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The difference between GRIP and TRACTION

GRIP – By Friction, the ability to cling onto a surface. TRACTION – The ability to pull or draw something along.   In essence GRIP is just the ability to cling to stuff. While TRACTION is the resistance against sliding, … Continue reading

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Adaptation

  adaptation /adəpˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ noun (Biology) the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. environment /ɪnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt,ɛnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt/ noun the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.   Ladies … Continue reading

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Ultimate Direction Month: How to pack a pack.

  It’s a free country.  We all have our favourite kit.  Our preferred way of doing stuff. But for what it’s worth, here are my top tips on how to ‘pack a pack’ in association with Beta Running & Ultimate … Continue reading

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Ultimate Direction Month: What IS a Running Vest?

  Traditionally, hikers  would travel for prolongued periods while carrying all of the equipment necessary to cope with eating and drinking on the move, sheltering from the elements and covering distances over varied terrain.  The job was made easier through … Continue reading

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‘The Basics’ – Outsoles.

  ‘The Basics’ – a regular look at the simple elements which make running gear useful to the runner. Explanations for those who don’t yet know, along with some facts to cut through the marketing nonsense out there, of which … Continue reading

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