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speculoos

Member since Apr 2015 • Last active Jan 2023
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    Thanks, all! Managed to find cheap accommodation in Samoëns. Fingers crossed for snow

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    Hi, looking to book a ski trip accessible via train in Feb with my mum and options are limited.. It seems to be accom that is most expensive, so I was thinking of finding somewhere we can stay in a non-resort town and get a bus/train to the lifts (she might not want to ski every day either). Somewhere like Bourg-saint-maurice and the funicular up to Les Arc.. Any other recommendations for somewhere we can stay affordably, but then travel to the resort on days we want to ski? Thanks

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    Anyone run the Trigger Fell Race? I've spent the last year gallivanting on mountain trails in Canada, so not sure how much fun I'll have on boggy moorland in January, but it sounds like a good challenge.

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    Hi neighbour! So funny to see this here. I live in Squamish... That's a sweet zone - we were up there in early August for a bivvy and a sunrise run.

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    tl;dr: Shoe recommendations for long runs on trails in the South West.

    After 2 years living and running in the rugged coastal mountains of BC, Canada, I'm returning to live in the South West and am looking for shoe recommendations for local trails. I'd like something I can wear on muddy farm trails, woodland paths and routes like the SWCT, and something comfy for long runs (4-5hrs) is crucial. The shoes I wear here are definitely more geared towards gripping well on granite slab, and durability scrambling (Scarpa Ribelle*, Arcteryx Norvan). Hoka Torrents are a shoe I've enjoyed before, but they fell apart very quickly. I have wide-ish feet, and hated Altras.

    Any help much appreciated!

    • I love the Ribelle shoes, but had to warranty two pairs after they started coming apart where the upper/sole meet after <100km.
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    Recommendations for any trail events to sign up for next year from November onwards? Something around the 30-50km mark with plenty of vert.. Ran my first ultra on Sunday – Squamish 50km with 2200m vert – and came 9th female, so I'm keen to keep this fitness up and see how I do. Moving back to Bristol from Canada in November and excited to explore local hills again.

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    I recently moved to the Sea to Sky area and am looking for a local bike forum/sales listings site in the Vancouver area to plug a LFGSS-shaped hole... Any tips?

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    Sorry to dredge, but I recently moved to the Sea to Sky area and am looking for a local bike forum/sales listings site in the Vancouver area to plug a LFGSS-shaped hole... Any tips?

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    Recently moved to Squamish, BC (Canada) and have signed myself up for some ultras and skyraces in 2022... Now it's time to get myself some poles – does anyone have any recommendations? I've never run with them before, but they'll definitely come in useful for this in June https://meettheminotaur.com/minotaur/

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    Thanks for the reccos btw!

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