• trail running
    What makes a great day on the trails?
    26 Jun 2019 / Annabelle Lancaster
    In just a few years, Wiggle designer Annie made the journey from red-faced gym newbie to triathlete and ultra-runner. Her athletic career was put on hold thanks to a severe injury. We catch up with Annie as she picks up where she left off and get her thoughts on running with the new Duro 6 from Osprey . My first proper run was on Christmas Day. I...
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    Why you should be heading to the Wainwrights
    10 May 2019
    Looking for some inspiration? We asked Salomon ambassador and self-proclaimed #InstagramSocialSecretary Nicola Hardy (@ Adventurer Nic ) why she loves the Wainwrights. What are the Wainwrights? The Wainwrights are a classification of fell in the Lake District . They are named after Alfred Wainwright , a fell walker and guidebook writer who...
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    From gym to Ironman - Annie's story
    02 Apr 2019 / Annabelle Lancaster
    It was January 2011. New year, new me. Like many of those 'New Year’s Resolution-ers,’ I'd decided to lose a bit of weight and get fitter. I'd been getting out of breath walking up a flight of stairs so I needed to make a change. Along with countless others at that time of year, I joined a gym. Little did I know, I was...
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    HOKA ONE ONE - Born in the mountains
    02 Apr 2019
    Radical change often comes about in trying to solve a simple problem. The original goal of HOKA ONE ONE founders Nico and Jean-Luc was to improve endurance race times by designing a shoe to go downhill faster. In doing so, they inadvertently reinvented the running shoe. It’s on the rugged trails of the French Alps they call home where they...
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    Why adventures are always better shared
    25 Feb 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Adventures are better when shared. That’s the motto of Friends for Trails founders Jana and Mags. We caught up with the pair to find out why friendships are so important in trail running. Follow Friends for Trails on Instagram Where it all began Jana first heard about Mags in La Palma when she was running the Transvulcania Ultramarathon. A...
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    What happened at Wills and Connor's first OMM
    07 Nov 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    The official race report claimed temperatures as low as minus twelve. There were blizzards. There was mud. The 51st edition of the OMM is done. Held on the last weekend of October to guarantee challenging weather, this is not for the faint hearted. And yet people just keep on coming back for more. This year saw 2000 participants take to the Black...
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    Five tips for tackling the OMM
    03 Oct 2018 / Will Pakes-Geddes
    The key to success at the OMM is planning. The organisers provide an official kit list - make sure you have the essentials well in advance. We asked Wiggle runner and OMM veteran Will Pakes-Geddes to share his pearls of wisdom on what else you need to consider. Pack light Think minimal kit. It’s only one night and creature comforts can be...
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    From Canada to the South Downs - Running with Arc'Teryx
    06 Sep 2018
    Wiggle Commercial Designer Connor Christie is a keen runner so we asked him to put the new Arc’teryx gear to the test. Arc’teryx are predominantly a trail running brand. They’re based in British Colombia, Canada and the rugged Coast Mountains are right on their doorstep; the perfect testing ground. The emphasis is on high quality...
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    Conquering the Race to the Tower
    22 Jun 2018 / Will Pakes-Geddes
    When Wiggle Merchandising Manager Will Pakes-Geddes came to the realisation that he had hit middle-age, he decided to get off the sofa and do something (with a little help from 'The Boss'). Since then he has been finding new ways to challenge himself and fight back against the dreaded middle-age slump. We asked him to tell us about his...
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    Getting ready for the Original Mountain Marathon
    17 Oct 2017 / Nassrin Chamanian
    With the 50th edition of the OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) just around the corner, Wiggle trail runner Rob Berger shares his tips on how to prepare. It's been two years since my first experience of getting freezing cold, eating food out of a foil bag and sleeping VERY closely to another stinky man in a tent at the OMM and now I can’t...