Well, I have just ordered some new trainers. This time I have ordered them online rather than going to a running shop even though it is a type I have not worn before, I can hear everyone saying that this could be an expensive mistake…. but to be honest no more than following the advice of some running shops. So far each shop I have been to has given me quite different advice, from being a “neutral” runner to over pronating so badly I needed to use orthotics (these gave me the worst blisters to date). So, I have used the Brooks shoe selector, given it a few basic bits of info and looked at what they suggest… I am currently running in Brooks Adrenaline GTS11 trainers, I have run the tread off my current pair at about 500 miles. I am now switching to Brooks Adrenaline ASR8 trainers, they should arrive early next week so I will let you know how they go. To date I still haven’t found a pair that I can run in without getting sore spots in the same places each time so really I feel that I have nothing to lose. I’m sure photos of the trainers will be posted here when they arrive 🙂 Other minor points…. to meet my target of a 2:15 HM my average speed needs to be 10:18 min/mile, this will be over a very hilly trail HM To meet my target of a 2hr HM I need to average 9:09 min/miles. Can I do this ? At this point in time I really don’t know…. but I know I will give it a good go !