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On Cloud Review: On’s Most Popular Lightweight Running Shoes [Cloud 5]

2022 UPDATE: In this On Cloud review [Cloud 5], you'll learn how they perform for running & as a daily lifestyle shoe. Are they really the best On's? Find out why I believe the are!

The Best Trail Running Shoes

A list of the best trail running shoes, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.

On Cloud X Review: Here’s Why They SMASH The Competition!

This On Cloud X Review reveals 1.) how they perform for running 2.) how they compare to other On running shoes 3.) Pros & Cons, Overall Rating & MORE!

The Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Men and Women

The best men's and women's waterproof running jackets, plus our buying guide to help you decide which to buy for running in cold and wet winter weather.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

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The Best Outdoor Gear Deals In The REI Anniversary Sale [2022]

The REI Anniversary Sale is their biggest sale of the year, with discounts up to 30% off. Don't miss these deals - our picks of 2022's best discounts.

The Best Running Sunglasses: Great For Trail Running & Hiking Too

Our shortlist of the best running sunglasses will help you decide which sunglasses to buy. All glasses are protective, lightweight, comfortable, stylish!

The Best Trail Running Poles [For Ultrarunning & Fast Hiking]

These are the best trail running poles for trail running, ultramarathons, fastpacking and ultra-light backpacking adventures.
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Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review: Graphene Door-To-Trail Shoes

In this Inov-8 ParkClaw G 280 Review, I share their key features, how they perform while running, and ultimately, who I believe they are built for.

The Best Running Shorts For Men [Road & Trail-worthy]

Our buyer's guide to the best running shorts for men - Including the finest modular short + liner combos, 2 in 1 running shorts, compression, & more!

How To Find Hiking & Running Trails Near Me? The 5 Best Trail Finder Apps in 2022

If you are wondering 'how to find trails near me for hiking and running', here are the 5 Best Trail Finder Apps that do just that.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews: Ultimate On Clouds Buying Guide

Welcome to the ULTIMATE On Running shoes buyer's guide, complete with reviews + rankings of the best On running shoes available | YES, I've reviewed them all!

Best GPS Watches for Running and Hiking

Discover the best running watches for marathon training, trail running & ultras, including top GPS watches from Garmin, Suunto, Apple, Polar, Coros, and more.

Nike Trail Running Shoes Compared: Which Are Best?

Everything you need to know about this year's Nike Trail running shoes lineup. Nike Trail Shoes Compared Terra Kiger, Peg Trail, Wildhorse & More!

How long does it take to run a mile? Let’s Answer That Now.

If you're asking the question 'how long does it take to run a mile,' or perhaps how fast you can run a mile yourself, consider these factors first.

14 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventurous Moms

Unique Mother's Day gift ideas for adventurous moms of all ages, including moms that love hiking, running, fitness, camping and being outdoors.

REI Swiftland Running Gear Is Built For The Trails

The REI Swiftland range of men's and women's running gear has everything you need to kit yourself out for trail running this summer.

Gifts For Trail Runners: Shoes, GPS, Accessories, Food & More!

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

Trail Running for Beginners: The Definitive Guide To Off Road Running

The DEFINITIVE GUIDE to trail running for beginners: all you need to know to get started, including tips, what to wear and how to find trails to run.

Kane Footwear Review: Recovery Shoes For Athletes OR Anyone Needing The Benefits

In this Kane Footwear review, I share how these slip-ons can potentially help your feet recover faster after a run or spending long days on your feet.

The Ultimate Fastpacking Gear Guide

Everything you need to know about fastpacking, including a full gear guide for fast ultralight backpacking (and long-distance trail running) adventures.

The Best Plant Based Protein Powders For Runners & Endurance Athletes

Ultimate guide to the best plant-based protein powders for runners, endurance athletes, and weight lifters + How to choose a clean vegan protein!

On Cloudvista Review: On’s Responsive Mid-Level Trail Running Shoes

In this On Cloudvista Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these speedy, mid-distance trail running shoes before buying.

