October 2016

Altra Torin 2.0 and 2.5 Review/Comparison

Altra Torin 2.5 and Altra Torin 2.0 A Quick Review / Comparison The Altra Torin 2.0 was Altra’s best selling shoe, in our opinion partly due to the soft upper and the soft midsole, which makes the shoe feel highly cushioned straight out of the box. The Torin 2.5 is an updated version and supports the fact that Altra are very responsive to customer feedback,  as each incarnation of their shoes, including the latest Torin, shows it. However, we’ve decided to compare versions because we are all different and the improvements might... Read More


Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series 2016/17

The first race in the Dave Parry Winter Fell Race Series will be the Levisham Saltergate Fell Race on Sunday 6th November 2016. Organised by Pickering AC the race is about 10 miles long with 1400 feet of ascent. Registration/Start/Finish is at the village hall in Levisham, Nr Pickering North Yorkshire (grid ref SE833906). Entry is £7 on the day only. The fun starts at 10.30am. The route is good tracks for the first bit before heading down some steps into the forest. From there underfoot conditions get a bit... Read More

Inov8 X-Talon 225 Review

Inov-8 X-Talon 225 Review and Wear Test The Inov-8 X-Talon 225 is a new lightweight addition to Inov-8’s range of fell/cross country shoes. These are running shoes that are specifically designed to be used on soft muddy or broken ground. So, they have big sticky rubber ‘studs’ designed to give traction on everything from grass to wet slippy rocks. The shoe is also flexible, which means the sole will bend somewhat, hugging the ground over a larger surface area to improve traction. This flexibility also means your feet receive more ‘feedback’, helping them... Read More

Running Shoes for Wide Feet – Advice & Shop the Range

RUNNING SHOES FOR WIDE FEET ARE YOU RUNNING SHOES WIDE ENOUGH? This seems obvious.. but how should your running shoes fit ? The most important point to take away is that there should be plenty of room in them. There are many brands out there that offer wide and extra wide road and off-road running shoes to ensure you have that space. Whether you land on your heel or your mid-foot, your foot will change shape as you go through the running cycle. Your foot spreads out as it touches the... Read More