Category Archives: Walking

Making Activity Tracking pay with Bounts

I’ve always done a lot of walking, but recently bought a Garmin Fenix 3 and now I’m hooked on activity tracking. While Garmin Connect allows me to partake in challenges with people who do similar stepcounts to me, it’s Bounts that lets me earn … Continue reading

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A tribute to Bob.

2015 was not marked for me by achieving my 2000 mile goal or by the arrival of puppy Ted, but by the loss of my great pal Bob. Bob was my ten year old Border Collie/Lurcher cross. He was responsible … Continue reading

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Get fit and beat asthma

Regular Asthma causes a constriction of the airways which leaves sufferers out of breath. It is often triggered by cold weather amongst other things and can be counteracted to a certain level with inhalers which widen the airways via drugs such as … Continue reading

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Canmore GT-740FL Review

Anyone who read my previous Canmore GT-730FL-S review is probably wondering why I got this device. Simple. I lost the 730! (Hooray! I found it again on 27/12/2014) I nearly bought another 730 as the replacement but thinking about the … Continue reading

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Getting in shape

I’ve finally realized that I need to lose some weight and get fitter. It’s not the end of the world, but I will need some self control and determination. The principles of losing weight are simple; consumer fewer calories than … Continue reading

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The North Face Point Five NG Jacket (Goretex Pro) Review

My Berghaus Axis hard shell was bought in October 2007 and it had lasted me well. I’d worn it for thousands of miles and it still looked like new. The problem was that it was wetting-out (material absorbing rain rather … Continue reading

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Scarpa Delta Active GTX walking boots

I recently needed to buy a new pair of boots, so I thought I’d share my walking boot experiences from the last few years. I’ll start from 2006 with my first pair of proper boots. Berghaus Explorer IV (2/10) Winter … Continue reading

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New elevation data on this site

I had been pretty disheartened by the poor accuracy of the elevation data from my Magellan eXplorist 710. I guarantee there is no walk I’ve done that I couldn’t make a better estimate at the total ascent that this GPSr can. … Continue reading

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mapRoute – Creating a web application

Starting out One morning I woke up with an idea. Wouldn’t it be great to have a web application that allowed me and other walkers/hikers to plan routes. mapRoute was born. There are a few similar apps, but they are … Continue reading

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Which GPSr to get next

While I’m in no rush to get a new device, I will need one sooner or later. I’ve been looking at the Satmap Active 10 Plus and the Garmin 62st. I’ll probably buy off eBay, though I’ll be looking for … Continue reading

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