Trail Marathon / 50K Training Plan + ULTRA RACE GUIDE

The ULTIMATE FREE trail marathon & 50K training plan + race guide. Learn how to 1) Create a training schedule 2) What to eat 3) Recovery 4) Secret race tactics!

Best Running Hats: Technical Running Caps To Level Up Your Run Experience

The best running hats/technical caps that: wick sweat away from your face/eyes, keep your head/face/neck protected from the sun, look awesome!

REI Membership Benefits Including Huge Co-Op Sale Discounts

Looking to become an REI Member? There are so many REI Membership benefits which are all explained here. Become a member now and get huge Co-op sale discounts.

The Importance Of Getting Out Into Nature: A Thank You to our Natural World

The importance of getting out into nature, having a positive influence, and benefits of green exercise. Thank you Nature Conservancy for your work.

The Best Dog Boots For Hiking, Snow & Hot Pavements

Plus how to choose the best dog boots for hot pavements, slippery hardwood, snow and ice, including for running, hiking and biking with your dog.

The Best Trail Running Shoes

A list of the best trail running shoes, and expert guidance to ensure you choose comfortable, high-performing shoes for your trail running adventures.

Shokz OpenRun Pro Review: Bone Conduction Headphones for Running

Aftershokz review - Learn how Shokz OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones perform while running. Plus how bone headphones work & more!

The Best Running Headphones & Wireless Earbuds of 2022

The best running headphones, including wireless earbuds, over-ear, and outside-ear bone conduction headphones for running and gym workouts.

Fi Dog Collar Review: A GPS Dog Collar For Active Dogs

Series 2 Fi Dog Collar review covering battery, sleep tracking, using GPS to track your dog and more, based on two years of usage traveling, hiking & at home.

Best lululemon Leggings For Running

Our guide to the best lululemon leggings for running also compares the key features of the Swift Speed, Fast and Free and Base Pace tights.

10 Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas For Fitness & Wellness Gains

Check out our list of the best healthy New Year's resolution ideas for setting some great health, wellness or fitness-related intentions this year.

The Best Reflective Running Vests For Running At Night

Wearing reflective running gear such as a reflective running vest or belt over your running clothes can help you stay safe running or walking at night.

Fun & Useful Christmas Gifts For Hikers, Fitness and Travel Lovers

You can't go wrong with these cool and unique Christmas gifts for fitness focused outdoor-loving friends and family who love to stay active and travel

The Best lululemon Gifts for Runners

Delight the runner in your life with a gift from lululemon! We've picked the best lululemon gifts for runners - for both men and women.

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet For Athletes (Runners, Hikers, Movers)

How to try a plant-based diet, including easy meal plans, plant-based meal delivery services and the benefits to athletes of going plant-based.

REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2022: Top 15 Deals For Outdoor Enthusiasts

We've selected the best of November 2021's REI's Gear Up Get Out sale deals for hiking, camping, snowsports, and travel gear, with up to 40% off!

The Best Running Gloves For Winter and Cold Weather Running

Here are the best running gloves for men and women, to keep your hands warm on those cold winter runs - Find your next pair of running gloves here!

The Best Waterproof Running Jackets for Men and Women

The best men's and women's waterproof running jackets, plus our buying guide to help you decide which to buy for running in cold and wet winter weather.

The Best Satellite Messengers & Personal Locator Beacons

If you love trail running, backpacking, or hiking in wild places like we do, you'll already know that cell service can be non-existent much...

The Best Running Headlamps For Trail Running & Hiking

[Buyer's Guide 2021] This best headlamps for trail running, ultrarunning, and hiking guide will help you find the best headlamp for your requirements & budget!

The Best Phone Cases for Running To Protect Your Smartphone

Welcome to our list of favorite phone cases for running with. All these cases are affordable, slim, lightweight, and will protect your phone.

