27 May 2020

A video for sharing

5:04pm | 231 views | 11 Comments
It's been suggested that I make some short video clips to illustrate some useful bits of the site. Here's the first one - what do you think? If you're on social media, look out for some tweets and FB posts, and if there's any way you can get them in front of friends and clubmates, that'd be triffic :-)

https://youtu.be/Y1Eo9Xmue1I
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Comments

  • Can you make a playlist of the videos once done then can share.
    SPR
    5:08pm, 27th May 2020
  • Yes, sure :-)
    fetcheveryone
    5:11pm, 27th May 2020
  • This one is in a playlist called How To - but it's the only one so far.
    fetcheveryone
    5:11pm, 27th May 2020
  • It's excellent - just shared it on FB!
    Sigh
    5:22pm, 27th May 2020
  • How about posting them on IGTV on your homepage?
    runnerbean
    5:47pm, 27th May 2020
  • really like that, I'll definitely share!
    chunkywizard
    5:57pm, 27th May 2020
  • Itโ€™s a great video!
    Ness
    6:20pm, 27th May 2020
  • I'll link to that for our club when your Zoom invite goes out to them. Great!

    One suggestion - split even the same one into smaller chunks e.g. 30s. Some social media is keen on v. short things. It can be same material, just chunk it up. Create a playlist for "short 30s tips" and "longer 2 min guides" etc. ? Just a thunk. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    6:38pm, 27th May 2020
  • Great video, I like your relaxed style.
    PeteFastFeet
    6:55pm, 27th May 2020
  • I'm new to Fetcheveryone and still finding my way around the site. So videos like this are perfect for me. Thank you.
    Blizzard
    7:41pm, 27th May 2020
  • Shared on FB club page.
    westmoors
    7:42pm, 27th May 2020

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27 May 2020

Bees!

11:33am | 192 views | 9 Comments
A swarm of bees landed in our garden on Sunday. Luckily Katie knows a beekeeper - she came and collected them, and took them to a nice new hive. Apparently there were about 25,000 - although she is still counting. Here's a little video of them arriving at their new home.

https://youtu.be/SPukGHzozHM
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Comments

  • Wow! That's amazing
    LindsD
    11:40am, 27th May 2020
  • Great news
    D2
    11:43am, 27th May 2020
  • Our neighbour is a bee keeper .... I love the updates he gives us of is bees
    DocM
    11:51am, 27th May 2020
  • Will you be getting any honey ?
    bigleggy
    12:23pm, 27th May 2020
  • We got a jar of honey when the bee lady came to collect the bees :-)
    fetcheveryone
    12:33pm, 27th May 2020
  • I just held my breathe for almost 4 minutes. Thatโ€™s pretty amazing stuff.
    runnerbean
    12:58pm, 27th May 2020
  • I enjoyed that. Very peaceful. Look at the size of the sun! Aren't camera phones clever nowadays that they can deal with that. Sorry, this was about bees. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    2:41pm, 27th May 2020
  • Intriguing ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    RRR-CAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
    3:04pm, 27th May 2020
  • โค๏ธ๐Ÿ
    Trin
    5:51pm, 27th May 2020

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25 May 2020

Fetch Introductory Zoom Presentations

3:54pm | 380 views | 8 Comments
I've scheduled a bunch of Zoom meetings, for new and potential Fetchies, so they can see some of the things that Fetch can do. I've been in contact with a whole lot of Fetchies who are attached to clubs, and encouraged them to point their club members to the following page:

fetcheveryone.com/zoom

I'll be doing a 15-20 minute presentation of some key features (by sharing my screen), followed up by a 10 minute Q&A.

If you're in a position to share that with your club or group somewhere, along with your recommendation, that'd be great :-)

Have a great Monday, if at all possible!
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Comments

  • I've shared this on my Facebook Facebook page ๐Ÿ˜Š
    TheBeardRunner (aka Abul Choudhury
    4:20pm, 25th May 2020
  • shared on the club facebook page if the admins permit :)
    snogard
    4:41pm, 25th May 2020
  • Well done Snogard. I was thinking who or which other coaches we could send the link to....
    Wriggling Snake
    4:57pm, 25th May 2020
  • Can you put a post on the fetcheveryone Facebook page that can be shared? Thanks
    PinkTink-RRR
    7:20pm, 25th May 2020
  • Shared to my club (the grown up one, not the kids one!)
    larkim
    7:27pm, 25th May 2020
  • shared your FB post on our club FB page (closed) and on my own - will see if get any bites.
    Old Croc
    12:39pm, 26th May 2020
  • how did the first one go then ?
    The great dollop
    3:01pm, 27th May 2020
  • I thought it went ok :-) I managed to get the presenting bit down to about 32 minutes :-) And the questions were good - it was nice to see the sort of things that people are interested in. Fingers crossed everyone who joined got a good idea of what they can do; and will explore the site more as a result.
    fetcheveryone
    3:22pm, 27th May 2020

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22 May 2020

A promise to all Fetchies

2:41pm | 1136 views | 74 Comments
[Here's what I put in an email I sent out today, for those of you who aren't opted in to that.]

No paywall. Ever.

This week, strava announced that they were putting multiple features that were previously free behind their paywall. If you're interested, there's a great blog from DC Rainmaker dcrainmaker.com which outlines the changes.

Since it began in 2009, they've attracted over $41m in venture capital, and have hundreds of members of staff, with offices in multiple countries. And there's no denying that they've made an impression. Heck, wouldn't you?

But all that investment needs to come good at some point.

Back in my early career, I worked for a company that made websites. At that time, every company and their dog wanted their first website. Things were rosy. Venture capitalists were throwing money at the company; and as a junior coder, it was all bonuses and table tennis and free snacks.

After a meteoric rise, it ground to a halt less than two years later. The work dried up as the dotcom bubble burst, and the venture capitalists stopped returning our calls. Game over.

strava must do what it takes to become profitable. Who knows what else will go behind the wall? I wish them all the best, and if you want to support them, go for it. I'm just thankful that Fetcheveryone isn't in that position. There's no venture capital behind us, nor a legion of employees. We don't have a paywall, and we never will.

No paywall. Ever.

Of all the decisions I've made about Fetcheveryone, this one feels very right. The roots of the internet are based on sharing knowledge and tools for the greater good. You share parts of your world with the rest of us. Why shouldn't you get the same or greater in return? It's a privilege to provide the arena for that.

When Fetch began, I wanted it to show real people, not airbrushed blemish-free models. But now it feels like we're making a stand on behalf of real people too, because what we offer doesn't change depending on how much money you have to spare.

Fetch survives through voluntary contributions from happy users. Some big, some small (the contributions AND the users โ€“ you're all awesome). And whether you contribute or not, you get the same access to everything I can produce. You help me find bugs, you suggest new features, and perhaps most importantly, you bring a piece of you to our community.

I'm not building you up to ask you for a hand out. There isn't a big donate button at the bottom of this message, just my name. And all I want is to make it clear that I think our way is the best, and that you're welcome to be part of it. If you agree, then please share this with anyone you think might like the way we do things. Fetch Everyone.

Best wishes,
Ian Williams aka 'Fetch'
Fetcheveryone.com
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Comments

  • This is awesome. Thank you :)
    Velociraptor
    2:42pm, 22nd May 2020
  • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Thank you Ian for everything you have done and are still to do. :-)
    1step2far
    2:43pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I read this on the email earlier. Brilliant. Thanks for all you do Ian.
    Rrunner
    2:46pm, 22nd May 2020
  • There's only one Fetch :)
    ThorntonRunner
    2:47pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Batting Fetchers
    Nicholls595
    2:47pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart
    minardi
    2:48pm, 22nd May 2020
  • ๐Ÿ™Œโค thank you x
    clare1976
    2:48pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Strava's got it wrong. And the vitriolic comment around the web is vindication of your far more enlightened approach. Well done. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    3:03pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Top man
    Darlo
    3:04pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Just another way strava is pushing people towards Fetcheveryone.
    JCB
    3:04pm, 22nd May 2020
  • You're a legend xx
    Mikuro
    3:04pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Thanks Fetch - just just need to push the Merchandise more ;-)
    bigleggy
    3:04pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Had something in my eye when I read it.
    LindsD
    3:05pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart
    Weean
    3:05pm, 22nd May 2020
  • So,will there be a paywall?
    Gooner
    3:05pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart
    HellsBells
    3:08pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart
    Rosehip
    3:09pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Lo-Ord Fetch, Superstar, You're far more awesome than they say you are!
    โ™ชโ™ซ Synge โ™ชโ™ซ
    3:12pm, 22nd May 2020
  • toast of a monkey. That is all I needed to make today a learning day. Thank you for that.
    The great dollop
    3:13pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Getting more out than I ever put in is a terrific result. :)
    swittle
    3:14pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Very Good.
    Wriggling Snake
    3:17pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Aaaaah, thatโ€™s nice.๐Ÿ‘
    12barDavid
    3:22pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Thank you Ian, you have given us far more than you will ever know, always appreciated ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป โค๏ธ
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    3:25pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Great stuff, Ian. Thanks.
    Dave W
    3:26pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart #fetchfam
    SarahWoo
    3:27pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I hope that every now and then you take time to reflect. Not only have you built a robust and technically savvy site for sportsmen but you've brought together an amazing community. If I were you, I'd be as proud as punch.

