Topo Athletic is a running shoe company that makes shoe designed to work with the foot rather than replace it. For this reason they all have a broad rounded toe box which is much more foot shaped. This gives the foot the space to spread on impact to absorb shock. By spreading the planta fascia on the bottom of the foot is stretched out like an elastic band which not only cushions the landing but, also recoils and spring the foot off the ground. This spreading out of the... Read More
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The ‘ATR’ in the Hoka Challenger’s name stands for ‘all terrain’. That means it has been designed to function just as well if the trails you are running on are hard packed and dry in the summer. The Challenger has the very distinctive pillow like cushioning of Hoka shoes. The soft midsole rides over the lumps and bumps in the trail in the same manner as your mountain bike tyres do. On the tarmac they feel just like a Hoka Clifton, which is Hoka’s top selling road shoe. In a... Read More
Very simply, we present the first of two infographics outlining the key styles of both brands and which rough category they fit into; cushioned mild stability, cushioned netural, nimble & responsive and race day ready.
Saturday 21st December 9am to 5.30pm Sunday 22nd December Closed Monday 23rd December 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday 24th December 10am to 2pm Wednesday 25th December Closed Thursday 26th December Closed Friday 27th December 10am to 5.30pm Saturday 28th December 9am to 5.30pm Sunday 29th December Closed Monday 30th December 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday 31st December 10am to 4pm Wednesday 1st January 2020 Closed Thursday 2nd January 10am to 5.30pm Friday 3rd January 10am to 5.30pm Saturday 4th January 9am to 5.30pm Normal hours resume. Merry Christmas and a Happy New... Read More
Running the New Winter Bob Graham Record by Kim Collison I’d been waiting for the 1st December 2019 since I stood on the steps of the Moot Hall, Keswick after finishing my first winter Bob Graham Round in 2017. Although I enjoyed the adventurous experience of a snowy round and it put a big smile on my face, I believed that with no snow and good fitness Jim Mann’s 18 hour 18 min record was achievable. Training had gone well since my disappointment in Chamonix; where I had a DNF... Read More
Kim Collision Smashes Record in 15hr 47min! Wherever ‘Man meets Mountain’ the spirit of challenge manifests itself in various ways. In the English Lake District walkers and runners have pitted themselves against the fells for well over a hundred years. While climbers found the steepest rock on which to make their mark, for the athletes it was distance and the linking together of the high mountains which provided the lure. What is the Bob Graham Round? The Bob Graham Round is a fell running challenge in the English Lake District.... Read More
Inov-8 Roclite 275 G-Grip Proves Itself! — The Spine Race travels through the Pennine Way National Trail, a 268-mile (429km) route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland and is described as “A truly epic challenge that will test your physical resilience and mental fortitude”. Jasmin Paris just won this huge event with a time of approx. 83hrs and 12mins and has become the first woman ever to win it! She took on this race up and down tricky terrain over that huge mileage with the Roclite 275, a brand... Read More
Sharon Gaiter is currently racing from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in the Coast to Coast Ultra. She is using the 140 mile event to test the new Lone Peak 4’s and will write a review in the coming weeks. So, look out for Sharon’s thoughts on the latest version of Altra’s most popular shoe. You can follow Sharon’s progress by clicking here, she is race number 70.
If you fancy blowing the cobwebs away on Tuesday evening (17th July) head over to St. John’s Chapel for the Chapel Fell Top Fell Race. The race is 7km long with 400 metres of ascent, that’s 4.2 miles and 1300 feet in old money. Entry is £5 on the day only. Registration is at the Chatterbox Cafe, 11, Market Place, St. John’s Chapel DL13 1QF. Grid reference NY885360. The action starts at 7.30pm. Bring full FRA kit: Compass – Whistle – Full waterproof body cover with taped seams and integrated... Read More