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Trail Walking 100km in 30 hours - now that’s an epic Gurkha challenge

How many once in a lifetimes can you have? There are lots of challenges that claim to be one - but what is that really? A marathon? A skydive? 

Really it’s about doing something awesome. Going beyond your comfort zone and pushing your body to the extreme. That’ll be different for each person, but when you really do have a once in a lifetime experience there’s nothing more exhilarating. 

The Gurkhas are used to being challenged physically, but even they need to push themselves. Trail walking...

• Posted by Oxfam UK of Trailwalker under Hiking, Trail Running, Ultrarunning on 25 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Ultra Marathons: Is Categorization necessary?

Firstly, from the outset I should make one thing clear. I have approached this question from an entirely neutral standpoint, with no preconceived views on whether categorization is necessary or indeed wanted within the Ultra running community. I myself have never run an Ultra Marathon; indeed I’ve never even run a marathon. I am far more of a casual runner, who does it to stay in shape and keep fit and healthy.

Ultra running I thought it would be interesting to take an unbiased look into the Ultra Marath...

Posted by Neil B under Ultrarunning, Trail Running, Running, Marathon Running on 23 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Recommended Reading for Aspiring Runners

Getting started in running can be a daunting thing to embark on. Where should I run? How far should I run? How fast should I run? Should I eat before or after a run? What shoes should I wear? 

These are all considerations that can be daunting for a new runner who is keen to get involved in running, but has no idea where or how to start. All you need is some simple advice at the start of your running journey to give you the knowledge and inspiration to get you started. Luckily, as well as the...

Posted by Neil B under Running, Marathon Running, Ultrarunning, Half Marathon Running, Trail Running on 16 February 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Mental benefits of trail running

This is an awesome video about why trail running can bring clarity and focus to everyday life.

Whether you're a keen runner or just starting out, this non-competitive view on trail running really highlights the mental and social benefits exercise can have. Check it out:


Feeling inspired? Then Take to the trails and see if you notice a difference from your usual exercise routine!

Posted by Cags R under Trail Running on 27 October 2012 at 11:00 PM • Read more »

Tribesports User of the Week: Eddie W

 Congratulations Eddie, you are the User of the Week!

There's a great mix of Challenges, running, yoga, handstands, push-ups; what motivates you to keep clicking 'Take'?

If someone sends me something, I am going to take it.  I’m up for anything.  Especially if it’s something I have never done before.   If you have a challenge no one will try and need someone to give it a go….send it my way.  I may not be able to get to it right away, but I will give it a shot.   I’m still working on getting...

Posted by Eddie W under Running, Trail Running, Fitness & Training on 12 September 2012 at 11:00 PM • Read more »



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