I wish I had better news, I really do. I don’t want to jump on here every few weeks and recount another tale of woe, another previously uncharted depth I have somehow managed to dive to in this broiling ocean of frustration and injury that is ‘Fellmonkey 2016’. So consider this post the bottom of that ocean, we’re standing on the floor, and from here on in we are only looking upwards and swimming for the surface. From here on in there will, can, be nothing but progress and upwards momentum. My knee had not really settled down. It was manageable, but … Continue reading
Click poster for full size version: Footwear varies enormously, but in the simplest terms, it provides the user (wearer) with one basic benefit. Protection for the foot. Once people begin to explore and attempt to move at speed, there’s the issue of traction. People need grip when moving and changing direction at speed. Not to mention, while ascending or descending. And on slippery surfaces, such as gravel, wet grass and mud, people handle the job a little better when their feet don’t slide out from underneath them with every step. Also, when trying to push your foot against the … Continue reading
Allow me to tell you a story. By way of introduction, it’s a story about me – if you’ll excuse the occasional drama – and a story about running. And you can be in it too, if you like. I’ll try to keep it brief, because there’s more to come on my new blog. There’s always more to come. We’re always beginning again. I’ll tell you the one about how I came to running, a few reasons why I run, and why I’m interested in coaching runners of all abilities. So I’ll start with hope, and hope to end … Continue reading
Montane VIA Fang 5. Just a running pack, right? Well no, not really. I’ve a hook on my bedroom wall and it holds a collection of the things. I’ve inov-8, OMM, Mountain Hardwear, HOKA and Ultimate Direction. All of them brilliant in their own way. But the Montane VIA Fang 5 still provides a level of comfort, stability and usability to rival the best of them. However, before I elaborate…. …a quick word about the issues of the past. If you (like me) had reservations about the Montane run packs in the last few years, it was likely … Continue reading
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