At a glance: kit for fellrunners The most essential piece of kit for fell running is a pair of shoes with grippy soles. There are a variety of models at varying prices. Inov-8 has a range with soles made using super-strong graphene (the Mudclaw G 260 costs £140, inov-8.com). In addition, take lycra tights (or shorts in hot weather) and a lightweight waterproof jacket (ideally with a hood and taped seams). Go for thin layers, such as light merino wool. A running pack or bumbag is ideal for carrying hats, gloves and extra layers. For racing, a map, compass, whistle, overtrousers and emergency food are essential. For listings of fell races around the UK, see websites for the Fell Runners Association and the Welsh Fell Runners Association. … [Read more...] about How an all-women fell-running course in Wales helped me let off the brakes
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The steep headland to the south is encircled by a glorious stretch of the 630-mile South West Coast Path, offering exhilarating running and plenty of intriguing history. Running on the soft, springy grass of Revelstoke Drive, a 19th-century carriageway built by Lord Revelstoke, is a delight, with panoramic views from Rame Head in the west past the Great Mewstone to Bolt Head in the east. On a clear day you can even spot the Eddystone lighthouse on its rocky plinth, 16 miles out to sea. … [Read more...] about Six of the best wild trail runs in the UK
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Glantz became an icon of the anti-tobacco movement after he received 4,000 leaked documents from Brown and Williamson, then the US’s third-biggest tobacco company, in 1994. They proved the industry knew that smoking caused cancer and had hidden it. Since then, Glantz has always objected vigorously to any compromise with the industry. In 1997, a deal was broached with the tobacco industry by Matt Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. It would have brought in tight federal regulatory control of cigarettes, prohibiting the sort of advertising and marketing that is still ubiquitous in the US, as well as sales to children. But Glantz was opposed to any deal that would allow cigarette manufacturers to continue in business. His goal was to close them down altogether. Myers was stymied by his own allies, and the US still does not have the anti-tobacco regulations that are common in Europe. … [Read more...] about The great vape debate: are e-cigarettes saving smokers or creating new addicts?
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