Five Fingered Footwear

Don’t get me wrong – I’m very aware that Vibram’s Five Finger shoes look freaky. I nearly refused to run with a friend once who was wearing such a pair – there was no way I was going to be seen dead with someone wearing webbed-feet shoes with all their toes poking out. But then … Continue reading Five Fingered Footwear

Sport Gear Shortage in South East Asia

Vietnam is a really great place to live. It has great weather, good food, interesting history and culture, beautiful buildings and tourist spots. But despite all these multiple advantages, there are one or two constraints involved when living in this country. One of the most common issues encountered when living in developing countries such as … Continue reading Sport Gear Shortage in South East Asia

Sorrell Hill no Sweat for Walsh PB Shoes

It’s been a long time since I’ve worn my Walsh PB fell running shoes. In fact, despite owning them for a year, I’ve only worn them once. They were bought on a whim last year during a wonderful Lake District vacation. To be honest, I needed an excuse to visit the Pete Bland Sports Shop … Continue reading Sorrell Hill no Sweat for Walsh PB Shoes

Salomon’s Fast Wing Hoodie II Jacket

What with Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains being located right along the coast, there’s nearly always a sea breeze cutting right across your run. Salomon’s Hoodie II jacket is my new answer to windy days like these. However, not only does this jacket stop wind dead in its tracks. It’s also got quite a number … Continue reading Salomon’s Fast Wing Hoodie II Jacket

What I ate, drank, wore and carried on the Wicklow Round

Sorry but even the mere sound of this post’s title already puts me to sleep: this stuff is technical and boring and very detailed, so please feel completely free to ignore it. However, it is the sorta thing that fellow runners do ask about, and it is the kinda thing I needed to know before … Continue reading What I ate, drank, wore and carried on the Wicklow Round