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10KM Running trainers

Posted: Yesterday at 09:28

http://www.tortoiseandthehare.co.uk/ not too far from you or http://www.fitstuff.net/ in Guildford

10KM Running trainers

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:29


shoes are very subjective, you need to find a make/model that suits your feet and your running style.  For 10Km you could probably use a minimalist 'racing flat', but if you land very heavily you might find something with more cushioning might be more comfortable.  

Whereabouts are you based?  Someone might be able to suggest a suitable specialist shop where you can try various different brands. 

Running/Racing Flats

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:19


I think you might be disappointed- racing flats are generally minimalist.  I've not run in the Adidas but run in flats most of the time and none of them could be described as sturdy.  I'm curious as to why your feet should be sliding around though.  Even using elastic laces I don't generally get foot slippage.  

If you had a fancy for a 'mad as a box of fish' shoe, the Saucony Hattori seems to be available very cheaply.  Very minimalist, but the zero drop takes some getting used to.

Would you do an Ironman triathlon over a week?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 12:47

It's a little difficult to make a direct comparison as the Long Course Weekend uses a different (and much hillier) run route to the actual IM course.  I did the bike and run back in 2012 (missed the swim due to me forgetting just how far away Tenby is).  I was able to run harder/faster on the Sunday than when I did IMW in 2011, but the end result in both cases was in the same ballpark (ouchie wise).  

PSOF Championships 2014 - Ironman France

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:57

J'adore Google translate.  New swim course announced:

"The swim start is made on a long line of 120m, where locks are arranged corresponding to time references athletes, that can be placed in their corresponding lock and avoid horseplay. The estimated temperature at this time of year is about 24 ° C. Port combination will be at the discretion of the athlete to swim in the salty waters of the Mediterranean."

I was quite looking forward to some bousculades.

8 hours to convince someone NOT to buy a £99 bike

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:54

If she can stretch to it, I'd go for a Boardman hybrid

I need a little assistance please!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:08

Another set of best wishes for rapid healing. 

Race Choice for 2015

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:07

It's also worth pointing out that they sell out very quickly, this purloined from another website:

The Challenge Family announced today that its marquee race, the Challenge Roth triathlon, has sold out for 2014 in record time.

According to the press release, just under 4,000 race entries were eliminated in under four minutes on Monday, July 22. The coveted relay team slots disappeared in 50 seconds, while the individual slots allocated for German athletes were gone in just over two minutes. The individual entries reserved for international athletes sold out in just over three minutes.

Read more at http://triathlon.competitor.com/2013/07/news/2014-challenge-roth-sells-out-in-record-time_80486#f4GWv4wze7fftuvl.99

Emergency kit order

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 23:23


paid and PM'd

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