We arrived at George Fisher outdoor shop in Keswick just before 9am, the official start time of the 'Run with Ricky Lightfoot' Salomon demo trail run. This is where the fun began. Upon entering the store we were greeted and welcomed by the Salomon team and Ricky, and asked what shoes and kit we would like to trial on the run at 09:30. I, being a minimalist fan opted for the lower 4mm drop Salomon S-Lab Fellcross 2, the newer version of the Fellcross 1 I have been using in bad weather for the past few weeks at home. Picking up the shoes and a lightweight windproof I was ready for the run ahead.
The run was simply fantastic. We weaved our way out of the town, around part of Derwent Water and up Walla Crag. The run naturally split into two main groups; faster and more experienced trail runners and those wishing to take a more leisurely pace. The conditions were wet underfoot (perfect for trying out the monster grip of the Fellcross 2!) but the weather held out quite well for the duration of the run. Half way through, the windproof disappeared into someone's S Lab Advanced Skin 12 race pack due to the temperature being quite mild for the time of year. We worked our way up to Walla crag and then round and down the opposite side eventually returning to George Fisher after a total distance of just over 10km. It was a fantastic run.
|Ricky Lightfoot, CavemanClarke and the Salomon Fellcross 2|
|What was left after the run with Ricky|