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2015 in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 10:30

188 miles so far - 188AD was a leap year

1,827 miles to go - In 1827 the fountain pen with replaceable cartridge is invented

The Spine

Posted: Yesterday at 05:45
Thank you Ian - that's really helpful

And superb blog!

The Spine

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 19:35

I think they are based on on the spike cross - but with a higher cut and built in gaiter.

take your point re the ice skates Peronel!  

The Spine

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 19:33

Peronel/Booktrunk - these are the ones I'm on about


What socks do professional marathon runners wear?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 18:35
seren nos wrote (see)

I forgot to mention i am not a professional runner  


In case there was ever any doubt... 

The Spine

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 15:02

Thanks An - some food for thought.  I will try and find somewhere that stocks them so that I can go and have a proper look and try them on etc.

Booktrunk shared a quite interesting blog with me about the various choices of footwear in 2013.  I was surprised at how many opted for regular speedcrosses.

The Spine

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:04

I remember seeing a picture of Pavel last year.  He was sat on a chair at one of the checkpoints.  His legs looked so long and his stature so great, that he looked like I must look when I sit on one on those little mini chairs in the school class room when I go to my childrens' parents evening!

Anyway, I have a quick question for the experienced Spiners if you would be so kind?

I'm planning on entering next year, and am already contemplating footwear choice.  I've spied some Salomon Snowcross shoes which strike me as being potentially suitable.  They have built in gaters (albeit, water resistant, not waterproof), and have a fairly aggressive tread with built-in carbide spikes.  Thinking about what's being said about the slippery stone surfaces, I wonder if these would help?

Anyhoo, sorry if this has been asked before, but what are peoples thoughts on these?

RW F7 – Complete in one piece

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:49

well done on what you've acheived so far Becks and Em, and all the best with your training.

you're in safe hands with Seren - she'll see you right!

best ultra race vest for £100 or under

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 07:21

In that case, the Inov8 ought to be just fine, as it'll fit in the kit that you need.  I'd maybe go try one on for size first though, to make sure it's comfortable, and then have a few training runs with it full of the kit that you'll be taking.

It's not Grizedale or Howgills by any chance is it?

best ultra race vest for £100 or under

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 05:46
I have the inov8 race vest which is pretty good. It's small, but it has a bladder and bottles as you desire. However, I recently got a Salomon S-Lab vest which is SO much better in terms of fit, comfort and practicality. It does cost a bit more though, and doesn't come with a bladder (though you can buy one as an added extra).

P.s are you it's an ultra you've entered? 26(.2) miles is marathon distance.
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