I’m back with my Q&A series, 5 questions answered this time, starting with the top 10 tips for your first trail half marathon, including some great vegan fuelling choices, GPS watch recommendations, an insight into my current mileage (ahem, not much at the moment!), a quick review of a great new book ‘The Runner’ by Markus Torgeby and a really unusual new insulating vest called the Exotogg that I’d love to hear your opinions on.

The timeline is below so you can skip to the answer you’re most interested in. You’re welcome! Please share this film and my channel with any running friends who might be interested. And if you want to ask me some more questions, just type them in the YouTube comments below. Thank for watching, enjoy your next run and see you on the trails!

p.s. Yes of course I meant to make the saturation levels change in each clip at the start…erm… #FinalCutProFail

Here’s the timeline so you can skip to the one you’re most interested in:

Guarantee success at a trail half marathon with these top tips (at 0:39:02)

Train for uphills in a flat place here http://bit.ly/BenchBeastings

Top vegan snacks for trail runners (2:17:11)

How was my customised Raidlight Responsiv 10L vest on Cape Wrath Ultra? (4:07:25)

6 best packs tested http://bit.ly/BestRunPack2018

Is there any point buying a women’s specific running pack? (5:37:28)

What watch do I wear and what’s my mileage? (7:00:15)

Love Trails Festival film http://bit.ly/LTFest18

Rest-day reads – The Runner by Markus Torgeby (9:49:18)

Top 10 books for runners http://bit.ly/2NXDsOP

All part of my NEW weekly Q&A series for runners on Wild Ginger Films YouTube channel.

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Links to gear/books I mention in this film:

Yummy vegan trail food
Clif bars
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USA https://amzn.to/2BG5agP

Spring Sports Nutrition
UK https://amzn.to/2wmUDBd
USA https://amzn.to/2BHWBlu

Tribe bars
UK https://amzn.to/2o7Z1QF

Nakd bars
UK https://amzn.to/2wafKHz
USA https://amzn.to/2MNyOVx

Trek protein bars
UK https://amzn.to/2MKzHON
USA https://amzn.to/2P5BVpF

UK https://amzn.to/2MKx1AD
USA https://amzn.to/2NiFasY

Soreen Banana Loaf!
UK https://amzn.to/2wmj95D
USA https://amzn.to/2PtTHUi

Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
UK https://amzn.to/2MIh7a9
USA https://amzn.to/2MNVNQp

The Runner by Markus Torgeby
UK https://amzn.to/2wmmmSD
USA https://amzn.to/2w6CR60

Exotogg Insulated Vest

Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm 200g
UK https://amzn.to/2woyLFo
USA https://amzn.to/2MIgQ77

Berghaus W’s Tephra Down Insulated Jacket 395g
UK https://amzn.to/2LcX1AY
USA https://amzn.to/2BFSM07

Sherpa Sapna Printed Legging
UK https://amzn.to/2PzRfM8
USA (Sherpa not available there, here’s a different eco-friendly legging) https://amzn.to/2wadLTD

Inov8 Race ELite 10
UK https://amzn.to/2Gr3eFV
USA https://amzn.to/2w9yJlv

OMM TrailFire Vest
UK https://amzn.to/2k07fbE
USA https://amzn.to/2wkCK60

OMM Compressor Pod
UK https://amzn.to/2GpQJul
USA https://amzn.to/2N9v4uv

Ultimate Direction Adventure Vesta
UK https://amzn.to/2IqLqAD
USA https://amzn.to/2BSGp19

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8-Set
UK https://amzn.to/2L805OL
USA https://amzn.to/2MJuWVK

Montane Jaws 10
UK Size S/M http://amzn.to/2Gb1DYH
UK Size M/L http://amzn.to/2DH4DqF
USA https://amzn.to/2P0BBbr

Raidlight Responsiv 10L
UK https://amzn.to/2IlvcZH
USA https://amzn.to/2BCdMoF

My camera kit:
GoPro Hero5
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USA https://amzn.to/2Pziczn

iPhone 7
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USA https://amzn.to/2MNqsNK

Audio-Technica Omni ATR3350 Lavalier Mic
UK https://amzn.to/2jnUCa2
USA https://amzn.to/2w2Xz6L

GoPro Tripod
UK https://amzn.to/2jrjX2Z
USA https://amzn.to/2PzBEfk

Slik Master large tri-pod
UK https://amzn.to/2jsoLoT
USA https://amzn.to/2BGqcMd

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