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Casio W-756-1AVEF Mens Digital Resin Strap Watch
Casio W-756-1AVEF Mens Digital Resin Strap Watch
Offered by Find Jewellery
Price: £21.99

19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A stop watch you cant stop!! Useless, 15 Jan. 2009
OK as a digital watch to tell the time, but wholly disappointing as a stop watch.

The main stop watch display is in 1/100s of a second, but you cant stop this bit, only a small screen in one corner. The stop watch isn't actually a stop watch at all, it is an "event timer" which would be good for a football/rugby referee - but useless for running (OK, I'm not Usain Bolt so 1/100 of a second is probably a bit of overkill, but some sort of lap timer might be nice, there is none).

If you don't want a stop watch there are loads of better looking watches to buy. If you do want a stop watch, then avoid this one like the plague.


Master the Art of Running: Running with the Alexander Technique
Master the Art of Running: Running with the Alexander Technique
by Malcolm Balk
Edition: Paperback

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nail soup....., 5 Dec. 2007
This book is nicely produced, with lots of pictures etc. It doesn't live up to its title though and could be more accurately called "Master the art of running with a combination of standard advice"

At the beginning of each chapter I thought "I hope this is the bit where they explain how the Alexander Technique (AT) will be relevant to running" and each time I was disappointed. There is lots of good advice in the text, but none of it relates to AT. The tips all seem to be fairly standard things that one reads in 'Runners World' or similar magazines each month (e.g. "Turn up at race in good time so that you can concentrate before the start" - what does this have to do with the Alexander Technique?) Plenty of quotes from famous runners and coaches, none of whom seem to have used AT much either.

Overall this is a disappointing book that promises rather than delivers. I now know that Alexander was a stage performer who worked out that how he held his neck and head could affect his breathing. I also know that good runners tend to have good posture (I think I knew this already)and listen to the advice of their coaches. There is very little connecting the two.


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