Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favorite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing (both downhill and backcountry). Aside from her own adventures, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy getting outside and exploring, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.
Keen trail runner Fiona Russell has a large collection of footwear but there are a few that she much prefers
We consider what makes a headlamp expensive and whether a cheaper version is good enough for running in the dark
We ponder the question: do you need to buy more expensive trail running shoes, or will the cheaper versions will do?
We reveals tips and recommendations if you are hoping to spend less on waterproof jackets for hiking and running
Wouldn’t it be awesome if your favorite trail running shoes could double up as hiking shoes, too?
If you plan to run off-road, be sure your footwear is fit for purpose and gives you enjoyment and comfort, not pain
Wondering if battery-powered socks are a good investment? We'll help you make the right choice
An expert guide to the pros and cons of running barefoot, or in minimalist running shoes
Ready to shed your shoes? Here's how to take your first steps in the world of barefoot running without hurting yourself
Bored of the same routes and want to go somewhere new? Here's how to find great trails recommended by other runners
Can't I just wear my hiking socks for skiing – or should I consider buying ski-specific socks?
Tips and hints for runners who want to turn a boring indoor run into something more interesting and motivating
There are different types of first aid kit, suited to different situations. Make sure you've packed the right one
Tips for buying a waterproof jacket – and how to be sure your favourite jacket is still waterproof