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    Ben Nevis race

    I am running Ben Nevis for the first time this year and need to choose between my Walsh PB Elite or Inov8 Flyroc trail shoes. Can't afford to buy a further different pair ... please advise!

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    Re: Ben Nevis race

    Whichever have got the best sole by September!

    You're obviously comfortable in both. Enjoy it. You will. Really you will!
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    Re: Ben Nevis race

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete the Greek View Post
    I am running Ben Nevis for the first time this year and need to choose between my Walsh PB Elite or Inov8 Flyroc trail shoes. Can't afford to buy a further different pair ... please advise!
    La Sportiva Crosslites. The answer to any problem. Made in the alps or a factory for the alps
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    Re: Ben Nevis race

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete the Greek View Post
    I am running Ben Nevis for the first time this year and need to choose between my Walsh PB Elite or Inov8 Flyroc trail shoes. Can't afford to buy a further different pair ... please advise!
    From what I've heard, it's a hell of a rough race and fell shoes are the answer, therefore I would go for Walshes. You may regret that when you hit the mile road stretch towards the end mind. If it's dry you may be best with Flyrocs, but if it's wet, Walshes are your only choice I'm afraid.
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    Crosslites the only option
    Trying to plod up hills every day slightly faster than the day before

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    Re: Ben Nevis race

    Quote Originally Posted by WillMarsh View Post
    From what I've heard, it's a hell of a rough race and fell shoes are the answer, therefore I would go for Walshes. You may regret that when you hit the mile road stretch towards the end mind. If it's dry you may be best with Flyrocs, but if it's wet, Walshes are your only choice I'm afraid.
    yeh, there is a mile stretch of road so as the flyrocs have more cushioning id go for them but like will said depends all on the weather on the day
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    Inov8 330's have done me well for last 3 years (different pairs I hasten to add!) Used Walsh PB racer before that, they were fine too.

    Forget the road at the end -you'll be well tired by then anyway and everything will hurt so it won't matter what you've got on your feet

    But you do need the best sole you can have for the descent...wet or dry conditions!
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    Thanks to all for your input. This is my summary - Walsh's if wet, Flyroc's if dry and Crosslites if I have some spare cash! Turbo Tom - I am interested in what you think gives the edge to Crosslites.

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    Is the grass bank still in the race route or are we being forced down the zig zags?

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    Re: Ben Nevis race

    Quote Originally Posted by Madmick View Post
    Is the grass bank still in the race route or are we being forced down the zig zags?
    I hope it is

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