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5 ways to survive a Marathon Walk

Posted by Rachel Beard on 11-Apr-2017 17:57:15

 

 

Whether you are walking 13 miles or 26, along roads or across mountains, these tough 'ultra' challenges require preparation. 

Preparing for an ultra challenge is essential and means you'll enjoy the event all the more - from keeping yourself going en-route to making sure you cross the finish line! Yes, it will be challenging, you will push yourself out of your comfort zone, but never fear - that's why we've put together our bullet point marathon walk survival guide: 

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CANADA - What you need to know before you go

Posted by Hannah KJ on 17-Mar-2017 16:07:54

Take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air, gaze upon a backdrop of jagged peaks and get ready to spot a grizzly bear paw print or two as you head into the Canadian Rocky Mountains... 

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TREK TRAINING: 5 WAYS TO AVOID BLISTERS

Posted by Hannah KJ on 07-Feb-2017 08:15:00


DON'T LET BLISTERS RUIN YOUR TREK OF A LIFETIME

 

You know how it is, you've chosen the challenge and the destination - it's a real life affirming moment when you set off with your well packed bag and you are on your way to the airport. 

You've bought some new trekking boots ripe for the occasion, but within a day of being on the trip every step begins to grate - literally! And before you know it you're hobbling into camp that evening wondering how you'll make it through tomorrow...

Well never fear - that's something no-one wants to happen - so whether you're off to trek the Inca Trail or your ranking up the mileage training for our Jurassic Coast Weekend- here's our top 5 ways to look after your feet and prevent blisters when trekking:

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How to fit and size your road bike (and avoid these 7 common cycling problems!)

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 27-May-2016 16:58:00

Are you thinking about embarking on a cycle challenge? 
Well before you dust off your bike and start clocking up the miles with the gusto - make sure your bike FITs you. Why? Because much like walking several miles in ill-fitting shoes, you'll soon start to feel sore and develop aches and pains that could prove debilitating the further into your cycle event you get. 
Luckily, our resident mechanic and DA leader Chris is on hand to help. So whether it's London to Paris or through the dirt tracks of Zambia to Victoria Falls that you've got on the horizon, watch this first!

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How to avoid getting blisters.

Posted by Hannah KJ on 15-Apr-2016 15:27:20

Let's get straight to it. We can talk all we like about beautiful scenery, inspiring achievements and the fitness benefits of a long trek - all of which are good and true, but let's face it, if you've got blistered feet no matter how amazing the view from the mountain summit you're not going to fully enjoy the experience. 

 

So here's some sound advice (from personal experience) on how to keep your feet happy whilst trekking.

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Kim's 10 top tips for trekking the Sahara

Posted by Kim Leeming on 11-Feb-2016 10:35:06
 

Part 2:

 If you have read Part 1 you'll know that I am speaking from experience in putting this Top Tips blog together!

Yes, I did take on the Sahara Desert Trek with very short notice and minimal preparation. But that doesn't change, and in fact, further amplifies the reasons behind my tips below.

The Sahara Challenge is an incredible one, but to ensure you have the best experience possible, make sure the below are packed in your physical (and metaphorical!) kit bag: 

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