wiggly worm

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Achilles injury is it that bad?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 21:28

There's some good advice on this thread that you would do well to follow.....racing on an already sore Achilles is asking for trouble IMO

First official trail run

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:09

I did the 50k at Keswick in Mizuno Wave Ascent trail shoes...they were rubbish. I would have sold my granny for a pair of fell shoes after the first 10k...feet are mashed today!

It was a great weekend though..would definitely do it again. Glad you had a good time too Derek and Dave 

First Ultra Shoe

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:40

Hi Pete

I'm not sure I can be that helpful, but I'll tell you what I have just learnt.

I finished my first ultra yesterday - Keswick Mountain Festival 50k. Much of the route was steep and rocky. I ran in Mizuno Wave Ascent, and they weren't up to the job at all. They're basically a road shoe with a bit more tread. I looked on enviously at my fellow runners with Salomon and Inov8 on their feet.

I'd say it depends on the terrain. If you're running on trails and paths, then you don't need anything special. If it's going to be rougher under foot, then a fell running shoe seems to be the thing. My Mizunos were great for the last 3 kms on the road...but pretty rubbish for the previous 47km...

Good luck with your search. I'll be interested to hear what those more experienced than me say, especially about the wide toe box as I have wide feet too!



Keswick Mountain Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:29

Bump. Only a week to go until this awesome event. Having checked, I discover I paid £28. I'll accept £15.


Keswick Mountain Festival

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 20:42

Very sensible....I quite fancy the 10k if I'm honest. There's a nice boat trip before the start.


Keswick Mountain Festival

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 21:37

I have a place for the 25k on Sunday 17th May if anyone would like it. I paid £35, I think, but will accept £25. Beautiful scenery apparently. I will be attempting the 50k on the same day....(laughs hysterically)....

When to take beta blocker on race day

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 20:55

If it helps, all the research says that if you're properly rested beforehand, a broken night before a race makes no difference to your performance. Good luck, hope you sort it out.


Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:39


If anyone has a place for this that they'd be willing to sell, please text me on 07736 066954.



Sandstone Trail Challenge (33miles)

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:05

Thanks Daniel, this is really helpful as this year will be my first time at this event. Looking forward to it although anticipating a run/walk strategy will be my best bet to reach the finish in one piece

Chester Half Marathon

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:59

Hello, this is home race and I'm very excited....love it! I think the Park and Ride on Wrexham Road would be a good bet. Total Fitness is a great gym, nice facilities, cafe etc and probably less than a mile from the finish. Interested to see how the new route pans out - a bit less of a climb at the finish maybe? Hope you all have a great day and good times




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Discussions started by wiggly worm

Keswick Mountain Festival

Place for 25k event 
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Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Looking for a last minute place 
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Progression runs vs LSR

Which would you go for when race day is looming? 
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Another VLM injury thread...

Sore Achilles 
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Wilmslow Half Marathon

Anyone want a place? 
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Orthotics. How much longer?!

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