19 Dec 2019

The Christmas Poem

9:37am | 4143 views | 17 Comments
If you've been following the calendar challenges, or if you're a fan of our podcast, you'll know we are trying to put together a rendition of 'The Night Before Christmas'.

The idea is that each Fetchie records a line from the poem, and I'll stitch them all together and put them in our Christmas podcast (out on Monday, no pressure).

We have just about all the lines we need for a complete version of the podcast, BUT we also have 19 duplicates! The poem is 56 lines long, so we thought it might be good to do a second version of the poem. Katie and I *could* fill in the missing lines, but it'd be great to have some more Fetch contributions.

Here are the lines we need to build the second edition:

3) The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
4) In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
5) The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
7) And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
8) Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap-
9) When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
10) I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
11) Away to the window I flew like a flash,
13) The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
15) When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
16) But a minature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
17) With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
18) I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
19) More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
20) And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
21) “Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
23) “To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
24) “Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
25) As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
27) So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
28) With the sleigh full of Toys - and St. Nicholas too:
31) As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
32) Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound:
33) He was dress’d all in fur, from his head to his foot,
34) And his clothes were all tarnish’d with ashes and soot;
35) A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
36) And he look’d like a peddler just opening his pack:
39) His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
40) And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
41) The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
43) He had a broad face, and a little round belly
44) That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly:
46) And I laugh’d when I saw him in spite of myself;
48) Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
49) He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
53) He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
54) And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:

If you've not already submitted a contribution, it'd be fab-u-lous if you could. To minimise any more duplicates, please:

1) check the comments to see which lines have already been bagged.
2) quickly leave a comment saying which line number you'll record.
3) check the comments again to make sure someone else didn't get in first.
4) using something like the built-in Voice Memos app on iPhone, or similar on Android:
4a) find somewhere vaguely quiet
4b) record your line, then after a pause of a few seconds...
4c) add a wee Christmas greeting e.g. "Merry Christmas from Zippy Bob"

5) forward your clip to podcast@fetcheveryone.com

Thank you Fetchies. Crossing my fingers :-) Katie is talking about a full production of A Christmas Carol for next year ;-)
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  • ok ill do line number 3 ....
    9:46am, 19th Dec 2019
  • (although ive already done one??? do you mind another?)
    9:46am, 19th Dec 2019
  • There's not been a stampede, so go ahead :-)
    9:51am, 19th Dec 2019
  • I'm doing 21 but I'll do 10 as well if there isn't someone already lined up for it?
    10:14am, 19th Dec 2019
  • Go for it Baroness :-)
    10:24am, 19th Dec 2019
  • How about I do 35 and 36?
    11:45am, 19th Dec 2019
  • Line 4 for me - the one I was originally requested to do! I thought we were all doing the same line, didn’t realise you’d sent different instructions to different people. It makes much more sense now :-)
    Alice the Camel
    12:13pm, 19th Dec 2019
  • ...just checked, supposed to be doing Line 5 so I’ll do both.
    Alice the Camel
    12:15pm, 19th Dec 2019
  • Line 7 on it’s way
    7:16pm, 19th Dec 2019
  • I'll do 9 and 10
    7:48am, 20th Dec 2019
  • I've just done 4, 15, 34, 43 and 44.
    Daddy Shark
    11:09pm, 21st Dec 2019
  • Mummy Shark has just done 15 and 16
    Daddy Shark
    11:20pm, 21st Dec 2019
  • I’ll do 8
    9:34am, 22nd Dec 2019
  • And 11 and 13
    9:34am, 22nd Dec 2019
  • Done 40
    10:21am, 22nd Dec 2019
  • Line 21 on its way
    The Scribbler
    10:57am, 22nd Dec 2019
  • 17 18 and 19 done as a family effort
    5:32pm, 22nd Dec 2019

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14 Dec 2019

Where your treasure is...

1:42pm | 556 views | 22 Comments
...there will your heart be also.

Something orange

A willing stranger

A pre-2000 vehicle

An interesting doorway

A discarded carrier bag

A phonebox

A statue

A bridge

An animal

A flag
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  • Brilliant :)
    1:44pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Ace! Although slightly concerned that in some pics, Katie looks like she's your carer...
    1:51pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • I always assumed that was the relationship.
    1:54pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • I thought Stephen was the responsible adult.
    1:58pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Brilliant! You look like your dad :)
    2:05pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • You buff is upside down :-)
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    2:15pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Something orange? What about Katie's shirt in nearly every pic?
    2:18pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • You win!
    3:04pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Love it x
    3:09pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Excellent.
    4:03pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Brilliant!
    5:27pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • He looks a very jolly stranger!
    7:09pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • Brilliant :-)
    Fenland Flier
    7:37pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • These are so fabulous
    9:03pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • :-)
    9:20pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • :-)
    Wombling Plodder (Welsh Womble)
    7:52am, 15th Dec 2019
  • Hate to break it to you but W was still in 2000. V and earlier is what you need :-)

    9:54am, 15th Dec 2019
  • Great title! The full version in Matthew's Gospel, ch 6, v 19. For those who want to see it, try the Bible Gateway website.
    Bright Strider
    11:10am, 15th Dec 2019
  • Also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, ch16 :-)
    11:16am, 15th Dec 2019
  • :-) :-)
    3:59pm, 15th Dec 2019
  • Brilliant! I was way too tired to tackle this on Saturday.
    12:56pm, 16th Dec 2019
  • Excellent stuff! I'll deffo have to do it if you do another one!
    6:36pm, 16th Dec 2019

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13 Dec 2019

Listen to the dog breathe

9:02am | 344 views | 8 Comments
Oof. The rest you know.

