Hey Brazil – quit the booing Rio 2016

I haven’t met many Brazilians. Without exception ALL of those I HAVE met have been very nice people. My limited experience doesn’t seem to square with the behaviour at Rio. Why all the booing? I think booing at football is fair game (I don’t do it myself) and maybe also at Mr J. Gatlin (drugs cheat). And…

Rio Triathlon Predication

I’m going to go out on a limb here. Brownlee will win gold. I’m fairly certain. Let’s not forget domestique, Gordon Benson. The sacrificial lamb to the triathlon slaughter. Just like Stuart Hays in 2012, Gordon will make it happen mostly on the bike leg, maybe. As an aside, I was in Bingley very recently…

Pru Ride London 2016 – 100 Mile Gadget Performance

Laden with gadgets I trundled round Pru Ride London. I was quite-to-very pleased with my performance, attributing all my success to gadgetation & supplementation. Nothing to do with training. Here’s how the gadgets/supplements performed: Garmin Varia RTL 500 – radar/rear light – this worked well. Didn’t pick up millions of cyclists. DID pick up the…

Javier Gomez out of Rio Triathlon 2016

GOMEZ OUT Javier Gomez is out of the triathlon at the RIO 2016 Olympics – a personal disaster, especially after winning the RIO test event. Obviously this boosts significantly the chances of a Gold for Team GB. Favourite in the women’s race is still USA’s super-Gwen. Tough competition in both races. Best wishes to every…

Polar Flow – New EVENTS Functionality

This latest press release from Polar (http://updates.polar.com/2016/07/polar-flow-events/) looks good. You can either look at how you perform in certain events compared to other Polar  Users at the same event – could be your friends or it could be you want to do it anonymously after an AG race. I’m assuming you will be able to see MUCH…

OneBigFatRun – Share to get EVERYONE Running Please

Julie Creffield is on a mission to get 1,000,000 new women runners by 2020. A great palce to start is 10,000 by the end of this month. C’mon people. Let’s do it. If you already run send this link ( www.toofattorun.co.uk/one-big-fat-run) to someone who doesn’t. Press enquiries to: julie AT toofattorun.co.uk UK’s leading plus-size athlete…

Most colourful 5k with Victoria Pendleton

This looks like rather colourful fun. throwing around lots of coloured cornstarch and running 5k with Victoria Pendleton in the grounds of the rather nice Penshurst Place in Kent. check the press release below if  you are interested in any of their other similarly colourful events around the country. Visit www.runordye.co.uk to pre-register for another…

Hackney Half Marathon Roundup – 'twas hot

Before we set off, the starter said “This is not a day for PBs, it’s too hot”. Or words to that effect. So of course I totally ignored him and set off at target pace. This was a pretty awesome strategy … for the first 35 minutes. Then reality hit home. For once I used…

The Zwift Alternative – Prudential Ride London

The Zwift Alternative?!? I’ve been reading too many Jason Bourne novels. I managed to get a place for the very first Prudential Ride London but have failed miserably since. That’s me and lots of other people. Fear Not Fellow Cyclists…There is a solution. And it lies, lurking menacingly in your shed. Of course along with…