General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Rirawin
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9474 posts since 17/7/05

18 May 2013 20:00
Yeah the Garmin is definitely more accurate. The GPS on smart phones tend to be a bit iffy. When I ran with Nike+ on the iPhone I would always have to adjust the distance post run by cross referencing the route with Googlemaps/Endomondo - I often found the iPhone to be around 5-8 metres out.
MrW
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2928 posts since 1/8/11

18 May 2013 21:25
Ran a certified 5 mile course last week, my Garmin came in about 20m over so seems pretty spot on.
Jesus
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6046 posts since 7/10/08

18 May 2013 21:52
when i did the Lincoln 10k last month, my GPS (Garmin 910XT) was exactly the same time/distance as my chip time
gonzoking
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822 posts since 13/3/11

19 May 2013 09:35
Thanks so the garmin would be more accurate, my iPhone being out by 200 metres seems a lot though, it maybe the route I run is down a bike/canal path and at the 5k point I simply double back on my self, at this point the iPhone always seemed to throw a wobbly GPS wise, maybe this is what threw it out so much.
Peas
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304 posts since 24/11/11

21 May 2013 13:25
Anyone here run the London Marathon via a charity spot? (Not the ballot)

Got an application form I need to return sooner than later, the only question I haven't filled yet is the last - 'How do you anticipate raising this sponsorship money? (Give detailed plans to show us you have thought this through, continue on a separate sheet if necessary)'.

I know the trick is to sound you're well networked and have access to money/sponsers etc. Though, does anyone have any past experience of answering this type of question? Some surefires in my answer would include a car boot sale, cake sale etc, then mostly try and coup the rest through friends fam and work. Just not sure that is going to be considered 'detailed plans'. Be grateful for any advice. Cool
Jimmy326
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4590 posts since 22/9/07

21 May 2013 14:49
^A work mate did the charity route for this year's race.

I remember the main part of his plan was a charity night at his local social club, with raffles/football cards etc. Am sure you can bullshit this quite easily, providing you're confident of raising the required funds regardless.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

21 May 2013 14:52
My housemate did it. He put down a few events he was planning to do. It's to convince them you've a plan and aren't just planning to magically have people give you 1500 quid to run the marathon.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

21 May 2013 20:49
Signed up member of the FUK FR10 Crew…


…and yeah, it's the bird's version - I didn't fancy a black one.
Rirawin
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9474 posts since 17/7/05

21 May 2013 21:03
Didn't fancy the orange one either then? Eye-wink

You signed up to Garmin Connect? If so, add me if you want, my username is rirawin

Maybe we can start up a Fuk running group on Garmin? Smiling
MrW
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2928 posts since 1/8/11

21 May 2013 21:10
Burt Cool

Rirawin wrote: Maybe we can start up a Fuk running group on Garmin? Smiling


http://connect.garmin.com/group/241108

Eye-wink
BENi
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219 posts since 10/5/09

21 May 2013 21:19
Your heart rate is off the chart Eek

Is it accurate?
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

21 May 2013 21:40
Rirawin wrote: Didn't fancy the orange one either then? Eye-wink
Smiling Nope, too fruity Eye-wink

Cool
Peas
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304 posts since 24/11/11

21 May 2013 22:38
Cheers Jim & Stelfox Cool
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

25 May 2013 13:42
Pretty cool if you've got an iPad/iPhone and wanna see your Garmin stats on it…

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MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

27 May 2013 15:46
anyone recommend me some decent anti blister socks?
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

27 May 2013 16:52
If something is rubbing and giving you blisters I don't think a sock will help
MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

27 May 2013 17:02
well i had some adidas anti blister ones from about 3 years ago that they no longer sell, someone at work threw all six pairs away and i started using other sports socks and blisters occurred. I'm sure you're right though, as always
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

27 May 2013 17:54
what I mean is, wouldn't it be a better idea to address what is giving you the blister rather than getting anti-blister socks ?

What is the "anti-blister" component of the anti-blister socks, are they thinner, thicker, cotton, nylon, magical ?

MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

27 May 2013 18:01
nick wrote: what I mean is, wouldn't it be a better idea to address what is giving you the blister rather than getting anti-blister socks ?

From the experience i've had, lack of anti blister socks.
Serpico
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113 posts since 22/3/11

27 May 2013 18:01
They're two ply so instead of the friction occurring between your skin and sock/shoe it occurs between the two layers of sock, that is at least the theory. MoB if you're getting them on or between your toes it might be worth trying the 5 toe kind that Nike do. Either that or try some of that compeed anti-blister rub stuff.