planetFear Articles latest articles from planetFearEnglishX-Bionic Test Day/articles/XBionic_Test_Day_1139.html2014-05-06UKanTrail Partnership/articles/UKanTrail_Partnership_1138.html2014-05-06Hell Revisited: HellRider Adventure Duathlon 2013/articles/Hell_Revisited_HellRider_Adventure_Duathlon_2013_1137.html2013-06-13Hell Revisited: HellRider Adventure Duathlon 2013


The HellRider is sold with the tagline, The Devil’s Duathlon and is unlike any other run/bike event in the multi-sport racing calendar. It’s devilishly simple, a 5 km trail run lap followed by a 8 km mountain bike lap and repeat to see how many you can do in eight hours. You can enter as a teams of three, five or, if you’re after a real challenge, as a solo competitor. 


Last year I’d managed to come second in the solo category but, with a change of venue to the Hambledon Estate near Henley on T]]>Injury Proof Your Running/articles/Injury_Proof_Your_Running_1136.html2013-03-29Injury Proof your Running

When training and racing, the discipline of Adventure Racing that most overuse injuries occur on is running. If you're stuck in the town during the week, you'll probably be pounding out your miles on the pavement or, even worse, on a treadmill. The repetitive foot-strikes can easily mean that even small imbalances or tightnesses can become full blown injuries. Even if you're lucky enough to have daily access to the trails or fells, it's all too easy for niggles to creep up on you and put a dent in your training. Stick on a pack on race day, without having trained with one and you're even more likely to be paying a trip to the physio.

Fortunately by working through a simple strengthening routine 2-3 times per week, it's possible to safe-guard yourself against many common running injuries and, in the process, improve your running strength too.

Why is it necessary?

If running i]]>Keep Training and Racing through the Winter/articles/Keep_Training_and_Racing_through_the_Winter_1135.html2013-02-19Although there’s a hint of spring in the air here in the High Peak, the temperature is still hovering below zero and there are “snow bones” still stubbornly clinging on next to the dry stone walls on the hills. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this winter and you can never be too well prepared for the next. Here are my top ten kit, training and comfort tips for running, riding and racing through the worst of the winter.