On another note, I wanted to give you all a bit of notice about tomorrow's challenge. It's a selfie treasure hunt. The challenge will list ten items for you to find when you're out and about - and I've tried to make them all plausible whether you're in a city, town or village, and whether you're running, walking or biking. I think the requirement to take pictures probably rules out swimming, but feel free to prove me wrong.

Each time you find an item, you'll just need to upload a selfie to the gallery featuring you plus the item, and include the word 'TREASURE' in the title.

I thought some notice might be necessary, so that you have the chance to amend your running plans if you'd like to join in.

As well as seeing your pictures, I would love to read about your adventure, and if you'd like to record your highlights for the podcast, that'd be awesome. If this turns out to be fun, there's no reason why we can't have a treasure hunt more often. And if it's shit, well hey ho ;-)

Right, I'm off to listen to the dog breathe. It's a very relaxing sound and a reminder that life continues on a very troubling day.
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  • ooh, sounds exciting. I shall mostly be at a parkrun tomorrow so I hope they are all country park friendly!
    9:51am, 13th Dec 2019
  • Can't take selfies. Boo. :(
    10:51am, 13th Dec 2019
  • I like the sound of a treasure hunt - and you have just reminded me that I need to send you my night before Christmas line too. When I am a bit more awake I'll do so - hope tomorrow is OK?
    11:41am, 13th Dec 2019
  • Yeah, that'll be fine.
    12:11pm, 13th Dec 2019
  • If nine of them are parkrun volunteers i'm in.
    7:41pm, 13th Dec 2019
  • Ooh I’m looking forward to this, love a mini adventure:)
    Dr PhFleecyD
    10:11pm, 13th Dec 2019
  • I’ve got all but 3 but then reread the rules and it says selfies with the things in them, do I have to be in all the photos? Cos I’m crap at selfies, my arms are too short!
    Dr PhFleecyD
    12:41pm, 14th Dec 2019
  • It’ll be ok I’m sure.
    12:43pm, 14th Dec 2019

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12 Dec 2019

Chewie, We're Home

11:50am | 438 views | 44 Comments

For the origins of Fetch Independence Day, have a read of my blog from this time last year: fetcheveryone.com/blog/3/2018/12#blog387839

Thank you to everyone who has made a regular or one-off contribution to support the site. Things are going ok on that front. Across the internet, the money that comes from online ads has fallen, but in our case, the contributions from you lot have been solid throughout the year. They account for about 74% of our income. So with ads, some Fetch kit, and FERC memberships, we've done ok - and have every hope that we can continue onwards with confidence, enthusiasm and breathless optimism.

I made a list a few days back of the different categories of task that go into making the site happen. I'm always trying to think about how to use my week efficiently, because obviously there's a limit to how much I have. Here's the list (NB I'm not sharing it for pats on the back, but more because I think it'd be helpful to lay it out) in no particular order:

Bug Fixing
You can't write code without creating bugs. And no matter how much testing I do, there's nothing quite like letting a couple of thousand users play with it, to find the hidden issues.

New Features
I'm probably happiest when putting together new stuff. There's no sign of this going away - there are 467 feature requests here: fetcheveryone.com/featurevoting

From checking the bank a/c each day (to turn off the ads for any new subscribers), to maintaining a cashbook, and this year (with some hand-holding from Nana Gill), I did the company tax return.

Social Media & Promotion
Farcebook and Twitter are so everywhere these days, that it feels like a necessary evil to push out stuff relating to the site, to bring people in. I'm partial to the occasional tweetfest though. covfefe :-) On top of that, there's thinking about ways to get the site out there, without a budget to do so. Weekly(ish) newsletters are also part of this, as is...

An hour each Monday to record this, then Katie does the editing, before I add in the jingles, adjust the sound levels, upload it and publicise it.

Mobile Optimisation
Back in 2004, phones were still just for texting. But now, the site has to look sharp on screens of all different sizes. It's part of any new development, and I still find existing pages that look like a dogs dinner on a small screen.

Oh yeah. I'm currently working on the Android one - it'll just be a simple GPS to begin with, but I'd like to get both Android and Apple doing more for us.

Performance Optimisation
If you've been around a while, you'll have seen times where the site has been very sluggish. Since our server upgrade earlier this year, it's been working like a charm, but I monitor slow pages, and make background changes to the code and database to speed things up.

Security and Spam
I also have to constantly monitor logs and review code for holes. Recently, I've been fighting against automatic sign-up bots that want to post links to dodgy stuff all over the internet. Traps and rats, and all that.

Google Analytics
I spend some of my time looking at site stats - basically stuff like which pages are popular, and which are on the slide. It's also useful because it tells me stuff like most popular screen sizes, and what proportion of you are viewing the site on mobile.

