Thursday, 30 January 2014

Trail Running Hydration Pack Review: what is the best way to carry water and gear?

Getting out the door and on the trail is a fantastic way to escape and be free in a busy and hectic world which never ceases to make constant demands on us all. The trail brings a peaceful solitude or a place to catch up with friends. It helps to get us away from the stress and worries and just 'be' in the moment. 

So it doesn't come as much of a surprise when our runs get longer in time and further in distance, hoping to make that free space in your day just that little bit longer. But with the increases in distance and time out on the trail comes extra demands on the body. Initially it may be just the need to start carrying water to remain hydrated on hotter days, or snacks to keep you fuelled as the miles increase. Eventually you will need a way to transport additional equipment such as clothing or maps to get you safely to our destination. So what, exactly, is the best way to carry all this gear we suddenly find ourselves investing in? 

Trail Running magazine special offer!

Hi everyone. Hope the running in 2014 is going to plan. Just a really quick post to let you know that this month, Trail Running magazine have a brilliant offer on for anyone wishing to subscribe. Thought some of you may be interested.....

Subscribe to Trail Running magazine now and get a Silva Jogger torch worth £25! 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Coming soon on CavemanClarke.....hydration packs and shoe durability!

The year ahead is already looking exciting for CavemanClarke, reviewing trail running shoes and apparel. Coming soon over the next few weeks I have reviews of:


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Womens Saucony Peregrine 2 and 3: a guest review by Faye Johnson

Saucony Peregrine 3
It gives me great pleasure to bring to you my first women's-specific trail shoe review, courtesy of Faye Johnson from Kendal. I first bumped into Faye at a Salomon demo run back in October 2013, and have since kept in touch and met up to run together again. When it was suggested that she could provide a review on her much used Peregrine 2's, as well as a comparison with her newer replacements; the Saucony Peregrine 3's, and that it would be my first ever review of a women's trail shoe, she was so excited to help! 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Thoughts for a New Year: the five main reasons why I run

Every so often, I find myself pondering over exactly why I love to run. Over Christmas and new year these thoughts returned to me, and I just couldn't put them out of my mind until I admitted to myself what it is that keeps me plodding mile after mile. So, one very wet and cold day, when I was out with the dog on one of my usual routes near where I live, I let my mind wander to think it over and figure out exactly why I had turfed myself out of my warm house and into the harshness of a British winter, and here is what I came up with:

The five main reasons why I run.....