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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Call off the search.

Posted on by Guest Blogger

  I’m back!  Back to my old tricks. Google Earthed my route to Wharncliffe Crags as part of a 20 mile level 1 training run.  Excited to finally visit something I’ve seen from afar, but never explored. Set off, running well and moving in the right direction. But I overshot the turn I assumed would look pretty obvious and wound up recognising the A616 as being too far by a long way. So I headed west and attempted to short cut to the edge from directly above.  I even used my phone to check the map before setting off in … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Racing Shoes

Posted on by Run Stu

Is that they are somehwat misunderstood. Racing shoes, or racing flats, are often seen as a luxury purchase or reserved for only those at the front of the start of a race.  Yet should they be? Are they so much different from a lightweight pair of training shoes? So what is a racing flat?  When shoes weighed in at over 300gms a lightweight racer would be a good 100 grams lighter, which kinda made sense.  Yet it is not so uncommon to have a high mileage training shoe coming in at 250 grams or lighter.  Then there is the differnece … Continue reading

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‘On’ One…

Posted on by Run Stu

They have to be the strangest looking running shoe ever! OK so the brand ‘On’ Running have been around for a while now yet if you are not so familiar with them they do look a little odd. Almost as if someone has stuck bits of old hosepipe to their undersides.  Well, it’s funny I should say that… That is about how things started. The principal is very straightforward and is trying to solve an age old problem of energy wastage as a result of cushioning. All the claims of ‘push back’ or ‘energy return’ from the cushioning really does … Continue reading

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Ticking Over

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  It’s been a good while since I last blogged.  I’d just completed my PB at this year’s PYHMS – 1:25:02 which was an all time fastest Half Marathon for me, when I’d only been trying to improve over the previous year on this course.  I was raring to share the details of how I achieved it.  I was going to list the people who had made such a difference to me ahead of the race and so on… But then it occurred to me.  It was only a PB.  A Personal Best.  It wasn’t all that great a result … Continue reading

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