Lakeland 50 coming up
i did the lakeland 50 last year and by the end I was so jealous of those with poles that after the event I bought some............i bought the mountain king trail Blaze from Likeys and used them on a few races...............really pleased with them................will be taking them again with me to the lakeland 50 this year..................
can't comment on the other two................
the handles are comfortable and good on the hills........
My only problem is to keep them taut when I set them up........not sure if i missed something..........sorted out by tying a knot part where up the string and hooking it over...........takes a while to get it in the right place...........someone else might know a knack to it...........
they fold up and fit nicely into the rucksac.very light as well.....
The Mountain Kings do already have a knot you have to pull further than you think you should before it appears but it is not a problem I have been using the same pair for nearly two years. Here is a review I first wrote a few years ago before we had any concept of being a retail outlet
Trail Blaze Poles
I have only really used poles for uphill, never even thought about running with them, I will have to give it a go. Does it really make that much of a difference ??
hhmm, well not to speed no, I find that they will cut down on wear and tear and therefore keep your legs feeling fresher, longer. On flater, technical ground your joints. tendons, etc. have to work to keep you upright and moving forward, using poles reduces these stresses hence why I believe they will help on longer events.
That said I would be hard pressed to think of a flatter event where I would consider poles, probably getting in to 100 mile plus region then I may be swayed.
We have been slow in the UK to catch on but they are widely used elsewhere, looking forward to hearing how you get on.
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