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Saucony / New Balance and Brooks

In Bourne Sports, Brooks, New Balance, running shoes, Saucony, Sports Shoes Unlimited, Wiggle on October 24, 2005 at 7:46 pm

I currently have three pairs of running shoes on the go at the moment.

Brooks Addiction 6 2005
Saucony Trigon Responsive
New Balance 1060

I don’t normally have more than two pairs but spotted the New Balance shoes for sale at a factory outlet in Keswick. I have to say for comfort and fit the New Balance shoes are the best of the three. They are the pair I would choose to use for any races I enter. However they are not great of road and i didn’t expect them to be from the tread on the soles.

The Brooks Addiction 6 shoes get my vote for being the most durable particularly on the outer soles where I tend to wear out my shoes quickest. I have had previous addiction shoes and I would buy this model again .

The Saucony Trigon shoes are a bit of a mystery to me as I bought them a while back and I must have shoved them away and forgot all about them for 6 months. I can’t understand where they have been but anyway I spotted them when I was having a clear out and almost chucked thinking they were an old pair.. These have great tread for off road and I am likely to use these a lot over the fields this winter.

When I buy shoes I am always happy to buy last years models I never buy the latest shoe at the top price. Perhaps I am missing out on something as I suppose you do get what you pay for generally.

When the running shoe reviews come out in Runners World I look but don’t usually buy. It generally comes down to what is available from mail order outlets. I have bought from Wiggle, Bourne Sports and Sports Shoes Unlimited and all have offered good service.

I don’t particularly care about the colour of running shoes they soon get dirty. I always consider durability and brand to be chief qualities that I consider when buying.

Horringer Farm Suffolk

In Horringer, Horringer Farm, New Balance, suffolk on October 21, 2005 at 3:10 pm

3.pm 5.5 miles in 42min 44 secs.

Year to date mileage 1039

Month to date 89 miles

Average miles per month 108

Average weekly rate 24.7

Weather: A warm autumn day with a nice breeze.

Course : Takes me along fields near by Horringer Court/School near to great Horringer Hall and then over to Lord Herveys Wood up and down Westley lane and return home through Horringer Court.

I have had a head cold this week so haven’t run since Sunday . So with some trepidation I ran this thinking it might be too soon to venture out. As it turned out I felt fine and I ran a pb for this course. I suppose it was a bit like tapering for a race though I certainly didn’t run at race pace today.

As a regular course for me it is great to see the change of seasons and the work the farmers are doing at Horringer. You can see from the photo that half a field has been ploughed before presumably the recent wet weather prevented any further work.

The ground was slippery running up hill and my New Balance 1060 failed really to get any grip on the ploughed fields.