Head torch running at night on the trails; fun or just wrong!?

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Lighter and brighter head torches allow us to run trails at night but is it socially acceptable to do so, or is there just something plain ‘wrong’ about it?

Prone to heavy breathing, lurking in dark places and have a fetish for Lycra?

Do you long for those long summer evenings running through beautiful countryside drenched in late golden sun? Can’t wait until the clocks change and the evenings draw out again? Well with the recent advances in LED and battery technology head torches have improved significantly (and gotten a lot cheaper). This now means you don’t have to wait for the summer to run those trails you love in the evenings after work. Head torches then seem like a logical solution to the problem, especially if you are prone to heavy breathing, lurking in dark places and have a fetish for Lycra?

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Running porn reviewed: 3 ingredients for a good running book.

Running porn reviewed: 3 ingredients for a good running book.

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Nothing is better than getting your running shoes on and getting out for a run. But even with the increasing trend towards ultra-distance running and the mantra that we are ‘Born to Run’ not even top ultra-athletes run 24 hours a day (not every day anyway). So what are we mere mortals (and ultra-athletes on non-race-days) to do in those quieter moments in our lives when we are not working, caring for family, sleeping or running? Read about running of course!

Following the success of Christopher McDougall’s fantastically entertaining book ‘Born to Run’ there has been an explosion of running books. The shift to self-publishing and e-books has further fuelled this explosion in the last few years. Now anyone who has put on a pair of running shoes can write a book about their experience. A search for ‘running books’ on Amazon will give you over 4000 hits and even something more niche like the ‘Marathon des Sables’ has been the subject of at least 6 books recently. Continue reading