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Skins & 2XU compression wear

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:28

I use Skins. Your answer is 'yes and no'. They're usually okay, but in the wrong light race photos can be quite revealing. I don't bother to wear shorts on top, anyway. I suppose I'll think again in another 10 years time...


Posted: 01/08/2013 at 10:28

The Soleus 'GPS' (catchy name) should do most things you want and comes in at £50-£60 at many shops. Never used one, but it must have a year's warranty, so if it doesn't last, just send it back. 


Happy running!

Garmin Forerunner 410: A good buy at £130?

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 22:21



Have a look here, Susan. DC Rainmaker does the most thorough reviews of GPS watches on the internet, for my money.


I started off for a long time with the 405 which is pretty similar but lacks a few of the 410's features. It's all you need unless you ever decide to step up the distance and need longer battery life, or do trail stuff where you need better navigation functions.

decent trainers - help?

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 22:06

Biblio, I'd start a new thread asking for advice - I think the spam has killed this one.

How many salt tablets to take in a marathon?

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 21:57

There's no easy answer, as every individual loses a different amount of salt in their sweat.


There's probably some clever way to work out how much salt you're losing per hour of running, but really the most practical way is to experiment and find what amount of a particular brand of tablet / powder / drink you can stomach during a race without upsetting your stomach but still staving off cramp.

oh motivation where are you................

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 13:17

My Vibram Fivefingers Shoes (ongoing story for potential users)

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 13:13
It was a rather boring post and I'm afraid you do seem to come across as someone who's prepared to spend money on any new gimmick. Negative heel shoes in particular sound like a very bad idea.

Mind you, if Vibram really make toe socks that slip down, I'm deeply unimpressed.

I love driving in my VFFs, CJ! If it's a long drive, then a quick stretch of the legs round a service station carpark does wonders for waking your body back up again.

XC shoes - Mudclaws?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:48

I was wanting to get the 272, but they seem to have been discontinued as has been said, so most places only have a couple of tiny or huge sizes left in stock.


Mail ordered some Walsh PBs, and they're the weirdest fitting shoes I think I've ever seen. I have narrow feet, but they pinched at the sides, were too long at the front and had an ultra-low heel cup that I was practically stepping out of on the carpet. Totally useless as mud-shoes for me, so sent them straight back.

Coping with divorce after husbamds affair

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:34

You'll get a lot of pleasure out of running and it really helps your self-confidence.


A good way to make new friends, too.


Make sure you don't stop when things get better for you!


Anyone use creatine monohydate when doing marathon intensive training?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 11:25

I'm one of the few around here who uses a whey supplement, and even I wouldn't think about bothering with creatine.


At best, a waste of money. At worst, a substance which is naturally present in your body, but the levels of which you really don't want to be messing with.

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