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Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon
Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon
Price: 3.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a real runner!, 6 Mar 2014
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This is a great read and a lovely story. It's a treat to read about a real runner not some superhuman athlete and Ira's story is as compelling as it is "ordinary." Well written with a nice line in self depreciating humour the book flies along (dare I say it quicker than some of the runs!) and it's over all too soon. A great book to make you motivated to slip non the running shoes and hit the trails!

A Nepalese Journey: On Foot Around the Annapurnas
A Nepalese Journey: On Foot Around the Annapurnas
by Andrew Stevenson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring stuff, 15 Aug 2005
This book ws recommended to me by a friend as i had expressed an interest in going to nepal to do some trekking. About 3 days after buying the book i had bought my plane ticket to kathmandu!

PSA250 Philips Nike 512MB MP3 Player
PSA250 Philips Nike 512MB MP3 Player

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will be better when price drops, 15 Aug 2005
This is a good little mp3 and FM radio. At the moment in the uk it is expensive- i got one from ebay for a friend - refurbished- for 63 and so it was a great deal.
The sound quality is generally pretty good- although a little quiet and the controls can be a bit fiddly and unpredicatble. There is no lock button either so i frequently stop it, change tracks etc without meaning too. ( i use it for running with which could explain the perceived quietness.)
That's all the bad points! _ it's good points are: it is very easy to set up intially. I simply plugged it into my pc and it worked - although according to the instructions it shouldn't have. It is better to load the Nike/Phillips media manager so that you can reinstalled or update the drivers/spftware on it. Then it's a simple drag and drop process.
You can select tunes to play by artist, album etc or there is a random setting which works well.
The radio has a good strong reception (although i usually listen to BBC channels so their signal is strong) and it is easy to flit between the two. Saturday morning runs-listening to Jonathon Ross for a bit and then being able to flick to an MP3 playlist- have been improved greatly.
There aren't many MP3s and FM radio sets about so this is a pleasure to use. It comes with a load of accesories that are really well thought out. Loads of options for strapping the mp3 player to various parts of your body (oo-er!) as there are 3 velcro bands included, that join together or shorten down depending on the size of your waist or arm muscles!
The control panel in the belt is a handy extra that shows a bit of thought has gone in to the design- although they are specifically targetting sports people to buy this- so they should have thought it out! It has all the track controls i.e. play, pause, nest, previous and volume. But in reality you have to use the player itself to change artists and other settings etc.
The player is comfy to run with- has an excellent battery life. Supposedly for 12 hours - but it needed charging after 10 (which is pretty close to the stated time which, is a rare thing indeed!)
This has lots of useful features such as the highly visbile strobe light. Those dark nights on bikes or pavements will never be as dangerous again.
Nike claim that this is 100% skip free and I have used this player for about 5 weeks now and it hasn't skipped once- so i would agree with them.
This is a great MP3/fm radio set. BUT either wait for the price to drop - 210 is very steep. Or buy from the states/ebay. Expect a plethora of mp3/fm sets in the near future so the price will drop. I'll just use this till i can get one with MW so i can get Radio 5 ( clearly i have limtied taste: Radio 2 and Five Live - there's no hope!)

Have You Fed The Fish?
Have You Fed The Fish?
Offered by gowingsstoreltd
Price: 2.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning stuff, 14 Aug 2005
This review is from: Have You Fed The Fish? (Audio CD)
This really is an exceptionally good album. Since I put it on a couple of weeks ago, I've become somewhat addicted to it (you know how it goes!) Although I should say - addicted to certain songs on it. There is a unity, a theme that runs through the album, that relies on Gough's wit to carry it off. I have found it unusual in that there is an elegance and style in his lyrics that is lacking in a lot of music nowadays.
So... good lyrics - and for me- great tunes. Lovely melodies that, like the lyrics, sometimes repeat throughout the album.
The highlight has to be the witty, all enveloping "You were right" I defy anyone to listen to that track a few times and not be chuckling about madonna etc and hearing the tune in one's head.
I'm not one of these reviews who goes through each track one by one, nor do i list al the influences i can hear in a track (the more obscure, the more pretentious right?) I am simply a music fan, who has stumbled across a very good album that has really changed my direction in music, and has become a "sound track for my life" at this current moment in time. And I would love other people to enjoy this album as much as I do.
Hope you buy it, hope it's special for you.

Canon PowerShot A30 Digital Camera [1.2MP 3xOptical]
Canon PowerShot A30 Digital Camera [1.2MP 3xOptical]

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good camera but battery life problems, 5 Aug 2002
Whilst this is an excellent camera to use, very easy to shoot with, nice zoom, good crisp quality and a simple software package; it has a major flaw when using with normal batteries. I have found that a set of expensive duracell batteries will last for only about 20 shots, this is frustrating and expensive. REchargeable batteries have fared no better.

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