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Category Archives: Tested & Abused!

Product testing, used, abused and generally thrown around to see if we can break it. Kit, gear, equipment and footwear comparisons.

Out of the box review: Mizuno Wave Sonic

  Mizuno Wave Sonic. Awesome.  So far. Structure which feels useful upon push off, while also providing stability and efficency while in mid-stance. Not a single objectionable lump or bump, no seams or pressure points to concern myself about.  It … Continue reading

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Compress to Impress

  Placebos (plural noun) a medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect. Compressions (plural noun) the action of compressing or being compressed. the reduction in volume (causing an increase in … Continue reading

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A well earned recce

  Hey.   I feel like there’s a race coming on. More precisely, for all the running I’ve been doing, I thought it ought to be time to enjoy an event somewhere.  It’s been ages. So I entered something local.  … Continue reading

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Suck it up!

  Those who know me probably recall that I’ve long had a love/hate relationship with my drink bottles. Hard bottles (which I long favoured for their structure and easy access/replacement when using a running vest) have always come with a … Continue reading

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Inov-8 Trail Talon Versus their Terraclaw…

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 … Continue reading

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