All Posts by Craig Lloyd

OdorKlenz makes products for all aspects of your life. Whether an athlete, pet owner or just a homeowner who likes to keep odors at bay, they have a product to fit whatever you need. They recently reached out to Trail Read the rest

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We are partnering with the Trans Rockies Run to host a contest. We are giving away an entry into the ‘Gu Run 3’ (3 day) Trans Rockies Run in July 2019.

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Altra is making the new Lone Peak models their flagship trail shoes for 2018. They introduced new versions of the standard Lone Peak Mesh, Lone Peak RSM (Rain, Snow, & Mud – a member of their All Weather Series), … Read the rest

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A hat is a hat is a hat. At least that’s what we thought until we tried the hats by Sunday Afternoons.

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ANNECY, FRANCE — The fifth race of the Golden Trail Series, the notorious Ring of Steall in the Highlands of Scotland, is the most technical of the bunch. The race, which is part of a full weekend of racing near … Read the rest

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$129 – Printed Puffy Blanket          $99 – Original Puffy Blanket

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(Logan, UT — August 21, 2018) Altra’s Elite athlete Dave Mackey completed the final race of the grueling Leadville Race Series to achieve the coveted Leadman title. More impressive is the fact that Mackey, 48, completed the series only 20 … Read the rest

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The Trans Rockies Run – 6 day race has been one of the major bucket list items for me for several years now. As luck would have it, an opportunity to run the team event presented itself this year, so … Read the rest

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Over the last several years we at TAUR have reviewed most of the major compression companies on the market. Being able to test and review Ruhn Co. rounds out the opportunity to cover most of the top brands and … Read the rest

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*Craig has a degree in Zoology and has worked with one of the world’s leading Herpetologists.

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As Summer starts to settle in it’s time to re-evaluate our hydration needs. Not only does Summer bring higher temps, but also opportunities to travel farther into the back country, which means we need tools that can get us there … Read the rest

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve been brought out to Spain by Salomon to do an article and video on the Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon, if you get a chance to go run trails on the course, in the Pyrenees, you go.… Read the rest

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Every book about running is a biography or a how-to. It seems inconceivable that someone could write a compelling book of fiction that would absolutely be worth reading. However, Charles Ricciardi, author, and filmmaker has found a gem of a … Read the rest

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I’ve been to large sporting events before, heard the roar of the crowds as the thumping music echos overhead and the commentator bellows metaphors to increase the noise of the crowd even more.

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May 27th Basque Country Marathon will feature the sport’s best in most grand arena

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We are excited to partner with a bunch of killer brands to bring you the Memorial Day prize pack.

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It’s that time again, where we take the hottest shoes out right now and pit them against each other. We put shoes on a dozen different testers, representing brands from 7 different companies. This will be pour most exciting and … Read the rest

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The folks at Trail And Ultra Running aren’t a bunch of lazies. They aren’t stagnant businessmen who sit around all day trying to make money off of other people being fit. Like the members of this great community, TAUR co-owners, … Read the rest

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We’ve been partnering with Rylo for the last several weeks, testing and reviewing their new 360 camera. We came across Rylo at the Winter Outdoor Retailer trade show and were immediately impressed with the quality of the camera and the … Read the rest

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WORK, a non-profit whose mission “is to accompany families in Haiti out of poverty through good, dignified jobs.” WORK believes that every individual has potential and that “dignity is a human right.” They work to remove barriers and provide skills … Read the rest

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Altra Running released the newest version of their popular, versatile, low profile, and agile trail shoe, the Superior 3.5. Like all Altra shoes it features, Zero Drop™, the company’s signature FootShape™ Toe Box, the TrailClaw™ Outsole, and a flare on Read the rest

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Successful Utah Run for Clean Air Comes to Colorado in 2018

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Epson came into the activewear GPS watch market a few years ago with a line of watches that may not have had all the fancy bells and whistles of their industry competition, but had a battery life that was completely … Read the rest

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(Logan, UT — January 24, 2018) – Altra’s top-selling Lone Peak trail shoe will launch significant updates this week at 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver. Altra will debut the Lone Peak 4.0 in both low and mid-height with … Read the rest

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Late last year we had several companies approach us with some of their newest products to review. What better way to present them to you than in a consolidated article dedicated to cool stuff we should all have this year. … Read the rest

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In late Fall 2017, TAUR partnered with several brands to test and review some of the coolest warm running clothes. Our testers are all ultra runners from around the country, testing gear in a variety of conditions.

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Like many, we look back and reflect on the amazing year we had in 2017. We are blown away by all of the opportunities and adventures we were able to experience. Most importantly, we are grateful for this amazing community … Read the rest

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We partnered with 7 of the top brands to test and review some of the most awesome new shoes to hit the shelves. We take a data-driven approach to testing shoes, putting hundreds of hours and a more than 1000 … Read the rest

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There are probably more than 100 different components that go into becoming a successful trail and ultrarunner. Not all of them are required and most can be learned over time. In my experience, however, there are three core characteristics that … Read the rest

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Long Beach, Calif., November 2, 2017 – Drawing on its decades-long technical expertise, Epson today announces ProSense™, a new line of GPS running watches that provide exceptional precision, economy, benefits and craftsmanship.

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It’s not a cover-to-cover novel, that’s important to remember. The Trail Runner’s Companion does, however, cover a vast amount of information. So much so that if every member of the TAUR community were to own a copy there would be … Read the rest

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Think about your favorite race you’ve run. What made it so special? For many, the aid stations and volunteers rank near the top of the list. The assistance they offer and the personality they bring to the race are frequently … Read the rest

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(Logan, UT — July 11, 2017) Altra topped the list of shoes preferred most by runners during the 2017 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The results from the 2017 Runner Survey show Altra as the favorite shoe of the sub-24 … Read the rest

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(Logan, UT—June 28, 2017) Altra’s best-selling Lone Peak trail shoe line launches with significant updates for the 3.5 version, announces a first ever mesh boot, and is now available in men’s size 16.

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(Logan, UT – June 26, 2017) — Altra Footwear was well represented at the 2017 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run as the Presenting Sponsor, and 4 male and 2 female athletes finishing in the top 10 for their gender. Overall, … Read the rest

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The beautiful Wasatch Mountains of Utah is the backyard and playground for many of the TAUR staff. One of our favorite activities is to introduce amazing places to new trail runners and visiting friends. Just over a week ago acclaimed … Read the rest

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