A look at Toronto Riot Fest, an interview with GB Masters Elite Athlete Claire Donald, race reports of The Spartan Super, The Spartan Beast and The Hever Castle Triathlon and reviews of the Robens Turbo Boiler Pot, Columbia Mens Coolest Cool Short Sleeve Top, Therm-A-Rest Slacker Hammock, Outwell Biodegradable Bamboo Camping Dinner Set

and Helly Hansen Chinos and Coast Shirt!

The Spartan Beast

So this was it. The culmination of the last few weeks of blood and sweat was to take place on that...

Robens Turbo Pot

I wasn’t prepared for how quick this pot can help water boil as no other pot I've owned has ever performed...

Toronto Riot Fest

Riot fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop...

The Spartan Super

At the time of our wave our group leaped (and flopped) over the 4ft wall leading into the holding pen...

Hever Castle Tri

Many years ago, various castles throughout Great Britain were the site of epic battles fought between...

Claire Donald

We caught up with Purple Patch director and Elite Masters Athlete Claire Donald to learn more about..

Gear Review - October 06, 2015 5:06 PM

Thermarest Slacker Hammock


Slack off in style with a uniquely soft polyester fabric that feels great next to your skin and offers a subtle, yet functional stretch that...Read More

Gear Review - October 01, 2015 7:26 AM

Columbia Multi Sport Shoe


A new replacement for the ever-popular Conspiracy II, this lightweight multi-sport shoe comes in a great range of striking colours...Read More

Gear Review - October 03, 2015 13:45 PM

Columbia Cool Short Sleeve T


The Men’s Coolest Cool Short Sleeve Top is an ultimate performance layer for high-octane activities in the heat. Its sun-shading short....Read More

Event Review - October 02, 2015 16:20 PM

The Spartan Cambridge Sprint


The course is described as 5km+ in distance with 15 obstacles and billed as ideal for new and seasoned Spartans looking to set a...Read More

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  • The 100Km Pharaonic Race in Egypt is coming soon!
  • Stellar Race Field at 'Run for the Toad'‏ Trail race in Toronto
  • 15th Edition of the LSR Colombo Marathon in Sri Lanka is coming in October
  • The Telegraph Cruise & Travel Show - 17th/18th October - Exhibition Centre Liverpool
  • TomTom Runner 2: Over 500 Songs On Your Wrist‏
  • Kenya's Laban Korir to defend Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title
  • Terra Nova unveils world's lightest two person free-standing tent‏



During the Autumn and Winter of 2015 the Trek and Run Team will be taking part in many UK, Canadian and other overseas events. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of free race entries available, and see a list of confirmed events HERE


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