3 GREAT PIECES OF RACE KIT
■ INOV-8 TERRA ULTRA 260 SHOES With rain overnight and more forecast for the race, I decided on race-day to go with the extra grip of the new Inov-8. They didn’t let me down; comfortable for 80km and sticking to everything while runners around me slipped and fell.
■ MONTANE FANG ZIP T-SHIRT Great fit, no stink (thanks to odour-resistant Polygiene technology) and no rubbing or chafing. Best of all, I could let it soak through with rain and it would dry quickly when the sun came out.
■ SUUNTO SPARTAN ULTRA WATCH With the course loaded on my watch, I was able to follow the breadcrumb on the occasions where I was a little unsure. And the Elevation Profile screen is great for preparing you for upcoming hills.