The London 10 Mile

The new London 10 mile race is in Richmond Park on  June 4 2017 on a car-free day. It’s not flat. That’s 16km of fun in prep for your marathon or HIM/IM. It is significantly harder than 10km for most people, especially if you are relatively new to running. A good challenge. June should be…

Parkrun for the open water

Important swim news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FYI: The band is only £10. I guess the success will depend on the number of venues and whether or not race times clash with general open sessions. —-reproduced from triathlonbusiness.com   Modelling on the hugely successful Parkrun format of free 5K run events across the UK, NOWCA, the UK’s National Open…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different. With the new gps algorithm, with GLONASS enabled, and with firmware v1.6.14, I re-did my standard GPS test for the Spartan Ultra and the Spartan Sport I followed this methodology and this precise, standard route: http://the5krunner.com/courses/test-route-for-gps-devices/. That link also has all the source files there…

SHFT RUN + Garmin HRM-TRI + Runscribe + STRYD

SHFT – detailed review of a dual app- and pod-based running coach that’s also a power meter

First Impressions My initial view of SHFT was that it looked like well-made hardware pods with a fairly comprehensive, ‘proper’ run coaching app. Proper in the sense that it gives ‘instant’, personalised, actionable, corrective, audible feedback on your running form. Some of its competitors promise the same, yet do not convincingly deliver. SHFT also looks…