Archive for May, 2012

Under Armour ColdBlack Shortsleeve T-Shirt Review

I was kindly sent this t-shirt from the people at Under Armour I was recently advised/told by somebody that i should start using technical t-shirts when i go running because it was pointed out that wearing t-shirts made of cotton that i got in 1996 is not the done thing these days. With that in mind i was pleased to receive this just before the Chester Half Marathon. The blurb from the site says “Revolutionary coldblack® technology makes dark colors act more like light colors, and light colors act like nothing else. It also has the benefit of protecting your skin from sun damage. Your new go-to training T-shirt for the sweltering sun. “

On the day of the race it was nice and sunny so an ideal opportunity to test this bit of kit out. It feels nice to the skin and i really like the look of it. I also noticed lots of runners wearing stuff from Under Armour on the day to. It performed well. As an owner of no technical t shirts this was a pleasant surprise. When i finished the race it dried in no time at all so i didn’t get the usual chills after the run.

Great T-shirt stylish and works well.



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Chester Half Marathon 2012

I trained quite well for this or at least i thought i did up until 2 weeks before the race. I got a bit of a chest infection and couldn’t run that well. I decided to do it anyway. I’m glad i did we had a great day and it’s one of the best races i have been in. 5000+ racers took to the streets and it was great weather with an awesome atmosphere.

At 10 miles i got found out and i was in a lot of pain for the final 3 miles 1 hour 59 minutes. A bit disappointed with the time (pb:1 hour 47 mins)

Still a very enjoyable day. Great T-Shirt to.

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Back From Camping

Just got back from an epic adventure in the remote parts of the North West Highlands of Scotland. Wild Camping and Canadian Canoeing for 5 days and not seeing any other human beings was a great way to recharge some batteries. The whole thing was just fantastic. We had some bad weather for the first couple of days which made it a bit dodgy on the water but the rest of the time it was blue sky and sunshine.

When i got back my number for the Chester Half Marathon was waiting for me. 9 days to go cant wait!

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