My Shopping List

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I am lucky enough to have built up a good selection of ultra gear to mix and match which is versatile enough to do me for most types of races, so I no longer need to go on a shopping spree every time I enter a big race. My most used kit currently is Jacket: […]

Brooks Pure Flow 3

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this is the second year I have been fortunate to take part in the Try It On promotion by Brooks where they let you have a pair of shoes to trial for a week. I am a big fan of Brooks shoes. Most of my running shoes are Brooks.  I have been running in the […]

A bright idea

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Here is a bright idea. It is possible to buy Head Torches from Amazon which are build around the Cree LED. They are extremely powerful and very cheap. You can pick up a headtorch for around £12-£15. The build quality is as you would expect from cheap Chinese imports, but they do the job rather […]

WHW Race Kit List

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It is getting to that time when I have to make some decisions about what kit I will wear on the West Highland Way Race. After much trial and error, I am just about settled on my kit list. So barring exceptional weather I shall be wearing some combination of the following: OMM Kamleika Smock  […]

The postman always rings twice

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Two new pairs of shoes arrived today, a pair of Brooks Cascadia and a pair of Brooks Racer T7. Opposite ends of the shoe spectrum. So obviously I had to go for two runs. Here are my first impressions: Cascadia I am still in search of the perfect trail shoe. I love my Brooks Pure […]

Brooks Pure Flow 2

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Update – for a review of the much improved Brooks Pure Flow 3 see here I got the chance to try out a pair of Brooks Pure Flow 2 as part of a Brooks promotion. A great offer – wear the shoes for a week, take them back and get a £25 voucher to be […]

Every Picture Tells a Story

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This picture shows my gear from my treadmill session at the gym tonight. Nothing too unusual in anything in the picture. But there are a few stories to be told. Lets start at the bottom: The Shoes Brooks Racer ST5.  I wore these shoes as I walked to work this morning. Probably one of the […]

Brooks Pure Grit

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Pure Grit are part of Brooks Pure Project range. These are probably the most comfortable running shoes I have ever had. If they matched my suit I would wear them to work. There is something very natural about the way the front of the shoe is shaped. The Toe box feels wide and low, and […]