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Good ideas for RW articles

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:56

I would like to see a regular column that has a more in depth look at the studies that are quoted, but are only given a one line synopsis in the magazine.

Good ideas for RW articles

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:09

The latest sticky post ideas are seriuosly rubbish, I am sure we could easily come up with better suggestions for articles.

How about an article on potential GB athelete, Rio olympic champion and possible world record holder Samir? Or how about one on how belief can improve your runnning?





Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:51

I prefer to reserve my ire for the filthy deviants who enjoy celery.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 17:15

For me bananas are the perfect pre-run food. I had one 10 minutes before doing a 10 mile run today. Though It does disappoint me when race organisers provide them post race. I would much prefer a mars bar and a packet of crisps.



Gadget free runnning

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 15:22

True. They seem a bit preachy. Run or not, use gadgets or not, sit on the couch and eat crisps and biscuits or not. It's entirely up to you, but the crips and biscuits is my prefered option.

Gadget free runnning

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:58

Apologies for the ambiguity in the original post. I was just wondering what other runners thought about running tech. and how they used it.

Gadget free runnning

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:52

Never heard of them before. They sound like a bunch of twats to me

Gadget free runnning

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:36

Contrary to what Peter might think I am not against technology, and being scientific about training. Infact, as a scientist I am very much pro technical advances (I know it is contradictory to my recent approach to running). My interest was in trying to understand what are people doing with the data generated.

The reason for asking the question was twofold. Firstly, during the Grand Union Canal half on sunday I was asked by the guy running beside me how far we had run. It was at the 7 mile marker and he was adamant that it was wrong because his Garmin said 7.2 miles. It seems that you can't do a race these days without being informed by someone that the race organisers are useless and have not measured the distance correctly. Secondly, in golf technology has changed the clubs and balls dramatically over the last 20 years, but according to the USPGA the average number of strokes to complete a round has stubbornly remained at 100. Being able to access new technology is all well and good, but the ability to use it beneficially is another matter entirely.       

Gadget free runnning

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:29

It seems that every week a new app, or gps enabled, heart rate mointoring device is being launched.   Allowing us to analyse every aspect of our running. Does this really make us better runners?

In a bid to set myself free from the tyranny of technology I decided to ditch all my tech earlier this year. Running solely on feel rather than being a slave to the pace dictated by technology. When I go for a run now it is without  a watch, hrm or any other device.  

The unexpected result is that I have set my 3 best half marathon times to date:

previous pb              1:33:33       (age grade 69.8%)    

This year:

Bracknell                 1:31:02       (72.3%) new pb

Windsor                  1:32:37       (71.1%) course pb

Grand union canal    1:33:24       (70.5%) 


Anyway, I was just wondering what other runners thought about the growing trend of analysing every aspect of exercise and what they use the data for? For me, this year has been about going back to running for the pleasure of it and the improved performances have been an added bonus

Guide for times

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 20:24

I think that many sports have stories of children with potential, but they just disappeared before reaching the senoir ranks. Especially when they reach a certain age and the opposite sex and alcohol become more interesting. Pushy parents only being one factor that might influence their future in sport. 

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