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16 Feb 2018

Vlog :-)

6:29pm | 475 views | 10 Comments
http://www.youtube.com/v/asul_IygJLY
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  • 👍😀
    Eynsham Red
    6:45pm, 16th Feb 2018
  • Excellent!
    Ness
    7:00pm, 16th Feb 2018
  • great stuff Red Leader...:-)
    runnerbean
    7:15pm, 16th Feb 2018
  • Good stuff.
    The Ant Hill Mob
    7:23pm, 16th Feb 2018
  • Great stuff.
    Rrunner
    8:13pm, 16th Feb 2018
  • Clever you! Congras on the Guardian thing - kudos ugh! :-)
    .B.
    9:10pm, 16th Feb 2018
  • Map question : can I make open maps my default?
    Rrunner
    10:13am, 17th Feb 2018
  • @Rrunner - not currently, but I might add that.
    fetcheveryone
    10:32am, 17th Feb 2018
  • Good stuff. Thanks. How about a update where the Android Fetch app is up to? (After Bedford, of course!)
    Markymarkmark
    2:17pm, 17th Feb 2018
  • Thanks for adding the OSM thingy :-)
    Pompey Paul
    4:43pm, 17th Feb 2018

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14 Feb 2018

Road Rash, Marathon Prediction and T-Shirts

4:29pm | 384 views | 17 Comments
I've put the angry biker video on the home page, just for giggles. The guy is called Mike Imbergia aka 'Road Rash', and that only cost me £5! You can find him on a website called Fiverr: Link (roll over me to see where I go) (that's an affiliate link by the way - I probably get 50p or something if you order something) - people will do all sorts of silly stuff for $5. I first got Road Rash to do a birthday message for The Boy - and have been meaning to get him to do a Fetch ad for *ages*.

I've also just added a loooong article about marathon time prediction to the home page - or you can just click this link: Link (roll over me to see where I go) - please give it a share on Facetwonk if you enjoy it or just want to help spread the word.

And I'm excited as an excited thing, because my new t-shirts have just turned up. I got some cash off my parents for Christmas (they don't do gift-buying, they just like the family-being-together bit, except for the fact that they went on a cruise this year without me :-) ). Anyway, ask Katie, it's really rare that I ever buy stuff for me - especially clothes - but I got a hankering for some new t-shirts after we saw some nice ones in Camden Market. I got these online though. Hands up if all three ring a bell :-)



EDIT: Dog's do:

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Comments

  • Nice tshirts
    NDWDave
    4:32pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • I
    chunkywizard
    4:52pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • *love* Bubble Bobble, nice t-shirt!
    chunkywizard
    4:53pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Awwwwwwwwww! bubble bobble only game i was any good at on the nes. back to future? not sure on third.
    FurryH
    5:12pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Third is 8-bit Stephen? Still waiting on seeing his new barnet.
    Dvorak
    5:22pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Poor Stephen looks unimpressed with his lack of hair. Buff his head the poor chilly chap 🤣 liking the shirts 👕 very snazzy
    runnerbean
    6:10pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Eep! Was it meant to be a number one crop? Doggie parka time.
    Dvorak
    6:39pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • For a minute I thought you said "doggy-do", which would have been an altogether nastier photo :-)
    Angus Clydesdale
    6:44pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Bubble Bobble is awesome! I’ve had a MAME emulator cocktail-table thing for a year or so, but still can’t get past level 31!
    FergusG
    6:59pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Loving the Angry Biker :D I don't recognise the last tshirt.
    Jigs
    7:00pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • T-shirts, no, not one.
    Wriggling Snake
    7:50pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Like the shurts. Keep it tight.
    Watford Wobble
    8:01pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Mr Fusion is the nuclear engine on Doc Brown's car in Back to the Future?
    Seratonin
    9:01pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Best £5 you ever spent :-)
    Fizz :-)
    9:35pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • I love the $5 angry biker, how cool :-)
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    11:34pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • though now I want to see the Stander equivalent. Or get Glenners to do it for free?
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    11:34pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Love the t-shirts - *especially* the Head Over Heels one :-)
    ishep
    10:54am, 16th Feb 2018

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14 Feb 2018

This :-)

