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Running Mum

By Angela Parkin - People often ask me “How do you have time to run and train for an ultra-marathon?” This is perhaps the most challenging thing about being a working mum with 2 young children, a husband that works 6am – 6pm and having no grandparent support as they live overseas but as the saying goes...

Product Review – Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 Ultra Soft Ground

By David Turnbull – Trail Runner and all round good guy! Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 Ultra Soft Ground Last night I jubilantly ran out of the darkness and the shadows that were Belair National Park, popped open the car, paused, listened to my heavy breathing and sat down to muse over my evening trail run. A smile burst...

Product Review – Brooks Glycerin 14

By Chris Chapman, Founder, The Running Company. Brooks Glycerin 14 Now as you’d know, if you want a fluffy “marketing” review, check out the popular websites, Brooks website or magazines, they’ll tell you how much they weigh, what the new colour is etc. and how it’s going to be the shoe that will change your life. I don’t...

Trail Running Part 3 – Considerations when buying trail running shoes

Trail shoes What’s important to consid if you’re looking to purchase a trail running shoe? Fit Fit is by far the most important feature of any shoe. A shoe needs to feel light, comfortable and not noticeable on your foot. It needs to feel good to run in too. Cushioning Cushioning is next important, depending on how far you’re running....

Trail Running Part 2 – Road Shoes vs Trail Shoes

Trail shoes. A bottom to top comparison between trail and road running shoes. By Chris Wight (TRC Clifton Hill) and Chris Chapman (TRC Adelaide and TRC South Adelaide). So you’re getting into trail running and considering what a trail running shoe will offer you that your everyday road runner won’t. Hopefully the following will provide a bit of...

Trail Running Part 1 – What it’s all about

Is trail running good for me? Here’s 5 reasons why it’s actually great for you! 1. Stronger anyone? Running in different shoes and different terrains helps to challenge the different muscles not only in your feet but your whole body, as such you will tend to get a little stronger without even realising it. 2. Go explore! It’s great to...