    I wear my Fetch vest with pride.

    Thank you
    XB ๐ŸŒˆ
    3:28pm, 22nd May 2020
  • What you do is fantastic. Thank you for everything.
    Rebel
    3:42pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I Just got the mail :-), W I assume, very good, well done, trying to spot the Orange tinged newbies and helping them about.
    Wriggling Snake
    3:47pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Star.
    TomahawkMike
    3:47pm, 22nd May 2020
  • And thatโ€™s why we all love it here.
    Lorraine
    3:49pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Awesome. Thank you. :)
    Ness
    3:54pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Thank you - you and the Fetchie community are brilliant.
    Winniefree
    3:54pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Just signed my lad up. Some money will start to appear Monthly from the 1st. Itโ€™ll be from my account but with his UserID. Hope that wonโ€™t cause confusion.
    Angus Clydesdale
    3:54pm, 22nd May 2020
  • You are just flipping awesome ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Mrbanners
    4:02pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Apparently I've now been here for 14 years and really love everything you do. I happily donate to Fetch but have never felt the need to subscribe elsewhere. FetchEveryone is an amazing site and even more so considering the number of staff behind the scenes. The ability to have direct contact with the man behind it all is a huge part of what makes this community rather than just a site that logs GPS data.
    Enigma
    4:03pm, 22nd May 2020
  • #fetchfam
    runnerbean
    4:08pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I don't contribute very often here (I'm not great at that sort of thing) but I love that I am part of Fetch. โ™ฅ
    Calamity
    4:14pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart this email
    EvilPixie
    4:15pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Thank you for bringing me so many lovely friends :) Ran with TeeBee today and I never would have met her without this awesome place heart
    Dr PhFleecyD
    4:34pm, 22nd May 2020
  • What he said. Makes you proud to be involved โค
    smoke free
    4:43pm, 22nd May 2020
  • ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
    Stevewjj
    4:43pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I hope its not improper to say, but I love you. I do love this place. I may not run all the time but I can never stray
    Night-owl
    4:48pm, 22nd May 2020
  • You sir are awesome....and so is the Mrs x
    Lip Gloss
    4:52pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Fetch is the only running platform Iโ€™d consider being part of - Fetch Forever.
    Raggedy runner
    4:58pm, 22nd May 2020
  • The more I think about it, the more I think you should change your name by deed poll to Ian Fetch Williams. 'Fetch' just sounds like a Welsh word anyway.
    McGoohan
    5:18pm, 22nd May 2020
  • (And if we hadn't had Fetch - the site - how would things like TBC, Fetch Mile, Ambridge meet-up, etc etc have happened? :-) )
    McGoohan
    5:20pm, 22nd May 2020
  • My world would be a much darker place without Fetcheveryone.com, thank you for everything โค๏ธ
    Trin
    5:23pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I took a screenshot of the email and posted it on fbook, I am that proud of being here and 'belonging' fantastic *Fetchfam* ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ
    Fenland Flier
    5:24pm, 22nd May 2020
  • The lad's done good on the park.
    Chrisity
    5:26pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I think youโ€™re on a par with Tim Berners-Lee - creating something wonderful for everybody, for free. He was knighted. So should you.
    Raggedy runner
    5:37pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Chrisity the boyโ€™s played a blinder
    Derby Tup
    5:40pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Not quite sure where Iโ€™d be without fetch. Just โค๏ธ my #fetchfam ๐Ÿ˜˜
    Corrah
    5:41pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Love it and all of you. Now go and have a lovely weekend. :-)
    CStar
    5:51pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Thank you Fetch
    leaguefreak
    6:08pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Job's a good'n
    eL Bee!
    6:32pm, 22nd May 2020
  • What everyone said x
    oldbiddynandi
    6:42pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Your email brightened my morning, and this blog has done the same to my evening. Love this place and everything about it.
    Sigh
    7:00pm, 22nd May 2020
  • It's a big part of so many people's lives, for all sorts of reasons. Proud to be a part of it. Thanks, Fetch :-)
    Alice the Camel
    7:07pm, 22nd May 2020
  • A very heartfelt thank you Ian heart
    northernslowcoach
    7:44pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Ah flip. Life is too short. I like Fetch, but I also dig Strava. Will re-contribute to Fetch next week and will see what strava free does not do at subscription time.
    mikeharrison
    8:13pm, 22nd May 2020
  • I canโ€™t quite explain how moved I am by your passion and commitment. Fetcheveryone is a wonderful community as well as a brilliant site and Iโ€™m proud to be a tiny, self-conscious and mostly mute part of it. Donโ€™t you go changing!
    Cheekys Dad
    8:17pm, 22nd May 2020
  • They've said it all!
    Markymarkmark
    9:04pm, 22nd May 2020
  • heart
    jennywren
    10:17pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Thank you
    WA
    10:24pm, 22nd May 2020
  • Love all of this malarkey!
    ishep ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    11:03pm, 22nd May 2020
  • #fetchfam forever heart
    Carpathius
    2:04am, 23rd May 2020
  • Only joined Fetcheveryone a few months ago and still learning all the things it has to offer. Absolutely love it. Perhaps new joiners should be warned though: It is quite possible that you will become addicted to Conquercise :-)
    Keep up the good work !
    Blizzard
    7:30am, 23rd May 2020
  • You are awesome star
    BaronessBL
    9:51am, 23rd May 2020
  • star heart star
    Red Ant
    12:44pm, 23rd May 2020
  • Thank you! I love the fact that there is no paywall, and once recommended Fetcheveryone by a friend it is one of the things that made me sure this was for me. Love the site, Love being part of it, even though Iโ€™m a quiet part, really love the badges!! Thank you
    gardengirl
    8:53pm, 23rd May 2020
  • Great post. When I started running fetch was very generous with giving me lifts to races and that generosity clearly extends to the website as well.
    Too Much Water
    3:20am, 24th May 2020
  • I've only been here a matter of days and already feel the love. Your ethos is exactly what makes this what I have been searching for. Thank you Fletch.
    TheBeardRunner (aka Abul Choudhury
    10:39am, 24th May 2020
  • Brilliant! heart
    C-Cat
    12:28pm, 24th May 2020
  • Love fetcheveryone and recruiting new converts ๐Ÿ˜
    slowblonde
    11:59pm, 24th May 2020

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18 May 2020

Fetch Virtual Weekend: Replacement Bus Service

5:03pm | 1387 views | 5 Comments
Sadly, this *isn't* about the idea we had last year about arranging a camping weekend. I'm not sure camping would be much fun over Zoom anyway :-)

No, this is something I'm trying to get going - a replacement bus service for your regular weekend racing adventures. I've created an actual page now, where you can see the folks who got stuck in last week:

fetcheveryone.com/race-virtualweekend.php

There are also buttons for this week's races - feel free to join in.

I've also been emailing lots of race organisers, to see if there's anything that Fetch can do to help (so look out for some ads for rescheduled races coming to your email inboxes soon). And I also got chatting to Sombrero - he's designed some cute wooden medals for virtual racers. There's a link to his medals on the virtual weekend page. I'm also speaking to a couple of other virtual race organisers who are also Fetchies, to see if they'd like to take on one of our virtual distances.

Bing bong.
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Comments

  • Thank you kind sir. May the force be with you, for now and forever. banana
    Sombrero
    5:10pm, 18th May 2020
  • I'll definitely be up for the half marathon in a couple of weeks, but not this weekend as I'm giving blood on Thursday. So please make them a weekly thing, thanks! :-)
    Sigh
    5:21pm, 18th May 2020
  • Having a go at a fast mile for another challenge this week..so watch this space...! PS Imagine an old guy like me having the fastest virtual 5 miles....! 58 year olds rule!!
    alco51161
    10:37pm, 18th May 2020
  • Som's medals are fab :-)
    CStar
    11:12pm, 18th May 2020
  • Good work!
    sallykate
    6:14pm, 19th May 2020

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15 May 2020

How has Fetch use changed?

1:10pm | 960 views | 38 Comments
Earlier on this week, TomahawkMike asked me about how Fetch usage has changed since the pandemic hit. I thought I'd pull together a few numbers to illustrate some aspects.

Overall page views is a good place to start. There are annual variations, caused by different factors. For example, there's usually a bit of a rush in January, when everyone wants to change their lives. And our December calendar skews things a bit too. Then there's two marathon seasons.