10:00am | 224 views | 17 Comments
http://www.youtube.com/v/C3hTrPjnOkk
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  • Who IS that??
    Wine Legs
    10:08am, 14th Feb 2018
  • Stander??
    swittle
    10:16am, 14th Feb 2018
  • That's brilliant :-)
    Rosehip
    10:59am, 14th Feb 2018
  • awesome!! :-)
    fraggle
    11:14am, 14th Feb 2018
  • More about kindness than kudos, love it :-)
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    11:44am, 14th Feb 2018
  • Awwwwwwwwww!
    TeeBee
    11:57am, 14th Feb 2018
  • 😂😂:-)
    Angus Clydesdale
    12:22pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Love it!
    Sharkie
    12:27pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Ace!
    Sigh
    12:37pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Brilliant
    Silvershadow
    1:21pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Is he an afferlete? :-)
    Seratonin
    2:56pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • haha that's brilliant :-)
    .B.
    3:00pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • ..I wouldn't say it to his face, but he appears to have borrowed one of Mrs May's necklaces ;-)
    .B.
    3:01pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Beautiful.
    chunkywizard
    3:30pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • great :-)
    FurryH
    6:58pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Love it!
    Rrunner
    7:38pm, 14th Feb 2018
  • Stander! :-)
    LindsD
    9:54pm, 14th Feb 2018

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12 Feb 2018

Capturing the dog

12:51pm | 307 views | 19 Comments
We went for a nice dog walk on Sunday. There's a nice curved bridge that Stephen always bolts across (normally so he can discover what the fishermen have deposited in the bushes - usually gross enough for him to get the hosepipe when he gets home).

I thought it might be nice to get down low with the camera, and try to capture him airborne. I haven't got it right yet - the shadows on the floor are annoying, and I wanted to get down lower so that I could just crop him out against the trees without the bridge on show. Here's the best attempt - with plenty of room for improvement:



But he did provide us with another lovely pic (and is modelling a Fetch Buff) after a bit of tooling around in the shallows at the edge of Priory Lake:



He's very much overdue for a Lionel Blaircut, which he's getting today. I'll post an after shot later on :-)
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Comments

  • They’re great pics. He’s a handsome devil
    runnerbean
    12:54pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • It's a good job you can't smell him from there though :-)
    fetcheveryone
    12:56pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Timotei ad?!! :-)
    minardi
    1:01pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • 😄😄
    DocMoye
    1:01pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Because you’re worth it
    McGoohan
    1:17pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Awwwwwwwwww! he's gorgeous :-)
    .B.
    1:17pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Excellent flappy ear action.
    Dvorak
    1:18pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • :-)
    alpenrose
    1:50pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • :-)
    1step2far
    3:26pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Those ears :-)
    Alice the Camel
    4:12pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • :-) fab pics
    Rosehip
    4:23pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • what a cutie,if he want to come of holidays to CW mansions just say!
    chunkywizard
    4:40pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • we are impressed, love him. :-)
    D2
    4:46pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Great photos :-)
    Ness
    5:05pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Great pictures.. love the ears.... and the paws..... :-) Woof
    BaronessBL
    5:53pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Awwwwwwwwww!
    LindsD
    6:07pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • I like that one on the bridge
    Nightjar
    7:26pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Great action shots! :-)
    mole_thing
    8:44pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Good photos. What a happy dog! :-)
    SarahWoo
    6:43am, 13th Feb 2018

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09 Feb 2018

It's BACK!

2:06pm | 553 views | 27 Comments
I decided to stop doing these back in December, because the amount of time I was spending on editing them was out of proportion to the number of views. But I did like doing them - so I'm just gonna spend less time on editing. Here's the result:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rnDQL0eawx8
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Comments

