July 21st, 2013


New Trainers & "My! How my feet have grown" !

On my recent trip to London, I made a trip to "Run and Become" - my favourite running shop - and bought a new pair of trainers. Well overdue, since the last time I bought new trainers was in 2006! I bought an updated version of my previous pair. Am now the proud owner of some Brooks Adrenalin GTS 13 trainers, costing gbp 100. They even had a QPR code inside! I also discovered that i now take euro size 42 for trainers, ie size 8.5 :-(

Markus keeps telling me that my new trainers will make me run faster :-) I just hope they inspire me to start adn keep on slowly running again. Have got out of the routine the last month or so...

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Below, the potted history of all my previous running shoes!
Running Shoes History
2006 - September
New Balance 857 US10 B £70 from Run and Become

2006 - August
Brooks Adrenalin GTS6 £80 from Run and Become

2003 - 2005
After the marathon I didn't run for a few years, starting slowly again in London and then Zürich (2003-2005).
These Nike Air (Bowerman Series) were again recommended by Run and Become. Not my best ever trainers, but okay... The problem was I bought them but didn't have my insoles with me, so the fit wasn't exactly perfect. But they got me back into running again. I've just bought 2 new pairs to replace them, so they will soon be going to trainer heaven...

The first trainers I bought from Run and Become were Brooks, can't remember the name, but here's a pic of me wearing them just before the marathon - strangely, Sal my running mate bought exactly the same pair!
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