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wrong shoes or too much?

Posted: 16/10/2009 at 16:20

Have you considered putting orthotics in your shoes?

I'm a heavy heel to toe runner, with low arches, and I wear Saucony Omni 8's even so, I always put extra cushioning wedges under the insole in an attempt to reduce the impact that wears me down after a few miles...

Conwy Half-Marathon

Posted: 14/10/2009 at 16:15

I just spoke to SupplyPrint, the people organising the Conwy Half, and they said that they were stuffing numbers into envelopesat this very moment... I expect that most of us, postal strikes prohibiting, should receive them by the beginning of next weeks at the latest.

I must admit, I am really quite looking forward to this race. I visited Conwy, with my better half, whilst we were holidaying in Snowdonia at the beginning of June and we said then that we'd like to go back one day. This is the perfect excuse! We've booked the B&B, we've got our train tickets, all I have to do now is find a half decent Italian restaurant in the town...

Bath Half Marathon 2010

Posted: 12/10/2009 at 08:58

Morning all...

 Well, I signed up for the Bath Half, even though, on my four previous Bath outings, I've slagged it off... Yes, I know that it's an extortionate entry fee, I know that it's a route that takes in more trading estate than city centre, I know that the runners are penned into either a muddy field or a wind swept street for ages waiting for the off, I know that some of the marshalls don't have a clue, I know that the goody bag will be rubbish (again), I know that it'll take an age for some clueless half-wit to find my bag in the storage tent, and I know that you then have to fight your way out of the runners village...

But that probably won't put me off registering for 2011 though...

Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted: 09/10/2009 at 16:56

I'm hoping to be able to beat my PB at Cardiff as I've managed to beat it on both my last half Marathons (Sturminster Newton & Bristol) but I'm a bit worried that with the high numbers of runners that won't be possible & I'll have to flog myself to death in Conwy next month instead...

Does anybody know a good Italian restaurant in Cardiff city centre?

Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted: 06/10/2009 at 22:06
Ro Runner wrote (see)

Just entered the Christmas Cracker if anyone is interested, 13th Dec 11 am, Weston

I'm up for this! I know quite a few who race this one, it's a traditional part of the Xmas race season...

Conwy Half Marathon

Posted: 06/10/2009 at 17:46

I'm up for this, once I get Cardiff out of the way...

I've sorted out my train tickets from Bristol, and my B&B for the weekend, all I have to do now is find a decent Italian restaurant in Conwy so that I can fill up on pasta the night before... 


Posted: 13/01/2009 at 13:16
I forgot to mention that nowadays I always Vaseline the arches of my feet & between my toes and I wear Thorlos womens socks. I wear the womens socks because they are narrower, therefore a tighter fit and help to further reduce any rubbing...


Posted: 06/01/2009 at 16:04
I used to have the same problem with my Omni 5s - I cut two semi-circular piecces of felt and put them under the inner sole. They supported the arches better and solved the rubbing problem.

Frenchay 10K Road Run

Posted: 24/04/2007 at 16:13
Count me in too! It'll be my first post FLM race so it'll me nice to get back out there...

Although, as I'm following the Frenchay 10k with the Keynsham 10k then the Wells 10K I think May will be known as the month of 'undulating' races!

St Albans Review Half-Marathon

Posted: 11/04/2006 at 17:10
Urgh... After looking at the route provided (why not provide a map?), tapping it into Auto Route, and talking the route through with my better half, my hopes for a sub 2hr time are starting to diminish...
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