Reviews of gear, books and services.

Somnio Westridge Trail Running Shoe Review

"Wow, these are light" was my first thought when I unpacked my new Somnio Westridge Trail Runners. &

Review of Nathan Intensity (women's) hydration vest

I was very pleasantly surprised last week to find out that Dave and Jess had been plotting behind my back about an early birthday present.

Shoe Review - The Inov-8 Roclite 295

Shoe Review - The Inov-8 Roclite 295

A couple of weeks ago, I received a courier package.  "What the heck could that be?", I ask

Mount Collins

Born to Run

"Running Should be Free" - Caballo Blanco

A little background before I get into it... 

Ultralight backpacking gear for multi-day runs

When I began to formulate a plan to run from Powell River to Vancouver, following a route which has never been completed in its entirety, in an unprecedented length of time, it became clear that gear was going to play a major role.

Best Ultra Marathons in Canada

I was recently approached for a list of the best ultra marathons in Canada.  Ones that are crazy, fun, historic or are otherwise noteworthy.  I thought I pass the question on to you.  What are your favorites?

My personal list (out of races I have either done and volunteered at) is:

Harebrained Running Adventures - My Walk in the Park

One of my favorite hidden gem trail races is the Walk in the Park (WITP) in Kamloops, BC.  I ran it this past weekend under unusual circumstances and figured I'd share the story before my dirty running gear goes through the wash.

Gaiters - locally made..... Giveaway

If you are doing any serious trail running, you have either used gaiters or have seen other runners with gaiters. Have you tried to buy some and have them shipped to Canada only to find out it costs more to ship than the actual costs of the gaiters? Would you like to have a local alternative?

Jackson's 11 Hints and Tips for a First Ultra

I was out for a run on the Baden Powell Trail with a pal the other day.  This friend was a bit nervous about competing in his first Knee Knacker 50K.  We got chatting about hints and tips.  In case you are also looking at doing your first ultra, I thought I'd share some of those thoughts here.  If you've done a few long running races, please share your thoughts on my hints and add a few of your own:


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