Treated myself to a Garmin 235 to replace my Forerunner 110. I wouldn't normally have spent so much on a watch but had a long service award from work (Argos voucher) and nothing I really wanted other than to replace the 110 which was around 4 years old, having been through a couple of HR straps too
The idea of not wearing a HR strap appealed
The HR measurement seems comparable between the 2 watches
My concern is the GPS and measurement of length of runs.
The 235 is measuring runs as much shorter than the 110 had them at but the one run I assume the measured distance was correct for was the Manchester Half a couple of weeks ago whereby the 235 measured it at 13.08
Looks like the 110 may have been measuring longer and that I'm not quite as quick as I thought I was
I've missed a trick there rosielou85, I did all 3 "short" marathons and was offered a reduced rate entry for 2017 but paid full whack for the half.
Have been assured by the organisers that the Pinrace pins for your number don't interfere with the timing chip so have treated myself to a commemorative set rather than fumbling around with safety pins on race day
Trams do get busy so I'll be looking to get down there around 8am, they also make it quite frantic for spectators who want to try to get to different parts of the course given its usually a Sunday service where less trams are running
Here we go again, will enter when I get paid (£60 sounds a lot more than last few years) for a 4th "appearance" at Manchester
A few familiar names on here from previous years and lots of new ones plus some serious mileage already
My "official" training starts on 30th November but I've been building up my long run of the week since the Warrington Half in September, nice and easy after a series of injuries over the summer
Off out for 12 miles tonite, hoping to stay dry
No real goals for Manchester 2016 other than to aim for another sub-4 and enjoy the day as much as last year
Struggling to find the usual HM during training as Wilmslow HM is the week before Manchester in 2016 and Oulton Park clashes with a family "do". I usually try and do 1 or 2, to keep training "interesting"
Might do 4 Villages and there's a HM in Blackpool in February, United fixtures permitting
No doubt I will be a frequent visitor on here in the coming months