Having been a committed, t-shirt wearing, fan of Hoka ultra-cushioned running shoes for more than 2 years, I’ve recently started to consider the options and allowed my eyes to wander. It’s not that I’ve become disillusioned at all, in fact I want to find something very similar to a Hoka, just perhaps, a bit better. By [...]
Here are all my reviews of sports gadgets and equipment. I get sent quite a lot of running gear to review and I buy loads of running gadgets such as GPS watches and iPhone apps so this section gets updated regularly.
I also have a page dedicated to my top choices of running gadgets, gear and apparel.
The Wolf Run is becoming a bit of habit. We skipped summer but by the end of the year will have dragged our way across Woods, Obstacles, Lakes and Fields in 3 out the 4 seasons on offer. Last weekend was The Autumn Wolf and it didn't disappoint - muddy hilarity for the whole 10k. [...]
Bluefingers Labs got in touch a while back and offered me a seriously cool beanie hat with integral headphones. Unfortunately I do not ooze the right level of urban cool to pass it off and so opted for the far more sedate baseball cap. Bluefingers Labs produce a small bluetooth gizmo that they have stitched [...]
I love collecting data, in fact if running didn't lend itself so well to data collection and analysis I may well have made a different choice back in 2005 and taken up watching baseball instead. I've jumped onto every method of self quantification since taking up the sport - gps, pace, heart rate, weight, body [...]
I am a big fan of eggs. They are nutritional power houses and are one my staple foods at the moment. I'm in the middle of a paleo-style detox (Whole 30) and so my current diet consists pretty much of eggs, meat, fish and vegetables. In order to keep up with my voracious egg consumption [...]
I'm a big fan of suspension training and was delighted to be offered a Loxley Sports Suspension Trainer to try out. If you are not familiar with the concept of suspension training, it's a highly adjustable form of bodyweight resistance training. You attach extremely strong webbing to something sturdy and high, such as a tree, a [...]
I regularly run loops of the neighbourhood, alone and under cover of darkness. At these times I am acutely aware of the hugely expensive iPhone strapped to my arm, often lit up by the latest status update from my running app. So I often run late at night and often feel vulnerable. Last night I [...]
I was recently sent the Berghaus Flux 20 to try out. I used it as a commuter bag for a few days and was so impressed by its comfort and design that I then came very close to using it for my 100k hike along the Grand Union Canal. Its not terribly sensible to make [...]
Berlei contacted me recently offering me a bra to review as part of their No Sports Bra, No Sports campaign. I have the sort of build that means partaking in sport, particularly a running sport, without the assistance of a serious boob controlling device is a no brainier. Unfortunately Berlei don't produce a bra in [...]
I was sent 3 snack bars from The Primal Kitchen to try out last week. I'm afraid they were so lovely that I didn't have chance to take artistic photos before I'd polished them off. The Almond and Cashew bar is particularly delicious and I've already bulk ordered some additional bars for the snack cupboard. [...]