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EHM Festival of Run 2014 Half & 10K

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 15:34
Can't help Aleksandrana, but am really, really looking forward to this one.

Last year's was brilliant, and with the added track finish this year I suspect it could be even better.

Am starting to wonder if signing up to the mile event that takes place at 12.45 was particularly wise, given that my left knee is a bit knackered. Best case scenario I'll be finishing the half just before 11, so I might need to lean on family to bring a couple of ice packs for it...

Running with portable speakers (X-mini) - is it allowed?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:36

Someone tried running alongside me during the Guernsey Marathon that was blaring out music from a phone.

Gave me great satisfaction to leave them in my wake on an uphill section.

Set You Free by N'Trance not exactly slow marathon running material, to be honest. I think they might be better advised to go with something a bit more sedate.

I shook them off around the time 2 Unlimited's No Limit piped up. Was very pleased when that finally left my earshot.

Guernsey Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:48
Apparently the delivery didn't turn up. I've given the organisers a bit of a mauling in my race review on the site, and that's a huge part of it - they told those manning the water stations, but didn't tell the runners!

Worse still, I saw the following day that two stores within 2 mins walk of the start stocked the brand they were supposed to be supplying. Absolutely ridiculous. They must have known on the Saturday evening that the stocks hadn't emerged, so why not tell those at the Pasta Party - there was still time for them to grab some before the shops shut!

For this reason, several desperate runners were left foraging for berries in the latter stages. Dangerous and completely avoidable.

Which shoes for XC?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:07

Saucony Kilkenny are great if you need spikes.

I've got a pair of Puma (I think) Cortland which cost me about £12 off eBay a couple of years back. I've never competed in them, but oddly they did get a lot of use two winters back for helping me get around in snow!

Guernsey Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:02
Second stab at marathon distance for me at the weekend, at this. More than a little concerned at the hill in the first couple of miles, I have to say... http://www.guernseymarathon.gg/uploads/9/7/5/0/9750672/gwm2014_elevation.jpg

Hi-Tec Silver Shadow - £14 delivered

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 15:02

ALL PE teachers used to wear them.

Hi-Tec Silver Shadow - £14 delivered

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 14:31

Or, more specifically, Silver Shadow II.

Well some people still apparently swear by them.

Listed at RRP of £34.99


Add TRAINERS60 code at checkout (drop down bit in the top-right) and it takes it down to £14.

Garmin Forerunner 620 review

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 23:34
Here's my review:

Most things

Some boring things
Doubtless some other boring things I haven't come across yet


Stop the clock - was that less than an hour?

Karrimor 3DO Eltes....Any good?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:57

One day I'm going to go to this fabled branch of SD where all the gear is at full price and take photos.

I'd be staggered if they ever sold anything judging by some of these "RRP"s.

Garmin Forerunner 620

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:52

Haven't come across any issues with mine so far.

Very, very nice piece of kit. Brilliant upgrade from my FR10 - just having four fields visible at all times means so much less fannying about with my wrist mid-run.

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Guernsey Marathon 2014

Any other RWers in for this? 
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Hi-Tec Silver Shadow - £14 delivered

Roll up, roll up - get yer road slappers here 
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Channel Islands mobile data question

for a Garmin 620 paired with an iPhone on O2 
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FAO anyone that wears Nike that's near Gretna

Just got a pair of Pegasus 29 for £18.90 
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Brian Goodwin 10k, Glasgow

Race, chip timing, medal, tech T, burger and beer = £10 
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Whipsnade Stampede 2014

Problem with 2k fun run this year? 
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Trying to find women's Nike Flex Experience RN 2013

...to replace the wife's pair that got attacked by a broken bottle 
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Mysterious Mondetta kit

Currently to be found in TK Maxx 
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Shorter (5 inch-ish) dual-layer shorts

Any available shorter than 7 inches? (Oo-er etc) 
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Guernsey Marathon 2014

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Roy Hodgson's Nike running shoes of choice

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Mud-free Parkruns for winter

For wusses like me  
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Billy wind-based dilemma

Hard training run, or funtime Garmin PB opportunity? 
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Willow 10k at Hatfield House

Glorious weather in Herts today (too glorious, if anything!) 
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Garmin FR 110 £89.95 on Amazon

Free postage too 
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