Friday, 30 January 2015

Snow Day!

How could anyone resist getting out and having fun in the snow? We headed up onto Bleaklow with full winter kit and had an excellent adventure bashing through the snow drifts and groughs  up to the B29 plane wreck behind Higher Shelf Stones trig point.  Enjoy the photos...

Saturday, 10 January 2015

New Trail Running Shoes

In my search for new trail shoes (because I've started to destroy my Adidas Kanadias) I discovered the New Balance WT110s at a bargain price, and with a further new year discount. Sold.

At just 175g they are really light!! Just the sort of thing I want, as my usual INOV8 xtalon 212s are a super feel and I don't want to move away from that too much. According to the info-blurb online "The lateral forefoot area has been adjusted to make the platform more neutral, keeping you lower to the ground and enhancing responsiveness.". They've got a 4mm differential which is just what I'm after for keeping me running in the forefoot style.

They also have an "Aggressive Outsole - Outsole tread which offers superb traction." and having used them twice on some really muddy terrain, I did feel really safe and non-slippy in them.

The technical information online about these shoes, and New Balance generally is all a bit baffling to me. I go for what fits my foot, feels comfortable and will give me a decent amount of wear for the running I do. So far (I'm three runs and 20km into this pair) I'm happy with my choice. The uppers feel fairly lightweight so I suspect they won't last as long as the Kanadias have (over 500km logged on those). I'll report in when I destroy them.

Oh, and they are a really cool colour, with amazingly dazzlingly bright laces!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Frosty Sunday Saunter

Today dawned cold and very crisp, with a bright blue sky. On with my big down jacket, hat and gloves...and camera...and off for a Sunday Saunter. Here's the best of my photos...enjoy!