As a relatively new runner I am planning to enter a variety of races in the Sussex/Surrey area and have found a few I would like to enter.
Some such as the Henfield 9 mile run on 27/2 are described as trail with running along a riverbank and disused railway. I reguarly run along a disused railway,but, not along riverbanks- should I buy trail shoes for these and other events?
When can you use trail running shoes and what advantages do they have over ordinary running traniers? I asume they be used on road as well?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
sounds like you`l want trail shoes Alistair : http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/event-editorial/rw-race-report---henfield-9/3460.html
If I was to enter that event I`d use my salomon speedcross2`s, they work very well in the mud but have sufficient cushioning/support to deal with harder terrain aswell....
Thanks for your replies. Are trail shoes good in the icy conditions as well?
Also do people tend to buy them on the internet to save a few pounds or from a local running shop? I have a preference for the latter as fining shoes for me is harder enough as it is.
Id go for a hybrid trail/road shoe tbh, i personally wear asics gel trabuco. I find them great on all surfaces and even performed well in the recent snow and icy conditions. Soul is a slightly harder compound than the road version which makes for more support offroad but doesnt compromise road performance.
Hope this helps some
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