properly.

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Review

I’m not going to get too nerdy in this review, instead, I’ll share some key features of the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro that I love. I'll also talk about some background fundamentals surrounding the device, including Movescount for storing activities, and some in-watch settings that I like to use while out running.

Salomon XA Elevate Review: Trail Running Shoes for Gaining Elevation

Read our review of the Salomon XA Elevate trail running shoes. Designed for challenging yourself to take your adventure runs higher. They should inspire confidence on smooth or rugged trails, and ensure traction on wet or dry surfaces.

Tabio Trailblazer Trail Running Socks Review

I love seeing brands successfully innovate on such seemingly simple products like socks, that haven't really progressed much over the years.

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.

On Cloudventure Peak 2018 Review: On Shoes for Trail Running Races

Read our review of the On Cloudventure Peak. The lightweight trail competition shoe with downhill cushioning.

Running with the Apple Watch Series 3 and Strava

What's it like Running with the Apple Watch Series 3 and Strava - We share some of our thoughts on when and how to use this GPS watch for running.

Inov-8 Trailroc 285 Review: Responsive & Lightweight with Top Protection

Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailroc 285 trail running shoes - A shoe that's responsive and lightweight, but also offers superior protection and cushioning on hard rocky trails

Trail & Kale Instagram Charity Donations Initiative

Trail & Kale is the first Instagram Running Account to donate $2 to the World Land Trust, for every image we share, on behalf of the content creator.

Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 Review: for running fast on all terrains

Read our review of the Inov-8 Trailtalon 235 trail running shoes - Designed for running fast over all types of trails and a true Salomon S-Lab Sense competitor.

Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 Review: for road to trail transitions

Read our review of the Inov-8 Parkclaw 275 shoes. The shoe for road to trail transitions.

On Running Lightweight Cap 2019 Review

On Running Lightweight Cap Review - "I love to see how new technologies and innovative thinking can make something as simple as a hat, better."

Why Does My Nose Run, When I Run?

Why does my nose run, when I run? Good question! Here's the answer and 5 tips to help you deal with your runny nose whilst you run.

Salomon Sunset Series – Bristol: Race Review

We joined Salomon to see how they want to give people the opportunity to move away from the pavement and jump into nature to learn more about trail running and finding local trails.

Trail Running With Poles: Benefits, Disadvantages And Advice

A summary of the pros and cons of trail running with poles and some advice on how and when to use them to best effect during training and races.

Maverick Race Surrey: Race Review

We joined Buff to check out the Maverick Race Surrey Original trail race - with a choice of 8k, 16k & 25k there's a distance for everyone.

The Benefits of Trail Running: Why We Run

The benefits of trail running are numerous - from the obvious fitness gains to completely changing your outlook on life. Here's why we love trail running.

Benefits of a Running Streak: Accelerated Fitness Gains

Benefits of a running streak to improve your running and not just end up over-trained. I've interpreted the run streak principle differently to the masses.

Running Your First Trail Race: 10 Tips For A Great Race

Are you looking for advice on running your first trail race? Whether it's a first trail 10k or first trail marathon, in this post we...

On Cloudventure Waterproof – Review

Read our review of On Cloudventure Waterproof. These shoes really make downhill running on hard terrain feel super fun. Read our full review on the blog...

Trail Running Advice: From Our Runner Interviews Series

A selection of the best trail running advice from our trail runner interview series - interviews with inspiring trail runners from around the World

Salomon S-Lab Wings 8 Review

Review of Salomon S-Lab Wings 8 trail running shoes on Trail & Kale, dedicated to trail running and adventures in the UK and abroad.

Inov-8 Roclite 290 Review – Trail Running Shoes

Review of the Inov-8 Roclite 290 Trail Running Shoe - Inov-8's lightest, most flexible trail running shoe is designed for running fast over multi terrains.

Trail Running and Mindfulness

Trail running and Mindfulness go hand-in-hand. Here's how I get to that special state of being mindful while out running on the trails.

