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Great North Run 2008

I love this event, it is a complete pain to get to, it costs a fortune, it's almost impossible to get out of South Shields before night fall, but it still remains the highlight of my year. Grubby street urchins high fiving you, toddlers squirting bottled puddle water at your feet, spectators cheering and offering [...]

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Nike Humanrace and Waterlogged Gadgets

Saturday evening, after entertaining my family with a slightly charred roast lamb joint but a perfectly acceptable bottle of vino (or two), I get an email from Nike. Apparently, if I could resurrect the long dead Nike+ Sportband, and push my sorry arse out of the door, complete with Sunday morning hangover, to complete a [...]

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Another Commute

This grotty summer weather is doing wonders for my running. It just needs to threaten drizzle and I'm grabbing my trainers, or at least I'm thinking about grabbing my trainers as I'm the world's worst procrastinator when comes to running. I'd scheduled a run for first thing Saturday morning but although I kept putting the [...]

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Running Over Old Ground

The race packs seem to be dropping thick and fast through the letter box this week, after the painfully slow 5k at the weekend I came home and opened an envelope to discover I was entered in the Great Capital 10k in just 2 weeks time. Goodness knows when I signed up for that, I [...]

Commuting Running


Garmin Forerunner 405 – The Review

As you all know, I think the Garmin Forerunner 305 is the best thing since sliced bread but I'm so fickle it's taken barely a thought for me to stick it on ebay and swap it for the new version - the Forerunner 405. I'd like to say the new and IMPROVED Forerunner 405 but [...]

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Do I Need This?

What a question - of course I do! Just check out the ring of light, how have I managed to live so long without it? It's not too clear how the new Garmin Forerunner 405 compares to our trusty friend the 305. Sure there are the beauty enhancements and some wizadry that enables wireless upload [...]



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I’m a self confessed gadget freak and another close shave with ebay and a ridiculously expensive but absolutely essential running watch has triggered the creation of this page – my homage to sports gadgets (specifically running gadgets), gear and utilities that you can almost not afford to live without. There is a link to all [...]