Well well well. Rarely have I put ‘On’ a more comfortable pair of running shoes. Like slippers they are. The new On Cloudflow is a shoe for those wishing to experience responsive cushioning – who wish to run quickly. But the difference is the feeling inside the shoes. They feel like ‘slippers’. But you wouldn’t run in your slippers, so it’s a good thing they possess structure enough to maintain a neutral platform under foot and at a 6mm drop, provide some protection against over doing it. There’s a subtle rocker to their design, which assists a swift, smooth … Continue reading
Started well, benched in the middle, hamstrung at the end. The title just about sums up 2016 for the galloping granny from Ecclesall. Was it Richard Askwith, ‘Feet in the Clouds,’ who warned us to go and lie down if we were daft enough to consider running in the fells? Well I’m daft enough. Running over Helvellyn, skipping over Derwent Edge, panting up Lose Hill is my idea of fun. I love it. This was going to be Dot’s comeback year. 2015 was blighted by a torn shoulder tendon, 2014 blighted by treatment for breast cancer so I … Continue reading
So I’ve finally got round to starting a video diary that I had originally planned about two years ago. ‘Intervals’ is going to be a semi-regular series of SHORT films. Emphasis on short. The brief is to cap these at no more than a couple of minutes each. Sometimes they might be interesting, more often than not they’ll be fairly mundane, because that is what a diary is I suppose. The day to day. The first entry is a case in point for the latter, whereby I attempt to film my daily 6am run, but it’s dark, cold and raining and so … Continue reading
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