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08-Jan-19

The Ultimate Kit Guide - Packing for a Mountain Stage Race

By Alice Morrison

I know that is a big claim in the title there and I am immediately going to caveat it with the provisos that every runner and every race are different, but what I am aiming to do is give a comprehensive list of what you might need on a mountain stage race.

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30-Nov-18

Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ pole review

By Alice Morrison

If I did it again, I’d take poles,” were Gavin Barrett’s words as he finished the Everest Trail Race, a 6 day stage ultra in the Himalaya. I certainly wouldn’t have liked to attempt it without them. In a mountain ultra, poles can help with everything from speed to stability.

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04-Aug-16

Running poles review

Many ultra runners swear by poles for offering increased endurance during long and hilly races. We review three types of poles that are aimed at people moving fast in the hills and mountains, whether running or fast walking.

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