  • Thanks Fetch
    Zehnderboy
    2:21pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • When's the Mojo-meter coming back? ;-)
    Angus Clydesdale
    2:33pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • 😀 I’m glad it’s back.
    Silvershadow
    2:45pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Bugs and muffs. *like*
    Reaching out? Noooooooooo.
    Good job, hon.
    KatieB
    2:55pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • If the muff bugs beat the edit - what were the rest of the out-takes like?
    Short simple format is fine - unless you can easily include footage of some running (eg Fetch Mile or races), or short Q&A with invited or volunteering Fetchies? (assuming a skype or similar session can easily be recorded, edited etc)
    um
    3:03pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • I like these tbh. I looked back at some recently. Made me 😊
    runnerbean
    3:08pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • I like these tbh. I looked back at some recently. Made me 😊
    runnerbean
    3:08pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Thanks Fetch. :-) You could always take the pressure off yourself and do the vlogs less frequently, we won't mind. ;-)
    alpenrose
    3:08pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Twice
    runnerbean
    3:08pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • I like haphazard vlogging.
    DocMoye
    3:15pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Happy to see it's back... Haven't watched this one yet, but rough and ready is fine!
    ishep
    3:44pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Love the bugs & muffs!
    westmoors
    3:48pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Just watched. Wondered where the weekly vlog had got to...good to see it back in a new lightweight format!
    Rrunner
    5:16pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Enjoyed that - thanks :-)
    LindsD
    5:48pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • I watched. Thanks.
    jabberknit
    6:06pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Who needs polish? Rough and ready is great 👍
    Eynsham Red
    7:20pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Great to see it back. B says it was a bit boring but couldn’t come up with anything more constructive so I would ignore him!
    I like hearing about what you’ve been working on, it’s great to hear you excited about changes you have made.
    Elsie Too
    8:11pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Good to see you back vlogging. I would like you to talk about conquercise and where people have (or have not been). where is most popular and where is the remotest spot we have been.
    PeteFastFeet
    8:26pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • Haphazard is fine. It's obvs sometimes there's more, sometimes less you want/need to tell us.
    Sharkie
    10:18pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • I liked the this less polished blog. What size do the muffs come in?
    Watford Wobble
    11:41pm, 9th Feb 2018
  • I’ll have a muff but no bugs please. You need a stack of papers to sort at the end and a pen to put away 😀
    Nightjar
    6:57am, 10th Feb 2018
  • Always fun to watch as and when :-)
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    8:00am, 10th Feb 2018
  • Watched and enjoyed thanks. It's your show as and when you want to vlog is fine by me.
    Fenland Flier
    1:16pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • If you want to record it with headphones on, we won't be offended!
    How about recording the interviewing the MoTM on skype, recording it and calling it one of each month's vlog?
    Markymarkmark
    1:25pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Good stuff Fetch. I think the limited editing added to the viewing pleasure, bugs and muffs made me laugh, and making people laugh is a special thing. :-)
    .B.
    1:28pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Finally remembered to watch! Bugs and muffs eh?
    Wine Legs
    1:35pm, 12th Feb 2018
  • Finally got round to watching (always do eventually)... Just a thought.... I know you've linked to the vlog from the homepage before, but what about actually embedding the video there to see if that increases views? Though would that send you the other way, wanting to be more polished and taking up more time again?

    I think one important aspect of it is that it really shows immediately that FE is run by this friendly, approachable, thoroughly bloody nice chap - something that does come across anyway to those of us are properly stuck in to the site, but I wonder if the vlog format on the front page might help make that impression to newcomers more quickly and hence hook a few more keepers... I dunno... I'm rambling...

    Muffs.
    ishep
    9:25pm, 12th Feb 2018

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09 Feb 2018

Enter Wilmslow Half Marathon

9:59am | 151 views | 4 Comments
The lovely folks at Wilmslow Half Marathon have taken out an email advertisement with us. If you'd be so kind, it'd be great if you could take a sniff through their wares:

Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Thank you :-)

I may or may not be doing a quick vLog today :-)
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Comments

  • Tempted. Just off to try to arrange a remortgage.
    Velociraptor
    10:17am, 9th Feb 2018
  • Day before the Trimpell 20 so perhaps not wise... It has a really good reputation though
    Autumnleaves
    10:36am, 9th Feb 2018
  • I've missed them.
    Watford Wobble
    10:41am, 9th Feb 2018
  • Pretty good race
    Wriggling Snake
    5:23pm, 9th Feb 2018

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02 Feb 2018

An advertisement

8:33am | 359 views | 6 Comments
Please go check out the Run Gatwick Half Marathon, and associated events. If you enter by 11th Feb, use the code 'FETCH' for a chance to win a free t-shirt and VIP pass

Link (roll over me to see where I go)



*Bing bong*
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Comments

  • I'm imagining the bag drop featuring those massive printed luggage labels :-) It does look quite good actually :-)
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    8:46am, 2nd Feb 2018
  • I can see Gatwick out of my bathroom window which is less of a treat than you might think.
    McGoohan
    8:55am, 2nd Feb 2018
  • Tempted but it clashes with something else for me this year.
    sallykate
    9:37am, 2nd Feb 2018
  • Actually - it's run from Crawley town centre and though it goes along the edge of Gatwick, comes back into Crawley.
    McGoohan
    12:01pm, 2nd Feb 2018
  • Looks as if there are some very significant road closures.
    ChrisHB
    6:27pm, 2nd Feb 2018
  • I'm going to Gatwick tomorrow :-)
    HellsBells
    6:40pm, 2nd Feb 2018

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25 Jan 2018

Local Fetchies - Opt In

10:37am | 893 views | 63 Comments
A few of you noticed that the 'Member Map' and 'Who's Near You?' have recently disappeared. I've replaced them with a new opt-in map, which you can find under People > Locals; here's the link:

Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Right now, I'm the only person on it!

