A few months ago I was approached by the race director of the Kanku-Breakaways Marathon, to host a “Kids Running Clinic” at Coober Pedy, an outback Opal mining town in South Australia. The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park forms part of the traditional country of the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara people. It is owned by Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal […]Read More..
I like to race. A lot. With racing coming back now after such a lull in 2020 (I won’t mention the “C” word), it’s hard not to want to sign up for anything and everything. Those that know me know that my race schedule for the first half of 2021 has been a little ambitious, […]Read More..
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Climb with La Sportiva this April ! Challenge yourself to climb 4810m in April. If you do you will have climbed the height of Monte Bianco, Italy’s highest mountain ! Whether you finish in one day or take 30 days, if you complete the challenge you can win ! (Add #LaSportivaVertical to your posts so we can share your images.) How […]Read More..
The Run Jacket offers highly breathable and waterproof (10,000mm) protection in a fabric that moves with you & is super lightweight. The Run Jacket meets worldwide waterproof jacket mandatory kit specifications. Designed for runners as a waterproof and windproof shell but it can also be used for the daily commute, weekend hikes or for climbing. […]Read More..
Team La Sportiva athlete Hayley Teale has placed 7th in the Ultra Trail Australia 100, 3rd at the Surf Coast Century 100k and will race Brisbane Trail Ultra 110 in 2020. In 2021 Hayley will race the UTA 50 before travelling to Europe to race the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra-Trail 120k in the Italian Dolomites in […]Read More..
Team La Sportiva runner Sam Burridge won the inaugural Brisbane Trail Ultra 60k in 2019. He has written some advice for all runner preparing to race there this year. All 4 race options at BTU share some of the same trails so whether you are doing the 30km or the Miler… do your hill work […]Read More..
Bio Resides: Melbourne Occupation: Horticulturalist Favourite Trails: Victorian Alps Favourite La Sportiva Shoe : Jackal In 2015 swimming was daily exercise for Matt. However on a field trip to New Zealand for university, daily swims weren’t possible so he did some trail runs in New Zealand’s South Island. With a new-found love for running and […]Read More..
How to Choose Trail Running Shoes In the trail and sky running world, more than in other disciplines, the shoe is essential. On the market there are different kinds of footwear styles, with different drops, different uppers, different volumes, different types of midsole … But which one is more suited to our needs? What’s the […]Read More..
Bio Resides: Canberra Occupation: Project Manager Favourite Trails: Namagi National Park & Bright (Victoria Alps) Favourite La Sportiva Shoe : Kaptiva While training for an Obstacle Course Race in 2012 Sam started to enjoy trail running more than OCR racing. He soon began competing in trail running races and preferred hilly courses which led him […]Read More..
La Sportiva Australia proudly supports these events: Ultra-Trail Australia – May 13-16, 2021 – Katoomba, New South Wales Glow Worm Tunnel – June 18-20, 2021 – Newnes, New South Wales Brisbane Trail Ultra – July 10-11, 2021 – Brisbane, Queensland Surf Coast Century – September 11-12, 2021 – Anglesea, Victoria Follow the happenings from the series at the Facebook page […]Read More..