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Compression socks

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:35

Wiggle are currently selling the 2XU ladies compression sock at half price. I have used their calf guards, and got on well with them. I think Karrimor do a compression sock, if you want a really cheap one to test the principle.

Trainer advise for an ultra

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:24

Presumable this race is the Stour Valley Path 100k. If so then it is a pretty runnable, course, though the local farmers occasionally plough over the footpath in places. I ran it in Salamons, though I don't think there would have been a problem with road shoes.


The Spine

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:20

Polls are an advantage on some types of terrain, and a hindrance on other types.  The folding ones are much easier to stow away when you don’t want them.  Naturally then cannot be made as strong as the telescoping type. 

The Spine

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:59

The two models that you have mentioned seem to be the most popular among ultra runners. If you are going to go down the route of poles, you want to get some practice using them on training runs, to develop superior technique. If you have a friend who owns a pair, then borrow them for the day, to get an idea what they are about.

Trainer advise for an ultra

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:26

If you only have a month left to the race, then it might be better to stick to the Kayanos.

You don't really have time to evaluate a new trail shoe.

lakeland 100/50 2014

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:52

You could have picked an easier first 100 Andy!

The SDW 100 will feel like a kitten after this!

Compression socks

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:41

Compression socks and calf guards can help with shin splints and calf niggles, in my experience.  If it is a regular problem for you, then give them a try. 

lakeland 100/50 2014

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:51

Congratulations to everybody who is home safely, and good luck to everybody still out on the course!

Karrimor 3DO Eltes....Any good?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:49

Thanks mate. 

lakeland 100/50 2014

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 00:08

This event is a nail biter, even from the perspective of watching your friends do it online!

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