There's a green button titled 'Add Me To The Map', which will do what it says. Your location is randomised a bit, so that your dot won't necessarily land on your street, but instead will be somewhere within a quarter mile radius of your true location. The idea here is to give some flexibility to folks who want to say roughly where they are, but without giving away their exact location. Obviously, if there are no other houses within a quarter of a mile, that simplifies things for would-be stalkers.

The idea then is that you can find active Fetchies near you - or near your next race, or near where you're headed for your holidays or whatever; and you can drop them a line to see if they can give you any useful local info.

It'll only work if folks are willing to share that info - so if you would like to see this work, add yourself to the map. FYI - when clicked, the 'Add me' button is replaced by a corresponding 'Remove me' button.

Leave a comment. Will you be adding your location? Will you be avoiding this? How could it be useful for non-axe-murdery types?
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Comments

  • Done
    EvilPixie
    10:42am, 25th Jan 2018
  • In terms of non-stalkery behaviour the only thing it would give me is a tip as to who my immediate opponents are in Conquercise. I guess ditto for those playing Fetchpoint. But other than that... I can't honestly see a need for it. Probably won't be adding myself, soz.
    McGoohan
    10:42am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I've added my location.
    Velociraptor
    10:42am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I've added me. It moves me (and you) every time I refresh the page...
    Wine Legs
    10:43am, 25th Jan 2018
  • The map is so small it's not useful for "finding active Fetchies" near you? It's only about a couple of miles square?
    Unless you're going to make it zoom-able.
    paul the builder
    10:50am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I’m on.
    Eynsham Red
    10:50am, 25th Jan 2018
  • Ok - it is draggable, I see. But zoom-able would be good too.
    paul the builder
    10:51am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I can’t see anyone on the map - can I only see people if I’m on it myself? I won’t be adding myself as I’m one of those people with only a couple of other houses within a quarter mile.
    Fragile Do Not Bend
    10:55am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in. It appears to be based on my default location, which is central Reading rather than my house - fine with this.
    Waveydavey
    11:05am, 25th Jan 2018
  • Couple of questions - is it only visible to registered fetchies? Can you remove yourself once added?
    TeeBee
    11:13am, 25th Jan 2018
  • Mine's right on my house. Super. Come round for tea! :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    11:14am, 25th Jan 2018
  • im always surprised when i find roughly where other Fetchies are and therefore which their local races are, so im in
    DocMoye
    11:16am, 25th Jan 2018
  • i also think zoomability would be good
    DocMoye
    11:17am, 25th Jan 2018
  • Same question as TeeBee. I liked it as a list where you knew someone was only half a mile away from you but not necessarily in which direction - slightly less comfortable with a map but I will give it some thought and may opt in for things like races/holiday destinations.
    BaronessBL
    11:18am, 25th Jan 2018
  • Added; it's located me in the middle of a public field :-)
    Sigh
    11:38am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I’m in the Atlantic Ocean
    runnerbean
    11:44am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm currently the only Cambridge Fetchie :-)
    HellsBells
    11:55am, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in.
    A "go to location" box would be handy for looking up holiday locations! Dragging across the country would get rather tedious.
    westmoors
    11:56am, 25th Jan 2018
  • Im in. I think I know the local Fetchies but I'm prepared to be surprised! (Goes off searching for WaveyDavey)
    chunkywizard
    12:16pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Quarter of a mile is a bit specific ... maybe randomise to a couple of miles?
    shyfire
    12:18pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in.... a field ;-)
    Nicholls595
    12:20pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Oooh, I've moved to the posh houses..... ;-)
    Nessie
    12:21pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Added - but would request ability to zoom and pan out.
    As for location - mine is random enoiugh - but how about letting us add a postcode or select a point - independently of our true real house/home/caravan/tent ?
    um
    12:22pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done, although it randomly says I live in a school now ;-)
    pedroscalls
    12:37pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I would prefer a larger random area. As with FetchPoint, if someone wants to find you it wouldn't be hard, but the larger random area would make it a little harder. Definitely needs to be registered fetchies only and zoomable
    Dragon_Reborn
    12:53pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done, though I am pretty easy to find as I live on a corner and there are 2 corners within the 1/4mile only one has houses on it . *points direction of house* :-)
    snogard
    12:53pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Will there be a new Vlog? I miss them.
    Watford Wobble
    12:58pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done, though I am pretty easy to find as I live on a corner and there are 2 corners within the 1/4mile only one has houses on it . *points direction of house* :-)
