Review Tags: trail running trainers

Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 Shoe Review

Last updated: 15-Feb-21 By Dan Stinton My running buddies glanced down at my feet and smirked at the colour trainers that adorned them.  Sparkling new without a speck of dirt, I was definitely sporting that “new trainer” look and with a rather striking purple upper the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 do stand out from the …

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Inov-8 ROCLITE 345 GTX Review

Last updated: 02-Mar-20 By Luke Jarmey Graphene wonder material in the outsole, a potentially scrumptious hybrid mashup up of trail shoe/hiking boot and all this packed into a tool thoroughly designed for grim weather. Well, I for one was certainly curious to give these kicks a good kicking around over the Winter and Spring here …

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On Running Cloudventure shoe review

Last updated: 30-Dec-19 By Fiona Outdoors The new On Running Cloudventure shoe series is “made for trail runners on a mission”. The brand states: “Cloudventure is a lightweight, fast and engineered shoe to handle anything the mountains can throw at you, whether you’re going up or down.” I have tested the shoes on a range …

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Dynafit Ultra Pro Shoe Review

Last updated: 26-Oct-18 By Seth Grotzke Dynafit’s logo perfectly captures their dedication to excellence. Focused. Intense. Intimidating. They have created some great running kit, and the Dynafit Ultra Pro shoe is a good addition to their solid line. If you have never tried their shoe, it is worth considering especially if you are headed to …

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Scarpa Neutron 2 shoe review

By Dan Stinton I’d enjoyed running so much in the Scarpa Neutron 2s that I’d genuinely forgotten I was meant to be reviewing them!  Having been romping over the Peak District all summer, it’s now starting to get a little cooler and wetter and may be time to be dig out something with deeper lugs, …

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Hoka One One Torrent Trail Shoe review

Last updated: 08-Apr-19 By James Eacott According to HOKA ONE ONE, the Torrent is a ‘super lightweight, nimble, and technical trail racer which allows you to tackle a variety of terrain at any speed’. Let’s see, shall we! Features Open engineered mesh construction PROFLY midsole Multidirectional lugs Protective outlays Weight: 254g (size EU 42) Forefoot …

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inov-8 TerraUltra G 260 shoe review

Last updated: 27-Dec-18 By Fiona Outdoors No doubt, you will have heard the news of inov-8’s “revolutionary world-first in sports footwear”. The British brand has teamed up with the University of Manchester to become the first company to incorporate graphene into running and fitness shoes. Why graphene? Among many other things, graphene is very strong, …

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for

Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Brutal

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

Suitable for

Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

Suitable for

Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.