Also agree re Fastwitch and look at Asics DS Racer too. I took both the Asics and Brooks to VLM with me. Asics are a fair bit lighter so (for me) prob best suited to a Half Mara or below. ST5 is a great shoe.
And Adizero Tempo (again for me) don't support me as well as the others. What support there is in those is a bit further forward towards the forefoot, so they're not as good as the other options (for me).
Oh and if anyone is 100% sure they're running next year, you can get some very cheap deals if you book now (before the hotels cotton on it's Mara weekend). Me and same friend (Rich) are staying Fri, Sat and Sun night at Ibis Docklands - 3 nights has cost us £103 each in total (less than £35 a night). That will prob be £503 once they realise what date it is.
So am I to assume it's assured to be the last Sunday in April then? Sorry, bit green when it comes to London and it's organisation,
Not sure if they'll change it now TBH, despite the passover thing. I'm hoping not anyway, otherwise that's £103 down the pan for me!
Oh and padams - re Charlie's phone. I wouldn't worry - Charlie's only little. About 4'6 I think. In fact if he'd had to use that phone his biggest issue was getting someone to press the buttons for him, cos I'm not sure he's strong enough to do it on his own. Surprised you've not invented one actually Charlie - made out of ping-pong balls and half a pigeon's beak. We were discussing you over our evening meal actually, and the best description of you was a young Magnus Pike. I think Kelvin came up with that one!
Did think of you on Monday CRAB, as Bournemouth's 3rd goal went in. I know you've supported them through thin and thin, so to be welcoming the big boys to Dean Court (or whatever it's called) must make you smile!
Does Eddie Howe warrant a 'reasonable' yet. I'm guessing if he keeps you up it'll be the heady heights of 'fair effort son'?