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Posted: Today at 07:57

Bambi - I had a pair of Bondi B's but  I had to send them back after 6 weeks because the uppers started to disintegrate (faulty batch apparently). I replaced them with Bondi 3's, which I wore straight out of the box for a 30 miler. I wouldn't recommend that, but I got away with it. They are very comfy. Although they aren't as heavy as you might expect for so much cushioning, I fancy trying the Cliftons because they're supposed to be significantly lighter.

Yes, they are amusing to look at, but the great benefit is you can run straight through puddles without getting your feet wet because they're above the water .


Posted: Yesterday at 08:16

Is that a ladies size 8? I'd like to try these (I have other Hokas) but I can't find the ladies ones in the UK bigger than a 7. Where did you get them from? I could buy the men's but I'm not so keen on the colours.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:09

It just needs to be a doctor of medicine with a stamp, as far as I'm aware. Doesn't have to be a GP. Your GP might do it for nothing if you ask nicely, especially if you're running for charity, they don't all charge. Probably wouldn't work with a doctor of engineering or Ancient Greek though.


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:02
You'll have a great time, the marathon completely takes over the centre of Boston in a way that even London can't compete with.

One top tip I spotted from some of the elite runners who were on my plane home - take socks and sandals to wear on the plane. It may not be stylish, but at least your feet will be comfy.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:18

Did my first tentative LSR in a long time  - still walk/running, and I'm quite stiff this morning, but no structural damage done, I don't think. Took some Kendal Mint cake with me as an experiment - I can recommend. Tastes good, and no stomach issues.

HIAHS - my number's 30737, purple pen.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:18
Thanks folks - I've checked on the website and I do exist, so that's reassuring. I'm planning on running the 10k as the back end of a 15 miler as part of my training for Thames Meander in November. So I'll be there to cheer you all in.

Scott - no, I haven't booked any accommodation yet, I was just planning to bunk up with someone when I got there .

Comrades 2015

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:13
What they all said - but unless I missed it, I didn't see much food on offer before about 15 miles. Also the early water stations are quite crowded. So it's worth taking your own supplies to get you to that point. I existed mostly on sports drinks, Coke and bananas last year (often simultaneously), a combination which I would have thought would be guaranteed to make me sick, but didn't.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 13:21
Just poking my nose in - have been lurking on here a bit. I'm doing the 10k - anyone else doing that, and if so, have you heard anything from the organisers? I've had no communication since I registered, and I wondered if I was missing anything?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:34

Betzza - there's a 5k organised by the marathon people on the Saturday morning. I guess that's the one, unless Sports Tours organise something themselves? It used to be free, last year I think it was 5 Euros, but for that you get breakfast and a technical t shirt. I've never actually done it, but I've meant to a couple of times.


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 18:17
Oh, that's a good point, I didn't see anything about the breakfast run when I signed up. Did I miss it, or do we sign up later this year?
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