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North London Half Marathon

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 22:40
Published capacity was 10,000 so unless there's a mad late flurry I'm guessing it's coming up well short.

Blurb talks a very good game and I'm a big fan of the chip/race number combo, so really looking forward to this.

North London Half Marathon

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:29

Mr and the Mrs got our race numbers yesterday.

Surprisingly low, given we weren't exactly first-day signees. I'm 600-odd, she's in the 700s.

Any word on how many entrants they have for this?

Any old shoe will do

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:06

I used to be cynical about "innovations" but after wearing a pair of Vomero 1s cured a long-standing and eternally recurring shin splints issue more or less overnight, I now bow to gait analysis.

I think weight has a lot to do with it, and there's a tipping point where the stresses running puts on your lower body are no longer perfectly manageable and need cushioning or stability help.

Favourite GU Energy gel flavours?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 15:03
Exactly which flavours are still made?

Two of my favourites are Peanut Butter and Mint Chocolate, but I haven't seen either in a store for a good long while now.

Of the ones I can get hold of, Lemon & Lime and the bogstandard choc are my go-to flavours.

Nike Vomero 9 - Opinions please?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 15:00
Oh, I should add as well that I haven't tried the 9 yet but it will be on my list to check out when I retire my current pair of Pegasus in a month or two.

Nike Vomero 9 - Opinions please?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 14:59
I've worn Vomero on and off since the line was first introduced.

I can also vouch that the very last thing they are is fashionable.

They're brilliant if they're what you need. If you don't need that much cushioning though (and I increasingly didn't as I brought my weight down) you might find Nike Pegasus a better bet.

Pegasus are also generally quite painful to look at.

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 14:06

Yeah, the 620 really is brilliant. I treated myself last year and haven't regretted it for a second. Syncing with Garmin Connect on your phone is just spot on too.

Nike - Pegasus 28 vs. Vomero 7

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:09

The Nike Outlet in Hatfield had Pegasus 28s in both road and trail flavours just before Christmas.

There were £60-odd though, which was more than they were asking for last year's model.

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:25
Yes - it's essential. The lead that charges it also connects via USB to a computer.

Search for Garmin FR10 firmware update on Google and there's instructions that'll walk you through.

Basically without the updates it won't have up-to-date info on the position of the satellites it's trying to connect to. Well worth a check every few months or so in case there's an update.

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:19

I keep seeing references to Garmin straps breaking. I had mine for two years before flogging it. The Mrs has had hers for an age and it still looks pristine.

The FR10 performs much better than it used to with finding GPS under the current firmware.

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