The Solomons are a good example of an American trail shoe. very good for the hard packed trails but not so good for mud and grass, esp once you start throwing in hills. They are of course, much better on mud and grass than a road shoe, no question about that.
inov8's are great off road shoes but pricey, so probably not what you want if you want budget. I have heard good things about Walsh.
Really Madbee, Cake is a good person to ask as he does a lot of trail / fell running. ah... achilles heel do a good range of off road shoes and they nearly always have something on offer.
May haps. We had a pool at our primary school and I was always first in last out. Not that I was ever any good at swimming, I just loved it.
Need to work out a training plan for the next 6 months. I have 3 marathons planned, yet right now I can barely run a mile. I want to do Dart 10k in sept, that should be ok. I'm swimming in the sea twice a week and in the pool twice a week. The club always does long swims in the summer so I'll get some practice in.
Just need to work out how to fit it all in. Only good thing is that hockey season ends at the end of this month so I'll have my weds eves to redirect.
Really don't know how I'm going to be able to run Bells and Whistles at the end of the month though. I just hope my legs start working again.
Need to plan tomorrow first, have to get my butt over to btn. Do I train it, or cycle it, or what? Need to be in Lewes for the evening. (I have to pass through Lewes to get to Btn. I don't want to keep having to go back and forwards).