What’s the best way to beat shin splints once and for all? How do you run safely past dogs? (I got bitten last week!) How do you regulate your temperature after a run? And what is the best budget running pack or running vest out right now?

Find out in my Q&A series, answering all your trail & ultra running questions. (Scroll down for links to all the books/gear I mention)

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Want more help curing shin splints? I recommend Running Free of Injuries by Paul Hobrough:
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My fave running pack is the Raidlight Responsiv 10L, I demonstrated the poles across the chest with this one:
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The best small budget pack is the Aonijie 5L running pack
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The best larger capacity budget pack is the Aonijie 10L running pack
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The Decathlon Kalenji Trail Running pack from Decathlon is also good, and only £28 but I prefer the features on the Aonijie

Nitecore HC30 More like £65 here sorry! Approx 130g, 1000 lumen brightness but only for 1hr, then 3.5hrs at 400 lumens
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Petzl Nao (I really like this one, recommended) £120, 185g, 750 lumens for 6.5hrs on reactive lighting setting
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Silva Cross Trail 5 (also a great torch, a little heavier but cheaper than Petzl) £85, 230g, 500 lumens for 6 hours.
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Waterproof socks
My faves are Sealskinz lumo ones!
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I also like Bridgedale’s Stormsock
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Lumefit LED light vest – I’m wearing this for running at night, our running club doesn’t allow anyone without lumo on! It’s fantastic, and I think it’s good value at £14 as you get flashing or not-flashing settings for white front and red back lights, and 2 soft, velcro reflective armbands.
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