My HRM strap went once, and I tried to change the battery to no avail, I still would not pick up a signal.. I took advice for the net/ RW forum, and it said to put the battery upside down from its normal position, for a certain period of time (cannot remember how long, but it wasn't ages). Then put it in the correct way around.
I tried it, and it worked. It was something witchcraft-y to do with polarisation and negative fields or something like that. There was an explanation about it, but I couldn't understand it.
It worked that's the main thing... I have always found good advice re HRMs and watches on the RW forum/ other runners forums.
Dear, dear Mel..... yes the hills are mere dots, one step and you are over them.
I wish I could write a decent race report. I read everyones elses, and they are great. I can never find anything to say. I am going to have up my act. First next race = Ridgway, that gentle race with no up hills, HUGE downhill bits, nice soft under foot conditions. Not a rabbit hole in sight. And as for tree roots, well they have all been dug out and backfilled in readiness for the Gulpers. Then the toilets, well, they are like palaces, even the Queen would love them. And no stiles, far too diffcult to get over.
Maybe my illustrous career in race-reporting should be put on hold...