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PT-1000 - Can cope with it all! Edward Chapman

>>04 August 2011

Hi UK Gear,

Ed and PhilI have just returned from the Al Andalus Ultra Trail (AAUT) event in Spain and had a fantastic time, thanks to the event organiser, Paul Bateson and team and the running shoes that helped me make it to the finish line – my UK Gear PT-1000's.

I love my PT-1000 shoes because they help me do what I want to do the most, run wherever I like. I live in Cornwall so do most of my running on the South West Coastal Path. The terrain is very varied; grassy paths, rocky climbs, technical descents, muddy slopes, the occasional bog and even sand, and my PT-1000 shoes can cope with it all.

When the weather turns bad during a long run, which it often does in the winter, I head inland for the shelter of the country lanes with their high banks and hedges. Normally running on tarmac in trail shoes would not be good, I am a big bloke weighing in at about 15 stones, however, the PT-1000s are well cushioned and perform well on tarmac.

I do have one criticism of the PT-1000s; they have upset my other shoes, my road shoes and my technical off-road shoes, because they stay in my garage and are no longer used. I wear my UK Gear PT-1000s on every run.

Thanks UK Gear!

Edward Chapman
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