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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.

Hawstead to Gt Whelnetham Suffolk

In almshouses, Gt Whelnethum, Hawstead, Saucony, suffolk on October 15, 2005 at 12:35 pm



10.30apm 8.6 miles in 1 hour 13 minutes

.Year to date mileage 1028

Month to date 78 miles

Average miles per month 109

Average weekly rate 25

Weather: A warm autumn day as the morning mist lifted.

Course: Hawstead Village is about 3 miles south of Bury St Edmunds. I parked in the car park next to the swings. The picture showing the grass field and road on the road is right in the centre of the village. For a Saturday being perhaps the busiest day of the week there was hardly a soul to be seen.

I started running out towards Lawshall but changed my mind as the road was a little too windy and this was a main road. Although there were’nt many cars I didn’t feel comfortable. Si I returned and found another path along Bell Lane.

Bell’s Lane leads up hill towards Gt Whelnetham. At Bell’s Lane farm I managed to find a pathway across fields though the ground was rather sticky and stuck to my Saucony Trigon responsive shoes.

At Gt Whelnethum I took a path which takes you along side the grounds of the Gt Whelnethum Halland up Cocks Green lane to Cocks Green. I returned back to Hawstead.

The picture of the building shows some almshouses erected by a Philip Metcalfe