Both trail shoes, both have the same Inov-8 standard fit and foot shape, both designed for the trail…yet is there a need for both in your kit bag? The Terraclaw has been around for a little over a year whilst the Trail Talon moves in to replace the Trail Ultra. So what’s the difference? What shoes from other brands are they competing against? More importantly how do they run? Questions, questions and more questions… sometimes the Inov-8 range appears a little confusing, yet they only have two styles they class as ‘Trail’ and this is them. Both shoes are available with … Continue reading
Training was going well until the first week of August, where one bad foot plant in the middle of a brilliant session repping Win Hill set me back about four months. The knee problems that have plagued me since the win at Kielder came back to the fore, and it was a mad dash down to the Accelerate Performance Centre to see Pete Down and get an assessment. In twenty four hours I would be on a plane bound for Geneva and a connection to Chamonix for a training weekend in the very mountains I would be racing in at … Continue reading
There are some great clothing colours around at the moment, with bright shoes and colourful tees it just makes you feel like summer is here. So we all like to look good when we run, perhaps more importantly we like to feel good about what we are buying. Yes, spending a little more is a good thing. Long life of our new colourful kit is important, not just a few years, but how about a lifetime? By making a discerning purchase and spending a little more than the price points offered by mass market warehouse type stores you are not … Continue reading
CHAMPEX, SWITZERLAND, 30th AUGUST 2013 It is early morning, and I am sat with my wife in a café by the side of a track in a remote Swiss village high in the Alps. Steam gently rises from our coffee, and conversation is light. Anxious. We are awaiting the arrival of Nicola’s brother in Champex-Lac, 119 kilometres into the fabled UTMB, and we are worried. Nicola’s phone rings, and it is bad news. He has fallen and is seriously injured (he has fractured his shin we will later find out). He’s doing what he can to get off the mountain … Continue reading
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