The best comparison is probably to compare each month to the same month the previous year. Doing that shows that our viewing figures have risen every month for 16 straight months :-) Jan 2020 was 3% higher than Jan 2019. Feb 2020 was 11% higher than Feb 2019. Then the virus became really big news. March was up 30%. April was up 37%.

Where's it all coming from?

Not race searches. Usage of the race finder is currently down to about 10% of its usual level from the previous year. Makes sense. There are no races. Everything to do with them is on the back burner. And although our overall page views are well up, the number of 'new' (i.e. not returning) visitors to the site fell quite sharply when the lockdown came - suggesting that we get a lot of our traffic from people looking for events.

Views on the training log initially fell by about 20% during March, but have bounced back, and are a wee bit higher than they were this time last year. I think folks got justifiably nervous when the lockdown has announced but, through a mixture of necessity and ingenuity, have since found ways to get their exercise. Plus the weather's got better.

To break the log down a bit further... here's the April 2019 mileage:

Run = 334818
Swim = 1931
Bike = 177573
Cross = 24793

and here's the April 2020 mileage:

Run = 329707 (down 1.5%)
Swim = 82 (down 96%!!)
Bike = 174402 (down 1.8%)
Cross = 29741 (up 20%)

When you consider all the cancelled marathons in April, that's a decent turnout for the runners. And it's nice to see more of you logging walking. I will get that top-level category sorted out for you one of these days :-)

Aside: Katie's excited and nervous in equal measure to find out that our local OWS venue is open again (with restrictions) as of this Saturday. I hope it's a happy day for swimmers everywhere.

Fmail also fell a bit initially, but is now higher than last year. I hope this reflects more of you staying in touch with each other.

Blog views went up about 30%. We are all in novel circumstances, and reading and writing about them is definitely a thing.

Forum use went up **drastically**. There's been about 70% more traffic on the forum over the last couple of months than the corresponding time last year. I guess that working from home, or in some case not being able to work at all, has offered a bit more time for browsing. But I hope the forum has also offered company and solidarity too, for those that need it.

Gallery views have gone up too. I wonder whether this is anything to do with CV19 at all, and everything to do with the Fetch treasure hunt :-)

The route plotter usage also went up by an f-tonne (82% up in April). I guess more people are looking for daytime routes now that so many have time on their hands, and finding themselves at home rather than running to/from work, or running at lunchtime. Plus maybe it's good to look at where might be quietest. I got caught out by this a little - I reduced our reliance on Googles Map services a couple of years back, when they introduced charges that would have totally crippled us. But I got a ยฃ90 bill last month because of the extra map usage - and that's ยฃ90 more than it usually is. I'm right on top of it now. They won't get another penny :-)

Games have also been a big go-to. Who Squares Wins has really taken off. April's page views were 252% that of this time last year; and that's up 65% on this March too. No wonder the multiplayer is getting bloody :-) It's our most popular game, based on views.

Fetchpoint is also up - 99% higher than this time last year. Reading the thread, it sounds like the daily bug clear has become ritualistic. Although there's room for more complex tactics, it really can be a simple case of letting the game help you pick your route for the day.

Conquercise saw an initial drop, and then a more modest increase of 17% on last April. That makes sense too. It's harder to find new zones when you're only allowed out once a day, and can't run for longer than you can drive.

The sticker book has taken a nose dive - although I consider a Zoom meeting to be sufficient to say I've met someone :-)

Badges :-) Well, you've all gone nuts for them. I guess it helps that I've been adding some new ones, but it's been another thing for people to focus on, and in turn they've driven you to get involved in other aspects of the site. That's fantastic to see.

In terms of donations, we seem to be doing ok. It was certainly a concern when we entered this chapter in our lives that our income relies on people who would in turn be facing struggles of their own. And I know that there are some folks who have had to tighten their belts and cut out every unnecessary penny. But the Avoid Everyone kit has been a real help, and overall, we're doing pretty good. Most weeks, there are a few new people who have set up a donation, and some lovely folks have lobbed in extra. If being part of the Fetch community was heartwarming before, then it's an absolute fricking internal organ fire risk now.

We watched The Force Awakens last night, and this bit still makes me cry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWRtccdiS70


So (ss), that's how the site is doing. If you've been sharing your CV19 experience with the site, thank you. I've been trying to make sure I ask people how they're doing with it all, or at least wish them well. It's an absolute b*stard of a virus, but if there's a good side, it's that it reminds us of simple pleasures, and the things that are most important in life.

Big Fetch hugs from me and Katie, and all of us here. X
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Comments

  • Ooo - stickers from the badges zoom meeting. Now I have to remember who was on when I was...
    Elsie Too
    1:17pm, 15th May 2020
  • โ€˜But I hope the forum has also offered company and solidarity too, for those that need itโ€˜

    Certainly helping me. Thanks everyone
    Derby Tup
    1:18pm, 15th May 2020
  • Oooooo I do love a stat heart 70% increase on forum traffic!!!

    Fetch has been an awesome place to be over the last howevermanybloodyweeksithasbeen as it always has been before then too, but during allthisshit it's been a fabulous place to be able to come and hang out while I'm on my own and when I might be feeling a little bit lost about what to do. The community is second to none. Fetchies heart

    Thank you Sir Fetch and Katie - you really have created a unique and wonderful thing. You guys are ace you are. And oooooo the badges - makes me feel like I've achieved something in lockdown!!! I feel like I need a Brownie Badge sash - or sleeve on my brownie uniform as it was and get them printed out and sewn on :-)

    Keep on keeping on. Thank you xxx Big hugs back xxx
    phal
    1:18pm, 15th May 2020
  • Glad to hear that it's all going so well at Fetch Central!
    Sigh
    1:31pm, 15th May 2020
  • I could see the walking, from my position in the league, and WSWs.
    Wriggling Snake
    1:36pm, 15th May 2020
  • Great summary. Hope to be able to up my subs again soon
    Diogenes
    1:38pm, 15th May 2020
  • Great blog post, thanks! (And TomahawkMike for prompting it)
    roberton
    1:45pm, 15th May 2020
  • 'then it's an absolute fricking internal organ fire risk now.'
    So true and an excellent turn of phrase :)
    Fetch certainly has been an even more fabulous place to be than usual since all this started. It's given me company, solidarity and loads of support, as well as lots of laughs :)
    Sending big hugs back to you both. Hopefully it won't be too long before they can be real hugs xx
    SarahWoo
    1:54pm, 15th May 2020
  • Really interesting. Working from home I dip into the sight more as I don't have to worry about colleagues taking a nosey at what Im up to.
    JRitchie
    1:59pm, 15th May 2020
  • Fetch has been the one constant in this whole clusterfuck of a world, so thank you :)
    Dr PhFleecyD
    2:00pm, 15th May 2020
  • Very interesting! Iโ€™ve been dipping in more than normal and WSW has been a big motivator. Thank you heart
    Alice the Camel
    2:02pm, 15th May 2020
  • fetch is always a big part of my day.....and can't imagine getting through the pandemic without it.
    Thanks, Fetch for keeping it always fresh and fit for purpose.
    DocM
    2:06pm, 15th May 2020
  • great update, really interesting!
    chunkywizard
    2:14pm, 15th May 2020
  • interesting, yes I am using Fetch more often now
    Dibble
    2:53pm, 15th May 2020
  • Fetch is a shining star - always has been. It's the only social media platform that take any real part in.
    TeeBee
    3:08pm, 15th May 2020
  • I would second everything that has already been said! I have definitely been 'popping' in more often since Lockdown ... love reading the blogs and forums ... makes me feel less isolated. Thank you x
    stilldreaming
    3:41pm, 15th May 2020
  • Me too. I don't know what I would do without it. Less running, certainly. And I'd have fewer friends. Thank you heart
    LindsD
    3:42pm, 15th May 2020
  • Cool, excellent break down. Thanks ( think I asked a bit about traffic, and type of usage now, but was probably thinking compared to 10 years ago, but year on year is interesting too!). Stay safe yous guys. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    3:42pm, 15th May 2020
  • My world would be a very lonely place without fetch so I'm really grateful too and I love the stats!
    D2
    3:59pm, 15th May 2020
  • Agree with all of the above. In triplicate. ๐Ÿ‘
    Raggedy runner
    4:42pm, 15th May 2020
  • Thank you for all you do. Fetch is a massive part of my life and I've made real, long term friends. :-)
    1step2far
    4:44pm, 15th May 2020
  • Thanks, Fetch, for all your hard work keeping us logging, challenged and entertained! :-)
    โ™ชโ™ซ Synge โ™ชโ™ซ
    5:44pm, 15th May 2020
  • adding my thanks for being here heart #fetchfam
    northernslowcoach
    5:54pm, 15th May 2020
  • Yep. I am with Derby Tup on the company and solidarity comment. This is where I seem to start and end my day with quite a bit in the middle now. The news can be so awful, it's also an escape. The motivation to run, walk and get on the treadmill has never been stronger for me with encouragement from you guys. Thanks for this blog.
    TomahawkMike
    6:00pm, 15th May 2020
  • It's my fault about the fmails I've been nudging a couple of people to run. :-)
    Fenland Flier
    6:14pm, 15th May 2020
  • I would have been a lot more stressed and unhappy without Fetch. Mind you, I only frequent the 'jolly' threads :-) I honestly don't know what we'd do without you, and the site xxx
    LazyDaisy
    6:17pm, 15th May 2020
  • Thanks for writing this.. very interesting.
    runnyeyes
    6:59pm, 15th May 2020
  • Fetch is definitely important in life.
    sallykate
    7:02pm, 15th May 2020
  • *feels the love*
    Serendippily
    7:33pm, 15th May 2020
  • You should make site traffic up badges for yourself, and is there a badge for suggesting badges?
    Chrisity
    9:09pm, 15th May 2020
  • Life is shit, but thank you for making it just that little bit better xx
    Turtlemama
    9:58pm, 15th May 2020
  • I would be interested in some running 'type' data.

