Product test: Mr Lacy “Runnies” (coming soon)

“For athletes looking to take their performance to the next level”. Well, I’d been dubious, but there it was in black and white on their website. Mr Lacy, a company usually associated with fashion laces has moved into the running market and rather than just throw us any old tat, it seems they’ve been busy…

Product test: Rumble Roller Beastie

I recently wrote about the different types of foam roller (here it is if you missed it). But long before rollers became widely available, people were using balls to achieve a similar effect. The choice of ball is up to the individual, but croquet, squash and tennis balls are all popular choices. As with the…

Product test: Matrix Energy Boost Citrus Orange

First things first: I know practically nothing about supplements. I’m as much a sports nutritionist as I am a polar bear*. Okay, so I use the occasional gel, but my choice of product is based purely on the packaging and whether the gel tastes like cough medicine, and I don’t think I’ve ever even considered…

Product test: FitSip hydration system

I’ve just got back from a hot and hilly 10 mile run in which I tested out a new bit of kit called the “FitSip”. It’s basically a hydration system that you strap to your forearm, which can hold around 200ml of water or any other cold non-carbonated drink (note to manufacturers: the instructions didn’t…

Shoo Revoo: Skechers GOrun2

Hi folks At the beginning of the year I was asked to review some new shoes: the Skechers GOrun2. Typical of the sieve-headed fool that I am, I’ve only just realised that the write-up has sat on my computer like a sullen emo at a Barry Manilow concert*. So here it is, better late than…

Non-Shoo Revoo: Asics gear (various)

FOREWORD: Sharp-eyed readers will recognise this as an old post. It was originally saved to wordpress as a page and I had a clear-out and wanted it as a regular post, so I had to save it as one. It’s the neat-freak in me. Anyway… (Originally posted July 2012)   Review time again folks, and…

Shoo Revoo: Brooks Green Silence

FOREWORD: Sharp-eyed readers will recognise this as an old post. It was originally saved to wordpress as a page and I had a clear-out and wanted it as a regular post, so I had to save it as one. It’s the neat-freak in me. Anyway… (Originally posted June 2012) It’s occurred to me that in…

Kit review: Ron Hill Advance Windlite Jacket

It’s been a while since I treated you to one of my detailed and informative (ha!) product reviews, so today let’s have a little look at a lightweight jacket from our chums at Ron Hill. As always, I’ll start off with the caveat that I don’t pretend to understand the various technical aspects of running…