Bespoke Advertising
As well as the Google ads on site for non subscribers, every once in a while (never more than twice in a month), you'll get an email from Fetch (if you've allowed it), advertising a race. They bring in a bit of money to the site - so I spend some of my time trying to arrange these, and then designing and coding them.

Every now and then I get a bit of an idea for a bit of research using the Fetch database. So I spend a bit of time looking at big data sets, and trying to formulate it all into a readable article. The marathon predictor is my favourite.

Poking images around to accompany new features; and sometimes using it as a way to design new pages - although I mostly do the latter on the backs of envelopes :-) By the way, that *is* Katie in the Vader costume, but I stretched her x-axis, because she was looking like a proper runty Vader :-)

Mainly the Christmas calendar - but there are occasional smaller comps throughout the year. I started trying to collect this year's prizes in August, after one company told me that they plan that far ahead. It then took them until November to confirm that they didn't want to supply a prize, lol.

We have about 200 members now. This is mostly a new year, spring, and November job, the latter being all about our VLM draw.

This year, I've added Polar and Suunto to our automated import options. Next in my sights is Apple. Never $trava though. They refused me access to their API, saying that Fetch (est 2004) was a duplicate of $trava (est 2013). Hmmm.

Interacting with you lot
Another one of my favourite bits :-) I'm more of a forumite than a blog reader (I think I follow a couple of hundred threads of varying levels of activity); but I also get fmails and feedback messages - as well as people responding to emails we've sent, and contacting me on social media.

Fetch Store
Preorders, design, packaging, and lugging stuff to the post office. I've found a really decent post office now - they don't need me to stand around whilst they print all the labels.

Race Guide
Kicking out the automated listing scraping companies earlier this year felt like a groundbreaking moment. You lot are brilliant at adding listings - and I also have a big list of event organisers that I speak to, and do what I can to help them get their stuff listed. The email we send out is surprisingly popular.

Another awesome part of my week is the time spent finding out how to do new stuff - like when we switched map providers, or (currently) reading up on Android apps. Sometimes it's maths stuff - like making the WSW grid the same size no matter where you are in the world, or finding unbiased methods to rank new feature requests.

I don't know what to call the rest of my time, but there's definitely some time when I'm not doing any of the above, but still looking at the site. Not interacting, not reading, just moving from one page to another. Sometimes its good, sometimes I have to break out of it by having a Kit Kat or going to find Katie :-)


One thing we've wondered about is whether Katie can get more involved in the site. Not coding - I don't think she'd fancy that, and I'm too precious about it anyway. But her doing some of the other stuff would free me up, and also give her an alternative to the physical demands of being a physio. We're not really at a point where the site could support us both financially to focus on it either, but it's something we've spoken about working towards, bit by bit.

In case you're expecting the sucker punch, I'm *not* going to end this by pointing you at a donation page - because today we're just celebrating the fact that we're here. And most of you reading this probably already support the site anyway. It's my birthday on the weekend, but Fetch Independence Day feels like a more powerful day. We are lucky to be here, and it's all down to you. Thank you, lovely Fetchies. Fetch Everyone.
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  • Happy Fetch Independence Day! (And *many* happy returns!)
    ♪♫ Synge ♪♫
    11:58am, 12th Dec 2019
  • :)
    Angus Clydesdale
    11:59am, 12th Dec 2019
  • I know you're writing this for a pat on the back - but have one anyway, you deserve it
    Vancouver Jogger
    12:00pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I meant 'you're not writing this'!
    Vancouver Jogger
    12:01pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I just love Fetch - it's so much more than a way of recording your runs and races! I've had to ask for advice on various non-running related subjects on more than one occasion recently and lovely Fetchies (who I've never met) have been really helpful with advice that I couldn't easily have found elsewhere. Thank you for everything you do on our behalf :-)
    12:03pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I celebrate that you're here too, more than you know.
    Is that Katie in the Darth suit?
    12:03pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Yes Trin (have just edited the Photoshop section to include that info)
    12:04pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Your passion for this website and the work you do is absolutely fantastic. Happy Birthday and keep up the great work!
    12:04pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Could you schedule some social media type stuff to save you time? You might do this already. Also things like newsletters are usually easier to delegate if you have a template set up. Well done on getting the tax return done. I happily pay someone to do mine!
    I do feel incredibly lucky to be part of this place.

