Pete S

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Recommended Physio West Midlands

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:12

Can anyone recommend me a physio in the West Midlands that specialises in running injuries and preferably also understands the unique stresses and strains of fell running in particular? Have googled this and there seems to be 100s that treat general sports injuries but not many with relevant running expertise. 

Replacing Inov8 255 Road-X

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 16:28
They have stopped all road shoe production. Seem to be concentrating on the crossfit market instead. Bigger bucks to be made on the USA I think

Replacing Inov8 255 Road-X

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:55

Infuriating that Inov-8 have dropped their road shoes and no matter what they say, there is no direct replacement in their range. I also have some 255s and 233s which have been great. The only other road shoe I use regularly is the Saucony Fast Witch which is comparable in weight, drop and cushioning though not quite as supportive as the Inov-8s. You could try those for a start.

Socks for blisters

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 13:41

Any twin skin sock should be an improvement as this will reduce the amount of friction on the skin.

I always use a sock with a high natural fibre content e.g. wool, for long arduous runs/races and especially when its likely to be wet.

Photographers - carry you DSLR on the run

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:06

Of course another option is to buy a pancake lens which will at least cut down the bulk of a DSLR and will enable you to fit it in a smaller case.

Photographers - carry you DSLR on the run

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:25

I have carried a DSLR in a salomon rucksack whilst running but to be fair, it was far too bulky for my liking. I also have a Canon G12 which provides great functionality within a nice compact body. It has produced some great shots and comfortably fits in a bumbag.

Garmin/ Strava accuracy/ discrepancies

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:13

Concur with what's been previoulsy said i.e. no GPS device will be 100%  accurate Howvere, I have found the TomTom runner to be pretty good as a lightweight running watch. It is usual for it to be a bit short on distance though (and a such means I never get a 5k time for park run as it records it as 4.98k!)

I found having the watch is far more easy to use on the move even though i usually carry a phone in a bum bag anyway.

Check the settings too e.g. Strava can be set to record only when moving so this will affect your pace though obvioulsy not distance.


Head torch advice

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:08

Silva Trail runner for me

Inov8 vs Adidas Sizing

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 13:24
PhilPub wrote (see)

Sorry, another warning. I've read somewhere else that they've been messing about with the sizes recently, with some confusion over "standard" and "precision" fit.  If you can't try them on there could be a bit of guesswork going on.


I have always found inov-8 true to size until they started doing this! Now the x-talons are 1/2 size different depending on whether I go precision or standard...

Door to trail shoe

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:27
Inov 8 are a UK company but shoes are made in China. Only Walsh still make them here (in Bolton). That said they don't do much in the way of light trail shoe these days and the fit can be a bit tight for some.
Personally I'd go for an inov 8 roclite or trailroc
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