Category Archives: gear fail

Darrel Robins’ OxFam Trailwalker Team Announces ‘Go Slow’ Campaign

In breaking news from Sydney’s charitable OxFam Trailwalker 100km trail run/walk (f@%& you, Galloway!!), the hastily organised team of sub-elite running walkers built around Ultra168 hard man, Darrel Robins, announced that they’re going to go slow. Asked if there was … Continue reading

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Beating blisters on the trail: Sealskinz Waterproof Socks.

Many elements go into properly screwing up your feet on a long run – poor conditioning, bad hydration, poor nutrition, weather (extreme heat or rain), environment (puddles, creeks, etc.), inappropriate gear choices such as bad sock/shoe combinations, even slightly wrongsized … Continue reading

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Seal Skinz Hi Vis waterproof socks SUCK!!

SealSkinz Hi Vis Socks are ideal if you want a fat sock to fill out a half-size too large shoe or you think a blowjob from blind sock puppet twins is ever worth $35. But don’t buy them if you’re … Continue reading

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