    Happy birthday for the weekend.
    The Scribbler
    12:05pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • In addition to all that that you do for us, I sincerely hope that you have a) enough free / family time and b) enough money to access things in that free time (plus save for boring things like pensions etc). If your devotion to the site / the community / us ever gets in the way of those sorts of things, you will promise to let us know won't you?
    12:05pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Top Work Fetch :-)
    12:18pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • ❤💛❤💛❤💛❤
    ishep 🇪🇺
    12:22pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Oh, that seems to have come out as the away strip on my screen... was supposed to be red & yellow hearts!
    ishep 🇪🇺
    12:23pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Independence Day cake You're doing a fabulous job :)
    ...wonders if there are any roles that *volunteer* retired Fetchies could help with? (NOT coding!)
    12:27pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • You’ve created a fantastic website for uploading our training to but you’ve also created a place where we can socialise and are free to ask for advice on any subject whatsoever or if needs be have a good old rant.
    Consider me a newbie of 5 years but I’ve got so much out of this site and the people who use it. As mentioned, help, advice, acquaintances and friends and it’s all thanks to the open arms of you and your coding.
    Long may it continue, happy Independence Day and wishing you a happy birthday at the weekend.
    Fenland Flier
    12:28pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Fetch Independence Day!!
    Have always loved this place and it just goes from strength to strength.
    12:36pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Far and away, FE is the best corner of t'internet. Happy FID (& birthday for the weekend) cake cake
    1:04pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Amazing to think how far you've come since it all started. Thank you for everything :-)
    1:08pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Birthday for the weekend, and once agai , for all you do and all that Fetcheveryone brings to my life, thank you!
    1:27pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Your site has helped me find my tribe. Thank you Fetch heart
    1:32pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Fetch Independence Day, oh, & Happy Birthday 🥳 Lord Fetch. Thanks for the great website & for all you do.🤗
    1:48pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Yeah, as above, thanks for inventing this place. It's kinda my second home, and family. Best, :-) G
    2:12pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Fetch Independence Day. Keep doing what you're doing. It works!
    2:19pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy independence day and birthday - I don't normally say much, but I lurk, support and listen to you. Great site, works really well for me.
    2:29pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy FID! You're awesome. by the way, has Katie clipped you round the ear for 'a proper runty Vader' yet? :-)
    2:31pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Does Bori$ own $trava then, first class lying by them?
    3:18pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy FID xx
    3:38pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I’m very proud to wear your kit and be a part of such a brilliant site...
    Ps less than 1 week to go ...redsaber
    3:55pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I know :) Got my tickets :-)
    3:57pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Independence Day! You rock, this place rocks, keep on being awesome heart
    Dr PhFleecyD
    4:21pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • PS the fetch race finder is even better in comparison now when you google a race and get all those stupid race scraping sites when you just want to sign up to a race and give them dosh via the official website, which is now impossible to find!
    Dr PhFleecyD
    4:22pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • lol @ chunkywizard.
    But has she? 🤨
    4:42pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy independence day! Thank you for all that you do! :-)
    5:27pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Independence Day and happy Birthday for the weekend. Would you be able to discuss 'stretching Katie's x-axis', on the podcast, without one or both of you dissolving into giggles?
    5:27pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I love this site, it’s home. Happy FID and birthday xx
    5:35pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Suncream.
    Happy FID and Happy Birthday heart
    5:36pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Well done monsieur Fetch, you're doing a fantastic job!
    5:43pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy Fetch Independence Day

    Thank you for everything that you and Katie do heart
    7:08pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • I did suggest petite Vader but it doesn’t seem to have sunk in. I quite like my photoshopped x axis.
    7:50pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy fetch independence day. The site has grown and grown but somehow you have kept the very personal feel to the site. A special thank you for a special site
    8:29pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • You have created a special place - thank you x :)
    10:22pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • Happy fetch Independence Day and upcoming birthday! 🎂
    10:36pm, 12th Dec 2019
  • You are a star Thanks for all you and Katie do.
    11:45am, 13th Dec 2019
  • I absolutely love Fetch, thank you so much for everything that you and Katie do to make this such a great place to be!
    1:35pm, 14th Dec 2019

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10 Dec 2019

Thursday's Challenge

12:52pm | 439 views | 10 Comments
Just to give you a bit of thinking time, Thursday is Fetch Independence Day. If you want to know what it's all about, have a read of my blog from last year - it pretty much sums it up: fetcheveryone.com/blog/3/2018/12#blog387839

Anyway... every year we do a daft picture, recreating (with a good dose of leeway) one of our favourite movie scenes. We'd love it if you'd get involved and post a pic on the day, and you'll get extra tickets in the hat for a very special prize that will go down a treat with all serious runners such as yourselves.

We've stuck pretty closely to Star Wars - here's what we did in 2018 and 2017:



And here are some of my favourites from last year...

Valyrian Plastic as Harold Lloyd

Jigs and Mrs Jigs as Leon and Matilda

McGoohan does pretty much anyone from Alien (I think)

DocMoye gets Brassed Off

Thanks, Fetchies :-)
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  • Love those heart
    1:03pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • Your last year's blog made me cry. Again. Thurs looks mad so I'm giving myself permission to not do the challenge but I'll look forward to seeing everyone else's and will celebrate FID with everyone heart
    1:05pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • guess i cant reuse the same one now its been put up for all to see
    1:05pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • Strong with the force are we .... it was The Rise Of Fetcheveryone for sure.
    1:10pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • Ace. I missed the Brassed Off one last year. Love it. :)
    Angus Clydesdale
    2:07pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • Mr and Mrs J look ace
    Derby Tup
    4:53pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • These are great 👍 will have to try and be creative! 😁
    5:10pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • I've been looking forward to this :)
    Valyrian Plastic
    10:31pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • That was indeed my very best attempt at John Hurt
    8:46am, 11th Dec 2019
  • Tomorrow morning will be a bit manic so I'm uploading my pictures to the gallery now.
    11:12pm, 11th Dec 2019

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07 Dec 2019

Which GPS?

11:40am | 894 views | 79 Comments
If you're purchasing anything on Amazon, it helps us a little bit if you use the Amazon link in the footer. They didn't like it when I used their generic Amazon link, hence I've just picked a Fitbit at random.

