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Question: trail races and trail shoes

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3 Jun
7:26am, 3 Jun 2020
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Fragile Do Not Bend
I’m using road shoes off road at the moment too, I swear the ground is harder than the tarmac at the moment :)
3 Jun
1:05pm, 3 Jun 2020
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cackleberry
Just to be clear, if you turn up at the Fellsman in non-fell shoes (or hiking boots) or even in fell shoes with holes or broken laces, you aint running my friend.
And yes, you are stood on one leg with your foot on the bench as they inspect your shoes.

Expect every piece of kit to be scrutinised.
3 Jun
1:22pm, 3 Jun 2020
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HappyG(rrr)
3. FOOTWEAR
This must satisfy the requirements of the Equipment Check Officer. The criteria are as follows:
a) Must be in first class condition. Footwear which is misshapen or excessively worn will not be accepted;
b) Must have been manufactured for the purpose of fell walking, fell or trail running. Plimsolls, Road Running training shoes, etc. will not be accepted.

fellsman.org.uk

Fellsman pretty clear there. Interesting. :0) G
3 Jun
1:23pm, 3 Jun 2020
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HappyG(rrr)
No Green Flash or Plimsolls :-(
3 Jun
1:32pm, 3 Jun 2020
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Derby Tup
Old school 🥾

beantinblog.blogspot.com
22 Jun
5:02pm, 22 Jun 2020
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Snoot
Rest of the mandatory kit list looks a bit shy of what most trail / fell races would include - full waterproof body cover with taped seams etc. Does it not rain in September in Kent?
um
22 Jun
7:27pm, 22 Jun 2020
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um
Snoot - not often hypothermic rain. You might get wet, but not much worse. (in September)
There may be hilly sections, but not really in the same league as exposed fells.
23 Jun
1:20am, 23 Jun 2020
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Snoot
Um - fair point, elevation does make a difference. I had everything from sunshine to heavy rain, high winds and 50m visibility within 10mins yesterday.
23 Jun
1:21am, 23 Jun 2020
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Snoot
Posting too late. Should have said Sunday

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