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Will Robson on ultralight hiking (The Times).">Will Robson on ultralight hiking (The Times).

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Ultralighters choose thin layers of man-made fibre for clothing; never cotton, which never dries. Talking of which, there’s nothing worse than chafing and now that rugby players wear Lycra under shorts, it’s acceptable to admit that wearing them on long hikes is essential. Read Will Robinson’s advice on hiking in the UK before heading out […]

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Zorbing near Croydon (adrenalinemunky).">Zorbing near Croydon (adrenalinemunky).

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Rolling down that hill (in a transparent inflated ball).

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Tags: Cat4 · Cat5

Why Sven had to go.

January 27th, 2006 · No Comments

In the end Sven Göran Eriksson just had to go — after five years in England he still couldn’t speak English. Teachers like Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand and David Beckham couldn’t have helped though.

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Dagbladet tuller: Thorkildsens lue kom på før medaljen var sikret.

August 10th, 2005 · No Comments

Jeg vet ikke hva Gorm Andersen i Dagbladet tar eller om det var sikten som ødela for ham i regnværet i Helsinki — faktum er i alle fall at Andreas Thorkildsen tok på seg den hvite Adidas-lua før 85- og 86-meters kastene kom. Gorm må være den eneste som så at han tok på lua […]

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Tags: Cat4 · Catd

Tiger blames technology. It’s unfair to be fair when it comes to golf clubs.

July 19th, 2004 · No Comments

I see that Tiger Woods and the other pros are blaming club technology for their failure at the Open Golf (thisislondon): Players at the top of their profession are saying something needs to be done. These players believe that with old equipment the gap between them and the slightly lesser player was wider than it […]

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Tags: Cat4 · Cat8

Two simple initiatives that will help cyclists in the UK.

June 17th, 2004 · No Comments

The British still prefer to use cars instead of bicycles (The Guardian, regreq). No wonder this government cycling initiative fails, the big cities in England are no-go areas for cyclists. Two simple actions to help us use our bikes (I have just started using mine a little after leaving it in storage for six years): […]

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Tags: Cat4 · Cat6

Leeds United kit will react to body temperature.

April 30th, 2004 · No Comments

We might be going down, but at least next season we will have some hot kit. According to Ananova the new home shirt, designed by Diadora, includes a logo on the shoulder which changes colour to show the increase of physical effort and body temperature. It looks quite nice as well. Several teams will use […]

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Tags: Cat4 · Cata

David Beckham —- annoying you know.

February 29th, 2004 · 4 Comments

The most irritating thing about David Beckham is not his OK/Hello/Hola celebrity lifestyle, his excellent right foot, his looks or his millions. What really annoys me is his insistence on saying you know at least once in every sentence (he shares this with many footballers). David was interviewed after the Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich […]

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Daredevil urban climbers from the last century.

August 30th, 2003 · No Comments

Alain Robert is not the first human spider to climb tall buildings: George Willig, “Spider Dan” Goodwin and the more obscure Tony Deutchler did climbs in the 80’s and 90’s. Even further back there are stories about Bill Strother doing a climb in 1921 in Augusta and Jack Williams doing climbs in 1917 and 1918. […]

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Tags: Cat4 · Cat5

Alain Robert (The Man Spider) - the greatest urban athlete of them all.

August 29th, 2003 · No Comments

The parkour are following in the footsteps of the greatest urban athlete of them all: climber Alain Robert - The Man Spider. His website is full of charming English like: Is he out the law? It is very difficult to obtain authorizations to climb a tower with naked hands, then to each one of its […]

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Free-running - a brilliant new urban sport.

August 26th, 2003 · No Comments

We did swing around lampposts and climb roofs in the town when I was a kid - but that’s where we stopped. The kids from Lisses south of Paris did not stop - they continued to hone their skills and so invented the sport of free-running: moving around the urban landscape as it was a […]

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Tags: Cat4 · Cat5