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running group in wolverhampton

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 23:02

My son is at Wolverhampton Uni.  He has started running with me over the summer and wants to continue when he's back in the Midlands.  The University has a track at the Walsall campus but we can't find any info on any Athletics Club.  Obviously there's Wolverhampton & Bilston but does anyone know of a less formal group/club he can run with, his digs are near the football ground.  cheers.

GPS watch for ultra

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 17:28

I have a suunto ambit 2R. you can customize it so it searches for a gps signal at different speeds (1sec for max accuracy, 60 secs for max battery life) I have mine set for 5secs and used it at last weekends ultra 12/50 at beale park. I did the 50 miles in 9hrs 39mins and still had 37% battery life left at the finish, and the distance was spot on too so no problems with accuracy. I'm a fairly recent convert from garmin and would never go back, the suunto  picks up a signal significantly quicker than my mates garmin as well !!

Best GPS watch for ultras

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:12
Thanks book trunk, do they still make the 310 or are 'new' ones old unsold stock ? Like the fenix 3 but loathe to pay ??400 for functions I'll never use...... Straight forward garmin 10 with 24 hr battery life...there's an idea !!

Best GPS watch for ultras

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 17:25

Hi, looking for a GPS watch for UltraRunning only. Is there such thing as a watch that has very long battery life but without the all singing-all dancing swimming, cycling, Barometer, maps etc.  Best I can see is ambit 2 R but only has really long battery life if GPS mode is set at 60secs, is that accurate enough ?   Cheers

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 10:54

couldn't hold out til Friday (big kid ) so ordered pair of lunaracer3's and mizuno universe online.  arrived today.  lunaracers no good, toe box very shallow and not quite wide enough. 

Universe are coolest shoes ever, so light I thought box was empty, feel lovely on feet, can't wait to get out in them..... should be ok for 5k, possibly 10k...... 10 miles ????....

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:31

FF you are right, tried on T7 in sweatshop today....not a good fit for me. Gonna have a marathon 'trying-on' session in central London on Friday..... possibles so far are inov8, nike lunaracer 3, asics and mizuno. really like the look of mizuno universe but maybe a bit too lightweight (2.8 oz )...time will tell

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:25

sorry phil, not ignoring you, you posted whilst I was replying. Have had Green Silence in the past and do like them, unfortunately they're discontinued and getting the right size is increasingly difficult, plus my son has started using my last new eh ! still I don't want to discourage him......

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:20

SteveC, SSLHP,  cheers for ideas.  I've found shop near st pauls that apparently stocks both brands, I'll check it out friday.  Looking at the Inov8 website I particularly like the look of Road-X Treme 198.

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 15:53

Thanks for replies so far :

FF - have tried the ST5 and forefoot is fine but overall found the shoe a liitle heavy and chunky/clunky, maybe the T7 is based on same last ?

DR7 - Will give them a look, and maybe the hyperspeed too

Ivor -

anyone had any experience of inov8 road shoes, they're supposed to be fairly roomy although I'm loathe to buy online.




racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:16

looking for a racing flat (up to 10K, maybe 10 miles) that has roomy toe-box. I understand that flats are meant to be fairly tight but I still want an element of comfort over 6 - 10 miles.  Have tried New Balance 1400v2 and they would be ideal if only they were a little wider. unfortunately even New Balance don't offer Flats in anything other than standard d width.  Any ideas ? a quick google search seems to suggest it does not exist.................

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