Month: December 2012

Gear reviews, Run

Vivobarefoot Breatho Review

Yesterday my latest “gadget” arrived in the form of the Vivobarefoot Breatho trail running shoe. As the name would suggest it is a minimalist barefoot running style shoe. The Breatho is the trail running version, so it is a little bit heavier, with more tread on the bottom and a more robust outer to protect the shoe …

Run, Training

Video running technique analysis – Is it worth it?

On Saturday morning I joined the Plymouth Triathlon Club for a one off session of video running technique analysis. The club called in Neil Scholes from for the day to do the analysis. Was it worth it? Read on to find out.

Event reviews, Reviews, Run

Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series Dorset Review

So what did you do to deserve your Delay Onset Muscle Soreness today? That’s DOMS to us sports geeks. It is that really sore feeling that you get in your muscles for three to five days following intense exercise. Personally I look like a drunk zombie any time that I try to walk today, but …

Ironman for Charity, Run

The drama begins early – CTS Marathon Dorset

After posting my preview of the Endurancelife round of the CTS at Dorset I went for a steady run with the Plymouth Tri Club. I warmed up nicely and then joined the club doing some strides. I jogged into them and led with my right foot, but as my left leg came up (high knees!) it felt …

Event reviews, Reviews, Run

Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Dorset Preview

The Dorset round of Endurancelife’s Coastal Trail Series, CTS, looks to be the toughest so far with over 6000ft of climbing on the marathon and a rating of 5-Extreme. All courses cover a significant amount of coastal path on the stunning Jurassic Coast of Dorset, with the start, finish and event HQ based in Lulworth …