I have an LED Lenser H7R, had it for a year or so. It's never been the most rigid of torches but I'm finding it is trying to spend more and more time pointing at my nose and less and less at the trail.
Maybe its my magnetic personality, but I'd I'd rather it looked where it was meant to.
Any suggestions for stiffening it up? I'm tempted to superglue the bugger, but you just know it'll end up pointing at not quite the right angle.
I'm a fan of the Adidas Kanadias. Lightweight, sub £40 and soles like an angry tractor. Apparently they not too good on wet rock, though I've never had any trouble. They did me proud in the CTS Gower "10k" (7.2 miles, pah) and that was ridiculously squidgee.
Hopefully better organised than last year if Bupa have taken over. Although from the map it still looks like the start is still at the far end of Broad St (anyone else remember the dead stop after the first 15 seconds?) and they still want to use Pershore road both ways which was crowded enough last year. I think last year was 12000 people so if they've upped it by 3000 entrants the overcrowding won't have improved either. I'm just glad I wasn't one of the hundreds of people that couldn't get over the finish line.
That said, Bupa do have a good deal of expertise to bring to the table, but for £30 I'll wait till next year to see if they've got there act together. Might give Bristol a bash this year...
2 months should be enough to get you're fitness up. I had to do a similar thing for the marines fitness test (then I ballsed my knee up). 1.5 miles in 12.5 mins, 1 min rest then again in 10.5 mins all at 3% incline.
I would run the test once a week on a treadmill (3% incline to mimic outdoor running) starting at a pace you can manage maybe 7min/mile. Drop it by 12-15 seconds per week so your down to 6min/mile in 4-5 weeks. After this maybe borrow you're friends GPS and see if you can crack it outside in the last 3 weeks. As long as you're close before you go adrenaline should see you through on the day, obviously knowing you can do it already would be nice.
Depending on how often you train either an easy run as your 3rd run or if your a more seasoned runner a slower speed session on the treadmill or other interval session.
I found running the test regularly was the best training. Seeing those few seconds drop off every week gives you the motivation to plow on.
Finally, these test are supposed to push you hard, you have to want it to push through. 9 minutes isn't long, I've done poo's that lasted longer. So on the day focus on how much you've trained, how you'll kick yourself if you give anything but 100% and then some and how the guy next you is going to eat your dust