Nordic Islands AR “Valhalla” (Sweden/Norway) 2019 [Race Report]

Pre-Spiel The first edition of this race last year attracted a large contingent of racers and had excellent coverage giving you insight into an exciting and challenging race. It was clearly very well run – a factor driven by renowned racer/here Race Director Staffan Björklund. So; a new well-run race.. A real expedition style over […]

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Corsica Raid Adventure (France) 25th Anniversary Edition 2018 [Race Report]

Pre Spiel; Following most international race updates, it is the enticing images (or videos) of an ‘exciting’ race that draws the eye to the Corsica Raid Adventure which is part of the Outdoor Racing World Tour. Celebrating their 25th anniversary for this 1-6 June 2018 edition it was ‘back to the roots’, however we didn’t […]

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Review: Kathmandu Zeolite Active (Shell) Jacket

Ticking all possible boxes for race mandatory gear (NGX: windproof, waterproof & breathable), this Nylon jacket at “170 grams” (size m) is an absolute winner. Pros: Extremely light Packs down into its pocket Small form factor Chest clip to hold the zips together when unzipped (very cool) It’s actually 164grams 🎉 Price/Bang for buck Actually […]

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China – A Quick Dart Around The West & Central Region

Uyghur high country and classic silk road history!  After competing in the ARWS China race I allocated some spare time to have a look around this remote and unlikely-to-visit-again region. Hooking up with another racer Jeremy we had a really great 2 week trip. Sadly this disputed territory will always be in the throws of […]

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