It's been almost two weeks since my visit to North Wales and hopefully in two weeks I’ll return to it, Covid depending, to run my version of the Snowdonia Marathon.” - I wrote this a few weeks ago now. Anyone living in the UK will know that Covid caused Wales to pull up the drawbridge and enter a national lockdown...
When I first started trail running I was told by a friend who had been ultramarathon running for years that trail running was for those who wanted to get away from the world and back to basics; away from big city marathons and the hustle of everyday life. "You blend into the trails and your worries are left behind", he once said whilst looking wistfully off into the distance. However, with a pair of the Brooks Catamounts it is pretty hard to blend in anywhere.
Back in April I brought the Brooks Divide with the aim of them becoming my go to trail shoe. Not just for running the trails but also for long hikes replacing the Brooks Cascadia which I had used all over the world. At the time of my first impressions review on this shoe I called it my work horse, sadly after only three months and 150 miles I've had to send this horse out to pasture and begin my search for my go to trail shoe all over again.
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