really great event well done to the organizers stewards & runners. Think i managed to fluke a third place although not seen official results yet. I hope the pain & suffering has not put me off running more of these.
I really only wanted a pair as a backup if we get lots of rain pre race as the trail is flat not technical & a mix of tarmac, fields & woodland trails. Trailroc would be ideal but too narrow for me. Managed to find a pair of peregrine 2 for £50 in my size but got an email today saying they couldn't locate them so refunded & now back to square one. Might just risk it & pray for nice weather as i'm running out of time & could do with not spending the ££.
Trying to decide what shoe to buy is sending me a little bit crazy. The roclites look great but look a bit tight & narrow in the forefoot. Tempted by the f-lite but they don't look grippy enough for a wet trail? 110 can't find a size 12.
I bought a pair of mantras recently to use on the dukeries ultra & i'm not really liking them, thought they would be similar to the sense but with a bit more cushioning, well they are not imo. For me they are way to stiff & feel akward to run in. Only tested them out on a few 5 mile runs on the road, maybe its just they need breaking in but for now i don't want to risk injury as they started to hurt my feet. I like the speedcross 3 for softer muddy wet/snow conditions but haven't used them for +20 mile runs yet. I'm still looking for a good pair of road/trail shoes. I run in kinvara normally which are great for dry conditions but not sure how they would cope in wet muddy conditions, ran up to 30 mile in them no problems.