Highland Perthshire Stage Enduro

, May 6, 2013

A new and exciting cycling festival, not too far from the muddy fields of Balado, has sprung up around Perth on the East of Scotland. The kickoff event for the Highland Perthshire cycling festival, before a week of packed activities, was the Highland Perthshire Enduro.

Whistler to host Ironman Canada

, November 3, 2012

Beating Kelowna, B.C. and Huntsville, Ontario in the bid for the event, Whistler takes Ironman Canada from Penticton, B.C. after 30 years on the global Ironman calendar.

Routing the High5 Hiking Trails, Mpumalanga, South Africa

, February 19, 2012

Mine-heaps and tollgates are what the average tourist would remember from the Mpumalanga province in the Northern parts of South Africa, but there certainly is more to it. The ‘Highveld’ (translated as Highfield), as this part of the Rainbow Nation is locally known, plays host to a different kind of beauty than what you would find in the more commercial Southern parts. Those seeking adventure while experiencing the true African wildlife are sure to be pleased on the relatively new Num-Num trail near Machadodorp, Mpumalanga.

Verbier St. Bernard Trail Race, Switzerland

, July 14, 2011

This year the Verbier Saint Bernard took place over the 3rd and 4th of July. Together ‘La Boucle’ and ‘La Traversée’ make up two of the major European trail running events of the summer season. With plenty of spectators and interesting brands supporting the event, race organisers have developed a discovery mini trail for kids during the trail festival in the center of Verbier.

The Columbia Hellrider Duathlon

, June 25, 2011

On saturday the 4th of June, Team Magnetic Junction took part in the inaugural Columbia Hellrider. Taking place in West Wycombe Park, the Hellrider is an adventure duathlon in which teams must complete as many running and cycling laps as possible in eight hours. A run must be followed by a cycle and all team members are required to complete at least one of each at some point during the event.

Great East Swim, Suffolk, England

, June 22, 2011

After Charlie Morris’ participation in the Great Swim at Salford, I headed to Ipswich in Suffolk to check out the next event in the Great Swim series, the Great East Swim. Keep an eye out for this event next year and in the mean time get some practice in the remaining events of the Great Swim series – London and Strathclyde.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, England

, June 3, 2011

If you are looking for a shorter and more feasible alternative to the national 3 peak challenge, why not challenge yourself with this gruelling 25 mile run over the exposed fells of the Yorkshire dales? This relatively unknown route includes 1672 metres of ascent over the 3 largest peaks in the Yorkshire dales, Penyghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m), involving a near marathon distance of 25 miles. As a run or a walk, taking on this route presents a challenge to even the fittest outdoor enthusiasts.

Great Swim Salford, Manchester, England

, May 25, 2011

The Great Swim Series has only been running since 2008, and is billed as “the UK’s biggest mass participation open water swimming series”. While the original event was held in Lake Windermere, in 2011 there are five events taking place in Salford, Suffolk, Windermere, London and Strathclyde.

Spring Classics Cycling Races

, March 1, 2011

Spring is in the air: the time of renewal, rebirth, and regrowth. Or if you’re a cyclist: of mud, cobblestones, and driving rain. The Spring Classics have begun!