Pete S

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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.

Hats for running in the rain

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 13:07

I use these 3 - keeps me dry, warm and prevents water on specs.

Primarily Inov-8 rain peak

Inov-8 winter peak - as above but fleece lined

or the OMM Kamleika - more expensive but water proof and will not blow off your head in a gale.

Cross Country Shoes?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 13:29

Inov-8 x-talons would fit the bill or mudclaws if you want something a bit more extreme.

Tom Tom Runner

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 13:28

Thanks for the advice everyone.

I've taken a punt and ordered one. Arrived this morning and does look good so far.


Tom Tom Runner

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 13:32

Thinking about getting a Tom Tom runner GPS watch with christmas bonus (if I get one!)

Anybody have any experiences to share?

Head Torches

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:58
Muttley wrote (see)

I use a Silva Trail. Used to have an Alpkit Gamma but when it died they were out of stock (these things sell fast).

The Silva is definitely brighter and a bit more refined but it costs more and lacks the over-the-head strap and tail light. Still a good torch though.


+1 for the Silva trail runner.

100+ lumens - very bright.

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