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Resting my legs before Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques

We’re in Le Puy-en-Velay, France. Two days, 14 hours and 22 minutes from now, I’ll run Grand Trail du Saint-Jacques.

Anguita and Sperger win Bluetrail Tenerife 2024

Eva Maria Sperger (Germany) and Manuel Anguita (Spain) have won the 110 kilometres (6.250m+) Bluetrail Tenerife 2024.

Cat Simpson and Dan Lawson win South Downs Way 2024

Cat Simpson and Dan Lawson have won the South Downs Way 2024, part of the Gran Canaria World Trail Majors.

Arsénio wins Swiss Canyon Trail 2024 in new record

Marianne Hogan and Miguel Arsenio have won the Swiss Canyon Trail 2024. Arsenio did that by breaking the course record.

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Gear

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Trail & Ultra races

Druiven Marathon; carnival music between the grapevines

Running the Druiven Trail Marathon in Belgium, is running through greenhouses, thick mud and rolling hills.

Race name

Druiven Marathon

Place

Tervuren

Country

Belgium

Houffa Trail; running in Winter Wonderland

Snow crunches under my shoes. The landscape ahead is magically white. The Houffa Trail is running in Winter Wonderland.

Race name

Houffa Trail

Place

Houffalize

Country

Belgium

Auge um Auge; a weird, but fun ultra trail run

It's dark, cold, I'm tired, lost, but somehow I'm having fun. This Auge um Auge ultra trail run is strange, but cool.

Race name

Auge um Auge

Place

Bonn

Country

Germany

Nutrition for runners

You need iron to run

To transport oxygen to your muscles, you need red blood cells. Or to be precise Hemoglobin and Ferritin.

Problem

Anemia

Supplement

Iron

Symptoms

Tired, weak

Gear
Trail & Ultra Races
Nutrition

Gear

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Trail & Ultra races

Druiven Marathon; carnival music between the grapevines

Running the Druiven Trail Marathon in Belgium, is running through greenhouses, thick mud and rolling hills.

Race name

Druiven Marathon

Place

Tervuren

Country

Belgium

Houffa Trail; running in Winter Wonderland

Snow crunches under my shoes. The landscape ahead is magically white. The Houffa Trail is running in Winter Wonderland.

Race name

Houffa Trail

Place

Houffalize

Country

Belgium

Auge um Auge; a weird, but fun ultra trail run

It's dark, cold, I'm tired, lost, but somehow I'm having fun. This Auge um Auge ultra trail run is strange, but cool.

Race name

Auge um Auge

Place

Bonn

Country

Germany

Nutrition for runners

You need iron to run

To transport oxygen to your muscles, you need red blood cells. Or to be precise Hemoglobin and Ferritin.

Problem

Anemia

Supplement

Iron

Symptoms

Tired, weak

Editor's Choice

Training is damaging your body and that’s good

Let’s do some training talk. Why is it so important to rest? Shouldn’t you just run and run? Well no. Let me explain.

Floor van Welie: Running just for the joy of it

Floor van Welie was the strongest woman at the last Dutch Backyard Ultra. An interview about running for joy.

Every trail runner needs 4 pairs of legs

A trail runner needs 4 pairs of legs; climbing legs, running legs, yoga legs and power hike legs.

How to train as an ageing athlete

How to train as an ageing athlete? Do we have to change our training schedule? The answer is yes. Here is how.

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Shoes

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Apps

Training with the Albon app, a review

To prepare for the Dolomiti Extreme Trail I used the Albon app. Yet I’m stopping with it. It is great, but not for me.

Type

Training App

Developer

Albon App AS

Size

4.2mb

Accessories

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Shokz OpenRun Pro, a review

My legs don’t want to run anymore, but they have to. Time for distraction, for a podcast. Time for my Shokz OpenRun Pro.

Type

Headphones

Brand

Shokz

Sort

Open-ear

Should I run with a power meter as trail runner?

I run by using heart rate, not pace. I’m a trail runner. But should I change this? Should I run with a power meter?

Accessory

Power meter

Brand

Stryd

Test/information

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Shoes
Apps
Accessories

Shoes

HOKA Speedgoat 5, a review

The Speedgoat 5 is one of the flagships of HOKA. Does that mean it's one of the best trail running shoes on the market?

Brand

HOKA

Model

Speedgoat 5

Weight

291g

Brooks Caldera 6, a review

Let’s talk shoes. Trail running shoes. Let’s talk about the Brooks Caldera 6, Brooks’ long-distance trail-running shoe.

Brand

Brooks

Model

Caldera 6

Weight

312g

Apps

Training with the Albon app, a review

To prepare for the Dolomiti Extreme Trail I used the Albon app. Yet I’m stopping with it. It is great, but not for me.

Type

Training App

Developer

Albon App AS

Size

4.2mb

Accessories

Leki running poles; the breakable ones, a review

Okay, this is not going to be a happy review. How could it be? I just broke my second pair of Leki running poles.

Type

Running Poles

Brand

Leki

Model

Neotrail FX.One Superlite

Shokz OpenRun Pro, a review

My legs don’t want to run anymore, but they have to. Time for distraction, for a podcast. Time for my Shokz OpenRun Pro.

Type

Headphones

Brand

Shokz

Sort

Open-ear

Should I run with a power meter as trail runner?

I run by using heart rate, not pace. I’m a trail runner. But should I change this? Should I run with a power meter?

Accessory

Power meter

Brand

Stryd

Test/information

Background information

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