I regularly run loops of the neighbourhood, alone and under cover of darkness. At these times I am acutely aware of the hugely expensive iPhone strapped to my arm, often lit up by the latest status update from my running app. So I often run late at night and often feel vulnerable. Last night I [...]
Here are all my reviews of sports gadgets and equipment. I get sent quite a lot of running gear to review and I buy loads of running gadgets such as GPS watches and iPhone apps so this section gets updated regularly.
I also have a page dedicated to my top choices of running gadgets, gear and apparel.
I was recently sent the Berghaus Flux 20 to try out. I used it as a commuter bag for a few days and was so impressed by its comfort and design that I then came very close to using it for my 100k hike along the Grand Union Canal. Its not terribly sensible to make [...]
Berlei contacted me recently offering me a bra to review as part of their No Sports Bra, No Sports campaign. I have the sort of build that means partaking in sport, particularly a running sport, without the assistance of a serious boob controlling device is a no brainier. Unfortunately Berlei don't produce a bra in [...]
I was sent 3 snack bars from The Primal Kitchen to try out last week. I'm afraid they were so lovely that I didn't have chance to take artistic photos before I'd polished them off. The Almond and Cashew bar is particularly delicious and I've already bulk ordered some additional bars for the snack cupboard. [...]
If you follow me on twitter or facebook you would have been seriously tempted to unfriend me last week. Having just completed in the “best obstacle race ever”, I proceeded to jabber on about it. Incessantly. I’ve been wearing the finishers bracelet at work and the big Wolf Run hoody at all available social events [...]
An invisible, yet relentless reflex hammer appears to be beating out a rhythm on my knees. Both legs are twitching, one then the other and back. httpv://youtu.be/pErIGAbJ87Q I'm trialling a new running gadget, the Firefly Recovery Device which is designed to reduce lower leg DOMS in athletes and weekend warriors alike. My weekend marathon across [...]
Speedo sent me an amazing gift pack with fins, paddles, pull buoys, goggles and rather thoughtfully a great big ruck sac to stash it all in. As much as all the gear excited me, it came with the requirement to go forth and swim. I really like to swim but I cannot abide all the [...]
Deep Heat sent me a selection of warming (and cooling) patches to trial and this weekend resulted in more than enough sore muscles to ease. My motivation has a tendency to ebb more than it flows and so when I catch even the tiniest wave of sporting enthusiasm I've been doing my best to ride [...]
I’ve known Julia Buckley for a few years now, through the running and blogging ether. Earlier this year I decided to join in the second phase of her Fat Burn Revolution pilot scheme. The original pilot was designed to test a program that she was planning to bring to a wider audience through the publication [...]
I've been lifting weights (periodically) since I took part in Julia Buckley's fat loss program last summer. Since then I've dabbled in Olympic Weightlifting and started the rapid strength program called Starting Strength. I'm not one to make do and mend if there is an opportunity to acquire a new gadget or item of fitness equipment, [...]