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Running in a heatwave

The temperatures are rising across the UK, while we all love some hot weather we need to consider how running in a heatwave can affect our bodies and what we can do to safely run in hot weather.

Running in hot weather sounds like a perfect way to spend a day! Not battling the wind and rain is rare for the UK even in the summer, so we all like to make the most of the good weather. However with the heat comes some added risks – especially when covering lots of miles.

Scarpa Athlete Carmine de Grandis takes us through how to safely run in a heatwave in our latest blog.

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Have you ever thought about resoling your shoes and boots?

When our beloved footwear come to the end of their life, most people will throw away their old pair and buy a brand new pair. While we all love new shoes – resoling our old ones is a smarter option!

Our shoes and boots are built to the highest standard and should serve you for many years of use. However, just like tyres on a car, the rubber parts of a boot, shoe or rock shoe can wear down with use, and that’s why we offer a full re-sole service.

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Scarpa Athlete and Team GB climber Molly Thompson-Smith has been testing some of our new rock shoe models over the past few months.

Molly is one of the UK’s best competition climbers and has her sights set on Paris 2024 – so she knows a lot about climbing and climbing shoes!

Molly tested the shoes both indoors and out – including on some classic Welsh Boulders.

Here are Molly’s thoughts on the new Mago and Instinct S:

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In this blog we take a look at five tough races for trail runners.

Trail runners are made from different stuff. While most of us see a half-marathon as an amazing achievement, these runners look for more! Ultra marathons through mountains, across tough terrain or in crazy weather provide a huge challenge to athletes and amateurs alike.

With a lot of races claiming to the toughest, longest, highest… We look at five tough races for trail runners which will provide a challenge to athletes and us mere mortals!

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