Pete S

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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.

Wide fitting trail shoes?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:19
Roland McCartney wrote (see)
You`l want Inov8 Mudclaws or X-Talons for sqidgy-sloppy conditions Natty ..

I'd go mudclaw for sloppy and x-talon for squidgy. Maybe a trailroc for less sloppy squidgey stuff!

widest inov8 trail shoes..?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 14:16
Fell Running Guide wrote (see)

Inov8 are now making their X talon 212 in two width fittings I believe.  The blue & orange ones.

Yep - precision or standard fit. 2 more ways to fleece you of £100!
Details here:

Running socks vs cycling socks

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 13:41

Start fitness - 3 pairs of More Mile running socks for £10 and free delivery.

Running socks vs cycling socks

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:45

I know the compressport cycling socks are the same as their running socks but just slightly longer.

Lighting the way

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 13:44

Silva trail runner head torch and some clip on rear bike lights attached to my bum bag.

Also got a flashing collar for the dog!

Inov-8 Roclite 315s. Stopped making ladies sizes?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 13:00

Inov-8 haven't made the 315 for a while now. The replacement (though not exatly the same) is the 295 which is available on a women's last.

Which shoes for XC?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 13:19
PhilPub wrote (see)

I've started using Inov-8 XTalon 212, which I bought for a fell race, but will use for XC courses which aren't suitable for XC spikes (because of gravel / stony paths, etc. which we sometimes get.)  The rubber lugs on the soles are too soft to consider doing any significant amount of road running so they really are strictly off-road, but they're not minimalist either.  There is some cushioning there, just not a lot.  You could go even lighter with the 190 but I don't have any experience of those.

BTW the 212 is supposed to refer to the weight in grammes, which is a bit of a joke, since mine are over 250g and I haven't exactly got clowns' feet!  Still pretty light for an off-road shoe though.


I'd recommend the x-talon 212 too. Lightweight, good grip on soft ground and enough cushioning for firmer stuff. The 212 is supposed to be the weight for a size 8. However, even without the laces and inner sole they still weigh 230g so not sure where Inov-8 get their figures from! 

Man Versus Mountain

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 14:02

It must be waterproof and should also be breathable with taped seams. Remember - its not just for running in. It is there for your safety in the event that you are injured or incapacitated in someway.

If you want to splash out I'd recommend the OMM kamleika too

Hybrid or Trail shoe?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:54

What Roland says.

Its boggy going up and the second half is largely on an old mine road which is rough in places with wome steep descents in places. Grip is paramount.


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