    I've done all my lockdown running on treadmill at home, but would guess that treadmill use across logged runs will be lower (no gyms). Any data? ๐Ÿ˜€
    OllyW
    10:06pm, 15th May 2020
  • There is nothing better to say than LazyDaisy's comment - I agree 100%
    BaronessBL
    12:05am, 16th May 2020
  • Interesting info and thanks for a great site. So, Zoom meetings count for stickers - Iโ€™ll sort that out later :)
    Vancouver Jogger
    6:27am, 16th May 2020
  • That's really interesting, and I feel privileged to be a part of this community. I don't know where else I would have gone with some of the stuff I've shared recently. Thanks Fetch ๐Ÿ˜Šx
    Trin
    1:49pm, 16th May 2020
  • Fascinating. Love that step up from heartwarming ๐Ÿ’•
    Autumnleaves
    7:14pm, 16th May 2020
  • Fetch, you and KatieB are definitely the unsung heroes of the covid crisis heart
    Carpathius
    9:14am, 17th May 2020
  • Brilliant! heart
    C-Cat
    1:39pm, 17th May 2020

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12 May 2020

Fetch Weekly Virtual Races

1:49pm | 561 views | 17 Comments
I've created some virtual races for this weekend. You know, just for fun.

Mile: fetcheveryone.com/races/fetch-weekly-virtual-mile-4392397
5 Mile: fetcheveryone.com/races/fetch-weekly-virtual-5-mile-4392398
10k: fetcheveryone.com/races/fetch-weekly-virtual-10k-4392399
10 Mile: fetcheveryone.com/races/fetch-weekly-virtual-10-mile-4392400
Half: fetcheveryone.com/races/fetch-weekly-virtual-half-marathon-4392401
Marathon: fetcheveryone.com/races/fetch-weekly-virtual-marathon-4392402

(I didn't make a 5k, as I didn't want to step on the toes of the Fake parkrun, which has a nice following already).

Feel free to sign up. There are no prizes, just something to aim for. If you want to join in, add one to your portfolio, then fill in your time when you're done. If you're chasing Fetch Standards, it's an option :-)

If there's enough interest, I'll make them appear automatically each week. Anyone who downvotes them for course accuracy will get a shirt full of slack ribs :-)
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Comments

  • Great idea! Not sure I could Fake parkrun then 10k in the same weekend at the moment but I may just give it a go ;)
    Rrunner
    1:57pm, 12th May 2020
  • This is a great idea. Thanks!
    Is this the solution for making standards still be a thing?
    And I assume this will work for UTMOST to...
    roberton
    2:13pm, 12th May 2020
  • I love the fake parkruns so will have a look at these too. Thanks.
    Ness
    2:15pm, 12th May 2020
  • Thanks
    Wriggling Snake
    2:29pm, 12th May 2020
  • Any virtual fell races please? ;-)
    Derby Tup
    2:34pm, 12th May 2020
  • :-)
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    2:36pm, 12th May 2020
  • Great idea
    Autumnleaves
    2:36pm, 12th May 2020
  • Nice. Would anyone mind if I entered one with the time from a run I did last week?
    Fragile Do Not Bend
    2:45pm, 12th May 2020
  • could we have some virtual bike races too please for those of us who can't run ? :-)
    fraggle
    3:12pm, 12th May 2020
  • Brilliant, thanks! Presumably we can add recent attempts at that distance, we won't end up in Fetch Jail for claiming a result from another day :-)
    Sigh
    3:54pm, 12th May 2020
  • Lovely - not this weekend for me, though. I'm taking part in the fake green belt relay :-)
    TeeBee
    5:18pm, 12th May 2020
  • I presume this is the standards solution discussed a couple of blogs back?

    I've seen (but not participated in) a few virtual events online and while it's not limited to one day. Limiting it to a few days makes it feel more race like. So maybe give each one a week

    Further suggestion would be rather than having all the events in one week, maybe have each week dedicated to a specific one? Again giving it a bit more of that everyone racing even though you're doing it by yourself.

    Just ideas from a spectator and it's all about what the participants want. I'm currently just trying to get fit in the hope that real racing starts in July. If it doesn't I am fit, maybe I'll consider virtually racing myself although I'm an 'infrequent' real life racer even when fit so no promises, lol.
    SPR
    5:24pm, 12th May 2020
  • Hi - good idea! so can we do them on other days, please? My main complaint about physical races/runs is that most of them are on a Sunday when I'm otherwise committed! (Although that does stop me spending too much money on entry fees.)
    Markymarkmark
    5:27pm, 12th May 2020
  • How about a sliding scale of (optional) charges for leftover merch? (Mugs, badges etc)
    Fizz :-)
    3:27pm, 13th May 2020
  • Guess I should have read it better....I popped out this morning and did a 5 miler...but can't enter it in the Race Portfolio cos its dated for Sunday...โ€ฆ.smashed it, too!!
    alco51161
    10:29am, 14th May 2020
  • @alco51161, that's fine, just enter the time you did today on Sunday.
    Sigh
    12:18pm, 14th May 2020
  • Cheers...will do...
    alco51161
    10:07am, 15th May 2020

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11 May 2020

Zoom Meeting - Thursday 9 til 10am

7:00pm | 323 views | 20 Comments
On Thursday, my plan is to make as many virtual badges as I possibly can :-)

I've set up a Zoom meeting, from 9am til 10am UK time, so if you want to pop in to say hello and suggest a badge, feel free.

Beyond that, there's no structure to the meeting, so if you haven't got a suggestion or any comments to make, feel free to admire the top of my head as I get my nose stuck into the Photoshop grindstone :-)

Here's the link. Please wear clothes :-)

zoom.us
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Comments

  • I was there until you added that ridiculous caveat.
    Diogenes
    7:01pm, 11th May 2020
  • As far as any of you will be able to prove, I'll be wearing clothes. I promise.
    Raemond
    7:03pm, 11th May 2020
  • Proper lol at please wear clothes :-)
    Pothunter
    7:04pm, 11th May 2020
  • will speedos do? (Warning - I'm nearly 70)
    ChrisHB
    7:05pm, 11th May 2020
  • Any brand of goggles is fine Chris :-)
    fetcheveryone
    7:05pm, 11th May 2020
  • I will not be able to zoom for fear of a baby trying to steal my phone but my suggestion is in the suggest a feature section, length of time as a Fetchie badges.
    Gooner
    7:09pm, 11th May 2020
  • Haha please wear clothes... Sounds like a challenge to wear the most outrageous/inappropriate clothes possible...
    BarefootEm
    7:10pm, 11th May 2020
  • Good luck G - I will do what I can to fulfil stuff from the feature section and the badges thread.
    fetcheveryone
    7:10pm, 11th May 2020
  • More badges? Are you trying to wear me out?
    Oranj
    7:25pm, 11th May 2020
  • I'm at work Thursday in another meeting at the same time. Please can we have a walking streak badge? Or something about cumulative walking distance? (Can you tell I'm doing no running but lots of walking at the mo :-) )
    WA
    7:51pm, 11th May 2020
  • :-)
    1step2far
    7:51pm, 11th May 2020
  • I should point out that under my clothes I will be completely naked.
    Cog Noscensme AHA
    8:10pm, 11th May 2020
  • I'll be working so won't be there. But I vote
    for: more badges ๐Ÿ‘
    against: but only good ones! No shark jumping ๐Ÿฆˆ
    roberton
    8:38pm, 11th May 2020
  • I'm a maybe for the zoom as meant to be working! All my inputs are on the badges thread or suggestions anyway. Hope you have a very productive day.
    chunkywizard
    9:13pm, 11th May 2020
  • Will attending get me a badge?
    Nightjar
    9:21pm, 11th May 2020
  • Are the clothes so we have something to pin the badges to?
    Raemond
    9:44pm, 11th May 2020
  • Funny Fetch and funny Fetchies. :)
    Wazelle the Gazelle
    11:10pm, 11th May 2020
  • It's No-Clothes Thursday. Didn't they tell you?
    RichHL
    8:39am, 12th May 2020
  • I'm thinking a 'naturist Zoom chat' badge...
    McGoohan
    9:04am, 12th May 2020
  • Definite maybe
    HellsBells
    1:04pm, 12th May 2020

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11 May 2020

WAVA Standards Update

8:54am | 275 views | 16 Comments
Thanks to everyone who voted and commented on my previous blog :-)

I've added a new option in your user settings, which you can find here:

fetcheveryone.com/user-settings.php

It's titled WAVA Factors, and there are two options:

'Always use latest tables', and 'Use 2010 tables'

[If you change it, don't forget to click the Save button at the bottom of the page]

I felt that a 'one or the other' approach worked better than an a step change on an arbitrary date. After all, you didn't suddenly get worse when the new tables came out. But you can flik-flak between the two as much as you like.

