Well all...thanks for the encouragement. Today I did my first early morning run and loved it! Ok it was 8am , but thats early for me on a Sunday. Did 5.8miles in record time too. I'll definitely try for mornings from now on. the only learning is to get my stuff ready beforehand. I wasted 20mins looking for runnings socks etc.
Yes, I wear Brooks Beast shoes with my orthotics. They work perfectly. I had bad overpronation and a very dodgy knee. I went to a poiatrist and she gave me some standard orthotics to try with a couple of small addins attached to the sole to raise my heel some more. I then went to the wonderful run and become shop in London with the orthotics and they recommended the Brooks Beast as the best shoe for me. I just slotted in the orthotics and they are great.