Tough Mudder being pushed towards bankruptcy

Since 2010, Tough Mudder has hosted a series of challenging obstacle course races. Yet since 2013 the company has lost money every year apart from 2015 according to this case: Alleged Debtor Tough Mudder Inc. 20-10036, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. In that case, Valley Builders LLC, Trademarc Associates Inc. and David Watkins Homes…

Ultra Running – State of Play for 2020

For all of you who think a marathon is just not quite far enough then here (State of Ultra Running 2020) is a new study looking at developments and findings in that market. Here are some of the key findings and a few of them seem highly controversial at first sight: Female ultra runners are…

Polar Ignite Review Sleep

Polar for CES, 2020 and beyond

I hope that Polar is going to have a good year with lots of new products in 2020. Clearly they don’t sell anywhere near as many products as Garmin but I think many of you would be surprised at their successes with the Polar IGNITE and Polar VANTAGE models in 2019. These successes have probably…

Danny MacAskill – at it again

Danny’s latest video is of his latest gym workout which you should probably not try at home…or anywhere else. Yes, not even in a gym. Danny’s legendary bike handling skills remind me of my own, at least those I dreamt about last night. Even if you are not a cyclist this is an amazing watch.…

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Nurvv SMART Running Insoles

Nurvv SMART Running insoles Nurvv SMART Running insoles are making the news today at CES. I see ‘smart’ running insoles about once a year, so here we have 2020’s version and it’s handy as some of the founders seem to be based just up the road from me so I’d better be nice. Without yet…

Race Predictor Forerunner 645

new Garmins in 2020 ?

Garmin will undoubtedly announce some new tech goodies either this week at CES2020 or VERY soon after once the marketing hype from other companies has died down – ie I would be amazed if there is no January announcement I have no direct Garmin-intel for exactly what they will release this month. There WILL be…

MARKET SHAKE-UP: Stages Power Meters – Permanent Price Cuts

Stages, the Team-SKY power meter people of old, are PERMANENTLY cutting their prices by about 20% but up c40% in some cases. On the face of it, this is a game-changer, especially in the entry-level section of the market. For Eu/$/£300 you can get a single-sided 105 crank with a pre-installed Stages power meter. That’s…

Suunto 7

Suunto 7 – it’s here.

Suunto 7 Announced The Suunto 7 is announced today. There are ZERO genuine surprises that it is number ‘7’ in the current Suunto range, however, the BIG surprise to most of you will be that this is a WearOS watch. Most people expected the Suunto 7 to be a direct update of the Suunto Spartan…

Bryton Rider 860 Specs

Bryton Rider 860 Announced with specifications

Bryton has officially announced their Rider 860 bikenav with mapping. I’ve done a few BRYTON reviews recently. I wasn’t too impressed with the super-budget Bryton Rider 15 but the Bryton Rider 420 made my ‘Best Bike Computer (2019)‘ list for a COMMUTER because of its great feature set, openness and low price. As you can…

Garmin Instinct Review

Garmin Instinct 2 Solar – early leaks

We will see the Garmin Instinct in 2020, my guess would be Q2. Despite the relative ugliness of the original Garmin Instinct (reviewed here), it sells well. Thus it’s no longer surprising that we are seeing Garmin iterate a new version to this popular product only a year or so after the initial launch of…

FORM Swim Goggles Review Specifications

Form + OH1 – Is the Heart Rate Accurate?

Back to the main FORM Swim Goggles Review I’ve used the FORM goggles with the Polar OH1+ heart rate sensor a couple of times already, however, events conspired on those days to frustrate my data collection and hence the delay in writing this update. Today, I managed to get some data on the FORM Goggles…