I got a Vango Swift 10 today only £23 and not what I was intending to buy, but having tried it on it seemed good enough to at least try and cheap enough that it's not a complete disaster if it doesn't work. I'll be trying it tomorrow.
Booktrunk - when doing searches on it I noticed you actually bought one a few years ago - how was it?
Hope everyone's training is going well - only 3 months to go!!
Thanks Booktrunk. I'm going to have a look and see what's out there. If I get a bigger pack I think I like the idea of two bottles in the front rather than bladder in the back, I probably need to try some on. Going out tomorrow with my current set up of waist bottles and a "buddy pouch" magnetic thing I got for my phone which seems quite good on the short run I tried it on. But yeah I can see I need more storage.
I'm wondering whether I should buy some sort of ultra vest/backpack...logic tells me no as the aid stations are so close that I shouldn't need to carry more than I can already carry in my two bottle belt, but then I will also want phone, head torch, more substantial food than normal, and probably some other things I haven't thought of yet. I'm just feeling a bit cheap as at the moment I have no further ultra plans. But I also know that running without the right kit is more trouble than it's worth! So should I just bite the bullet and buy something, sooner rather than later so I can train with it? I think the answer is yes but just wanting a sanity check