Yep, very light and comfortable - my main complaints would be that they are incredibly squeaky on any tiled flooring and scarily slippy on wet brick/tile/smooth surfaces. And not too grippy on tarmac. So a comfortable low mileage shoe to take the weight off your joints, but not a racer or a longer distance shoe. And not a casual shoe, because of the squeaking!
ust to clear things up about this event. It is not AW licensed - but it is approved by Gwent Police, and all the other members of the Newport Safety and Advisory Group. The organiser has worked tirelessly to get the event set up - and whilst it may not have an official course measure certificate it has been measured using conventional methods.
The event is a joint venture between 5 charities. Npt cc actually want the name changed in case we nake the name of newport a laughing stock - thats how helpful they are!
Still no news in the local Argus, Intermanaut - not sure if there is a conspiracy to protect the honour of Newport? Ironic really - they say there is no such thing a bad publicity, but the Newport Fun Run seems to have avoided pubicity of any kind.
By the by - nothing in the local paper. Just a small piece which must have been written at the start of the run as there was only the number of runners given as 65 - no breakdown as to how many were going the distance (so to speak!) - no mention of winners, times, no details, nothing negative. Just a fun-run for a handful of runners.
Actually, maybe the Argus isn't so stupid after all...
Congratulations to all who took part and helped organise the event. It was on the local news - 65 runners. My quibbles remain - not enough publicity, not enough notice - hopefully enough lessons were learned to ensure that the second Newport marathon is slick, professionally run, well-publicised and that the marathon goes from strength to strength.