The commission is a few percent better if I can publish links to specific products, because (I guess) in Amazon's eyes, I am helping people find their way to those products. Ooh, gosh, does that make me an influencer? I really hope not :-)

In a blatant and honest attempt to harvest some Amazon commission, I'd like to put together a page with links to all the most popular GPS watches. And it might even prove useful, if it could allow people to ask questions about features, or provide reviews, pitfalls etc.

So if you wouldn't mind, please could you leave a comment stating the make and model of GPS watch (if you have one), and perhaps the one you've got your eye on. I'll use this info to make a starter page, listing the most popular ones.

Thanks :-)

EDIT I've made a start here: fetcheveryone.com/gps.php
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  • Great idea Fetch. I got a Forerunner 735XT for my birthday on Tuesday. (What I really wanted was the Happy Birthday badge ;-) ) If money was no object I'd be tempted by a Fenix
    Love Lettuce
    11:44am, 7th Dec 2019
  • I've got a Garmin Forerunner 35 which does me very nicely thankyou.
    11:46am, 7th Dec 2019
  • I’ve got a 910XT which looks a bit like a wrist version of an ASBO young offender but has a 20 hour battery, does triathlon, and can be now purchased for a knock down price. Mine is 5 years old and still going strong
    11:46am, 7th Dec 2019
  • I've got a Fenix 5s - got the s version as it fits my skinny wrists better than the bigger 5 or humungous 5x.
    The Fenix 6/6s/6x is out now which does all sort of fancy things which I don't really need, but of course I want !!
    K5 Gus
    11:51am, 7th Dec 2019
  • Fenix 5 is amazing
    11:54am, 7th Dec 2019
  • I got a 735XT 10 days ago (replacing a 610), a bargain from wiggle, but a day too early for the even better bargain from amazon. Sorry for the loss of your influencer fee.

    I am about to buy some oven mate and an oven scraper from amazon though ...

    Aiming to do battle with the oven before Xmas guests arrive.
    11:55am, 7th Dec 2019
  • I've got a lowly Fenix 3 (pre optical hrm) and won't buy another until the battery dies on this one.

    Can you not harvest (at least Garmin models) from the data import?
    11:56am, 7th Dec 2019
  • Vivoactive 3 - does some things well, but doesn't do some of the basics properly (like measuring distance in hilly areas!!!)
    11:57am, 7th Dec 2019
  • C9 has a Fitbit verso :-) MrS one of them Apple Watch things and I’ve got a Garmin 235 which is lovely but I’d love a Fenix if anyone is offering. You influence me to get out and about and to share my love of running, that’s good surely ;-) ?
    12:01pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 :)
    12:08pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 230
    12:09pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I have a Forerunner 735xt, a Forerunner 35 (which I use most because it recognises walking as A Thing) and an Edge 820 for cycling. I'm in the market for another 735xt for eL Bee! if the price comes back down to what it was on Black Friday.
    12:14pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Forerunner 230 for me too.
    12:17pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235
    Big Steve
    12:26pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • V'rap - still £185 on wiggle, less £10 'first time' user. Or £155 on Amazon. (watch only)
    And (probably) influencer fees for Fetch with the link at the very bottom ...
    12:26pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235
    12:30pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Oumaumau- I did try that a while back, but the model numbers that the FIT files were spitting out didn’t seem to correlate to model names in the FIT SDK.
    12:31pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I have a Garmin Forerunner 35 (Lime, because it was cheaper). I like it.
    12:32pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I have Garmin Forerunner 935.
    12:36pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235
    ♪♫ Synge ♪♫
    12:41pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I’ve got a Garmin 220 but have my eye on the 245 music. Looking to buy for Christmas or shortly after.
    12:42pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Forerunner 935 - pure loveliness
    12:48pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I plan to upgrade my Forerunner 235 to a 245 next year; the 235 was launched in the Autumn of 2015, I got mine in Feb 2017. The 245 replaced it this Spring.

    For true impartiality, maybe include your link to it on Wiggle as well? The 245 has two main options, with or without Music.

    245 without music at Wiggle (RRP £250, currently £220): wiggle.co.uk

    same at Amazon is £210 + shipping - not actually sold by Amazon but by "BASEo Romford" :-( amazon.co.uk

