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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    Quote Originally Posted by dominion View Post
    I agree! Did 17 miles round Borrowdale in a brand new pair Walshes a few weeks back! No blisters or rubbing at all!
    I once raced in Walshes straight out of Pete Bland's van when I forgot my shoes .

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    I really have to 'tread carefully' with new running shoes; I think its because I have wide feet . Inov8's seem fine but I've had problems with the narrower New Balance shoes. I tend to start wearing a new pair around the house whilst my old pair are in their last viable couple of months and in that way never have problems.

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    I'm a masochist.
    Tao begets one. One begets two. Two begets all things.

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    1/ take an old mat to stand on to change your socks and fell shoes aftera race

    2/ always try to take the organiser the correct money not a 20 note

    3/ never push in at a stile

    4/ dont jump over walls at stiles

    5/ always give thanks to a helper at a checkpoint

    6/ ensure your fell shoes are not slipping about , make sure the laces are tight

    7/ always smile at forum ladies

    8/ never ever hoover your car out after your first race

    9/ learn to brush off loony comments as you walk like a bow legged dan dare in motorway service forecourts after races

    10/ every now and then take in the fantastic views

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    1. Keep 4 pins on your race vest. They do go through the wash!
    2. Vas your feet.
    3. Take a photocopy of the race route.
    4. Whatever shoes you prefer make sure they are low and have easy to tie/undo laces.
    5. If you need to wear a second layer, put your race vest underneath in case you get too warm. Flash yer number at Marshals when you say hello!
    6. Find a water carrying system that works for you. 10 miles into a Long is not the time to find it chafes or wobbles annoyingly.
    7. Trial various foods to carry. Chocolate is usually hopeless.
    8. Don't worry about a club, just do it!
    9. Be honest with your self. Will you love and respect what you do and where you are doing it? Act accordingly.
    10. The Hills are in charge. Always remember that.
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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    Learn to use a map and compass thingy - one day you will lose sight of the runner you are following and your life may depend on it.
    Enjoy the hills, that is why we are up there.
    Ultimately the hills have the last word - forget that at your peril.
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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    All good advice so far but the best one I have been given is:

    The map and compass is right, its you that is lost

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    [QUOTE=daz h;55719]
    8/ never ever hoover your car out after your first race


    Certainly don't bother hoovering out the car BEFORE a race!

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    I like all these tips!

    Must revise my map reading/compass using skills

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    Re: 10 Top Tips for Fell Runni

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    I once raced in Walshes straight out of Pete Bland's van .
    That is called doing a runner....you were expected to pay for them first.
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