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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Quick Drying and Wicking…

Posted on by Run Stu

It’s true, purchasing good kit can make a difference to how you feel and perform whilst training and racing. Yeah, yeah, I know, I would say that wouldn’t I?  Yes, you’re right I would, but not  without good reason. There is a big difference between the less and more expensive kit and it has to be a journey to discover what works and what doesn’t for you. It is not just about fit and comfort. The big brands for years have ensured there is a differential between their ‘Good’, ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ ranges of clothing. Looking at the label however … Continue reading

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Saucony Ride 7

Ride the Changes

Posted on by Run Stu

The Saucony Ride has been around for sometime and has been an increasingly popular road shoe for many. The current incarnation, Ride 6, gets a radical update this Autumn and is perhaps better viewed as a new shoe. Here’s why… For, Saucony, making changes to how they do things is nothing new. They were one of the first companies to develop the 4mm drop shoe with the Kinvara. Perhaps, a more bold move, was to take the whole of their range down to an 8mm drop, sighting the latest research into human movement as the reason. So the campaign of ‘Find … Continue reading

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Back to the future.

Posted on by Guest Blogger

  Ever heard this: “I’m not a serious runner, I can do about a half Marathon, but anything longer and my knees start to hurt”? Well, if you can run a half Marathon – then you are a capable runner.  End of.  That said, you might be one of the many who push themselves through intense training and compete on a regular basis – while considering regular and repeated injuries as just ‘part of running’.  Those injuries, however trivial they might seem on the scheme of things, might be what’s holding you back from that next step, dictating that your … Continue reading

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Altra Zero Drop Olympus: First Impressions

Posted on by Run Stu

The Altra Zero Drop Olympus has arrived. Long awaited and anticipated by so many, it has pretty much sold out in the UK, with the importers trying to get some more as soon as they can. So what’s all the fuss about and why the demand? So here’s my first impression. Wow they are, and I mean ‘they really are’, “Oversized”. The total stack height from ground contact to under the foot is a whopping 34mm.  Altra Zero are not kidding when they say ‘Max Cushioning’! If you have not seen an oversized running shoe before you might just describe them as big … Continue reading

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Trail Race or Fell Race?

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Trail race or fell race what’s the difference? I have been fell running for 8 years but more recently another term has been coming more on the radar trail running having completed my first two trail races I have been thinking what is the difference between the two? Fell race require navigational skills-yes absolutely for a big category A races but many summer fell races are short, well marshalled and well suited to those who are new to navigating. Whilst trail races tend be fully marked courses ( except recently when me and the other front runners got to a … Continue reading

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The sun always seem to shine on our running workshops!

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 Opps thats probably done it, but so far this year our running workshops have fallen on sunny days. Our latest offering was our Hills, Speed and Endurance workshop based in Hope, Peak District and uses Lose Hill and the Great Ridge. For those of you who know, this area it is a great place for running and for those who have not been then make the effort – it is a great place for running. So what happens? We start with tea, coffee, croissants, granola bars, bananas and a chat about what we going to be doing over the next … Continue reading

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Running and Hydration

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As the weather gets warmer, thoughts turn more to hydration and avoiding dehydration whilst out training. Most of us will try to train when it’s cooler but it isn’t always possible.For us in the UK, our bodies are not as well conditioned to the heat and it can be much more difficult. There is always the temptation to drink lots of water before you got out thinking that will help. To an extent it will but depending on how much you’re drinking, eating and sweating, you may be doing more harm than good. Here’s why… The average person needs 2 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The inov-8 Race Ultra 290 Shoe Review.

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  Hey, I recently received a pair of the new, soon to be released Race Ultra Shoes from inov-8.  The ‘290s’ are a great looking pair of shoes, stacked for high mileage, with some clever little features.  My first impression is excitement, as I’m more a fan of ultras than anything else and the fact is – I’ve never tried a ‘deep pan’ shoe as I call them.  I’m a thin and crispy kinda guy! Will this shoe bring comfort to the table?  Will I enjoy the variety of terrain you might expect to cover on most ultra distance events?  … Continue reading

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