On Cloudventure Review – The On Shoes For Trail Running

Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudventure review, find out how they perform and how they compare to other On trail running shoes.

The Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Water, Essentials

Welcome to our best running belts buyer's guide, featuring the best running hydration belts for carrying a phone, water & even jackets & hiking poles on runs.

Nike Pegasus Trail 3 Review

In this Nike Pegasus Trail 3 Review, I share everything you need to know about Nike's latest cushioned road/trail hybrid trail running shoes.

Best Dog Backpacks For Hiking With Your Dog

Plus how to choose the best one for your dog to wear hiking, including dog backpacks to wear running, and saddlebags for large dogs to carry all their stuff in.

On Cloudultra Review: On’s Most Cushioned Trail Shoes

In this On Cloudultra Review, you'll learn everything there is to know about these super cushioned trail running shoes before buying.

Compex Review: Sport Elite 3.0 Muscle Stimulator & TENS Unit

Review of the Compex Sport Elite 3.0 electric muscle stimulator, plus how to use it to aid with athletic strength, training, recovery and as a TENS device.

Lululemon Running Gear: Men’s & Women’s Top Picks

If you want to know what Lululemon leggings, shirts, shorts and pants are best for running, we've picked out our favorites in this Lululemon running gear list.

The Best Running Socks for Men & Women

The best mens and womens running socks, including cushioned, moisture-wicking, compression and breathable socks, from no-show tab styles to calf length options.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventure-Loving Dads

If your dad enjoys staying active and has an adventurous spirit, then you can't go wrong with any of these awesome Father's Day gift ideas.

The Best Silicone Wedding Bands For Men & Women With Active Lifestyles

Silicone wedding bands are a safer alternative to metal rings for men and women with active lifestyles, including watersports, physical jobs or lifting weights.

5 Simple Ways To Make Outdoor Adventures More Sustainable

5 practical ways to enjoy more sustainable outdoor adventures, from choosing outdoor gear for hiking & camping to practicing mindfulness and learning in nature.

How To Run Faster, Build Endurance, Fuel On The Go, and Recover More Quickly

These 20 running performance hacks will teach you how to run faster, increase your stamina, fuel on the go, recover faster + more!

The Best CBD Balms, Salves & Lotions For Recovery From Muscle Soreness

These high-quality CBD balms, salves and muscle rubs are designed for relief, from aches and soreness and suitable for aiding recovery for runners, cyclists and other athletes.

SIDAS Review: Insoles For Running Shoes and Hiking Boots

Review of SIDAS insoles for running shoes and hiking boots which replace the shoes' foam insert, providing extra comfort and support.

The Best Hydration Packs: Running Vests For Men and Women

Running hydration vests are essential for long-distance trail and ultra running. Find the best hydration pack for running with our expert buyer's guide.

Somewear Global Hotspot Review: A Personal GPS Tracker & Messenger

Our Somewear global hotspot review covers the key features and our experience using this personal GPS tracker and satellite communicator device for adventurers.

Which is the Best Coros GPS Watch? Coros Running Watches Compared

A comparison of all the Coros GPS running and multisport watches, including reviews of the the VERTIX, APEX Pro, APEX and PACE 2.

The Best Harnesses and Leashes For Running With Your Dog

Top recommendations for the best dog leash for running, plus dog running harness options for running with your dog hands free (plus bungee dog leashes).

Tread Labs Review: Insoles for Performance and Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain

This Tread Labs review includes the carbon fiber insoles for hiking and running performance and explains their insoles for plantar fasciitis foot pain relief.

Venga CBD Review: THC-Free CBD Products For Endurance Athletes

Venga CBD THC-Free CBD Products have been engineered for Endurance Athletes. This review explains the science & benefits of taking Venga CBD.

The Best Places for Trail Running in California

Announcing our top 10 best places for trail running in California. Whether you live there or are planning a visit, there's somewhere for you on this list!

The Best Women’s Hydration Packs for Ultra Running and Trail Marathons

We've picked out the best women's hydration packs for ultrarunning: race vests suitable for trail marathons, ultramarathons and long days in the mountains.