    snogard
    12:58pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I find best stalking is Fetchpoint The Game - those wee flowers are a dead giveaway. Found a few locals that way. Had a good chat with one. Not had any injunctions or restraining orders yet. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    1:14pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Added
    Mr. K.
    1:17pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I added myself. I doubt knowing where I live will give any stalker types much more to go on than I publicly share anyway.
    Jambomo
    1:17pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I've added myself. Thank you!
    SarahWoo
    1:44pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done
    Elsie Too
    1:49pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Will also add. Dense population round me.
    LindsD
    1:50pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I’ll do it, but I would have thought stalkers could just look at your routes from training logged on fetch instead? Have you thought about having a privacy zone like Strava does? You put in a postcode (can do multiple if you run from work) and it kind of blurs your start and end points and you can tell it the blur radius.
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    2:01pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I put myself in, but because I'm on the edge of a town I dragged the map to see if anyone else was actually in town. This made my location jump around quite a bit - does it do that to everyone's pins? If so I begin to wonder if a map is much use?
    LazyDaisy
    2:22pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Yes LD - sems the point is randomised (as Fetch says) & it resets each move.
    After a few moves, I find it gets lost (disappears)
    Zomm/pan does work on the full screen version (Control & scroll) - but although it shows the Fetchies, the map can take forever to appear (well, in internet terms, forever is more than a few mins :-) )
    um
    2:38pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done :-)
    ferret
    2:39pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done. It's put me in my garden :-)
    Mim the Merciless
    2:50pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Mine moves me around slightly when I Zoom or move map but in right area
    Sushi.
    2:52pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done, if someone wanted to stalk me, there are easier ways to do it than via a Fetch member map.
    Rosehip
    3:03pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in. In about 20 "hops" I've landed on my house twice. Oddly, the first marker and about six others have been on the house of the bloke who runs the garage across the road.
    Dvorak
    3:34pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in and on the dot too :-O
    Fenland Flier
    3:34pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • You could call this feature "The Kidnapper's Guide".
    Tikka
    3:35pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I've added myself.. seems it's just me in the area so far
    jangles
    3:59pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm on/in - residing at our railway station atm :-)
    Autumnleaves
    4:03pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • added :-)
    monsenb1
    4:23pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • It seems prescient, i'm in an old folks home.
    Chrisity
    4:34pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I keep wandering off to Sainsburys - story of my life!
    HellsBells
    4:43pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Added.
    Ness
    4:49pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in and, currently, very lonely in my local area. That's fine, I like running on my own!
    Fitz
    5:09pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I’ve changed my mind about adding myself to the map, I’ve just set my location to the local village instead.
    Fragile Do Not Bend
    5:31pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • No one within 50 miles of me at the moment! :-O
    postieboy
    5:37pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I tell a lie, about 25 miles. I should wait for the map to update
    postieboy
    5:59pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I'm in.
    Cyclops
    7:58pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • I’m in a field :-)
    northernslowcoach
    8:03pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • That’s safer than sinj who lives on the A404M!
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    8:55pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Done :-)
    RRR-CAZ
    10:32pm, 25th Jan 2018
  • Added. Will be interesting to see what other Cornish fetchies who are active these days...
    Chrisull
    10:07am, 26th Jan 2018
  • Is there a link anywhere other than in this blog?
    Eynsham Red
    12:41pm, 26th Jan 2018
  • Yes, People > Local
    fetcheveryone
    1:02pm, 26th Jan 2018
  • I'm in
    Nick Cook
    4:07pm, 26th Jan 2018
  • I'm in
    Wicked D
    7:22pm, 26th Jan 2018

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22 Jan 2018

Revealed: World's Best Shoes

3:14pm | 310 views | 13 Comments
One of the reasons I've shied away from reviewing shoes on Fetch is because I don't believe it adds any real benefit. Everyone has different feet, and there's absolutely NO substitute for trying shoes on, and giving them a go. One persons "roomy toebox" is another persons bunion-in-waiting.

