Gear Reviews

Have a look at the different running gear that different members of the team have tried and tested. Everything from racing flats, GPS watches and hydration belts, but also recovery gear such as compression tights and foam rollers.

Skechers GoRun (1 & 2)

(This is a 3-way review by the 3 members of TPB that currently own and run in the Skechers GoRun shoes; Joey having the original version and Mark & Kat running in version 2. Although the shoe has changed between versions, many characteristics stayed consistent and also hopefully this gives an idea of how the shoe has evolved.)

Shoe Review: Adidas Adizero Tempo

The Adidas Adizero Tempo is fast becoming a classic shoe for those with light stability requirements. From my own experience, it’s light enough to run with for sprints and sturdy enough to survive a 160k ultramarathon.Here’s my review on it should you wish to get one of its newer incarnations.


New Balance Minimus Road

Following a somewhat annoying and tiring rollercoaster relationship with shin splints and calf pains for the past few months, I started having a sneaking suspicion that it might be time to replace my favourite pair of mid- to long-distance runners. My trusty and comfy Adidas Adizero Adios have pulled me through 420km of pavement pounding. That’s practically 10 full Marathons. Incidentally, my very first (albeit unofficial, during a training run) Marathon was run on these shoes, as well as my fastest 21K and 10K so far, so they do hold a special place in my heart. But the pains in my lower legs wouldn’t dissipate, no matter how much I rested, iced, or stretched them. Could new shoes be the answer?