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Apple Watch First Reactions

April 25th, 2015 · No Comments

It’s annoyingly slow. Apps that display information from the internet (social apps, news apps, transport apps, maps; i.e. most of them) can take a few seconds to open, and then a few more seconds to display your desired data. I’ve already installed and deleted entire swathes of apps that suffer from this issue; the NY [...]

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The Longest Race of my Life

September 7th, 2007 · No Comments

24 hour events have always attracted a certain fascination. By definition, they’re demonstrations of endurance, and when the world is transformed at night, what might be a common activity like walking through London turns into something that is slightly thrilling and illicit – and therefore, very attractive to a particular type of person.
In a couple [...]

Tags: adrian · charity · london · running

Frisbee Golf

April 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

There are about 100 times more frisbee golf courses in the US than there are in the UK. This put something of a dampener on my enthusiasm to give it a go after reading about it in Kim Stanley Robinsons’ Fifty Degrees Below, but then, I already knew there weren’t any courses in any of [...]

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Race time

March 29th, 2005 · No Comments

My time in the Liverpool Half Marathon turned out to be 1:46:28, which is not quite as slow as I’d been fearing. It’s still a few minutes slower than my last try but not too bad. My position was 1250th out of a total number of roughly 3750.

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A nice trip

March 14th, 2005 · No Comments

Due to the overwhelming public interest in the results of my run in Liverpool yesterday, I’ve decided to post a brief update here. Basically, I think I did OK – I’m not sure exactly what my time was, but I’d be surprised if it was less than 1:45. That’s over two minutes slower than when [...]

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Good Intentions

March 12th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Things to do in the next few days:
Run the Liverpool Half-Marathon on Sunday. I suspect my time will be the same or worse than last time, given the fact that I’ve only been training once a week for the last few months. Then again, the awesome power of the iPod Shuffle playlist might manifest itself [...]

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October 11th, 2004 · No Comments

1:42:34 – that’s the time in which I completed the half marathon, and represents an average speed of 7.67 mph, which is okay, but not really that great. Granted, it’s about three minutes faster than what I managed last Sunday, but I’m sure I could have run faster. I’m certainly convinced I can break 1:40 [...]

Tags: book · london · running

Halfway there

October 10th, 2004 · 1 Comment

There were no toilets, and it was windy. Those are probably the two things that I’ll remember about the half marathon I completed about three hours ago in Liverpool.
I arrived at the Albert Dock at about 9:15am for the 10am start, and a few nasty things became apparent to me. Firstly, the aforementioned lack of [...]

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The Race

September 12th, 2004 · No Comments

I did my fourth race of the year this morning, a 10k charity run along the Hoylake embankment in Wirral, a mere few miles away from where I grew up. The last time I did a 10k run was in May and I managed it in just under 48 minutes; not a bad time for [...]

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May 16th, 2004 · No Comments

Of the various things that have been happening in my life lately, the 10K race I did this morning is probably one of the most interesting. You might recall that the last time I did a race was a few months ago, and I did OK although it was only 3.6 miles along. It was [...]

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