5 Best Trail Marathon Shoes For Training & Marathon Races [Buyer’s Guide]

These are the best trail marathon shoes we've tried this year! Find your new pair of trail running shoes for marathon training and racing today. [START HERE]

5 Best Women’s Hydration Vests [Running Packs For Trail Running, Ultra Marathons & Hiking]

The best women's hydration packs for trail running, ultras & hiking! Find the best women's hydration vest for you based on comfort, features, style, and cost!

Runners Emergency Kit: Ultra Marathon Survival Gear

What essential trail and ultra marathon running clothes, first aid and survival gear should you include in your runners emergency kit, and why do you need it?

Everything You Need To Know About Running Gear For Women [Trail Shoes, Jackets, Bras + More]

Whether you're a beginner trail runner or looking for new women's-specific gear, our women's trail running gear guide cover all, from shoes to sports bras.

KLH Fusion True Wireless Earbuds Review [Editor’s Choice Award]

This KLH Fusion True Wireless Earbuds review covers the key features, pros, cons, and my thoughts on using these premium noise-canceling earbuds for running.

6 Reasons Your Back Aches From Running (And How To Prevent It)

Why we runners can experience back aches from running, how to stop it and ultimately how to do as much as possible to prevent it from happening again.

Foot Care for Trail Runners: 8 Ways To Look After Your Feet

Is running bad for your feet? Not if you look after them. Our guide to foot care for runners shares 8 easy ways to care for your feet and keep them healthy.

10 Self-Improvement Ideas [for Runners and Outdoor Enthusiasts]

Practical self-improvement ideas to grow your skills, improve your running and knowledge of the outdoors, ready for future outdoor adventures in 2021.

LynQ Review: An Essential GPS Tracker for Hikers and Trail Runners?

This LynQ review covers the LynQ Smart Compass, which doesn't require any wifi, phone signal or subscription to locate your group members during your adventures.

2XU Compression Running Tights Review: Running Leggings Designed For Quicker Recovery

This 2XU compression running tights review explains what they are, why wear them, the benefits and how they reduce fatigue, injury risk and recovery time.

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 2022 (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.

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.

Kurgo Cooling Vest Review

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.

The Best Labor Day Sales For Trail Runners & Hikers 2020

Here's a round up of the best Labor Day sales for trail runners and hikers in 2020 - Epic deals of up to 50% of awesome outdoor gear!

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.

Trail Running With Your Dog: Tips, Safety, Handling the Heat & Dog Running Gear

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.

5 Ways to Improve Running Form and Prevent Running Overuse Injuries

How to improve running form and reduce running overuse injuries, including ITB pain, low back pain, shin splints and blisters cause by poor technique and gait.

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!

Hemp Daddy’s CBD Review: Full Spectrum CBD Oil and Transdermal Cream

Our review of Hemp Daddy's CBD oil and pain cream, which are full-spectrum organic CBD products specifically intended for use by endurance runners and athletes.

4 Ways To Run With Someone Slower Than You (Or Faster Than You)

How do you run with someone slower or faster than you and both still get a workout? Here's 4 ways to run with a friend or partner when you have different paces.

Grab Up To 50% Off Trail Running Gear at the Backcountry Memorial Day Sale (Ends 25 May)

The Backcountry Memorial Day Sale is here, with discounts of up to 50% Off all weekend. These are the top trail running gear deals that caught our attention.

5 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Take Your Phone Running

If you take your phone running, it is important to protect it. Here are the reasons why you should take your phone running, and some may not be that obvious.

10 Easy Yoga Stretches For Runners

Follow-along video: 10 easy yoga stretches for runners focus on on strength, stretching and flexibility in the areas that tend to get worked hard when running.

5 Best Trail Running Towns To Live In The USA: Western US 2022

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.

