Reviews & Running Kit

Petzl Tikka RXP Headtorch Review

For evening runs, especially in the winter, a headtorch is an essential piece of a runners kit, both to see and also be seen. When I was looking at the different headtorches available the most important thing to take into account was how much light (lumens) I'd need for my use. In general more lumens means a higher cost. I needed the headtorch for use on both on lit and unlit roads, but also for completely dark locations such as woodland trails. After checking out what was available (this was in 2015) I finally decided on the Petzl Tikka RXP.…

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Overall a great headtorch with some features above and beyond the competition at this price point.

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For evening runs, especially in the winter, a headtorch is an essential piece of a runners kit, both to see and also be seen. When I was looking at the different headtorches available the most important thing to take into account was how much light (lumens) I’d need for my use. In general more lumens means a higher cost.

I needed the headtorch for use on both on lit and unlit roads, but also for completely dark locations such as woodland trails. After checking out what was available (this was in 2015) I finally decided on the Petzl Tikka RXP. Read More »

Garmin Forerunner 230 Review

When Garmin released their latest updates to the Forerunner series I was like a kid in a candy shop. I’d been looking at the Forerunner range for a while, so the 6xx series had been on my radar, but now with the updates to the 2xx range a number features previously only available in the higher range have made their way down into the so-called ‘mid-level’. Read More »

New Balance 860v5 Review

The 860v5 are New Balance‘s latest take on their 860 range, a well cushioned shoe featuring moderate stability. I must disclose that I’m in no way a running shoe expert, but I am using these as my go-to shoes, and having now clocked up over 100 miles in them I can give you an honest review. Read More »