Those of you who would like to continue using the 2010 data to score your runs can do so. Your choice will recalculate your WAVA scores on the following pages:

1) your race portfolio
2) the race standards page
3) individual races

Elsewhere (and I'm open to suggestions - this has all been cobbled together a bit quick), WAVA scoring will always use the latest tables - but now you can view your own information against standards of your choosing.
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Comments

  • Perfect. Thanks Fetch :-)
    Fizz :-)
    9:01am, 11th May 2020
  • You are kind, thank you Fetch :-)
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    9:05am, 11th May 2020
  • you are a star, thanks Fetch! :-)
    chunkywizard
    9:06am, 11th May 2020
  • Smashing, many thanks!
    Sigh
    9:14am, 11th May 2020
  • Marvlious
    larkim
    9:15am, 11th May 2020
  • โ€œCobbled together a bit quickโ€....doesnโ€™t sound like you.
    KatieB
    9:17am, 11th May 2020
  • Sounds like a reasonable compromise :)
    Gooner
    9:25am, 11th May 2020
  • So just to be clear, if I want to have an accurate WAVA for a race I do tomorrow (ha!) then I need to have today's tables, which will change my WAVA for all my historic performances also? But then I can change them back if I want.
    LindsD
    9:50am, 11th May 2020
  • Yep. Although if you just want to check the score for one new result, you could just use the calculator.
    fetcheveryone
    10:05am, 11th May 2020
  • Makes sense. Thank you!
    LindsD
    10:09am, 11th May 2020
  • thanks
    DocM
    10:16am, 11th May 2020
  • So, looking at a race in my portfolio the values in the WAVA column could be a mix of 2010 and current, so not comparable? Or will they all be to whichever option I choose in my settings?
    StuH
    10:38am, 11th May 2020
  • Stu - the latter. They will all be adhering to your chosen set of standards.
    fetcheveryone
    11:08am, 11th May 2020
  • I love to flik flak. Thank you :-)
    Serendippily
    1:46pm, 11th May 2020
  • thanks for the unlimited flik-flaking option!! Love it :-)
    controversial
    3:51pm, 11th May 2020
  • :-) That's great.

    Another option, perhaps? Use the WAVA tables that were appropriate at the time of the activity?
    JCB
    2:35am, 12th May 2020

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10 May 2020

WAVA Standards + Poll

11:02am | 582 views | 37 Comments
In the last week, I've updated our WAVA calculators, and set stuff in place to update all recorded race performances to use the new calculation. You'll probably notice your WAVA scores drop a few points across most of your race performances.

Every few years, the underlying data changes. This is because records keep getting broken. Whenever there's an improvement in world-best times within any age group, it effectively means that everyone else gets pushed down the scale a bit.

My view is that all our performances, irrespective of when we recorded them, should be measured against the latest standards. And this means that your previously recorded WAVA scores will tend to diminish over time as the boundaries of what is possible are stretched.

WAVA is, put simply, a measure of "what you can achieve" as a percentage of "what can be achieved" - and its purpose has always been to offer a level playing field for comparison between ages and genders. And this has influenced my decision to apply the same calculation retrospectively. By using the same standards for all historical performances, a run from 2010 *can* be compared to one from 2020. If, during that time, an improvement in elite athletics put downward pressure on WAVA scores, would you think that your 2020 performance was any worse for it?

And although the downward pressure on scores isn't nice for those that have taken pride in reaching certain standards, it's also worth remembering that even if your score for a given year has gone down, so will everyone else. To the extent that if you recorded the 10th best WAVA on Fetch in 2010, that will still be the case.

But I wanted to put it to a vote, see what you all think, and I'll try to find a way forward that looks after everyone. I know that there are folks who would prefer it if WAVA scores were calculated based on the standards at the time. I've created a poll, and encourage you to check the comments before voting, so that those of you with different views can express them.



Thanks :-)

(In not-unrelated news, you might have noticed that your running training entries now come with a WAVA score. As there's no racing at the moment, I am planning to open up our race standards to include runs recorded in training. More on that another time.)
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Comments

  • Pfft. I was only at peace with the lockdown because I got my Silver standard before all the races stopped, and now you've gone and moved the goalposts and RUINED MY LIFE :P
    Velociraptor
    11:12am, 10th May 2020
  • I have no problem with what you have done :-)

    With regards to your 2nd paragraph, I thought that there was a smoothing applied to WAVA calculations so that an exceptional performance by one individual at one age doesn't skew the figures, rather than WAVA being based on the absolute figure of a world best for each age year.
    Flatlander
    11:13am, 10th May 2020
  • @FL - yep, there's a bit of smoothing. For example, the baseline time for the 100 metres is 9.79s, not 9.58s.
    fetcheveryone
    11:19am, 10th May 2020
  • Having had a read of this, essentially the update is due performances not being outliers anymore

    runscore.com

    I think apply to all. Is it possible to have the old one alongside for a little while? Or as each update happens keep the previous one alongside until a new one comes along.

    Re race standards, wouldn't simply having virtual races added in races sort that?
    SPR
    11:36am, 10th May 2020
  • BTW is your WAVA list road times? I get higher WAVA here than I do on PO10.
    SPR
    11:46am, 10th May 2020
  • i think my view on the changing of WAVA for old performances is to leave them as the old standard.....there are times in the past where some of us have raced to get those scores and now they would be taken away, We might have raced differently if the goal posts were different. I think i may be in the minority in this view though
    DocM
    11:49am, 10th May 2020
  • I am completely happy with your RUINING V'RAP'S LIFE! ;-)
    RichHL
    11:56am, 10th May 2020
  • I agree with DocM.
    Sigh
    12:26pm, 10th May 2020
  • I am in the camp of measuring the performances again the standards of the time where they were set.
    Some of my reason are:
    * we set targets (rightly or wrongly!) against some WAVAs, specially as we get older and our PB times are behind. Time we do in a rce is less relevant that WAVA to compare with the past, and as such it is difficult to see those targets fluctuate.
    * with times progressing, running knowledge and technology evolves, which means it is really same conditions, the impact of new shoes like the vaporfly on WAVAs is going to be decimating, what looked like high performances at the time will compare quiet poorly.
    * I see the WAVA scores in fetch like my record and performance book, once it is written it shouldn't be re-written.
    * I understand WAVAs are relative and that it doesn't affect the time, but judging the past with knowledge of the future seems very counter-intuitive (even by law standards)
    controversial
    12:33pm, 10th May 2020
  • I also agree with DocM... Please leave my old standards alone ๐Ÿ˜‚
    BarefootEm
    12:33pm, 10th May 2020
  • Agree with what DocM and controversial have said above
    jennyh
    12:34pm, 10th May 2020
  • Is it too much data/processing to show both values? On the whole, I feel they should be measured as a standard of the time.
    Llamadance
    12:37pm, 10th May 2020
  • Is there anywhere that measures WAVA against different standards depending on when they happened?
    SPR
    12:53pm, 10th May 2020
  • I'm with DocM too.
    jabberknit
    1:10pm, 10th May 2020
  • Can we possibly have both WAVA's on our past races? For the reasons given above by Controversial i wish to maintain my scores as they were against the standards at the time, but am interested to see how they would change now.
    Chrisity
    1:13pm, 10th May 2020
  • This question is sort of like judging current performance based on some future standards in 10 years? And that would that also be different to 100 years in the future. Whatโ€™s the cutoff?

    [agree with DocM, controversial etal]
    JCB
    1:13pm, 10th May 2020
  • I voted for smoothing and now having read the comments Iโ€™m dithering
    Serendippily
    1:15pm, 10th May 2020
  • Itโ€™s not so much the standard that bothered me, more the fact that my highest WAVA of +91% was for my 2012 marathon which has now dropped to +87% therefore I have voted for the option of keeping to the standard at time of performance.
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    1:30pm, 10th May 2020
  • Prompted by SPR's comment above, I just ventured onto my own Athlete profile on Power of 10. My parkrun PB from 21 Dec '19 (26:02) has an age grade on PO10 of 57.10, but on Fetch that same result now has an age grade of 56.73.

