steve brooks 7


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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 pair.....kids 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.................

Hybrid or Trail shoe?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:05

Inov 8 295.

great on mud, rocks, grass, gravel, road .................and light too.

 

 

Trail Shoes

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:55

I'm no expert but do a lot of offroad/trail running including the london-brighton trail run a few years back.  obviously shoes are a very personal choice depending on foot shape, drop preference etc. but in my experience you really can't get better than inov8, with my own personal favourite being the roclite 295.  great for mud but enough cushioning for hard packed ground as well.  shop around online and depending on shoe size you might find a bargain !!

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