As I have valued advice from other blogs and forums, I'm planning to publish some reviews on kit, equipment, clothing, nutrition, retail outlets etc.

With each one I will give an honest appraisal but I must stress it's just my view but please leave me a comment if you agree or disagree.  Others might form different opinions based on their own experience and that's fine.

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Most of the reviews below have been carried out by either through a product I have bought myself or being approached by the company or reviewing a product following the receipt of a free sample. Occasionally I will have received a fee and will make this clear in the review.

Please follow the link(s) below to the relevant review:

Retail, Services:
ARO Sports Harpenden (March 2011)
Evans Cycles, Milton Keynes - buying a helmet (July 2011)
DW Sports (June 2011)
Runners World, St Albans (October 2011)
DW Sports store (March 2012)
Fairhaven Wholefoods, Letchworth Garden City, Herts  (July 2012)

Thorn Audax Mk3 (June 2011)
Endura Hummvee Baggy Shorts (July 2011)
Brooks B17 saddle (July 2011)
Elliptgo G8 (August 2011)
Specialised BG Gel Mitts (August 2011)
Busch & Muller bar end mirror (December 2011)
Specialized Sonoma cycling shoes  (January 2012)
Craft Pro Zero base layer (February 2012)
Cateye Strada wireless computer  (July 2012)
Raleigh Outback SPD pedal  (August 2012)
Knog frog LED 1 front light  (September 2012)

Saucony ProGrid Omni 10 running shoes (July 2011)
Saucony ProGrid Omni running shoes: long term review (December 2011)
Book - Teach yourself running  (September 2011)
Asics Gel 1150 running shoes (September 2011)
Brooks Vapor 9 running shoes (November 2011) early days
Montane featherlite marathon jacket (November 2011) early days
Montane featherlite marathon jacket - long term (September 2012) long term
Brooks Vapor 9 - long term review  (September 2012) long term
Book - Lore of Running (December 2012)
X Socks - long term review  (April 2013)
Saucony ProGrid Omni 11 running shoes (August 2013)
Comfyballs underwear (December 2017)

Food & drink
The Food Doctor raw nuts & seeds (December 2011)
The Food Doctor savoury roasted soya (January 2012)
Landgarten organic soya snacks  (May 2012)
Landgarten Pumpkin Seed snacks  (May 2012)
Meridian peanut butter (July 2012)
Wholebake flapjacks  (October 2012)
Meridian light, organic, Tahini  (November 2012)
CherryActive concentrated cherry juice  (February 2013)
Nakd snack bars (March 2013)
Sunita sesame bars with honey  (March 2013)
Trek flapjacks (April 2013)
Frank snack bars (July 2013)
Jordans snack bar (July 2013)