    245 with music at Wiggle (RRP £300, currently £270): wiggle.co.uk

    same at Amazon is dispatched from a US-based seller at is a whopping £558.51 + £13.36 Shipping :-O amazon.co.uk
    12:50pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Fenix 5 here.
    12:56pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 645 Music, and so still got a 910xt lying around in case I ever get round to doing a tri again.
    12:57pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235
    1:02pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin forerunner 35
    Wriggling Snake
    1:09pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • You might struggle with selling the 735 (did I mention I need to replace my Tom Tom). 1-2 month dispatch date 🙁
    1:36pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I have a Fenix 2 a few years old but still going strong
    1:39pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • TomTom ☹️
    1:53pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • It's a shame they pulled out. I thought they were pretty nice.
    1:56pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I have a 735xt. I’ve been using it for 3 years. Best Garmin I’ve had.
    1:56pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I imagine that with a few data analysis algorithms, you could do quite well at showing targeted relevant links.
    E.g. if someone only logs running using an old device, maybe promote the Garmin FR245, and then if they start logging some bike rides using the same watch you could begin showing them links to the Garmin Edge series bike devices.
    If someone starts logging runs, rides and swims (and especially if they’re logging brick sessions) on an old device like the Garmin FR235, start showing them links to the Garmin 945 and Fenix series, etc.
    If someone logs cycling in spring, summer, autumn and then none in the winter, maybe show them some smart connected turbo-trainers.
    2:01pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garming Forerunner 25, un-adventurously thinking of a Garmin foreruFer 35
    mr d
    2:02pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • 230 and 235
    2:03pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I used to use the Garmin Forerunner 235, but have upgraded to the Garmin Fenix 6. Also have a Garmin Edge 1000 for cycling.
    2:05pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Thanks for that info, um :) eL Bee! is currently ordering his Welcome Back to Running present.
    2:16pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Vivoactive 3. Great all-rounder, especially the garmin pay for emergency drinks or transport. Looking to upgrade to the Vivoactive 4 music.
    2:18pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 935. I "upgraded" from a 920XT because I wanted optical HR. The 935 optical HR is hit and miss on me and must be due to a thin wrist as it works well on almost everyone else. And so, Santa, I've been very good and I'd like a 945 with the updated HR to see if works on me. But, Garmin already have more of my money than I'd like and so that's not going to happen unless someone wants a cared for 935 and/or 920XT for Christmas at a fair price. Not that I'm advertising but they still have boxes for the authentic present like appearance. There are also two 305s in the watch biscuit tin that could do with going to good homes. Perhaps then the 945 could be mine to discover that my wrist is too thin for that too. The multi-sport functions on the 935 and 920 are excellent; particularly for those of us who can't count swimming strokes and lengths at the same time.
    2:22pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I'm yet another Garmin Forerunner 235.

    I love it but then it's my first GPS watch and after so many years of using a phone it's soooo good to have one :-)
    2:27pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Vivoactive 3 for me
    Yorkshire Pie
    2:38pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Forerunner 230 at the moment , considering a 45S as I’ve got dinky wrists.
    Fragile Do Not Bend
    3:10pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Oldest model Garmin Vivoactive for me - going strong, and now going cheap on places like EBay, and tbh if my one broke I’d be buying a second hand one as there’s nothing it doesn’t do that i would want from a newer or higher spec watch.
    3:14pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I've got a 235. Not in the market for a new one at the moment but if I was it would be a 245 for the Garmin Pay.
    3:15pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Hey chief, I have a Shinto Ambit 3 Sport with no plans to change it yet. I did buy some security cameras from Amazon this week and used your link. I hope you get something for your trouble.
    4:13pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 920XT, Edge 520 and 1000, Forerunner 60, Garmin Swim (the first version, now 7 years old)
    4:17pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I’ve got a 945 but for garmins the best sellers of the new watches would be the FR245 and Vivoactive4. The FR45 is also a good low cost option
    4:40pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Stop encouraging people to buy pointless crap!
    4:56pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • :-0
    5:01pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235
    5:20pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 35. My first and only GPS watch. Basic bur suits my needs and is reliable.
    Eynsham Red
    5:23pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 310XT which was my Christmas present in 2012 (before that I had a stopwatch, a map, and a bit of string). I have recently bought a 910xt from a clubmate because the 310 is being a bit... inventive with its pace and distances.

    I didn't want anything with a touchscreen. That's basically anything else.
    6:34pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 235
    6:42pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin forerunner 235, bit damaged following my recent fall so being upgraded to the 245 for my Christmas present (if I am lucky)
    Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
    7:29pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 235, does the job for me!
    7:58pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I've a Garmin Forerunner 225 which does the job. Not as all-singing as the 235 but perfectly adequate.
    8:37pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • A Forerunner 620
    9:14pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin forerunner 235,only upgraded this year as they're now coming down in price since the new models came out
    9:19pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Forerunner 35, infinitely better than the Suunto Amit 2 it replaced!
    9:31pm, 7th Dec 2019
  • I've got an original square Vivoactive (3 years old I think) and am looking at the Vivoactive 4s wondering if it's worth the switch.
    12:38am, 8th Dec 2019
  • Forerunner 235
    7:49am, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 910
    9:00am, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin forerunner 235
    10:15am, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin fenix 5s
    Wine Legs
    11:05am, 8th Dec 2019
  • Polar M430. Fairly basic but fast and reliable GPS and accurate(for me)wrist HRM
    12:22pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin forerunner 245 (with music) I don’t really use the music function, but it came in white so preferred it to the just the normal 245. I got it as it’s a smaller watch and worked out the cheapest that had all the run features on it.
    cheshire lady
    12:31pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 230 for the day-to-day stuff, Fenix 3 for navigation. Both old, I’ll update to the latest model in each series when they need replacing.
    12:34pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Fenix 6x
    1:52pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • Recently upgraded to Garmin 235, 2x runs recorded and happy so far. My 220 did me very well for about 4 years, if I get that again I'll be a very happy boy. Hope the influencer role is still going strong then
    2:44pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 310XT GPS - old fashioned, big and clunky but does everything i want, i can read it easily and you can get them for under £100
    4:43pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • Fenix 5x plus
    5:02pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • I'm currently using a Tomtom runner, that I got in a £20 job-lot of non-sports watches of eBay.
    It won't sync with my Android Blackberry, so I have to keep an old iPhone around for syncing it.

