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GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 14:06

Yeah, the 620 really is brilliant. I treated myself last year and haven't regretted it for a second. Syncing with Garmin Connect on your phone is just spot on too.

Nike - Pegasus 28 vs. Vomero 7

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 22:09

The Nike Outlet in Hatfield had Pegasus 28s in both road and trail flavours just before Christmas.

There were £60-odd though, which was more than they were asking for last year's model.

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:25
Yes - it's essential. The lead that charges it also connects via USB to a computer.

Search for Garmin FR10 firmware update on Google and there's instructions that'll walk you through.

Basically without the updates it won't have up-to-date info on the position of the satellites it's trying to connect to. Well worth a check every few months or so in case there's an update.

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:19

I keep seeing references to Garmin straps breaking. I had mine for two years before flogging it. The Mrs has had hers for an age and it still looks pristine.

The FR10 performs much better than it used to with finding GPS under the current firmware.

Vitality race series - what's the skinny?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 01:19
If they send us through service tunnels within Wembley as opposed to pitchside I'm guessing one or two might lose their shit somewhat.

Vitality race series - what's the skinny?

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 13:43
The website words the Wembley section oddly...

"Thousands of runners will take to the streets running 'Stadium to Stadium' from Saracens' Allianz Park 'through' the grounds of Wembley Stadium and back to Allianz Park for a celebratory stadium finish!"

From the route map, there's no question to me that they are selling it on the idea that you're running through the stadium alongside the pitch. This is echoed in the route description...

"Miles 6 ??? 7 will see you turn and enter Wembley Stadium through the West Gate. You will then run through the stadium, alongside the famous hallowed turf pitch, before exiting through the East Gate, and heading back to begin the return journey to Allianz Park."

Vitality race series - what's the skinny?

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:11
The North London race is going to be my wife's first half, so I'll be acting as pack mule for her with water and gels. She was immediately sold on it - I just hope they have experienced folk on board organising so she isn't disappointed.

All too often I find that a lack of forethought and forward planning leaves the slower end of the field screwed, as it'll be they who get the dregs of everything, or nothing at all in the event of a water shortage.

Vitality race series - what's the skinny?

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:01

I've entered the North London Half, which looks and sounds massively promising and suitably professional. A run through Wembley stadium is a big thumbs-up from me.

One thing I'm worried about though is that I now see the organisers have also taken the British 10k London under their banner. This, I am all too aware, is an annual disastro-f*ck.

So who's actually organising the races? Same crowd as normal, or new team entirely?

GPS watch, advice needed for a new runner

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 23:02

FR10 is great. Only real downside is I wanted more than 2 fields on display at once, as I used to fiddle with it so much cycling through the screens on long runs that I'd get arm-ache.

Was delighted to sell mine on eBay for £60-odd before Christmas about 2 days before Amazon were selling it new for £59.

Who owns Sweatshop ?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:51

Popped into the Rathbone Place branch just before Christmas aiming to pick up a few little bits to put in the wife's stocking.

Three members of staff were on the ground floor, and they practically chased me round the place. Most of the floor was Karrimor gear, particularly the accessories section at the back. They kept pestering me asking what I was looking for (I didn't really know - I was browsing), but under duress I asked where two things were (a sweatband and some running gloves), and in both cases they offered me a Karrimor product. Then I mentioned gels and one member of staff stood in front of the non-Karrimor gel display. Actually went out of his way to do so, and then pointed over the shelf to me at the Karrimor stuff.

I didn't get to checking out downstairs as they were really starting to freak me out.

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