I've got some very old Ron Hill lycra shorts (the ones with a wide white stripe down the side) and they have the advantage of having a panel in the front with a lining behind the front panel. The panel means there isn't a seam running right down the front (ouch!) and the lining keeps that chilly wind out!
Trouble is they are on their last legs and I can't find anything like them. All lycra shorts seem to have a front seam and no lining. Can anyone suggest a similar replacement for my old Ron Hills?
Yeah I tried putting orthotics in them but couldn't get on with them. They were the heel and mid foot only type so with an insole they were much to high and felt unstable as you say and without I kept got a blisters in my fore foot. If it hadn't been for the achilles/heel support thing I might have persevered.
My return to running is going well at the mo but long runs are on roads and I'm only doing short off road stuff but will build up the big off road hills soon so I may need to get the scissors and tape out and start designing hybrid insoles!
I had a bad case of Tendonitis after the welsh 1000m summits race (about 24miles) which my physio put down to mild/moderate over-pronation combined with long and sustained climbs which he says accentuate the pronation.
At the time I owned salomon harriers (which I did the race in) and adidas swoops.
to try and prevent the same injury (which lasted months)I went to the running shop and tried all the fell shoes with a view to getting the stiffest sole which I thought was the only way of reducing pronation.
I was probably wrong in my whole approach but anyway I bought the RXs. unfortunately becasue they have a very high ankle support they gave me terrible achilles pain and so only wore them 2 or 3 times!
I'm still not sure how to combat over-pronation in fell shoes. I'm planning to do the welsh 1000m again this year but now do my road training in Asic 2110s so get less problems with shin splints etc anyway.
Anyone else got advice for over-pronators and fell shoes?
Last year I ran in the Welsh 1000m summits race in June, and intended to run again in 2006 to beat my time (and a colleague) It's about 24 miles (or more if you followed me!) starting at sea level on the north coast and crossing the main mountain ridges finishing on Snowdon.
However, in 2006 the event is the same day as the Round the Isle of White Yacht race (2000 boats and great atmosphere)which I am also planning to take part in.
My question therefore is; does anyone know of a mountain/fell race/event of 20+ miles in late May/June/early July?