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 [...]
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'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, [...]
Boxing Day is a day for soggy running, or at least it has proved to be for the last 2 years running. It is also becoming a traditional day for trying out new running gadgets. This year I was spoiled with the Forerunner 620, the latest and most advanced GPS running watch from Garmin with [...]
I'm a confessed gadget snob, always chasing the next best thing in the running world (*). In contrast, Lynn is from the make do and mend side of society. I'm a little jealous, it's the right way to be, but I seem unable to resist the lure of sporty bling. She has however, caved in [...]
A box of fruit was delivered to my desk last week, courtesy of Fruitdrop, a London based company that deliver fruit and milk direct to the workplace. The volume and quantity of fruit took me a little by surprise and despite being a big fruit fan I decided I was going to need assistance with [...]
I haven't worn a standard running shoe in years. Nowadays I tend to favour the more extreme ends of the market, oscillating between the uber cushioned Hoka One One to the minimalist Vibram FiveFingers. The closest I come to normal is my current treadmill shoe of choice, the Cloudsurfer On but even these have a [...]
I receive a package containing a pair of Salice sunglasses for review and the longest summer in recent history packs its bags and clears off into the fading sunset. It was only to be expected, our British weather system has a cruel sense of humour. It’s hard to put sunglasses through their paces when the [...]
I've been meaning to review my new trail specific Vibram FiveFingers for some time now. Unfortunately my opportunities for trying out the Spyridon and putting them to the test have been seriously curtailed by the opprobrium with which they are viewed by the family. If I venture within 5 yards of the "frog shoes" I [...]
Since I became interested in long distance endurance events I've spent more and more time worrying about battery capacity and longevity. My iPhone 5 is an absolute powerhouse packed with "essential" sporty apps and if we look at the array of GPS trackers, location beacon transmitters, maps, music and audiobook players I really do have [...]
Paul "Coach" Wade is back with a second instalment of his impressive body weight calisthenics routine, Convict Conditioning 2 - from the depths of San Quentin prison I've previously reviewed the original Convict Conditioning and I'm still working my way slowly through the progressions to the Big Six strength moves. I'm by no means adept at calisthenics [...]