Over the weekend i decided to myself some new toys.
1. Polar S610
2. Nike SDM 100.
The S610 was to replace my Accurex Plus which had died on me. Battery out of juice, hack.... Replacing battery, service on the Accurex - not worth the hassle. So i bought it S610 instead (Lillywhites sale got there's for £144). I used it at the SAM 7 on Sunday. Why can't it be simple like the Accurex, Skip to measure, hit start and of you go. Nothing got recorded on the S610, not even my mile splits.
Later on Sunday afternoon, i decided to hit the track at Tooting Bec to calibrate my other new toy, the SDM 100. Follow the setup, ready to calib. Ran 4 laps (1600m). Hit the stop button. Nothing. WHAT !!!!. Recover a bit and try again. This only ran 400m in lane 1. OK, it worked this time. Hey..what's this - although i ran 1 lap, it shows up as 385m.
What's wrong with good old fashioned running. None of these gadgets and things. Oh well, back to the damn manual and see where i went wrong.