So it’s race day and once again you are standing in the start line… Or maybe you’ve just stepped out ‘your car on a miserable morning and looked up at that hill you were planning to go up… You could have everything controlled… Shoes tied and taped, enough Gels to feed an Army. But as soon as you start, something else comes into play. A little voice in the back of your mind saying, “you can’t do this, you can’t do this” over and over again. “That person is too fast, you’re feeling tired, give up” is muttered as … Continue reading
We’ve recently acquired the rather impressive little head torch, by the name of Ninox2, from SILVA. It’s a powerhouse of a torch. Not because of its overwhelming brightness, (its modest 200 Lumens is ample by anybody’s standards), but because of its clever collection of features. The thing is, in order to get the most from it, as with any product, you really are best to have a quick read through the instructions that come included within the box. Described in the instruction book (as well as the torches own product page), is the clever little lever – built into … Continue reading
A word about lighting. When running, your chief concern from dusk til dawn – is night time visibility. That much is obvious. But as you strive to secure that largest, most powerful equipment known to mankind, it might be wise to consider some of the more practical concerns associated with moving at speed through the darkness. Here is my advice, based entirely on experience: Criteria for a running headtorch are as follows: Light – enough, but not over kill. There are torches out there which put my car’s headlights to shame, but in reality – if you can … Continue reading
Blog. First one in ages. Yonks, you might say. But here it is. New style. Short blogs. I’ve been getting fat. Lazy. Unfit. I just accepted an invitation to join a friend and his mate on next year’s High Peak Marathon, so, y’know….. TRAINING! Gotta get busy with at least 30 minutes a day, 6 days per week. Gentle at first for sure. But it’s gonna have to get serious in time, because come March 2018 – 40-odd miles of up/down with thick filth and bog, covered in fog (potentially) and a dash of sideways rain/snow. At night. So … Continue reading
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