Kit review: Berghaus Ulvetanna Hydrodown Mitts

I experienced a very strange sensation while walking on an Icelandic glacier in cold and wet conditions. Quite amazingly, my hands felt warm. And it’s not that they had been warm and remained warm. The most amazing thing is that they had been very cold and then felt as though they were suddenly warming up; rather like […]

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Pre-season off-piste awareness session

Increasing numbers of skiers and snowboarders are keen to venture off-piste on mountains in Scotland (including my bloke, the G-Force!). But there are dangers (are you listening, G-Force?) to be very aware of when skiing or snowboarding back country. This also applies to mountain walkers and Munro baggers. The best way to enjoy yourself and […]

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Sunday Mail: Phoebe heads to world surf champs

I love hearing about youngsters doing amazing things in the great outdoors. Phoebe Strachan is a fab surfer who has recently won a place in the world surfing champs (in only her first year of competing). Read my story in the Sunday Mail. Left and right    

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Planet X: Ooft. Mount Keen on a 29-er

Many of you will already know that I am a sponsored writer! I wish I was a good enough cyclist to be a sponsored rider but I’m happy enough with my Planet X deal. I ride their bikes and write about my experiences for their website. Here is my article about riding the On One […]

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How to win the new Grid STK

Have you tried muscle rolling gadgets? Many people claim that rolling out your muscles before and after exercise helps to keep them in good working order. Here’s the latest gadget, the Grid STK, and there’s a competition to become one of the first to own one. Simply Like and Share the Facebook page of Live on […]

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10 simple ways to get a health boost from walking

Walking is good for you – and so easy and accessible. Here’s a guide to walking. Video kindly provided by: Carole Hathaway Download the Walking Guide as a PDF by Clicking here

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700 women ride the Macmillan Cycletta

More than 700 women cyclists took part in the recent Macmillan Cycletta Scotland in Perthshire. Setting out from the grounds of beautiful Scone Palace on a glorious autumnal day, the cyclists completed a range of country routes from 20km to the new 100km course. The UK’s leading cycling series for women was led from the […]

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Sunday Mail: Junior parkrun

First there was one parkrun for a few friends in London. Then there were hundreds and then thousands of organised – but still free – parkruns taking place in parks every Saturday morning across the world. Now it’s Junior parkruns that are the fastest growing trend. In Scotland, we have three Junior parkruns. Read my […]

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How to exercise when you’re away from home

This article is poignant. When I was away in Iceland recently I promised myself that I would do an evening routine of sit-ups and/or yoga etc. I did. Once! Somehow I didn’t have the motivation/equipment to do more and a nice beer/wine seemed to get in the way. I don’t feel too guilty, however, as […]

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Wanted: Sealskinz ambassadors

British Endurance Accessories manufacturer, Sealskinz (you know, the makers of waterproof socks and gloves etc) are keen to find new ambassadors to represent the brand. The company has built up a portfolio of cycling specialists and hopes to expand the programme to the outdoors market. Sealskinz would welcome applications from any individuals or groups who […]

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