Running the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, New Zealand

One of the key attractions for us in planning a visit to the Abel Tasman National Park during our trip to New Zealand was to have the...

Gore Running Wear Fusion: Apparel Range For Trail Running

With its FUSION line, GORE RUNNING WEAR have developed a high-quality range of clothing that is very nicely designed with the ultra trail runner in mind.

Still Not Bionic by Ira Rainey: A Great Read on Ultrarunning

Ira shows that there are some immense challenges out there, but these can be achieved with hard work, the right training and preparation, and, most importantly, the right mindset.

Join the Trail & Kale Strava Running Club

Join the Trail & Kale Strava Running Club: for all runners and adventure lovers. On this page, you can find out more about the club and a link to join.

Matterhorn Ultraks 30k: an Alpine trail race around Zermatt

This was it, the race I'd been waiting to run all year: Matterhorn Ultraks, a trail race around Zermatt, in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Ultraks...

Matterhorn Ultraks 46K – Skyrunning in the Swiss Alps

The Matterhorn Ultraks 46k Skyrace has been in the diary for nearly a year and so it was always going to be the main event of the year for...

Buff Epic Trail – A Skyrunning Adventure through the Spanish Pyrenees

Racing the Buff Epic Trail Half Marathon at the Skyrunning World Championships in the Spanish Pyrenees. Trail & Kale had a great weekend with Team Buff UK.

Salomon Trail Marathon Wales 2016

In 2015 we both ran our second marathon; it happened to be the extremely beautiful yet very challenging Trail Marathon Wales sponsored by Salomon. We chose this race because we had heard so much about how beautiful the course was. We hadn't visited Snowdonia before, and we hadn't run a Marathon in the UK before. It just made sense 🙂

Keswick Mountain Festival Ultra: 50k around the Lake District

Sunday 22 May 2016, around 3pm: I looked at my Suunto Ambit 3 Sport and it read 52km - I was about 2km from...

Keswick Mountain Festival 50K Ultra Marathon

I've wanted to visit the Lake District for some time now, especially as the trail / fell running scene is so big there! To...

CTS Exmoor Marathon review – Alastair’s Perspective

I heard a great quote last week which sums up a trail marathon perfectly: "Running a marathon is 90% mental.... the other 90% is purely physical." I've...

CTS Exmoor Marathon Review – Helen’s Experience

I have been missing trail races as the last race I completed was Trail Marathon Wales last summer, so I signed up in February...

CTS Gower Trail Marathon – Running In Crazy Bad Weather!

Running CTS Gower Trail Marathon It's Friday evening, the night before race day; the wind is picking up to 50mph at times and the rain hasn't stopped all day. Its time...

Trail Marathon Wales Review, Snowdonia

This race sets the standard for others in the UK. Excellent, professional organisation, well thought-out routes, aid stations and goody bag, fab location and interesting, varied route.

Transgrancanaria Marathon Review – Alastair’s Experience

Alastair's Transgrancanaria Marathon review: an epic mountain marathon on Gran Canaria, run at the same time as the ultramarathon event.

Transgrancanaria Marathon Review

I completed my first trail marathon last Saturday - the Transgrancanaria marathon, Spain. It was an awesome yet very tough mountain marathon!

CTS Dorset Marathon Review

Since I started trail running I had wanted to get signed up for one of Coastal Trail Series' events. They are run at several...

Bath Running Festival Half Marathon & Bath Roman 10k

Bath Half Marathon - trails edition In the past month I've been keeping busy racing at some more of Relish Running's events, the Bath Roman...

Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon: one of the toughest around?

The Cheddar Gorge events, in particular the half and full marathons, are billed as some of the toughest of their kind in the UK, and are hosted in the spectacular setting of the huge gorge and National Trust land.

Running The Cotswold Way: Wotton to Stinchcombe

We started this run on the Cotswold Way from Wotton-under-Edge, which is around a third of the way up from Bath, and ran north towards Dursley, and then back again.