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Running through the woods with inov-8!

Over the Summer months, we’ve put on a Trail Trial Time (TTT) series at our Alton Store. It involved a 3k time trial in the Alton woods, along with some shoe try ons, giveaways and of course – a BBQ!

The last event took place with our friends at inov-8 coming along to help us get a grip! The weather was set to fair as a bunch of awesome local runners of all ages and abilities descended on our Alton Store. We love meeting new people from the running community, and there was a bunch of new (and familiar) faces who’d come along for an evening of running fun.

Sam and Tim from inov-8 had kindly brought along some Trailroc and Parkclaw shoes to try on as well as bunch of sexy hats to go in our goody bags for all runners. Everyone set about trying some new shoes on to test out in the woodlands. It’s fun trying on new shoes, right? It’s the best way to find a new pair that you’ll love.

Once kitted out, we jogged the kilometre warm up to the woods where Sam was waiting with the super-snazzy inov-8 van! Our marshals got into place and before you knew it, everyone was off on their time trail. It’s not a serious race… people could go at whatever speed they wanted and I had the pleasure of running along with my dog on the lead (sadly no shoes for him to try on).

After a couple of laps. everyone congregated back at the van base and we talked about the run and the shoes. Sam was very happy to field questions about the inov-8 shoes and everyone had lots to ask him! Which is always nice, as it’s good to learn about the things you’re running in.

A gentle warm-down back to the shop and we hung about for drinks, BBQ food and the obligatory AS goody bag. A massive thanks to inov-8 for coming down and helping make it a special event for our local running community.. and thank you to all the runners who came down and made it a special event for us. We appreciate it!

We’ll be running a lot more events like this over the Winter months, so make sure you follow us on Social Media to stay in touch.

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