Just to be devil's advocate, I bought my 8 year old son a pair of Karrimor trail shoes to see him through the last few weeks of school after he trashed his Clarks. Admittedly he is not running in them but he has done everything else, including climbing trees and playground football. They have been great and are showing no signs of wear. I'd buy them again for him. I'll stick with the Saucony's for me though!
My running buddy got the jacket for Christmas. I thought it was beautifully made but his partner said it looked like and England football shell suit top. Anyway, he has stopped wearing it as it irritates his neck and is back with a Nike/TK Maxx jacket he has had for years.
Thanks - that makes a lot of sense. I do have a demanding job and family AND was also told I was low on iron when I last tried to give blood. I'll give the Feroglobin a go for a few weeks and see if that helps.