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September 1, 2014

Top 5 campfire jokes

By: Alan Martin
Places
September 1, 2014

5 funny signs from the trail

By: The Pack Team
After a while hiking, you can get a little blind to the signposts along the way. But it's worth keeping your eye out - there are plenty that are bizarre, surreal or just plain poorly written to bring a smile to your face along the way. More
People
August 29, 2014

#trailporn week 11

By: The Pack Team
Get outside, take amazing photos and tag them with #merrell & #trailporn. More
Thinking about having sex while camping? Here are some guidelines to follow for sex on the trail to keep your private life private while out in the woods. More
People
August 22, 2014

#trailporn week 10

By: The Pack Team
Every Friday we post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit. If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. More
Culture
August 21, 2014

Answering the Call of Nature

By: Max Willcocks
Whether you need to know how to go to the bathroom in the woods, or relieve yourself during an ultra-marathon, these tips may not be pretty, but they’ll get the job done. More
Culture
August 19, 2014

Tips for Animal Encounters

By: Max Willcocks
When out for a trail run, the last thing you want is an unexpected wild animal encounter. While animal experiences are a natural and looked-forward-to element of being outside, you don’t want to sprint up behind a bear. Follow these tips if you do have any unlucky animal encounters. More
People
August 15, 2014

#trailporn week 9

By: The Pack Team
Every Friday we post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit. If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn. More
Check out our top reasons to visit ski resorts in the summer. From solitude to affordability, summer ski resorts have a lot to offer, including top hiking trails, mountain biking, rafting and even ropes courses and alpine slides. More
Monday morning, and you have the horrible double-whammy: not only is your weekend over, but you have to face the hellish commute to get back to the job you're not that enthused about heading towards anyway. More
I must have passed the sign a hundred times and have often wondered where it points to. It simply says ‘Capital Ring - Highgate Wood 34 1/2 miles’. The idea that there is a footpath taking me through the heart of London was intriguing. More
Are you planning on running your first Down and Dirty Obstacle Mud Race this year? Don't know what to wear for the adventure? We caught up with MESP's Alisha Bryant to set us on the right path... More
People
August 8, 2014

#trailporn week 8

By: The Pack Team
Its been two months since we started publishing your #trailporn pictures, and we're still always impressed by the arty snaps that make us long to get outside and back on the trail as we upload each one to the site. Hopefully you feel the same way. More
It's always nice to see running getting some big screen attention, so we're happy to report that '4 Minute Mile' opened in theaters last Friday after a period available to stream online. It opened in 10 American cities, and in Toronto. More
When senior Communist Party leaders announced a last-minute visit to the sporting facilities in Heilongjiang, China, local sports officials authorized the creation of a right-angle running track to make up for lost time. More
People
August 1, 2014

#trailporn photos week 7

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
It's nothing new to state how important staying fit is in living a healthy life, but a new study has put it in black and white numbers. According to the report, running regularly, even if it’s just for a few minutes and at a slow pace, can add years to your life. More
Listening to music while running may not be for everyone, but plenty of people find it gets them motivated to literally go that extra mile. Well, new research backs up that music can help you get in the zone before and during a run, but also suggests that music post workout can result in a faster recovery! More
We've known for some time that moderate exercise and carefully monitored post-workout intake of food and fluids has the more benefits for your immune system in the long run than going full throttle, but it appears that there's a magical ingredient on most people's shelves that will help your exercise recovery: ginger. More
People
July 25, 2014

#trailporn photos week 6

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
Culture
July 25, 2014

The Five Best Running Dogs

By: Emily Bell
If you’re looking to buy a pooch but worried it will get in the way of your running, make sure you pick the right one. Get it right and a dog can be the perfect motivator to get you outside. They will also be your own personal trainer pushing you to run faster and further everyday. More
The 135-mile route of Badwater is infamously known as “the world’s toughest footrace” due to extremely high temperatures and its sheer length. Finishing the race once is a pretty massive achievement. q More
People
July 18, 2014

#trailporn photos week 5

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
What are the chance of being hit by lightning? Minimal. What are the chances of being hit by lightning while on the trail, AND THEN to pick yourself up and continue running? Even more minimal. Well try telling that to Adam Campbell. More
We'd all rather be outside than sat at a desk, no doubt, but now there's even more reason not to slump in a chair for too long. Sitting and exercise have a negative correlation - too much sitting actually decreases the health benefits of our exercise. More
Do you find 5k races a bit too competitive and tiring? Do you aim for a bit more relaxation with your pacing, and prefer to avoid the pressure of beating your best time? Gloanna may be for you, and it's on its way to New York. More
The toughest marathon in the world is days away, but controversy has changed the vibe in 2014. More
People
July 11, 2014

#trailporn photos week four

By: The Pack Team
That's where #trailporn Friday comes in: we'll post your best photos of your adventure with a full credit. If you want your shots to be included, tag your posts on Instagram with both #merrell and #trailporn or tweet us at @merrelloutside with the same hashtags. More
The toughest challenges in America: hideous amounts of climbing, impossible odds of completion and entry processes that are so difficult, that that alone should put you off. More
What began back in 1979 has transformed into one of the world’s most scenic and sought after marathons. 2014 proved to be no exception on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia as the Gold Coast Marathon took place in front of thousands of excited fans. More
It's Independence Day! No doubt you're enjoying the day to take in some of the amazing sights up and around the country. But once you're back from the trail, what better way to celebrate 4th July than with a fine American Craft Beer? More
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
April 15 2013 will forever go down in history as one of the most tragic days Boston has known. Bolyston Street was the scene of horror just a year ago, where two pressure cooker bombs exploded towards the finish line at the Boston marathon. The city of Boston, however, has rallied around each other and come back stronger than ever. More
For some of us, the feel of a good run is all we need to get out there and get on the track. For others, a reason to go outside is essential to keep up the good habit. Enter Good Gym, a brilliant not-for-profit organization gradually spreading across Great Britain. More
People
June 27, 2014

#trailporn photos week two

By: The Pack Team
Every week on The Pack, we try to bring you amazing stories from people having amazing adventures all over the world. But the truth is you Merrell readers and fans are having your own fantastic adventures every day too, and plenty of you are documenting it as you go. More
The Western States Endurance Run remains one of the world’s truest tests of endurance, and this year will be no exception as the competitors ready themselves for the 2014 event, taking place on June 28 – 29. More
Events
June 25, 2014

Great Pacific race underway

By: The Pack Team
Billed as 'the biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet', the inaugural Great Pacific Race sees teams from around the world rowing from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. More
In an amazing feat of endurance, 45 year old Englishman Steve Birkinshaw has run 320 miles, ascended 36,000 meters and touched 214 hill and mountain peaks in just six days and 13 hours. If this sounds record breaking, it's because it is - the previous best for the route was set by Joss Naylor in 1987, and he did it 12 hours slower. More

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