Pete S

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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

I.D bands

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:06

Any parkrunners can get their bar code on a credit card, key fob or wristband with ICE details printed. I have one for park run and a couple of key fobs attached to bum bags so I've always got something with me.


Low drop road shoes

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 13:29

I'm a big fan of the Saucony Fastwitch. 6mm drop & light as a feather.

Tom Tom Runner

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 20:46

Been using the watch for a week or so and have found it to be generally very good. The quick fix GPS is fantastic - took about 30 seconds this morning before park run. I've not explored all the  features yet but there is more than enough there for my needs. Not worked out how to get lap times yet. Display is bright and easily readable with the ability to choose which metrics are shown.  Battery life is good too and I love the slimline case and strap. Only one slight niggle which is that I seem to have to keep pairing the watch with my phone each time I use the android app. Not sure if this is the app, watch or my phone though.

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