sean Oc 4

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Salomon speedcross 3's

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:08

I'd say this is a standard problem with this shoe I'm afraid, but these look brand new.  It might just be the way you're made up that exaggerates the bend at the metatarsals;  just be thankful you haven't got the CS/GTX version. I doubt the tear affects shoe performance though. 

For what it's worth I found the Speedcross 3's to be pretty slippy compared to other shoes.

What do you think of the Inov8 Evoskin?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:31

Inov8 180's are nice, and don't make you look like a barefoot hipster.  Last ages too.


Salomon RX break flip flop/Sandals

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 13:58

You want a flip-flop review? I blame the internet for such madness

How 'many ultras a year do you run?

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 14:03

Bloody hell Lake Runner that sounds like substantial mileage! 

I've got a 40 in March, two 100's in July, and Snowdon marathon at the end of the year. That's my dance card full I reckon. 

The two 100's was accidental, the second is the LL100 which I'm not treating as a race - rather a comprehensive weekend recce (if the wife and kids allow it) so that I'm familiar with the course for next year.  Also supporting a pal on his 100 in May. 


Might Contain Nuts Race Calendar 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:11

Round 1 and the 100 booked so far, and I can't wait - course looks superb.

(1) running poles & (2) video camera for recording events - advice needed

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 18:15

There's a bunch of Poles on the market; Leike, Pacer, Black Diamond, Mountain King, Raid Light, plus a few others.

I used some PacerPoles, on their 30 day return policy and to be honest they were brilliant in use but I was looking for something light, easily deployable and packable.  The innovation in the Pacer is the handle, but it's the handle that also makes it awkward to pack and stow and adds a chunk of weight.  Also, the locking mechanism doesn't seem to be particularly friendly to icy cold hands.  If you intend running the pole throughout the run then the Pacer is excellent but, if like me, you want something that you can pack away and deploy as and when you like then you might want to look elsewhere.  The Pacers are brilliant though and a lovely company to deal with, I really didn't want to not get on with them as they really do do exactly what Heather claims they do; I'll definitely get another set at some point.

The only alternatives, for me, were Mountain King Trail Blazer ( and Black Diamond Z-Poles Ultra as I had a budget in mind and really wanted to give poles the best possible go so really needed sub 150g . I've settled on the Black Diamonds which are ridiculously simple, light and pretty strong.


Funny enough I've been getting tired of trying to capture epic scenes with an awkward iphone so, for Christmas, I spent a bit of time thinking about a suitable camera for ultras; full HD, lightweight, 14mp (min), shockproof, preferably waterproof.  Go-Pro was the obvious choice but it was too bulky, despite being sub 150g, for what I wanted and its a bit shy on the mp's.  I ended up with a Sony TX-30 which is waterproof to 10m, shockproof, 18mp, and small, really small; fit's in a small pocket on my vest easily and can be deployed dead quick. Downside to the Sony is that it's maybe too small......moon/stick, me?



Should Men Wear Shorts Over Tights???????

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 21:47

Only ever wear tights for night running. Sorry, it's not that I'm overly ashamed/proud of what I've got I just don't want to be showing it to every Tom, Dick and Harry.

Shorts over tights where necessary - winter all dayers in the Brecon Beacons

Garmin Fenix - running watch??

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 11:09

I don't think it does pace does it? That's the biggie.

Ice & Spikes

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 19:55

This looks like a very canny solution if you have a spare pair of shoes lying around

Ultrasport navrun 500 GPS Watch Review

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 19:42

Rod; email Garmin and if you're the original owner then they'll probably replace your 110.

I find my Garmin works as it should 99% of the time; no messing about with HRM's, downloads straight to computer/Strava and aside from 1 run where the bezel locked up it's been pretty faultless.  This sounds like a bag of spanners.

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How much does it hurt and is it acute or chronic? 
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Should probably last more than a week 
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Help me identify/remedy my ailment please. 
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