Latest posts by ivor

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Karrimor 3DO Eltes....Any good?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:57

One day I'm going to go to this fabled branch of SD where all the gear is at full price and take photos.

I'd be staggered if they ever sold anything judging by some of these "RRP"s.

Garmin Forerunner 620

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:52

Haven't come across any issues with mine so far.

Very, very nice piece of kit. Brilliant upgrade from my FR10 - just having four fields visible at all times means so much less fannying about with my wrist mid-run.

PUMA webchat

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:49

Who do I talk to about getting a pair of old-school Easy Rider fitted with Puma Disc?

Also: Puma shoes wear out much, much quicker than all other brands. Discuss.


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 23:18
Many thanks JT141 - my heavily discounted Garmin 620 arrived today.

Was on the verge of paying not much less for the 220 elsewhere until I saw this thread. Delighted with the money off!

Channel Islands mobile data question

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:48

I'm doing the Guernsey Marathon in August.

Battery life on my FR10 seems to be topping out at around 5 hours, but declining slowly all the time. As 5 hours is roughly where I am in terms of marathon time, I've upgraded to the FR620 (thanks to the Sportsshoes code posted elsewhere!).

Question on mobile data for Guernsey, as I like the idea of activating live tracking so my wife can keep an eye on my progress. I see that data is treated as Europe as far as O2 is concerned.

Question is, assuming I close every other application and have the bare minimum sending and receiving data, what sort of usage will I rack up during a 5 hour marathon where the tracking feature is active?

Anyone done a marathon in Vibrams or similar shoes?

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:29
Sturdy framed fella ran the MK marathon in flip flops. Flapping and slapping with every step. Bizarre sight.

FAO anyone that wears Nike that's near Gretna

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:35
Just swung by the outlet mall in Gretna, that has a Nike Factory store.
Picked up a pair of black Pegasus 29+ Shield - they were priced up as ??43, which I was happy enough with. They went through at ??20-something, and then there was an additional 30% discount to come off because they were from the back wall.

So: ??18.90.

If you fancy a punt, they had more 29s, also had lots of Pegasus 28, Pegasus 28 Trail, some Vomero 7, and various others. The guy at the counter said pretty much everything on the back wall was scanning at significantly lower than they were marked.

Brian Goodwin 10k, Glasgow

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:30
Have to give this one a mention from last Friday.

It's a race put on by Bellahouston Harriers, and although I couldn't find much info before the race, I was extremely impressed by what I got for my money.

Nice race, two laps of Pollok Park, mainly inside, with some on the streets round the perimeter (these bits admittedly a bit uninspiring). Very pretty park, enthusiastic marshalling, loads of parking etc. Just short of 400 finishers. Flattish course, and as it was an evening race the hot weather from earlier in the day wasn't an issue.

But the value for money here was something else entirely. I got early bird entry, which was a tenner down from ??14.

In that was chip timing, a nice quality medal, a plain Brooks podium tech T (ie not plastered with a grim design aiming to promote the race), plus a burger and beer after the race, and vouchers for 15% off instore at Achilles Heel. Puts into sharp relief some of the rip-offs elsewhere.

I've got no vested interest whatsoever in giving this a nod (I hadn't even been to Scotland until race day), but as it doesn't seem to be listed in the Events section I wanted to give it a mention - the club have put an absolute gem together there. Lopped a minute and a half off my PB as well. Played Bella!

racing flat with roomy toe-box, does it exist ?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 11:02
Roomy Toe Box would be a great name for a band.

Whipsnade Stampede 2014

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:55
I did the 10k at the weekend, and as we were leaving the zoo a while later, there was an announcement apologising for something to do with the 2k fun run, which was scheduled for 90 mins after the main event. Runners were still finishing at this point. Now I see a batch of pics on the official race photographers' site labelled "too early 2k". Anyone know what happened? Restart, ignored by some of the runners or something?
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Discussions started by ivor

Channel Islands mobile data question

for a Garmin 620 paired with an iPhone on O2 
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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 11:34

FAO anyone that wears Nike that's near Gretna

Just got a pair of Pegasus 29 for £18.90 
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Last Post: 27/06/2014 at 15:35

Brian Goodwin 10k, Glasgow

Race, chip timing, medal, tech T, burger and beer = £10 
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Whipsnade Stampede 2014

Problem with 2k fun run this year? 
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Trying to find women's Nike Flex Experience RN 2013

...to replace the wife's pair that got attacked by a broken bottle 
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Mysterious Mondetta kit

Currently to be found in TK Maxx 
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Shorter (5 inch-ish) dual-layer shorts

Any available shorter than 7 inches? (Oo-er etc) 
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Guernsey Marathon 2014

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Roy Hodgson's Nike running shoes of choice

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Mud-free Parkruns for winter

For wusses like me  
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Billy wind-based dilemma

Hard training run, or funtime Garmin PB opportunity? 
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Willow 10k at Hatfield House

Glorious weather in Herts today (too glorious, if anything!) 
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Garmin FR 110 £89.95 on Amazon

Free postage too 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 00:28

Run Geek - new running store in Warrington

Not spam, I'm just intrigued! 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:07

Hi-viz yellow and particular insects

Today I was king of some kind of flying insect 
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