TdF 2020 Route | Tour de France Route

Tour de France 2020   Next year’s TdF is a sneaky all-France affair with no detours into foreign countries. We also see the removal of the Team Time Trial, which I quite liked. For those of you with a vague interest in the TdF and more of an interest in a French holiday, I can…

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A week in running and triathlon results

This has been a great week for running-related records Brigid Kosgei got a world marathon record in Chicago, finishing in 2:14:04 and knocking over one minute from the previous record which was the longest-lasting marathon record in the modern era (P Radcliffe) Eliud Kipchoge was the first human to run a marathon time trial in…

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F30 GPS Accuracy

<= Return to the main Casio Pro Trek Smart Review WSD-F30 GPS Accuracy Summary: Easy conditions delivered VERY ACCURATE GPS results from the F30. However, it performed relatively poorly in more difficult conditions when GPS obstacles were introduced like trees, building and underpasses. I’m not sure how that will translate to your overall hiking usage.…

Great North Trail Full Route GPX

Great North Trail – Full Route (GPX, TCX, FIT, TBT)

Cycling UK has just announced the Great North Trail in the UK. The end plan seems to be to link the North and South of the UK with a mostly continuous trail route. Which is a cool objective, right? Today’s announcement is for an 800-mile stretch which goes from the middle of England (Derbyshire) to…

Pru Ride London 2019 – A Blast

I had a great Pru Ride London at the weekend, perhaps the most enjoyable to-date as both the weather and my legs were on good form. I started in Wave 2, which is a great place to be as it avoids negotiating numerous groups of slower riders as well as offering a real chance to…

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My 2019 Triathlon RACE Gadgets (so far)

As promised last year, I’ve started to do some races with the Polar Vantage. This post covers some gadget-based results and anecdotes of recent RACE escapades. I “used” the Vantage V Titan for the River Arun 3.8k swim and also for the Dartmoor Classic 100 mile ride. Clearly, I didn’t look at the watch too…

Suunto 5 takes the GPS Accuracy Crown but…

I’ve just finished scoring today’s test run with the Polar Ignite and the Suunto 5. The Suunto 5 briefly, just briefly, took the accuracy crown away from the Ambit 3. HEADS UP: Suunto 5 Review I’ll cover the IGNITE first…it’s easier: I like the Polar Ignite as an overall package aimed at being a  “fitness…

4x Polar Watches

My partner either called me ‘cheap’ or a ‘cheap date’, I forget which. It’s definitely true, in the comments from a separate thread, KrisV committed to ‘Supporter’ status on this site in a sort-of-exchange for me producing an update on the current GPS of several Polar devices. I aim to please (KrisV and my partner)…

Podcasts on Garmin CIQ – with RUNCASTS

If you are the proud owner of a new Garmin music-enabled sports watch then you probably bought it to listen to music. I have the Forerunner 945 but you might instead have the Forerunner 645M or the Forerunner 245M. Those of you who have heard of Deezer and who have an account with them will…

River Arun – Epic Gadget Fail

Congratulations, once again, to the organisers of the River Arun 3.8k swim which is always a great event. All was not the same on the gadget or goggle front. Today I had 4 devices that I wanted to do an open water GPS test for but I was limited by only having two arms. The…