REI Force Of Nature: How REI is inspiring and Encouraging Women in the Outdoors

What is REI's Force of Nature Campaign? The outdoors has always been there for us all to go out and explore. But how many women...

Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil Review: Does It Help Running Recovery?

Charlotte's Web is a highly trusted brand, producing high-quality products. In this review we cover 3 ways their CBD oil can help us runners recover quicker.

BioLite HeadLamp 200 Review: The Lightest Running Headlamp We’ve Tested!

This Biolite HeadLamp 200 review talks about its key features, what I love/dislike, and how it performs while running or hiking.

Angkor Ultra-Trail Race Report: Cambodia’s Epic Ultramarathon Event

Running through this UNESCO World Heritage archaeological park among 1000+ year-old structures is an adventure you need to take! (5 min read)

Avanto Lifestyle Belt Review: Multi-Purpose Lifestyle & Running Belt

The Avanto running and lifestyle belt is designed for carrying essentials and keeping your hands free. This review covers the key features.

5 Best Women’s Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running

Our list of the 5 best women's waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for wet winter trail runs and ultras.

Is Trail Running Harder Than Road Running? Is It Better For You?

Is trail running harder than road running? Is trail running better for you than road running? In this post we explain the pros and cons.

8 Health and Fitness New Years Resolutions for 2022

8 health and fitness New Year's resolutions that will motivate you to become the best version of yourself in 2021, with a focus on a practical, balanced lifestyle.

Nike Running Gear Guide – Christmas Gift Ideas For Runners

We have the ultimate Nike running gift ideas for men and women. Stick to this guide and make the right gifting choices this holiday season.

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail GTX Review – The Best Winter Trail Shoes?

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail GTX in-depth review! Find out why these awesome waterproof winter trail running shoes win an Editor's Choice Award.

The Ultimate Guide to Running at Night: Getting Started, Benefits, Staying Safe

The risks of running at night in the dark can be mitigated by having the right gear and exercising good judgement to help you stay safe.

REI End Of Season Sale is Here! The Deals That Have Our Attention Are…

Here are the most discounted trail running, hiking and camping deals for this year's end of season sale. Enjoy up to 50% Off!!

Nike Terra Kiger 5 Review – Nike’s Lightest Trail Shoes for Racing

This full review has everything you need to know about the Nike Terra Kiger 5 - Nike's Lightest trail running shoes for short-distance racing.

Coros Apex Review: The Ultimate GPS Watch For Trail Runners?

Our Coros Apex review covers the key features of this Impressive GPS running watch, which is designed with trail and ultra runners in mind. 

Matterhorn Ultraks Mountain Race Report

The Matterhorn Ultraks race weekend features four trail running races around the Swiss Alps, starting and finishing in Zermatt, and a vertical trail race that starts in Zermatt.

Finding a Balance: Sustaining Happiness & How to Avoid Running Burnout

A happy, balanced lifestyle lets your energy come and go naturally without risking burnout! Click for advice on how to keep running enjoyable.

BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review: The Best Value Headlamp in 2022

This review covers all the key features of the Biolite HeadLamp 330, what I love/dislike, and how it performs while running and hiking.

Labor Day Gift Ideas: Best Deals for Trail Runners & Fastpackers

Labor Day Weekend is here and we have handpicked REI's best deals (up to 30% OFF) on the trail running and fastpacking gear we love.

Is Trail Running Dangerous? How To Stay Safe on the Trails

Animal encounters, ticks and getting lost may be concerns for some trail runners. Find out how to reduce the risks for these and other dangers.

ZUNGLE Viper V2 2019 Review: Bone Conduction Music Sunglasses

Everything you need to know about the ZUNGLE Viper V2 music sunglasses for running. Comfort, bone conduction audio, durability & more!

What is the UTMB Race? All You Need To Know About This Epic Ultramarathon

Key questions answered: what is the UTMB race (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc)? Where is this destination ultra race held? How long does it take, and how to enter.

