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  Date Posted: 1 July 2020

Here at Wildfire, we believe in supporting Australian brands. To help you to buy Australian, we've collated the Australian owned and made brands that we stock right here.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 29 May 2020

Stay hydrated and ready to perfrom at your best thanks to the team at PREPD! PREPD improves starting hydration, enhanced fluid absorption during exertion, and enhanced hydration in recovery.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 22 April 2020

Instructions are also printed on Wildfire Speed Laces packets for your convenience. OR, watch our tutorial video here ! 1. Remove your existing shoelaces.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 21 April 2020

Runger, lows, hitting the wall, bonking - no matter which way you look at it, nutrition and hydration play a huge role in your training and on race day. What’s more, not knowing how to fuel during your long-distance races isn’t a problem unique to beginners. The amazing athletes from Nik Read more...

  Date Posted: 8 April 2020

I was lucky enough to pack up my boots from their usual spot in Brisbane this year and visit Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. I was going to be gone for few months so wanted to be sure I had some reliable gear. Here are my highlights from the Semien Mountains to Cape Town. Photo credit:  Read more...

  Date Posted: 1 April 2020

Sound good? Well it’s all just a two hour drive from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. The Cooloola Great Walk runs from Tewantin, near Noosa, to Rainbow Beach and is one of Queensland’s Ten Great Walks . I woke up early on Saturday morning. With five days off, I made a last minute decision to go hike the Cooloola Gre Read more...

  Date Posted: 27 March 2020

For over 70 years, Salomon have produced gear to enable serious play in the outdoors. They quickly grew into an outdoor sporting equipment powerhouse, developing skis, alpine hiking boots, running vests, and (of course) trail runners. Salomon have incorporated quite a bit of trail running witchcraft into the Sense Ride 3, with Optivibe vibration reduction, a dual compound Contagr Read more...

  Date Posted: 24 February 2020

Cushioning Spectrum These days, a shoe's cushioning level (technical term: stack height) can run all the way from zero cushioning to a thick slab of foam. We like to categorise a shoe's cushioning level as one of four options:  Read more...

  Date Posted: 4 February 2020

There’s no doubt that we are becoming more conscious of what we’re purchasing. Phrases like “ethical shopping” and “sustainable clothes” are garnering thousands of hits on Google each month - and those are just the Australian stats. This figure looks set to rise in 2020 as many of us resolve to think more about the impact of our consumption. But when you dive into it,  Read more...

  Date Posted: 28 January 2020

Scenic Rim Ultra 25km | 65km | 105km 15 August 2020 Scenic Rim | Queensland | Australia The Scenic Rim Ultra is one of the most hardcore and gruelling runs in Australia, filled with punishing mountain climbs, relentless ri Read more...

  Date Posted: 6 January 2020

No doubt you’ve set yourself some lofty goals for 2020. But most of us will give up on our New Year’s resolutions before the 19th of January. That’s right. Most of us will quit after less than three weeks. Strava has even labelled this date  Read more...

  Date Posted: 6 January 2020

GENERAL Bonk - when your muscle glycogen stores are depleted, you become overwhelmingly fatigued, and you can't run any more Fuel - food or calories consumed during a run to keep your energy going MUT - mountain/ultra/trail runner Pace - how fast you're running (usu Read more...

  Date Posted: 6 December 2019

After running a brutal 50km race at Canada’s Big White mountain, I set my mind to putting in a decent 6-week training block and seeing what would happen in a 100km event. After a short period of questioning my own sanity, I chose the Canberra Trail 100. I knew I’d have Read more...

  Date Posted: 5 December 2019

Runners are an odd bunch. We’ve got plenty of things going for us - tenacity, commitment, passion, grit - but we can also be somewhat of a puzzle for non-runners. (Understandably, we know running ‘til your toenails fall off isn’t for everyone). Choosing presents for runners can be a nightmare. We probably hate the shoes you love and our favourite flavour of GU today might make u Read more...

  Date Posted: 27 November 2019

2019 marked the first year that the World Classic and World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship were run together in the one event. This was done in conjunction with the K42 Adventure Marathon in the stunning, alpine town of Villa La Angostura in Patagonia, Argentina. The lead up to the event saw the majority of the Australian team meet in Puerto Montt, Chile, to finalise thei Read more...

  Date Posted: 26 November 2019

I’ve been getting around in the vest since late May and it certainly gets the job done. Over the next few minutes, I’ll take you through the features, the pros and the cons of UD’s Adventure 4.0. Overview of Features and Specs Designed with a female-specific fit, the vest comes in vibrant colours and has plenty of features (and pockets). At 12 Read more...

  Date Posted: 15 November 2019

Icebreaker’s 200 Zone Lightweight Half Zip Thermal Top is quite a mouthful to say. But that’s about the only fault I’ve found after almost three months of use (and abuse). Icebreaker describe it as follows: “For highly active, high-output days on the bike, skis, trail or the rock, t Read more...

  Date Posted: 5 October 2019

As an Altra -lover, I was excited to test out their new and improved Lone Peak 4.0s . If you’re not familiar with Altras, they’re known for their durable zero-drop shoes with wide toe boxes. Beyond increased comfort, the wide toe box also promotes a more natural toe splay. Alt Read more...

  Date Posted: 24 September 2019

I was not disappointed. The trail-specific tights are designed to prevent chafing and the performance fabric is grippy - so the tights don’t slide around once you’re running. I tested them on some pretty epic hills in Lerderderg and the You Yangs and was impressed that I didn’t need to adjust them at all. Features The tights are loaded with featu Read more...

  Date Posted: 17 September 2019

Both shoes deliver optimal high performance traction, across a wide variety of terrain. Saucony have been making shoes for 121 years and they know what they’re doing. Both the Mad River and the Peregrine ISO are exceptionally comfortable trail shoes, offering confidence inspiring grip paired with state of the art cushioning. My interest lay in how far you could push these trail shoes out of thei Read more...