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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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17-Oct-18

1000 mile Breeze Lite and Trainer liner socks review

By Alice Morrison

Nothing cheers me up like a new pair of socks. That feeling as you slip your tootsies into an as yet unsullied sock is a feeling like no other. When I opened up my 1000 mile Breeze Lites and Trainer liners and saw that they GUARANTEE no blisters within a year, or a thousand miles, of purchase, I felt like it was some kind of personal challenge.

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26-Sep-18

Compressport compression calf sleeves and sock review

By Alice Morrison

Compression products are one of those things that can provoke endless and even heated debate amongst runners. Do they work? The aficionados say YES, whereas others don’t feel the benefit.

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17-May-18

Long Copper Compression Socks Review

By Alice Morrison

We’re always on the look out for new products at RunUltra, so I enjoyed the opportunity to try out these compression socks whose USP is that they are infused with copper, which the manufacturer says brings with it many health benefits for the user.

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29-Nov-17

10 running Christmas Gifts for Him

It’s early December and #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday have passed. Like us, you’re probably still searching for those last (or first!) few Christmas presents. Show your love (or at least mild appreciation) for the ultra running man in your life with a gift this Christmas.

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28-Nov-17

10 Running Christmas Gifts for Her

Dear Santa, please can you bring me the gifts listed below. I will admit that I have not been a very good runner this year. I have indulged in too few long runs and too many mince pies, even in August which is not traditional mince pie season. However...

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05-Sep-17

Best ultra running socks review

They are probably your least expensive bit of kit but they protect your most important asset – your feet. Blisters, bruising, and toe nail trauma can all be alleviated by wearing the right socks for the right conditions and for your feet. I have been trying out a variety of different brands over the past few weeks, working out what I think works best where and why.

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02-Jun-16

Socks for trail and road review

I know of few pleasures greater than stepping out in a new pair of socks. Those runs are always good runs. Here I test out four sets of socks designed for different terrains and distance. Prepare yourself for a veritable smorgasbord of socks.

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