    In the context of the 'game' on Fetch where a Race Standard is awarded for achieving round numbers across three race distances, it seems somewhat bizarre that I am now being held to a tougher standard on here than I am by the governing body.
    Sigh
    1:43pm, 10th May 2020
  • I'm with DocM.
    You work to achieve the standard at the time.

    It's almost like changing Roger Bannisters time to 4:00:1 because...
    Bob!
    2:06pm, 10th May 2020
  • The 2015 Factors have been adopted by World Masters Athletics.
    fetcheveryone
    2:08pm, 10th May 2020
  • How much work is it to do & show both? So 'at the time' and 'using latest' ?
    But I'm now at the stage of 'could not personally care less' ...
    um
    2:16pm, 10th May 2020
  • Interesting to read the comments - I'm with you, Fetch, on what I think is the logical approach of applying the calculation consistently, so we can compare our old/present/future selves. I'm surprised at how many prefer the alternative, but I understand, having read the reasoning. If I were in your shoes, I think I'd implement a database field that holds a never-changing snapshot of what the calculation was at the time, as this is clearly important to people, but add another that is liable to being updated when the data change. Bit of headache, potentially, to retrofit some of the interface to present both, but hopefully not too bad
    ishep ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
    2:18pm, 10th May 2020
  • I thought WAVA was a bit of light hearted 'fun'. Never realised it was such serious buisness ;-)
    FenlandRunner
    2:35pm, 10th May 2020
  • I'm very much in favour of leaving the standard as it was at the time of the performance and applying the new standard to future performances.
    Velociraptor
    2:40pm, 10th May 2020
  • Contro puts points I would have made too. Also, if I were super fast I could have said I was only 2% behind the record holder in my day. But now you are telling me I was 3% behind? No thanks, I was 2% behind. The same should apply to us at all levels. Frankly though, at my level of running it makes little difference. That said, if the Bedford Harriers did this and I lost my Silver standard award Iโ€™d be most upset.
    Nightjar
    2:46pm, 10th May 2020
  • Behaviourism gawn mad :p
    swittle
    3:02pm, 10th May 2020
  • If at the time of the performance my WAVA was 70%, it was that. Just because it has now changed as people have got faster/better kit/better training methods/better nutrition that doesn't change what I could achieve as a percentage of what could be achieved at that time. As such I feel that if you measure old results against todays standards is gives a false reading.

    If it's not way too much work though, showing any past results with both scores would seem to solve the issue for all that have one.
    Gooner
    3:29pm, 10th May 2020
  • I'm for recalculating against the current standards. If got xx% in a past race, I want to know what time I would need to do now to equal or better it.
    westmoors
    3:49pm, 10th May 2020
  • For me, i'd like to have the current standards applied on future and historic items. I admit it's less of an issue for someone with my late-to-the-party very modest achievements in running. I do look at this occasionally for comparison against fellow runners. I would be intrigued to see what other sites do (e.g. parkrun)
    TomahawkMike
    5:07pm, 10th May 2020
  • I'd like to have a cutover date. So much fun has been had by targeting times and percentages which are now rendered meaningless, and it feels like history has been rewritten. Given that fetch standards are calendar year "achievements", I'd say implement the up to date standards from 01-01-2020 onwards, prior to that live with the fact that they've been "wrong" for the last four years anyway. This year is a time of change anyway so as a watershed it feels sensible enough.
    larkim
    9:35pm, 10th May 2020
  • I'm with DocM. For many of us, PBs are a distant memory. WAVAs are all we have. And I've certainly worked hard to get specific WAVAs in the past. I don't want them to get taken away retrospectively!
    Drell
    9:49pm, 10th May 2020
  • In twenty years time, after someone has run a 1:30 marathon in magic pants, all of our WAVAs are going to look pretty rubbish.
    Dvorak
    12:08am, 11th May 2020
  • If you keep the previous standards for past races, and use the new standards going forward, then that's going to make it look like you got slower all of a sudden, eg your races standards progression might have been 71,72,72,73,74 and will now look like 71,72,72,73,70
    Either use the old figures for everything, or change to use the new figures for everything, having a mixture is just confusing
    K5 Gus
    8:06am, 11th May 2020
  • Agree with Gus about the confusion, perhaps just archive off all performances as of 1/1/2020 with their associated "old" scores, and allow us to toggle back to see what scores we had. The only bit I'm almost miffed about is that the old data has vaniished without me having a record of it. I had a nice streak of WAVA standards progression going, and whilst i knew all along that they were "fake", they still represented real progression for me, and I'd have liked to have had the chance to look back over them one last time before they disappeared.
    larkim
    8:40am, 11th May 2020
  • (And now let us imagine how bitter an equivalent thread might be if parkrun did the same. There would be some entertaining facebook group posts if they did this!)
    larkim
    8:41am, 11th May 2020
  • That was my โ€œsadnessโ€, that they had disappeared without me getting a record of them. And now Fetch has fixed that :-) once I have the extract, I will almost certainly switch to current data.
    Fizz :-)
    9:10am, 11th May 2020

