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  • Thanks folks, I plan on taking Pen y pass from the carpark. I'll try to get these early doors to grab a parking space.

    Crib Goch looks challenging and I'm sure I'd be alright, but it's not something I'd really like to try on a November morning whilst on my own.

  • Think someone wanted new shoes and might have been looking at vaporflys? Possibly @dubkev ? They release new batch on the 12th at 8am

    Thanks but I went ahead and got something else after doing some internet searches.

    They're still in the box, but I intend on taking them out soon! Today was the first day of school for both kids, I feel lik a hurdle has been jumped.

  • I need a new running cap, pref lightweight, black, minimal logo, cheap, large enough to fit my oversized bonch.

    Any reccs outside of decathlon?

  • If its a weekend, Id recommend getting there before 8am. Last time I went we parked at the bottom of the pyg track in the car park, used a camping stove for a coffee and breakfast and set off by 7.45. As we were leaving a queue had formed at the entry to the car park, we got to the top in around 2 and a half hours with lots of looking at the scenery.

  • I'd echo this. The earlier the better. We parked just across the county boundary in a layby, the blue circle, to avoid parking fees as well.

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  • Nice one, thanks for the advice.

    Aiming to start the climb at sunrise, so hopefully I'll miss the crowds.

  • Anybody run in Goodr sunglasses? Any good?

    The wife and I both have them and approve, don’t cost the earth and fit really well but aren’t super cheap like Decathlon if you have a habit of killing glasses.
    We have the black OG version and I read somewhere the mirrored lens options have a tendency to scratch.

    Thanks for the feedback - I ended up buying a pair (same as yours) which I'm happy with for £25. Might get a snazzy-coloured pair for my other half :)

  • Yep - listed on the nike app

  • Salomon XA ticks all your boxes. Got on after a recommendation on here and I've been using it loads.

  • Another option is to stay at the Pen Y Gwryd, its a mile or so to the pyg/miners car park

  • Just finished my first 5 mile run in about 6 years. However my trainers are looking like they are at the end of their life. They have been perfect however I’m struggling to find that exact pair again.

    Nike Winflo 4. How would I find out if the subsequent winflos are similar? Other than trying them on. Trying them on in the shop and going for a run are two very different things

  • 5km PB of 20.49 today. Quite tired and hadn't eaten much today, but just fancied it. Hope losing a bit more weight and a few consistent weeks training will get me close to breaking the haloed 20mins. 50 seconds feels a long time!

  • It’s only 10 seconds off each kilometre you’ll be rayt


    The tempo next percent have released (although oddly not on No idea if these are good, they’re still expensive but a lot cheaper than alphafly or vaporfly so thought I’d share here

  • omm 2020 cancelled

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  • Sadly inevitable but at least it saves any issues on which course I should do. I'm saving the John Kelly article for tomorrow evening.

  • Any suggestions for a for a summer head sweat band. I’ve done some searches and nothing is really floating my boat.

  • I quite like the Nike Trail 365 tops and most colours are on sale for £28 with free postage. Wash well and super soft but are kinda loose fit.­-trail-running-top-xDzVwg/CQ7951-446­-trail-running-top-MVFjNS/CQ7951-133

  • Met League X country cancelled for the season.

  • And parkrun no longer starting up in October.

    Sadly, after significant consultation and discussion, circumstances outside of our control have dictated that parkrun cannot return in England by the end of October, as we had hoped. We know that many people will be disappointed to hear this news, and that it is likely to add further to existing anxieties and frustrations. Please do know that we will continue doing everything we can to support our parkrun family, and we remain committed to reopening parkrun events as soon as circumstances allow and local stakeholders are comfortable.

    Since we announced our intent to reopen in England, from an incredibly positive position and with support from DCMS and the Deputy Chief Medical Officers, things have changed. The Government has introduced new restrictions on social gatherings, local lockdowns have been implemented in several regions, and, earlier this week, the Prime Minister suggested that more stringent measures could be in place right through the winter. Understandably, local public health leaders are anxious about groups of people gathering, and, whilst events such as parkrun are exempt from the six person rule, we feel, at this moment in time, that it would be insensitive to push forward with reopening.

    Whilst we reluctantly accept this reality, parkrun’s absence will come at a cost. As we head into winter and face the many associated seasonal health issues (both in terms of COVID-19 and other mental and physical illnesses), we believe parkrun has an incredibly important role to play in supporting public health. We also strongly believe that, as existing and emerging evidence suggests, and contrary to popular opinion, that there is little or nominal risk of COVID-19 transmission at outdoor physical activity events such as parkrun. Increasingly, we are seeing outbreaks traced to indoor work and social environments, yet to date there is little if any evidence of outbreaks directly resulting from participation in outdoor physical activity events.

    The health of our nation is facing its greatest challenge in decades, inequalities are increasing, and disadvantaged communities are suffering disproportionately. It is absolutely critical therefore that decisions to restrict activities, particularly where there is a demonstrable public health benefit, are based on robust evidence. And whilst caution should always be taken, where evidence is lacking it should be rapidly developed such that where risk is sufficiently low, activities can be supported to return.

    It is essential that, as we map out the coming weeks and months of our collective efforts to get back on our feet, we look beyond baseless assumptions and a culture of fear, and move toward evidence-based interventions. We must act now if we are to avoid irreparable damage to the health and happiness of our communities.

  • It would have been my running club's first season in the Met league after several years (decade?) of trying to get in

  • Anybody here have any experience of mild Peroneal Tendonitis? Quiet at the back there, not Perineum Tendonitis.

    Wife has upped her mileage gradually over the last few months but has clearly taken things a step too far. Any tips or tricks would be much appreciated. Obviously the first step is rest.

  • I've had occasional toe pain for a few years, which was manageable and so intermittent as to be forgettable.

    This has increased in frequency lately. Symptoms google suggests it could be a Mortons Neuroma.

    The "knife stabbed into 4th toe" pain that has woken me abruptly some nights lately is, erm, interesting.

    There appears to be little treatment other than surgery? Anyone successfuly managed / reversed this?

    Running has stopped and cycling is affected at times too.

    I'm in touch with a physio for advice awaiting appointment and reckon will have to go NHS gp route too, anyone done this with any positive results?

  • There appears to be little treatment other than surgery? Anyone successfuly managed / reversed this?

    @Dammit is your man on this

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