Latest posts by IKFY

1 to 10 of 181

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:32

I had the Nike+ watch for a few years which promised a lot but didn't really deliver. I've just swapped it for a Sony Smartwatch 3 which runs a standalone Runkeeper app so you don't need to take your smartphone out with you (it's the only smartwatch, as far as I am aware, that has it's own built-in GPS). It also stores about 5GB of music.

It's early days for it so far but I haven't had any issues and it's also a very fancy gadget if, like me, you like that sort of thing.

Great North Run 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 16:31

Just signed up for this. Not run a race for over a year due to on / off injury and health problems. Have kept up the running throughout but it has been sporadic. I hope this will be the event which gets me back where I want to be.

Tough Mudder

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:43

I also have a place in this event which I don't want. I got talked into entering without realising what it was and now I've bothered checking I don't want to do it. If you want to do it then you can have my place for free as they don't do refunds.

Wonderful words that aren't used enough

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:20


It's probably not actually a real word but isn't it just great.

Its all Kicking off in Gloucestershire!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 14:55

You don't know the half of it. We have even more fascinating stuff going on here - try this one from my local rag:




My Last Run

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:27

Bristol 10K this morning. Not done much recently mostly down to a new job but also down to laziness. The 10K hurt a bit but I still clocked a respectable time. Perhaps with a little effort I might break the magic 50 minute barrier next time.

Boston Marathon

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 22:33

Disgraceful... but then the sort of idiots that set off bombs are sick individuals anyway.

It has made me think twice about going to the VLM this weekend.

On The Wagon For January

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 17:13

I fell off the wagon last night. I had two sneaky pints but only because beer's cheaper than soft drinks in my local (honest)

Still on the wagon?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:28

The highest chance of me falling off the wagon is tonight. A village get together followed by a night in the pub - I can't see me buying any of their over priced soft drinks any more.

On The Wagon For January

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 10:12

I am still hungover from New Year's Eve! I have massively over-indulged in alcohol this Christmas and my half marathon training plan has gone completely to pot as a result. I will add my name to the list and hope that 9 weeks of sensible training will be enough.

1 to 10 of 181

Discussions started by IKFY

BBC - Inactivity killing as many as smoking

Replies: 8    Views: 699
Last Post: 20/07/2012 at 14:01

Runners Heart test

Replies: 5    Views: 707
Last Post: 05/07/2012 at 13:58


Replies: 1    Views: 526
Last Post: 27/04/2012 at 09:11

Tall runners

Replies: 12    Views: 8041
Last Post: 30/03/2012 at 08:07

What to do when I'm injured?

Replies: 7    Views: 1133
Last Post: 11/11/2011 at 11:27

Why join a running club?

Replies: 10    Views: 3568
Last Post: 29/10/2011 at 08:18
6 threads returned