Endowed with the slogan “Putting the Adventure into Racing,” the Open5 Series should excite any sport-fuelled adrenaline junky. Made up of running and mountain biking in an endurance adventure race, Open Adventure and Open5 Series sponsors Mountain Hardware, have come up with five events that span from November through to Apri. Set in some of the most scenic landscapes in the UK, including the Lake District, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales, the Open 5 Series is one to aim for if you’re p
After reviewing the Cita Bra earlier this month, I headed out with another recent addition to Arc’teryx’s trail running line. The new running legging, the Cita 3/4 tight, extends the brand’s focus on breathability for high intensity exercise. With this feature in mind I looked at the product’s general ability in handling a warm and heated environment – conditions at distance from Arc’teryx’s alpine heritage. Of course comfort would come into play as I assessed the material’s limits in the summer season.
Aware of a growing trail running trend in adventure sports, Arc’teryx have diversified their collection of high quality performance products by expanding an established alpine collection to include active wear. Spring 2011 saw the release of the Women’s Endorphin range which looked in particular at multifunctional fit and feel for aerobic acticicities. I tested out the Cita Bra stylish product that aims to act as an athletic crop top in the warmer summer months and as a sports bra base layer for the cooler seasons.
There are no major towns on the peninsula, only little villages with basic amenities. If you were to make a basecamp or look for accommodation I would recommend Salen, Acharacle or Kilchoan where you can stay in relative comfort and nearby to local shops for food and supplies. There is also the potential to pitch a tent in Acharacle and Kilchoan. If you would prefer to stay somewhere more remote Sanna and Portuik are the perfect places.
Smaller than many European capital cities, Oslo manages to combine fantastic city life with excellent access to the Norwegian outdoors. A mere 15 minute trip by train, bus or tram takes you into the wilderness, a commute you might not normally expect from a capital city. Nestled between the Oslo fjord and the hilly forest of Nordmarka, it is the perfect city to follow sporting interests, while continuing your urban pursuits in the city.