On Cloudventure Peak Review – On’s Latest Trail Racing Shoe

The On Cloudventure Peak received some serious upgrades! Find out what they are, and why we love them for trail running!

The Ultimate Trail Running Gear Guide: What To Wear Trail Running

The Ultimate Trail Running Gear Guide to make your trail adventures as fun, comfortable and high performance as possible! We've got you!

Top 10 Trail Adventure Gifts for Summer (UPDATED)

Spring is in the air, Yasss!! 🙂 This special list showcases 10 awesome trail gifts that will spark joy during Summer adventures.

Trail Running in Bend – This Is Why You Need to Visit Central Oregon

Exploring new trails is always fun but this adventure trail running in Bend, Oregon, was something extra special. This is the trail run that...

Ticks On Humans: The Risks & What Hikers & Runners Need To Know To Prevent Tick Bites

All hikers, backpackers and trail runners should know what ticks are, what tick bites look like, the risks & how to prevent and remove ticks from people & dogs.

Alternatives to UTMB – 6 Other Epic Mountain Races in European Trail Running Destinations

No race is quite like the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, but there are other great European mountain ultrarunning race alternatives to UTMB.

Will Trail Running Help Road Running? Plus A 3-Step Starting Guide!

Discover the benefits of trail running to improve your road running. Also learn how to start trail running including where to run, and what to wear!

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

Editor's Choice Award Winner! This Nike Pegasus 36 Trail review shares everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

10 Healthy Father’s Day Gifts 2019: For Dads With An Active Lifestyle

These 10 Healthy Father's Day Gifts have been chosen specifically to encourage a fun, active, and healthy lifestyle with his best interests at heart.

10 Healthy Gifts For Mother’s Day 2019: For Moms With An Active Lifestyle

These 10 Healthy Gift Ideas For Mother's Day have been chosen specifically to encourage a fun, active, and healthy lifestyle with her best interests at heart.

Skyrunner World Series 2019: These Mountain Races Will Blow Your Mind!

The Skyrunner World Series 2019 season is made up of 15 races in 11 countries and one SkyMasters concluding the season. Find YOUR race!

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.

Best Trail Running Shoes Women’s Edition: The Top 5 Women’s Trail Shoes

Welcome to our best trail running shoes women's edition, featuring reviews of the best women's trail running shoes in 2021 for trail and ultrarunning.

How To Clean Trail Running Shoes – 5 Easy Steps

5 quick and simple steps to clean trail running shoes after a wet and/or muddy run. It's easy to clean your shoes and does not require soap.

How To Recover From a Sprained Ankle While Trail Running

Advice From a Veteran Ankle-Sprainer: Tips for recovering from a running-related ankle sprain, and how to stay fit & sane while you can't run.

Seadon Tee Review: The Earth-Friendly Technical Running Tee

Meet Seadon, the brand that's manufacturing technical tees from recycled plastic bottles. It's a sustainable approach to making performance running apparel.

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.

Best Women’s Adventure Books [Inspirational Female Adventurers]

Our curated list of inspiring women's adventure books by the most badass female adventurers. These all make great gifts or as a motivating read for yourself!

La Sportiva Kaptiva Review [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 Review – For Wet Weather Running

Tried & Tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Cloudventure Waterproof review find out how they perform and how they compare to other On shoes.

La Sportiva Bushido 2 Review [Mountain Running Trail Shoes]

Editors Choice Award for La Sportiva Bushido 2! This La Sportiva Bushido 2 review shares the details on these all-mountain trail running shoes.

Best Running Races – 50k Ultramarathons

A selection of the best and most scenic destination 50k ultramarathons, with a mixture of famous mountain and forest trail races and some hidden gems.

Best Running Races – Trail Marathons

A selection of the best and most scenic destination trail marathon races, with a mix of famous events and some hidden gems that not everyone has heard of!

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.

Trail Running in Tuscany, Italy: A ‘Run’ Through Time

The enchanting landscapes of this region make the Via della Lana e della Seta a must visit in my eyes. Whether you choose to hike or run the entire...