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May (13)
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April (12)
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Big Fetch Miles 2019
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February (13)
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Fix It Friday
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January (9)
Some shout outs :-)
Fix It Friday!
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Rungeon :-)
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November (14)
Hoodies + other spares
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Bedford Harriers Half - place offered
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October (14)
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My Fetch Mile
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Fix It Friday - 'Ave It!
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Automatic route matching
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September (14)
Fix It Friday
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Never Again
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Cards ordered :-)
Just wondering...
Fix It Friday :-)
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Fetch Shirt - Black Ones, and sizing
Shirts and Vests Pre-Order
August (14)
Fix It Friday
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Site Outage Last Night
New Mobile Nav
Fix It Friday
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Fetch Social: Draycote Water September
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Suunto 9 Review
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July (5)
Fix It Friday!
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Glasgow Big Fetch Mile Results and Pics
June (17)
Abingdon Week 17 - P&D Booster rockets
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Walking League (and one just for Nellers)
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Interview with Tom Williams - Part 2
Server
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Interview with Tom Williams - Part 1
Five Questions
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May (10)
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Invisible changes
Silverstone 10k
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Why your support makes the difference
Some high mileage Fetchies
dryrobe winner
April (14)
Interviewing Tom Williams
Swimming Caps!
#finishformatt
New batch of shirts and vests
You make big mistake my friend
Fetchpoint
Glasgow Big Fetch Mile announced
Two tickets to the Running Awards
Pics from Dudley Big Fetch Mile
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Who Squares Wins - prototype board
Attention London Marathoners!
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March (9)
Intervals, Solidarity, Swimming and Fmail
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More on fmail
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Win a dryrobe :-)
For jabberknit...
Updating the Training Home page
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Sledgends :-)
February (13)
Buffs On Sale
Big Fetch Mile Bedford
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Marathon Talk
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This :-)
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January (6)
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How I chose the Big Fetch Mile venues
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Try adding an image to your training entry
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December (12)
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Chewie, We're Home
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November (20)
Serpents, hamstrings and inversions
A special anniversary approaches...
Hamstring and prototype updates
Training Log Prototype - Today's Improvements
Red Venom sale
For what it's worth...
Training Log Prototype - Update #2
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Big Fetch Mile - venue hunt
RT for a Garmin
Training Log Prototype - To Be Fixed
fetcheveryone.com/amazon
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Big Fetch Mile[s] 2018
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October (12)
Big Fetch Weekend :-)
Fetch Mile Results
Festive Fetch Calendar :-O
Calling Parkers everywhere!
In which I decorate a cake.
Regent's Park Fetchie Discount
Elevation in colour
"I didn't come here to walk to Sparta!"
New elevation info
Chicken Ballot-ine, with a side order of beef
New training log headers
Ballot day tomorrow - help needed
September (19)
Weekly vLog - COCONUTS!!!
River Thames Half Marathon
The lollipop update
On failing gracefully
Doctor K Day
Fetch Kit Sale - Updates
Weekly vLog
Fetch Kit Sale
Training Log View Update
Fetcheveryone Weekly? Vlog?
Fetchie Race Discount - Regent's Park 10k
Training Log Tags - Live
Training Log Tags
Weekly vLog - Derby Mile, and a pause to salute the legendary Doctor K
24 hours later
Doctor K donation page
Doctor K
Fetch Weekly vLog
Derby Mile - tomorrow!
August (8)
Race Prices; and an alien earworm
Straight outta Cromford - the Fetch Weekly vLog!
A Fetch vLog! With prizes!
Quick search location for sharing
New WAVA graph
Weird FIT file thing
Back from me 'olidays :-)
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July (12)
Race Pricing - crowdsourcing
Appdate for Android and iPhone
Inhalers
Fetch Mile - Cardiff?
Bookends
Race listing omelette
Coding and town planning
Please review your races
A2B winners
Motivational Sounds - the final 10
Two more Big Fetch Miles? :-)
Bedford Fetch Mile Results
June (19)
Big Fetch Mile
Motivational Sounds
Fetch fug - updated design
Fetch fug (available at the Fetch mile)
I've done the naughtiest thing ever.
Donating Blood - my Vlog
Fapp In the App Store :-)
Can I kick it?
A***biscuits
This just in...
For Bean
Your app status is Waiting For Review
A2B
Fetch Caps
Garmin Communicator Plugin
Fetch App - strong and stable testing
HTTPS is here
Fetch App progress
https access to the site
May (14)
Fetch App
Apostrophes
[Untitled]
[Untitled]
Site down at 11pm
Round and round the garden
Try the new home page layout
Server down tonight @ 11pm
Browser testers wanted
The Big Fetch Mile!!!
Site *NOT* down tonight. [cough]
Bluffer's Competition - Winner
Bedford parkrun timelapse
Return of the cap
April (8)
Fetchpoint (London and Milton Keynes!)
Base camp, VMLM
Bronze!
Just for D2
Off to the awards
Bloodvlog
Hoodies - it's on!
Updated Training Home Page
March (6)
'Train' page
Project Joker
Hoodies and Londons
Hands up, hands UP! Draycote Water 10
Bluffer's Competition
Project Joker
February (12)
Draggable?
Running Awards shortlisted
Route Plotter now with OpenStreetMap
Plan for Bluffer's comp
Update to Route Plotter
First update to the route mapper
For Angus
Virtuous Circles
Competition coming soon
Race Guide Ads
Club La Santa vLog
Fetch Fixtures
January (5)
Word Clouds
Buckets Ready
New Home Page
Do me a favour...
Limited Companies, filing accounts, that sort of thing
2016 (128)
December (11)
Festive Fetch Calendar - Winners
Festive Fetch Calendar - Winners
Five Years Ago Today
Pantsfest! May the stains be ever in your favour!
#FEXIT
Photoshop SOS
Attention: Fitbit users
Bedford Half 2016
Luton Fetchmob: Breaking Point
Vote Fetch!
Breaking news: Paris Marathon
November (21)
How to end a LiveChat.
Define wrong
TomTom Runner 3 Review - Any Questions?
Deliveryman
Movember: Project Beard: Day 24: Beardraggled
Festive Fetch Calendar 2016
We're gonna be in the Hudson
Hey Chiefy
I've written summat
Going Postal
A special mention
Training Log Beta
Spare Hoodies
Updates to Training Beta
Movember: Project Beard - Day 8 (The Seven Day Itch)
Vote for Fetch
Training Log Detail View - Some Changes
Aberdeen University Study
Consultation V2
[Untitled]
Fetchpoint - October Winners and November Prizes
October (16)
Alien nuggets!
Keeping a tight lid on the biscuit tin
Training Log Beta
100 Running Words
Pssst....
Fetchmob, December 3rd
Where to mob?
Little things
That All-Time Mileage League
The sudoku that keeps on giving.
Sub-25 for 1km :-)
Fetchmob - December 3rd
New Training Log Preview
Fixed the overlap...
Why the new training log isn't ready yet...
vLog
September (12)
Doughnut or Donate
Training Log - Sneak Peek
Fetch Shop Sale! Old stuff clearout!
vLog!!!
The consultation system...
Garmin support for timezone info
The GMT/BST/Timezone problem
Training Log Consultation...
Training Log - Consultation
Fetch Social Runs
Subscriber shirts, vests and hoodies, and determination.
Fetch Voluntary Subscriptions
August (3)
Ze Gryndylows! My first #OWS :-)
Testing Fetchpoint exclusion zones
Fetchpoint scoring system
July (7)
Conquercise Prize Draw?
Fetch Games: Checkpoints (and what's wrong with them)
More owls...
Your Favourite Fetch Game?
Even More Utmost Than Before...
Chiswick!
15 days later...
June (10)
Five days on...
[Untitled]
A quick thank you...
What do you think?
If you'd be so kind...
Poised
Which watch?
Run Bedford 10k
Import from a TomTom
Attention TomTom users
May (10)
Race Distance poll
An ungainly fish
A five year plan
What Club La Santa can learn from parkrun
Cream Me Up, Scotty
Greetings from Club La Santa
And a quick poll...
Club Charter
A poll about intervals
More owls!
April (11)
Robin Hood and his Merry Dad :-)
Warning: Dull - some screen res stats
Responsive Design Update
For all you marathoners
A Poll
Fetchpoint
Ditching the forum categories?
Moving to Responsive Design
Sandy 10: Be Kind To Horses
Owls!
For Adam and Jamie
March (11)
Bacon Smoke!
Benchmarks Update
Bath - Race Report
PB!!!!!!!
An annoying eight-year-old.
Let's Cook and Cut and Paste :-)
Let's Cook :-)
RIP Gramma
Book Winners
Dog farming
Site header update
February (5)
Book Giveaway
Pi Club
Pi Project Update
Because I'd like to check the blogging badges are working...
Crapruary
January (11)
Snooker Freak
Badges - Another Update
Unlockable Badges - Update
Unlockable Badges
TomTom Runner 2 Review
Gallery updates
Snowball coding and Fetch Unlockables!
Achievement Medals - what do you reckon?
Run The Sum
2015 Book List (and a bit of a review / plan)
Festive Fetch Calendar - Winners
2015 (175)
December (7)
Red Red Wine
A Poll
Gis a job!
Bedford Half
REMEMBER!!!
Vote for Fetch
Now you've hopefully got the idea...
November (13)
