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Kit review: Nalgene On The Fly water bottle

Nalgene has launched a cycling friendly bottle that is totally watertight, vey hard wearing and can be opened with one hand. I am a keen cyclist and I take a water bottle out with me on almost every ride. The bottle sits in a bottle cage attached to my bike frame. But over the course […]

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Kit review: LOMO Challenger swimming wetsuit

The G-Force reviews a LOMO Challenger wetsuit. LOMO swimming wetsuits have been highly rated as great value for money. The G-Force writes: Fi and I had decided to enter the Artemis Great Kindrochit  Quadrathon, which was a great challenge to work towards, but with only day’s experience of open water swimming I had to get […]

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Sunday Mail: Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

The G-Force and I took part in the fantastic Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon. It was a tough event but hugely enjoyable. Early bird discount places for next year’s quad are available until August 31, 2014. Keep an eye on the website. This is the article I wrote about the event for the Sunday Mail. Thanks […]

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Single socks and random gels

Like single socks and pound coins, I find random sachets of energy gels all over the place. I have discovered gels inside my running trainers, in the back pocket of a washed cycling jersey, in rucksack pockets, under the car seat, in the hood of a hoodie (who knows how?!) and inside the washing machine […]

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Kit review: Mammut Rainspeed Jacket

A running jacket that fits nicely, feels super light and keeps the wind and rain out. I’ve tested the Mammut 201 Rainspeed Jacket. Scotland has enjoyed a few great summers but there is always the chance of rain. If I’m honest, there is a chance of rain on pretty much every day of a Scottish […]

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We did it! We finished the Kindrochit Quadrathlon

The G-Force and I teamed up for the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon 2014. It was a very challenging event that saw us completing an open water swim across Loch Tay (1350m), seven Munros, a seven-mile loch kayak and 35 miles around Loch Tay on our road bikes. We have so far raised £1050 for the two […]

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30 minutes is better than none but…

… But many more days of training in a double kayak would have been even better! In just five days, the G-Force and I will be taking on the challenging Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon. This includes an open water swim of almost a mile across Loch Tay, a walk/run over seven Munros, a seven-mile kayak […]

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Kit review: New Vango Helix 200 tent

Photographer Mike Bolam spends many nights in the great outdoors during his various quests to take beautiful pictures of wildlife, landscapes, sun rises and sunsets. He needs a tent that is lightweight, easily portable, simple to put up in tricky places and waterproof. I gave him the new Vango Helix 200 to test. This is […]

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Sunday Mail: Running the GB Relay

One Nation, One Baton, One Dream is the headline that nicely sums up the GB Relay attempt that is taking place in the UK right now. I ran two sections of this ambitious record-breaking relay attempt. Many thanks to Mike Bolam, again, for his fantastic photos. See full pdfs, left and right  

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Sunday Mail: Outdoors in the cities

You don’t need to leave the cities of Scotland to discover a wealth of outdoors things to do. Read the pdfs left and right  

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