I'm also quite lucky in that, over the years, I've been able to run in just about any pair of trainers, and not suffer any injurious consequences. And when you add to that the fact that I'm almost oblivious to the Clarksonite micro-differences that seem to make up the bulk of reviews in supermarket running magazines, I'm probably not the best person to review or endorse your shoes.

But I've just gleefully received my fifth pair of Columbia Conspiracy trainers, having worn the same model since April 2013. Here's a cheeky Fetch-enabled Amazon link, if you'd like to take a look at them: Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Mine look like this:



The mucky pair probably have about 700 miles on them. The bottoms are still ok:



but the bits that go round my achilles have started to erode, so that it all feels quite bumpy round the back. The oldies have also started to lose their ability to keep water out, which is a feature I liked. I'm not averse to off-road and muddy puddles (in fact, I'm starting to seek it out a bit more often), but I like to be in charge of when my feet get soaked.

The newies feel all firm and solid and tight just now, but I'm looking forward to giving them a good shoeing first thing tomorrow morning :-)

One of the reasons I like them is because Columbia have been kind enough to send them to me for free :-) (other manufacturers take note!) But I also reckon that an accumulated 4000 miles with no injuries to speak of is enough to merit loyalty and fondness or, even in the hardest of hearts, the benefit of the doubt. That doesn't mean they're right for you, dear reader - so don't rush out and buy a pair on my say so. But do think of me when you see them in the running shop :-)
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Comments

  • Spot on Fetch. Runners are not robot's. You need to find the right shoe for you.
    Fenners
    3:16pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • "the bottoms are ok" apart from the bits that are completely smooth...:-)
    KatieB
    3:21pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • By which I mean there are no obvious holes :-)
    fetcheveryone
    3:21pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • The most equanimous kit review in the known universe. :-) G
    HappyG(rrr)
    3:48pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • define "still ok" ...........
    Maz Heeps
    3:59pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • lol.....look worn out to me! i change mine long before they get to that state.
    DocMoye
    4:22pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • Those 'old' ones are only just broken in ;-)
    Coupla thousand miles left in them ;-)
    eL Bee!
    6:51pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • That's not bad. I like to see about 1200 miles from a pair. Brooks Vapour 10 still great at 1300. Hokas already through the black rubber and eating into the platform at 400. Shocking!
    Cog Noscensme AHA
    7:46pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • The new pair look narrower to me (or is it the camera angle?)
    MzG
    8:07pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • I've probably widened the old pair. I tend to wear them with the laces pretty loose. And I'll still wear the old pair too - they're not done yet :-)
    fetcheveryone
    8:16pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • It’s a conspiracy...
    Fierce and Focused Fleecy
    8:40pm, 22nd Jan 2018
  • What eL Bee said :-) Do you need banana-shaped feet to run in them? (or is it the camera angle?)
    flanker
    2:06am, 23rd Jan 2018
  • :-)
    Seratonin
    8:10pm, 23rd Jan 2018

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17 Jan 2018

How I chose the Big Fetch Mile venues

5:28pm | 441 views | 8 Comments
To help explain my choice of venues, here's a map which shows the location of every person who clicked the link to say "I want a Big Fetch Mile near me":



I would *really* like to go everywhere, and have a Fetch mile for everyone that wants one. But I have a tiny budget, a workforce of exactly one, and have done my best to pick venues that matched the demand.

I hope to see as many of you as possible this year :-)
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Comments

  • I think you've chosen well and we'll try to get to as many as possible.
    Velociraptor
    5:33pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • Hope to see you too!
    TeeBee
    5:45pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • You’ve done a great job :-)
    DocMoye
    6:21pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • Seems fair enough. Re Old Croc's point, the unfortunate fact (in this context) being that 80% of the population live in the bottom half of the country. In terms of map clicks, over 90%? Hopefully, the first of many years of the Fetch Mile On Tour.
    Dvorak
    6:27pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • I like the choices. 😀
    Ness
    7:05pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • Good choices, I may be able to make 3 (Walsall/Brum, Manchester, Derby)!
    Sigh
    7:11pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • Wales is a bit fetchless.
    Wriggling Snake
    8:37pm, 17th Jan 2018
  • Great 😊 When have you pencilled in the one for St Davids in Pembroke..!? 😉
    mushroom
    4:36pm, 20th Jan 2018

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