Roberto “Bob” Mattioli – Adventurer, Sportsman, Explorer

This week we talk to Roberto “Bob” Mattioli – Adventurer, Sportsman, Explorer. Part of the first batch of Skyrunners that formed the backbone of this exciting sport in the mid 1990’s, Mattioli together with partner Stefania Zarotti later participated in many challenging expeditions across the globe, and together with Team Pedini-Iret has been on the podium many […]

The RPE Scale – Trail Running Training

by Martin J. Trout Rate of Perceived Exertion In order to train properly for trail running, it’s essential to carry out all prescribed workouts at the correct level of intensity. Most training protocols will define this correct intensity by referring to the use of a heart rate monitor. The monitor is used in such a […]

Trail Running Training Words – Simple Definitions

with  Martin J. Trout In this article we aim to simplify several definitions that we may come across during our trail running days. As trail runners, some of us may feel distanced to the thought of strict training programmes full of technical words, minutes, brackets and hyphens, which often seem more geared towards marathon and road runners. […]

Tuscany Crossing, Italy – Trail Running in Italy’s Finest

Tuscany Crossing, Italy  – 21st April 2018 103km, 53km and 15km By Carl Johan Sörman Cover photo: Tuscany Crossing 2018 Argentieri Anthony Photography It’s 5 in the morning, and I’m standing in the starting area for Tuscany Crossing trail running 100k race. A week ago, I hardly thought I would get here. For 6 weeks, I […]