We’ve the Salomon City Trail in a matter of days(7th June) and it got me thinking…. What is City Trail? Turns out it’s nothing new. I live in Sheffield, Hillsborough to be precise and not very far from the Rivelin Valley. Ideal running opportunity. The blend of road, trail and steep sided valley – leading straight out into the Peak National Park if you fancy a solid hour there/hour back. It’s perfect for a quick dash from door to trail and back again. There are tarmac sections, leading to leafy tree lined roads with winding dirt tracks that snake … Continue reading
We would all love to be kit, gear and footwear testers, wouldn’t we? The opportunity to check out the latest running gadget or pair of shoes does not always coming along that often. Yet, the opportunity to do so with other like minded folk makes for a better experience as ideas are shared, thoughts and impressions are openly expressed and debated. What worked for one and didn’t for another is always cause enough for a good debate on a pair of ‘runners’ or ‘treads’. I have to say, for me, bring it on. I know what I like yet I believe, … Continue reading
One amazing woman! Yet some would say as mad as a ‘box of frogs’, which in saying is only ever intended in the nicest possible way. Rosie Swale-Pope is a gift to the world, someone who has not only completed some amazing journeys and adventures, who has experienced love, death, friendship, near misses and some amazing highs and lows in her life’s journey. Yet, to meet her, to hear her speak is to be inspired and to pass through a myriad of emotions as she tells her life-stories. Rosie, was born in Davos, Switzerland and was brought up by the wife … Continue reading
Joggers trots is a common and unfortunate problem most runners suffer with at some point in their running career. For most its a “blip” and goes as quickly as it arrives but for others, it can be a much more frequent and embarrassing problem. However, there are lots of ways it can be treated and eliminated. When you’re running, the movement reduces blood flow to your intestines as more is sent to the exercising muscles. The jostling of the intestines also causes changes in intestinal hormones which can speed up transit time and alters absorption rates. The first thing is … Continue reading
Ey up. Been a while since I got around to blogging, so here’s a quick catch up of the last few weeks: I have been lazy following the winter’s ‘lull’. Just attending the Accelerate run outs and maybe running to work here and there – when it’s not raining. Not much obviously. I went our Inov-8 test run the other week, from The Strines Inn and discovered that having rattled on about the benefits of Salomon’s Fellcross 2 shoe, that the Inov-8 Bare Grip 200 is one of the most enjoyable off-road shoes I’ve ever experienced. One or two … Continue reading
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