RAT RACE COAST TO COAST, SCOT­LAND

Men's Fitness - - Need To Know -

12TH-13TH SEPTEM­BER

Have your bike at the ready. This two-day 169km event in the Scot­tish High­lands will see you rid­ing, run­ning and pad­dling from the im­pos­ing land­scapes

of Glen­coe and Ben Ne­vis to the lochside paths of Fort Au­gus­tus and Fort Wil­liam.

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HIGH-END Garmin Fenix 2 Mul­ti­sport Watch

£210sportsshoes.com Use the Fenix 2’s GPS tracker to log your speed, heart rate and dis­tance cov­ered in train­ing so you know what you can ac­com­plish in a race. The com­pass will help you hunt down check­points, while its sen­sors de­tect weather changes that could af­fect your race strat­egy.

MID-RANGE Salomon Spike­cross 3 CS

£140sa­lomon.com A rugged off-road shoe de­signed to han­dle any ter­rain or weather. Me­tal spikes pro­vide ex­tra grip in mud, while draw­string laces min­imise wasted time in tran­si­tions.

BUD­GET Camel­bak Hy­drobak Hy­dra­tion Sys­tem

£29wig­gle.co.uk Save time and stay hy­drated on the go by sip­ping from this 1.5-litre fluid pack. It also has stor­age to fit the bare ne­ces­si­ties ies and weighs hs a mod­est 295g, so you won’t eve­nen know it’s there.

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