I overpronate on my right but am fairly neutral on my left (so the opposite to you), and back when I tried upping mileage in more neutral shoes I started getting pains on the inside of my right ankle. My solution has been to have a few pairs of running shoes of varying support, and avoid doing all my mileage in the same pair all of the time. Seems to work for me,
I'm usually somewhere in the range of 10-10.5 stone. I've had good results with shoes that offer 'just enough' support, like Asics DS Trainer, DS Racer, Brooks Racer ST5. I find that if I train too much in chunkier support shoes I end up with left knee issues instead - presumably it shifts the imbalance back to my other side. I still have a pair of GT2170 however find them awkward in comparison and only end up wearing them for recovery jogs the day after long runs/races when tired feet appreciate the extra cushioning.
I am, Scott. In case you meant 'anyone running the senior women's race, quite slowly?'
I plan to go letch and heckle at the senior women's race, make sure they know their place and all that. If a sympathetically misogynistic race director does not bar me from the senior men's race after such antics then I plan to smash my road mile PB by a good 45 seconds in order to lead the first lap. If I run out of beleife then I will still be satisfied with finishing in the top half.
- summer sounds busy yes, but I won't be doing every one of those weekday summer races, just whatever fits in around work and home. The Gosport 5Ks will be most likely to get binned for me, mainly due to traffic - although definitely up for the Golden Mile.
Educated but confident guess to who I think you are Ballesteros...and yes we have! But to be honest I've never finished ahead of you but have certainly tried! There is a group of you I always try to target, vividly remember Netley Parkrun last year (5 laps) where I literally died over the last km and you passed me over the final 100 metres or so. That said that's my Parkrun PB from that day!
WJH - yes I remember that parkrun so you've definitely ID'd me correctly According to runbritain head-to-heads you have finished ahead of me once though (or twice if you include the time I was pacing the wife!). I'll be at Salisbury - though Eastleigh 10K is the current goal race for me. Am planning on doing all the remaining HRRL races and finishing higher up the league table than last year.
Looks like a busy midweek summer calendar with RR10 series, Lakeside 5K series, Gosport 5K series all available. See some of you guys around no doubt. I might also venture a bit further afield for the final Yateley 10K in August, and for the Gibbet Hill 10K in July - both Wednesday races.