Always buy loads of stuff when Aldi do their running gear & never been disappointed. Always wondered about the shoes & today I finally bought a pair & tried them out on a 40 minute run. Big mistake. They might suit some light people with a neutral gait, but for me - six foot tall, nearly 15 stone, heavy on my feet & an over-pronator - they were no good at all. They were uncomfortable while I was running & afterwards I had sore arches & heels. The soles might look identical to Asics shoes, but they are no substitute for proper structured support running shoes.
I'll use them for everyday trainers (& at £12 a pair, they're pretty cheap ones), but I'm never going to run in them again.
Thanks for that. My official time isn't as good as the time on my watch. Oh well, still a pb. How are the official times calculated? I mean, is any allowance taken of the fact that people at the back take 30-45 seconds to even reach the starting line?
I noticed some photos being taken. Are they available on a web site anywhere?
I was puzzled by the numbering system as well. And the colours too: green for 3xxx, blue for 2xxx, yellow for 4xxx. There seemed to be some significance in the numbers/colours but I couldn't work out what it was.
Great race though. I finished in 44.48, which was a personal best by about 3 minutes. It wasn't a short "10k" was it?
Congrats to the organisers for such a well-run, friendly event. Loved the sponges!