The Festive Fetch Calendar
Don't get excited or anything...
Slightly Dismal Friday
Pre-order your Fetch Buff now :-)
A message from our sponsor
Dr Fetch will see you now
Only the grumbliest, achiest chocolate... :-)
The Stanford Experiment
Buff Design
Snugs - Review
Love, Commitment, Support
The pre-wedding blog!
Good morning Fetchers, good morning Everyone
October (9)
Monthly Totals
Did you write a blog yesterday?
The First Rule of Web Server Maintenance
The gain line
Fectch
The zipper challenge!
Sugar daddy
Now in colour!
Competition Time!!!
September (14)
Teach your kids (or yourself) to code
Sticky Training Choices
Goodies: GetMore water and the Alcatel OneTouch Watch
Shirt size guidelines
This nearly made it...
Subscriber Shirt Design
I've got wood!
Humbled
New Beginnings
Some more questions answered
Swimming
Some responses to your comments
Standing on the shoulders of Fetchies
Funtleks
August (8)
24 hours in the south
24 hours in the north
Fetchies Assemble!
Thank you
Better knowledge than riches
Fitbit Urge
The villainous Mr Fetch!
Uncomfortable rear
July (8)
Why don't you play Conquercise?
Another week of strange training
Book Giveaway - Winners
GPS Reviews
Criteria for reviewing a GPS
Auto-bike-detector :-)
Win some bookses :-)
Half Way!
June (13)
Time Lapse Clouds
TomTom Bandit - very QUICK first impressions
My wings are like a shield of steel!
Running plus Cycling update
Embarrassingly...
Stalkers Paradise!
Recommend me a bike :-)
Holy Steamrollers Batman!
Rest day (no such thing)
Sqveeeeze!
We will now imitate the flight of a goose :-)
You made me ink! Snorkel safari :-)
Good morning from CLS :-)
May (10)
Club La Santa :-)
The AWESOME Power of Fetchies!
Home Insurance Shaftage :-/
Editing Forum Posts
The Future!
Some London Marathon stats
Walking On The Moon
Hardest parkrun?
New found wisdom
Week 1
April (11)
Marathon vLog
I owe some hugs!
And that concludes the voting from the Danish judges
Adventures in geocaching
Your video clips wanted!
Jelly with no spoons
Random Ultra
Suncream in my eyes - a review of 'Running and Stuff'
Books what I've read this year
Measuring the effect of wind
Wind Roses
March (18)
Watching the tide roll away
A great week of running!
Happy Jigs Wisdom!
Mobile Fetch
I don't do this very often...
Breathless Optimism
20 miles yesterday
This Week's vLog
Decision Trees and the sub-4!
Democracy Street
Mayan Maths
Bath Half (at last)
Still a chicken
Costume Drama in Bath
TomTom importing
Updated 'Train' page
Zonked
Nearly
February (29)
Pheasant
An Unexpected Journey
Wind picking up...
An unplanned kit alarm
Race Pace Test
2nd place
Week ends
Bounceback
Barking carrots
Bedroom pizza
Top of the mountain
Blogs get the mobile treatment
Supersonic Katie, and a marathon pace question
Back home
Racing parkrun ;-)
Unblocking the sink
Start in Darkness
Some times I'd like
Mobile Site - Forum Section
All-Time Leaderboards
Batteries
Sword fighting
PB Attempts
Duct tape and WD40
Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants
Lessons
Shoe horning
Training vLog Week 13
Big February Project
January (35)
Cake, invalidated
Small sips
LiRF, award shortlist, beginners, books, boy.
Dog Available :-)
Cutback
New Recipe Section
Lazy
Another threshold run
New Beginnings
Blah
But far more importantly...
Fetch Beginners Programme
Give it a go :-)
Training vLog - Week 11
Threshold Run (a running blog)
Long day, short blog
(Lack of) Pump Action
A thread to follow
This Boy Can
Local Leaderboards for Checkpoints
Choking.
February 18th
Godzilla!
The Travelling Checkpoint Salesman
Acorn Antiques
Bearing Up
Deleted Bridges and Dodgy Lasers
I'm Batman!
Healthy and Appy
Punch O'Clock!
The plan, then.
Ten mile toes
On Parliament
[Untitled]
Bold Claims, and a Challenge for 2015
2014 (262)
December (9)
A trip to Wales (vLog)
Christmas Messages from Fetchies
Various
FERC London Marathon Places - Draw
It's gone in my sock...
Festive Fetch Five
This Week's Training
To the Post Office!
Training vLog - Week 4
November (12)
I Am Groot!
Slightly Dismal Friday
Week 3 - in which I nearly drown my wife!
I said yes :-)
Free Daps! aka Test GORE-TEXยฎ footwear this winter!
Training vLog - Week 2
More chances for VMLM entries
Marathon Talk
My first training vLog :-)
Second place?
In :-)
Questionnaire about personality traits amongst runners
October (16)
Adidas API
Horseplay minimiser
Running with the big dog
Flat and Windy
Who'd like to test the Garmin API then?
Advantage Borg
Deal?
Jumble
Milk Tray Reps in the Rain
Geneva
Quote
Hatfield 5k, and some other running thoughts
Site layout changes
Vote for Training Plans
Maths help
3-2-1
September (8)
A quick device poll
Garmin Connect API
Cake at the lake :-)
Empowering Women
This Week's Training
Tick :-)
Article help
First outing with the Harriets
August (7)
Book club and Harriers
A treasure trove for bookish types
What I did on my Summer Holidays
Local decoration
The Fisher King
Mojitos and no mosquitos!
Cake-athlon
July (26)
James Mason
Missing Week
Camping View
Wild Camping
Quick
Transalpine Race
In brief
Urgent! Pair of runners wanted!
Fetch Kit Available to Pre-order :-)
Fetch Anniversary Kit - Preview
API and FAK!
That dog has a puffy tail
More books
Reverse Moses
Zombies vs Plants
Shovel required
Nightfever
Dayfever
Catcher in the Rye
My sister the psychologist
Drink your strong limey drink
Keep me in the loop
Bread knives, hedgehogs and the dog in the night time
Whoops
Pinteresting
Q&A?
June (34)
Checkpoints video
Walden
Happy boys and giggly imps
Spring loaded
Elbow grease
Fetch 10th Anniversary Kit
Fetch YouTube Tutorial - Race Guide
Finding the Library folder on a Mac
Stoat!
Sonic screwdriver
Live wires
Wiring help needed
Garmin Express Experiment
Scalded sloth
Garminge
Potching
New Forum Layout
Further updates to the blog layout
New blog layout
First woodpecker
Beastin' parkrun
Pantoball
All was well
USA! USA! USA!
Marking Territory
The People's Poet Is Dead :-(
Holy Water
Throwing shapes
Life moves pretty fast
Recursion is beautiful
Win an OS Explorer / Landranger map of your choice
Intervals with a Suunto Ambit 2S
Tick
Economy done two ways
May (31)
[Untitled]
Vorsprung Durch Lego Technic
How do I liberate my boy from his XBox?
Questions?
Life in the Woods
Lazy
MovesMissed
Intervals with a TomTom
Electioneering
[Untitled]
Tree fluff
More camping
Zen and Camping
Not eaten by bears
Bear food
Camping List
Camping Venn Diagrams
Floppy dog
Routes but not Rathbone
Illustrator wanted
Masking
Highlights
The Cosmic Ballet Goes On
Silverstone 10k :-)
Quick one
[Untitled]
Superhuman snooker
Dogturdflagman
Numbers!
Whittlin'
Chapter 1
April (29)
King Bin
Quiet day on Feedback Mountain
Listing
42
Go directly to parkrun. Do not pass Godzuki.
A day in Wales
[Untitled]
Spanner
The Lost Diadem of Fetchbook
Falling asleep in my dinner
Egg
Sofathon
God gave rock and roll to you.
Sugar Mule
Not bad, consid'rin.
Tinkering
Can U Dig It?
A weekend in Wales
Looking forward to Oliver!
Thank you, and more App talk
RIP Nan
Blah
Appy
Pyjamas at both ends.
Thump. Saturday has started.
Sore tum :-/
Zombies aside... first impressions of the new TomTom
TomTom Runner Cardio Press Event
Am I pregnant?
March (31)
Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes Cornflakes
Sandy 10
#bedfordhappy
Me on YouTube
New graphs live
Follow the dot
Only the best for the Captain's table
Mrs Diahann Wagner is GOING HORNY
Sport Relief Win
Hot dogs, quick blogs
Toton Sidings
A sign!
Owen Farrell visualisation technique
Kebabs!
Booster fails to ignite
Myton Rugby Run (5 Miler)
Rugby before rugby
Sweetcorn antidote
Custard factory
Pooped
I did some intervals :-)
Speed work?
Many things
A bit cabbagey here.
Angry Wasp
Minty
Rainbow's End
Core Dump
Bath Half (in detail)
A quick overview
Down to business in Bath
February (28)
Made it to Bath
Unexpected hugs
Slider
I like to go a-wandering
Spring cleaning
Tongue-lolling
Because We're Worth It
I don't know what!
Thanks Jim
Enough now
Clearing the pipes
Crouch, Touch, Pause...
Medication, that's what you need.
Symptom Tour
Hello FBI
Dazed day
Why I'm an optimist
Mobius birds
Snotty knuckles
In this house...
Retch Everyone
Carrots
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Ultrahalfmarathoner
Angry Birds
Belching
Clarkson averse
Good day :-)
January (31)
*bunting* *cake*
Bigger Boys
Zombies!
Pretending to be Saga Norรฉn
Waiting for the AA
Ship shape
Readthrough
Technology takes you further
Love Garden
Cushions
High Heel Striker
Bit of a rubbish one
Ta
Hot Re-fills
Coding Grinch
An august prediction
Some Running Goals for Q1
Wipe-clean dog
Breaking it down
Snakes and Ladders
Bigger Ponds
Drink Your Weak Lemon Drink
All in All
Panning the pancake
Does JK Rowling own a dog?
Back to the kitchen table
Steve Davis shoes
Pigs on a water slide
Sloshing
Protocol
19 books :-)
2013 (29)
December (3)
Oh...
Engine Management Light
Hannibal Vector
November (3)
Speed skating
Stew-pendous
Cool Hand Grandpa
October (3)
Bookish
Minecraft Cake
Random dump
September (2)
Blog by Email!
Catchup blah
August (3)
Big Green Caterpillar
Questions answered - final CLS blog
Last Days at Club La Santa
July (10)
A nice morning of swimming and tennis
Please Read: Questions for a sports coach
Snorkeltastic
Hitting the straps
First Impressions at Club La Santa
Mile High Blog
Clocking off
For the second week running...
Another Club La Santa catchup
The Floor In The Plan
June (3)
Club La Santa
Bulk Uploading, and win a book
FERC Charities 2011-2012
March (1)
Bath Weekend
January (1)
Meet Steve
2012 (39)
December (2)
Tired Now Boss
Bath - Week 14 + Foodbank
November (3)
White Level Reading
Bath - Week 15
Bath - Week 16
October (2)
Onwards!
C'mon Dave
July (1)
RIP Arnie
June (2)
Rub some bacon on it
18 weeks
May (9)
Techy not tetchy
Time for a techy blog
Time to walk the dog
Stevington 12k
Properly coldy
Still a bit coldy
New blog design live
A bit coldy
Blogs Redesign
April (2)
Easter
SERIOUSLY LORD FETCH, SORT IT OUT
March (8)
A long run up
Running Tick
Weekend
Sport Relief Mile
Back once again
Swimming sweetcorn and other vegetables
Joy Rides, Sticks and Medals
Training Tip
February (9)
And...
Katie, ICT, and some more MySQL
May The Ground Force Be With You
Functions
Well done Batman.
Optimisation Crossword
Snow Days
Gallery, and parkrun
Pleased
January (1)
There Are Some Really Sexy Girls On Fetch


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