South Oxhey parkrun

South Oxhey parkrun

South Oxhey parkrun   This week we’re off to Watford, to the South Oxhey Playing Fields. Plenty of parking is available in the Pavilion Pub, off Green Lane (post code WD19 4LT) and the start line is a 30 second walk away. There is a disabled toilet between the car park and the start line…

Norwich parkrun

Norwich parkrun

Norwich parkrun Norwich parkrun, in Norfolk, is one of (currently) five parkruns in and around Norwich. Norwich parkrun was the first of the five, and is also the most centrally located to the city (only a 10-minute drive away, if you fancy visiting after parkrun). The course page states that there is limited parking at…

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review – on my dirty bike

A review of Shimano’s 50mm laminated clinchers. Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review I wasn’t quite sure how to review a wheelset and I’m certainly not going to make a habit out of it. There is only so much you can say about their roundness. Conversely, there’s probably lots we could say about the aeroness…

RunPow STRYD RunScribe Comparison Review Features

RunScribe Back Shipping – STRYD too?

RunScribe Plus and STRYD have been in short supply recently. so much so that you have possibly not been able to get hold of one. Fear not, salvation is close to hand (foot). RunScribe Plus is now definately back shipping in the USA and hopefully soon to follow in the UK. I know that STRYD…

Garmin Edge on the wahoo kickr kickr17 smart trainer review

Garmin Edge 130 – FCC Filing

The new Garmin Edge 130 will probably be announced very soon (link to: fcc, thank you RB) ——————————————————————————————————- A Look At The Specs – Linked to below EDIT: 520 vs Edge 130 vs Edge 520 PLUS Comparison Specs – Not a review ——————————————————————————————————- Shock ! It’s going to be an entry-levelish bike computer 😉 We’ve…

STRYD: New Trail Run/Hike Firmware

STRYD have just announced an important firmware upgrade for those of you who have WALK/HIKE sections of trail runs. Even in competitive trail events there are sections where walking may be more efficient than running, such as on very steep gradients. Previously STRYD did not produce power on walk sections. There is now a firmware…

fitbit versa cycle spring

Fitbit Versa – New Fitbit with FitOS2

Fitbit have announced their new and more populist smartwatch. More populist than 2017’s Fitbit Ionic and more populist than the somewhat niche Fitbit Ionic Adidas. Welcome to the Fitbit Versa at $199. It is designed to look somewhat similar to the Apple Watch. People obviously like the Apple Watch so maybe similar looks are not…

RunPow STRYD RunScribe Comparison Review Features

Garmin 2018 New Products :: Unusual Stuff, Accessories, Sensors

We are nearly a quarter of the way to Christmas but, more importantly, only a few weeks, or even days, away from Spring. And Spring means NEW PRODUCTS. Yay! The expected new recording units from Garmin might well include: Forerunner 245; updated Fenix 5; Edge 530/830; Forerunner 745XT; and a Forerunner 45. These and other…

WHOOP Strap 2.0

WHOOP gets $25million in series 3 funding (Series C Funding)

Strain and recovery wearable, the WHOOP strap, recently announced series 3 funding of $25million. WHOOP have got some serious heavy-weights on their board including exc-PUMA and ex-UBER execs. Not to mention significant levels of usage amongst high-profile NBA and NFL players.   Source: whoop.com and sporttechie Resources: WHOOP manual Detailed review: below   WHOOP Review:…

garmin tactix charlie

New Garmin Tactix Charlie

Garmin have just announced a new TACTIX CHARLIE model for April 2018 release. At a list price of US$645 it’s $100 more than the Fenix 5X. After the Chronos, this must make it Garmin’s (second) most expensive endurance watch. Q: But is it really an endurance watch? A: Yes. The TACTIX CHARLIE is pretty much…

Cervelo S3 di2Shimano Adamo ASM Shimano

Shimano Di2 – the dark side of the metrics

This is a short article highlighting some of the wonderful things you can do with Di2. I’m describing what I can do with a 2017 Ultegra R8050 derailleurs and DuraAce R9150 shifters which ARE more capable in the breadth of functionality they support than earlier models. Apologies in advance if you already have Di2 and…

Haverfordwest parkrun

Haverfordwest parkrun

Haverfordwest parkrun   As of February 2018, Haverfordwest is the most westerly of parkruns in Wales. It’s still quite a new parkrun and the numbers seem to have levelled out to fewer than 60 each week, so it had a very friendly vibe when we went. Based at Haverfordwest Racecourse, the start and finish is…

fitbit blaze 2 charge

Fitbit Blaze 2 – Pictures

We recently saw what I considered to be ‘OK’ Fitbit financial figures. Unfortunately Fitbit had told the markets to expect more and didn’t deliver. The shares headed South for a while.   It looks to me like Fitbit (obviously) knew in advance what the 2017 figures were going to be and so they coincided a…