    I might be tempted by a Garmin 45 in the near future, or a 245 if the price gets below £150.
    5:28pm, 8th Dec 2019
  • I still have a Garmin Forerunner 220 which I've been using since 2015 when my old 205 died in the rain. It doesn't have a built in HRM and records everything as a run (no cycle or swim modes). However, it does what I need it to.

    It keeps a good accurate record of distance (at least it beeps a mile at the same point as everyone else's GPS), keeps a record of the time, and will display the basics of what that means.

    It will do more than that, but most of that to me is "play stuff". How far and how fast is what counts - and my old 220 still does that.
    8:47am, 9th Dec 2019
  • Love my Suunto Ambit 3, no need to mess around with the crappy Garmin software, great battery life and now syncs straight to fetch
    The Mussile
    9:59am, 9th Dec 2019
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 here - great all day watch, but works well for runners too (as that is my first requirement!) And you can do contactless payments with it!

    You can/should do same with trainers, jackets all the other kit. They're mostly on Amazon as well as in your local running shop. We tried to do shoe and kit reviews before but it always fell off a bit. But if you promoted it for the Amazon links it would probably go better. :-) G
    11:47am, 9th Dec 2019
  • Garmin 310XT. Waterproof and long battery life. Am looking for my next watch to measure cadence too, but it needs large display, long battery life and to be waterproof too...not identified it yet.
    Wazelle the Gazelle
    7:34pm, 24th Feb 2020
  • Is it worth bumping this? I was looking for it and took me ages to find the GPS page via this blog. I reckon there are some new models which have come out in the last 6 months
    5:27pm, 4th Jul 2020

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02 Dec 2019

Fetch Shop (of sorts)

8:12am | 873 views | 38 Comments
NB The listed stock is up to date, as of 7.40am on December 11th

A few people have been asking recently where the Fetch Shop has gone. The answer is that because I tend to buy kit in batches, most of which has been pre-ordered, I try to end up with as little spare stock as possible. And therefore a permanent Fetch Shop would be a bit understocked. But I would be delighted to sell any of our remaining items to help clear our cupboard.

The following is *everything* we have left. If you would like something, leave a comment (or send me a feedback if it's a surprise) saying what you want. I will drop you an fmail explaining how to pay (bank transfer or Paypal) and asking for your delivery address. I will also keep this list up-to-date if any items get sold.

NB Some of our batches have labelled the ladies stuff with letters, other batches use the numbering system. Soz.

1 Normal Red Vest
3 'Standing on the shoulders of Fetchies' black shirts

1 Normal Red Vest

LADIES 10 (£26)
2 Black 15th Anniversary Vests
1 Red 15th Anniversary Vest

LADIES 12 (£26)
3 Red 15th Anniversary Vests
2 Red 15th Anniversary Shirts
1 Black 15th Anniversary Shirt

LADIES 14 (£26)
1 Red 15th Anniversary Vest
1 Red 15th Anniversary Shirt

LADIES 16 (£26)
1 Red 15th Anniversary Shirt

LADIES 2XL (£26)
1 Normal Red Vest

MENS XS (£26)
1 Black 15th Anniversary Vest

1 Red 15th Anniversary Vest
2 Normal Red Vests

4 Normal Black Vests
2 Red 15th Anniversary Shirt
2 Black 15th Anniversary Vest
1 Red 15th Anniversary Vest

4 Grey Small Hoodies (£30)
10+ Fetch Swimming Caps (£8.50)

What to do: If you would like something, leave a comment (or send me a feedback if it's a surprise) saying what you want. I will drop you an fmail explaining how to pay (bank transfer or Paypal) and asking for your delivery address. I will also keep this list up-to-date if any items get sold.

