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Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 3

Day 3 – 17 January 2017 Day three of Britain’s most brutal race Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Rosello Sole still lead the 268-mile Montane Spine Race overall. Carol Morgan leads the women’s race from Helene Dumais. The Montane Spine Race is a 268-mile / 431km footrace along the Pennine Way; England’s oldest and generally thought to be toughest National Trail, in winter. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Alston, Cumbria, England, Tuesday 17 January 2017 Montane Spine Race After 180 miles/290kms of the 2017 Montane Spine Race, Pavel Paloncý (CZE) and Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP)... Read More


Montane Spine Race 2017 – Day 2

Day 2 – 16 January 2017 Day two of Britain’s most brutal race Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Rosello Sole lead the 268-mile Montane Spine Race overall, while Carol Morgan leads the women’s race. Sarah Davies wins the 108-mile Montane Spine Challenger women’s race. The 108-mile Montane Spine MRT (Mountain Rescue Team) Challenge race finishes at 2am, Tuesday, 17 January. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here   Hawes, Yorkshire Dales, England, Monday, 16 January 2017 Montane Spine Race Despite a 30-minute time penalty, Pavel Paloncý (CZE) and Eugeni Rosello Sole (ESP) are the joint leaders of... Read More


Montane Spine Race 2017 – Pre-race & Day 1

Pre-race and day 1 – 14 & 15 January 2017 Britain’s most brutal race begins Explosive performances already abound in the 2017 Montane Spine Race as Dominic Layfield (US) wins the 108-mile Montane Spine Challenger, setting a new course record. Alasdair Cowell (GBR) wins the 108-mile Montane Spine MRT (Mountain Rescue Team) Challenge race. The much-anticipated, sixth Montane Spine Race, 268 miles along the Pennine Way in winter, gets under way, with leaders setting a scorching pace. Follow the Montane Spine Race live here Edale, Peak District, England, Sunday, 15 January 2017 Montane Spine Challenger... Read More


Britain’s most brutal race: the Montane Spine

Taking place between 14 – 22 January 2017, the non-stop Montane Spine Race is quite simply one of the toughest ultra races in Europe. Set in the depths of winter and encompassing the entirety of the Pennine Way, competitors face various challenges ranging from unrelenting winter conditions to severe fatigue and all the physical demands that accompany a 268 mile race. The Montane Spine Race is a collection of three savage ultra races: The Montane Spine Race – the original 268 mile race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. The Montane... Read More

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Jayson Cavill’s Montane Lakeland 50 2016

Almost five months ago, the Montane Lakeland 100 & 50 ultra races were beginning in the Lake District. #TeamMontane’s Jayson Cavill repeated his 2015 performance to cross the ML50 finish line in 1st position. And while there’s no doubt that he’s a speedy runner, he’s not so quick at writing – here’s his newly finished ML50 race report to take you back to the July sunshine. I can’t remember when I made the decision to return to Coniston in 2016 and take part in the Lakeland 50 race for the... Read More


Outdoor Enthusiast double award for NEW Gore-Tex shells

UK magazine Outdoor Enthusiast’s Winter 2016 issue tests out winter mountain jackets with superb results for our brand new Gore-Tex shell range. Testers David Lintern and Lucy Wallace tested our Endurance Pro Jacket and Women’s Alpine Pro Jacket respectively, each awarding their jacket ‘Editor’s Choice Winner’. David ranked the Endurance Pro Jacket 5/5 stars, labelling it: ‘a standout winner’ and ‘the suit of armour I’ll be reaching for when the chips are down this winter’. The Endurance Pro Jacket combines durable 40 and 70 denier Gore-Tex Pro fabrics and is fully... Read More


Sonic Long Sleeve T-Shirt rated ‘best for longer trail runs’ by The Independent

National newspaper The Independent recently tested out kit for winter running and has rated our Women’s Sonic Long Sleeve T-Shirt ‘Best Buy’ The Sonic Long Sleeve T-Shirt is a year round wicking baselayer designed to perform at the highest level whilst keeping you cool and comfortable. Ideal for use as a baselayer as part of an effective mountain layering system, or perfect for use on its own in warmer conditions, it combines high wicking DRYACTIV Express fabric with odour resistant POLYGIENE technology to create a technical t-shirt ready for any challenge.... Read More


“Science fiction light”: Best on Test for the Featherlite 7 Jacket

he UK’s Totally Active magazine finds our Featherlite 7 Jacket “a gear geek’s dream”, awarding it ‘Best on Test’. At approx. 48g, the Featherlite 7 Jacket is quite simply the world’s lightest windproof jacket. Focusing on functionality and lightweight without compromise, the Featherlite 7 is minimalism in a nutshell. A tiny pack size (it stuffs into its own collar) and a gossamer weight water resistant fabric add up to ensure this jacket is gram for gram the lightest windproof jacket out there. Reviewer Paul Barton highlights the breathability, wind resistance and... Read More


Lightning strikes the Air

To mark the 31st October, we’d like to share an incredible true story. We were contacted a little while ago by a Marlon Richardson. He had recently returned from an expedition to Ecuador, which included trekking the Pasochoa volcano. Whilst descending from the crater at the summit, the weather turned and Marlon duly put on his waterproof jacket – our Air Jacket. As he went to put waterproof trousers on, he was struck by lightning. Read his account below. I have been interested in alternative travel / international adventure challenges... Read More


TGO recommends Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket

The Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket is new for Autumn / Winter 2016, yet it has already scooped a recommendation, courtesy of the UK’s TGO magazine. Following in the footsteps of the popular Hi-Q Luxe Jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe Micro Jacket features innovative synthetic PrimaLoft® GOLD Luxe Insulation, which closely mimics the warmth, compressibility and lofting of natural down but with the added benefit of a proprietary water repellent treatment. TGO’s reviewer highlighted this synthetic fill, noting: “if you want maximum warmth from a lightweight synthetic jacket, the Hi-Q Luxe would be... Read More