Tag: trail running

Team Up and Under Member Mark Aston, took part in his first 100 mile Ultra Trail Running race a few weeks ago, and, along with a short report on the race, gives us his thoughts on how to approach these events as a 'normal' person.
 
A short trip report on this years High Peak Marathon and where are they now update by former staff and #teamupandunder member Duncan Irving. Includes La Sportiva Bushido Review and Mountain Marathon equipment check list.
 
Mark Aston gives us his report on the job of sweeping the Run Walk Crawl Brecon to Cardiff Ultra Marathon. Mark used the sweep as part of his training for a 100 mile race in the summer, and is able to take in more of the views than when in 'race mode'. Continue reading for his entertaining and educational insights of the day
 
#Teamupandunder Member Mark Aston took part in the latest recce for the South Wales 100, the first quarter of the course that leaves from Cardiff. He gives us a runners view, and what you'll expect if you've entered into this fantastic race, which will also give you UTMB points.
 
January saw us starting to get into the swing of things again. A little snow saw many of the team in the Beacons, as well as further afield with trips to the Peak District, Cheddar Gorge and Pembrokeshire all squeezed in. New Years day allowed few of us to get out (even if the weather wasn't great in South Wales) but a number were in still Snowdonia and elsewhere where it was a little nicer.
 
Get the low down on Petzl's new range of head torch's. Including the new and improved Tikka and Tikkina and their Active range: the Actik, Reactik and Reactik+. Check out the spec's and detailed information on each one to help with your next purchase!
 
New product range now in stock. Injinji toe socks are running socks to shout about. There are loads of benefits from using toesocks especially for ultra-distance running but for general training both on and off-road.
 
Wednesday 9th October is OMM evening at Up and Under. Come along between 6pm and 8pm, for free kit, free drinks, free talks on the Original Mountain Marathon, prize raffle and 20% off RRP on all OMM products!
 
Less than 2 weeks to go to the Annual Pentyrch Hill Race. This class BM fell race is located in South Wales, just off the M4 north of Cardiff and is on the 30th April.
 
Former eshop operative Jess Spate now writes for South Wales Parks and Gardens. Catch her review of the Meindl Respond Lady hybrid trail running, walking and crag approach shoe here.
 
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