Canyon running and via ferrata in Oman, The FT How To Spend It

The jagged cliffs of the remote Al Hajar range dare Fergus Scholes to accept a vertigo-inducing via ferrata challenge and a gruelling 30km canyon run. The Al Hajar range, about 50km inland from the Gulf of Oman, couldn’t be further from the glitz of the cities synonymous with the Middle East. These remote mountains are Oman’s majestic calling card, with vast…

10 Best cycling shorts for men, The Evening Standard

Cycling shorts are skin-tight, and intended to improve comfort and efficiency. The natural evolution of this is the ‘bib’ short. These are cut higher than a traditional cycling short ensuring there is no gap between your jersey and shorts, and they also feature integral suspenders/straps to keep them in place (rather than an elasticated waistband, which…

10 Best cycling helmets, The Evening Standard

A helmet is a necessity for any cyclist. Designed to protect your head in the worst case scenario, all bike helmets sold by reputable retailers will comply with a recognised safety standard to help keep you safe. Read original article.

Rowing an ocean: The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

In December 2013, myself and three friends stepped aboard a 29ft boat to row an ocean. We pushed off from the Canary Islands in early December, and almost immediately found ourselves in a huge storm getting pushed back towards land. After 3 days of being couped up in a tiny cabin, we resumed progress and…

10 best mountain and outdoor essentials for men, The Evening Standard

Resident action man Fergus Scholes takes his mountain gear to new heights. Whether running, walking, climbing or cycling, a summer spent outdoors requires a robust arsenal of kit. Ultra marathon runner and endurance athlete Fergus Scholes tests out the best. Read original article.

13 adventure trips you need to take this summer, Redbull

Now the good times are back, it’s high time you planned a life-affirming adventure getaway. Start with one of these epic trips… Sharpening your elbows to bag the best sun lounger around the pool at some all-inclusive hotel really won’t cut it anymore. Holidays are now all about maxing your valuable time and exploring as…

10 best running nutrition products, The Independent

If you’re running for over an hour, refuelling during your event is a necessity. “Our bodies can only store a certain amount of glycogen,” says sports nutritionist Liam Holmes. “You will need to provide this fuel in order to maximise your performance.”  Enter the world of energy drinks, gels, chews, bars and snacks, all sources of carbohydrate. Used in…