04 Jul

KTM Ultra 1964

At my work a lot of blokes are seriously into mountain biking and there is a broad spectrum of ages and abilities who do it. Every year our work takes part in the cycle to work scheme that the government runs and this year I thought I would get a bike through the scheme. I got the bike yesterday. I’ve been anticipation this for a few months and couldn’t wait to get my grubby hands on it.

Today I took it for a proper spin in and around the hills and tracks where I work. I though I would be able to blast out 10 miles easily but after 5 I soon realized it was a lot harder than I thought. Great fun though and at one point found myself shouting “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!” as I blasted down a hill.

This all has the advantage of supplementing my running as I’m getting to the age where joints and other working parts of body are simply getting worn out.

ktm ultra

21 May

Out with the old and in with the same again.

A couple of years ago I got sent a pair of PT-1000’s from UK Gear to try out. These have by far been the best trainers I have owned. The claim when they were released were that they will last you a 1000 miles of running. I didn’t count every mile I did in them but I know I got close to that distance when I decided I wanted another pair. So a few weeks ago I got another pair with my own cash money. The old ones just need a bit of a clean up and I could still use them no problem. Long may they keep making them like this.


13 May

I received some brand new GripLock™ socks from Sockmine. Who have now become the place to go if you need good socks that are sold at a good price and made for runners. These new Griplocks have a revolutionary new technology. The unique construction follows the contours of your foot, for ultimate comfort and control.  The silicone adhering to your foot, removes the friction and therefore prevents blisters.

I did get sent 2 pairs but the others are in the wash (after a 10km training run) so I could only take a photo of this particular colour. They performed as advertised.

Socks are available in a variety of colours and thickness.