On Weather Jacket Review [On’s Waterproof Running Jacket]

Tried & tested by our in-house On expert! In this On Weather Jacket Review, find out how it performs and compares to other waterproof jackets.

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

What is Barefoot Running? If you’ve heard about barefoot running or the use of zero drop running shoes before, then you’ve probably also learned that...

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 Review

This Sunski sunglasses review covers a selection of their frames we have been using for everyday, as well as running in. Sunski is a sunglasses company...

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.

Mental Tricks To Keep You Running Strong

With our own experience gained over the last 5 years, we have learned that half the battle of finishing any race is the mental challenge. This made us curious about how we can be improving our mental game to allow us to push through those low points during a race.

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.

Trail Running in Yosemite National Park

Join us as we go running in Yosemite National Park, what a perfect way to spend Earth Day. We take the 4-mile loop trail up to Union Point which gave us a fantastic view of Half Dome, El Capitan and the Yosemite Valley

Trail Running in Marin California – Mt Tamalpais, Pacific Ocean & Wildflowers

Join us as we go run-hiking in Marin California. Starting off at Bon Tempe Lake (where you can park your car for the day, for $8), we take the Rocky Ridge road trail skywards...

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.

Trail Running Vacation in Switzerland: Guide to Planning a Zermatt ‘Runcation’

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.

Up and down Mount Tamalpais – Trail Running in Marin California

Join us as we go trail running in Marin California. This time we start off at Bon Tempe Lake near Fairfax, run up Mount Tamalpais via the Rocky Ridge trail and then head straight back down on the much steeper Colier Trail. What a day!

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.

Trail Running in the Aosta Valley, Italy: The Heart of the Alps

Trail running inspiration!! Trail running in Italy’s Aosta Valley, an awesome alternative (or compliment) to a visit to Chamonix. Here's some ideas on where to go for your Italian mountain running adventure.

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.

Guide to Planning a Chamonix Trail Running Vacation

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

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

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.

Tennessee Valley Beach Trail Run, Marin California

Join us on another trail run. This time we explore Tennessee Valley Beach, in Marin California.

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."

Zelus Olympus Insoles Review

Review of Zelus Olympus insoles for runners - I was intrigued to see whether switching out the insoles on my running shoes would make a difference.

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.

Trail Running in The Aosta Valley, Italy – IN PICTURES

In Pictures: Trail Running in the Aosta Valley, Italy

Trail Running in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California – IN PICTURES

In Pictures: Trail Running in our new playground, Mount Tamalpais State Park, California

Running the Routeburn Track: A Trail Running Adventure in New Zealand

A one-day adventure running the Routeburn Track, described by NZ Department of Conservation as "the ultimate alpine adventure". It was an awesome day out!

Trail Running in Marin California

Trail & Kale are now based in Marin, California! Join us on our first trail run in our beautiful new playground.

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.

How to Stop Getting Shin Splints When Running: 8 Ways to Prevent this Common Running Injury

What to do if you are a runner suffering from shin splints, and, most importantly, how to stop getting shin splints from running - for good.

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

Trail running is different to road running in many ways. In this post we share the key things you need to know before running your first trail race.

What To Pack For Trail Running [The Essential Guide]

How do you know what to pack for trail running? Read our guide covering the essentials and optional extras to carry on a trail run.

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.

Running the Ridgeway: Race to the Stones ultramarathon 2016

Overview This race is billed as 'the UK's most popular ultra marathon', with c.2,500 runners and walkers registering for the 100k or 50k event, over either one...

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...

Running the Chamonix Vertical Kilometer: Straight Up the Side of a Steep Mountain

A lot of the major European mountain trail-running regions have a vertical kilometer race, and the Chamonix Vertical Kilometer ('kmv' as it's sometimes referred...

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...

Chamonix Trail Running Weekend

A weekend trail running in Chamonix - some great mountain adventures were in store.

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.
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