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…

Zone3 Vanquish Review Huub Archimedes

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…

Dartford Heath parkrun

What I raced this month

I always find that races are somewhat of an inconvenience to my training. My 2019 racing, so far, has turned out to be a comedy of kit & gadgetry errors. Which is a shame as the training had been going very well prior to the races. 5K, parkrun Well, I have been somewhat embarrassingly avoiding…

Strava apps – Cool Apps, Not-So-Cool Apps & Freebie Apps

STRAVA has certainly changed the cycling landscape allowing us to be a little bit more social and, sometimes, rise to the challenge of defending historic performances against attacks from young whippersnappers from out-of-the-area trying to steal all our QOMs/KOMs. It’s even helped Northern Hemisphere cyclists to keep cracking on with FTP-boosting efforts through the balmy…