I've had a miserable week last week with calf/shin probs and then a massive back spasm on Friday during a run that curtailed my running for the week. Went to see my physio on Saturday and the good news is she sorted out my legs a treat but the brutality my back took has left me very sore and tender. May try to get some gentle miles in tonight, will see how it goes.
Definitely, you might get away with having to use a gel belt as the shorts have gel loops and pockets to store stuff. They have an inner lining that covers most of your quad, that stops any chafing, the lining is close to the skin but not compression tight. You might get a little warm on a hot day, but Manchester in April I don't think you'd need to worry about that.
Bailed on a run last night, interrupted nights sleep on Wednesday and sore shin/calf conspired against me so I decided on rest rather than push it. Feel like the mileage is starting to catch up on me, going for a massage on Saturday (post run) to freshen up the legs and hopefully kick-start my mojo. Will aim to get a run in pre-work tomorrow and then 20 on Saturday.