Thank you!
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  • Could I have a fetch buff please. I've temporarily misplaced my old one!
    8:20am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Sure Garfield - I will send you an fmail with details.
    8:29am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Can I have a buff and a swimming cap please! :-)
    Love Lettuce
    8:33am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Ooh - can I order a buff please if there is still one available?
    ♪♫ Synge ♪♫
    8:40am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Can I have the xs hoodie please. Mines getting a bit worn out
    9:11am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • A large duvet please
    9:42am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • :-)
    9:43am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Could I have another swimhat please? (Nothing wrong with the last one; it vanished into someone else's bag at Box End)
    11:48am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Of course Helegant - shall I send it to your next river swim with K?
    11:52am, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Re this thread...
    Could we please have a Fetch visor, like a cap but without the bit that covers your head. It could have Fetcheveryone around the bit that goes round your head making fetchies easier to spot 😉
    1:06pm, 2nd Dec 2019
  • By the way, how does the size of the xs men's anniversary vest compare to women's sizes?
    1:10pm, 2nd Dec 2019
  • ^^ Yes please.
    1:12pm, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Ooh yes please to a visor!
    4:03pm, 2nd Dec 2019
  • I’d be keen on a buff but I presume the single one listed is spoken for already.
    6:27pm, 2nd Dec 2019
  • Halfpint - no, it’s still available. I will fmail you and take it off the list.
    6:30pm, 2nd Dec 2019
  • I’d like a buff and men’s large black anniversary shirt please
    12:50pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • Are the 15th anniversary vests/shirts the ones with the chevrons?
    1:06pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • Dunc - fmail coming your way.
    Pegg - yes, they are these:
    1:12pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • Fetch can I have one of the mens large aniversary shirts please? :-)
    2:23pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • 1step - fmail coming your way...
    2:24pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • Helegant and LazyDaisy (and everyone else 😉) can I draw your attention to number 448 in the site suggestions. Fetch told me to put it there and said if there was enough interest he would think about having them made.
    4:08pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • +1 for a buff
    10:03pm, 3rd Dec 2019
  • can i have one large mens black fetch shirtz.
    12:20pm, 4th Dec 2019
  • Do you still have the ladies size 14 red shirt?
    4:36pm, 6th Dec 2019
  • Any medium mens' tops - preferably shirt rather than vests, but could use either?
    11:06pm, 10th Dec 2019
  • I'll take a large men's anniversary shirt in red if you've still got one
    2:36pm, 22nd Dec 2019
  • Hiya could I order a fetch running vest please?
    6:00pm, 26th Dec 2019
  • Hi, do you have any mens vests in medium?
    11:19am, 22nd Jan 2020
  • Do you still have any men’s red anniversary shirts and/or buffs?
    Vancouver Jogger
    5:46pm, 28th Jan 2020
  • If you read this ... read in a blog about someone with a Fetch mug ... any chance of running a batch order again? If general interest?
    11:54am, 29th Jan 2020
  • I have got a few dozen mugs sitting on top of the cupboard, but because of the difficulty in sending them through the post, I've only ever really sold them when we've gone to events.
    11:58am, 29th Jan 2020
  • Please let me know how much to reserve (or buy) a couple, and I'll think of, or manoeuvre a way to meet or collect in the coming months.
    3:32pm, 29th Jan 2020
  • Could I have a small grey hoodie please.
    7:19am, 7th Feb 2020
  • Hi, Could I have a fetch towel please? How's it going in these odd times?
    2:33pm, 29th Mar 2020
  • There are no towels yet, WACA. But we're doing ok, thanks.
    2:35pm, 29th Mar 2020
  • Did I read that you'd suggested a reprint of the shirts with 'Fetch' crossed through and

    'avoid' printed on?
    3:01pm, 29th Mar 2020
  • That was certainly an idea :-)
    3:21pm, 29th Mar 2020
  • If it's not too onerous on you, helps the printers (and sponsorship), and isn't too irreverent/insulting/unthinking in these times, I'd buy one.
    4:05pm, 29th Mar 2020

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August (2)
Benchmarks - an infinitely configurable set of ladders.
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I was only joking, but...
If Fetcheveryone did lockdown merch
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My Sports Quiz - how would you have scored?
Your creative thinking required
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March (13)
New Fetch Game: Hide and Seek
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The Fetch Five: Don't Let CV19 Win!
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A green light comes on over your head, and you can get on with life
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A review
Android: Session I
Compare Your Training
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February (10)
Imports from Suunto, Fitbit, Polar and TomTom.
Plot A Route - mobile improvements
Happy tugging!
Something to play with
Adding A New Feature
February Treasure Hunt
Server Downtime
Miles = Smiles
Build Your Mile
Pop Will Eat Himself: Update
January (11)
Clarence the Cadence Kitten
Trim your trails :-)
Seven Day Leaderboard
Let's try that again
Some minor blog amendments
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Pop Will Eat Himself
A card from HowFar?
Thank you HowFar? (Statement, not a question)
Take the red pill
Climb every mountain
2019 (134)
December (7)
The Christmas Poem
Where your treasure is...
Listen to the dog breathe
Chewie, We're Home
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Fetch Shop (of sorts)
November (12)
The zeroth challenge
Polar users - auto import
Calling all Polar users
Mobile Optimisation
Calling all Android users
Did your ads disappear?
Pin that sucker down :-)
Easier tagging
Category now editable from VIEW
Kit now editable from VIEW
Working towards tagging
Manual Add Training bug
October (16)
Boring Cricket Blog
Books Part 2
Books :-)
Training tags Part 2
Training tags
Let's Jazzercise
My precious
Cricket Week 4: Footage :-)
Forum Training Threads
Benny Neutrino Returns
Cricket Week 3: Wingardium Leviosa!
Benny Neutrino's Filter Tips
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In case you haven't seen...
September (11)
Updated: Spare Anniversary Kit
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I did a cricket!
Fetch365 - enjoy responsibly
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Fetch Power!
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August (5)
Everyone *rainbow*
Almost there...
Quick blog
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July (6)
Pre-orders open
Anniversary Shirts v2
Fetch 15th Anniversary Shirts
Fetch Fest 2020
Shout Outs
Missing imports from Garmin yesterday
June (13)
Who Squares Wins: 64 screenshot
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Training sub-menu rejig
Try the infographic
Steady Edina
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Try the annual summary thing
How to listen to the Fetch Podcast
12 month summary mega-graph!
May (15)
£79.99 off the bottom line
parkrun reviews - now with routes
Fix It Friday; Project Joker Week 2; and some shout outs.
Fetch Kit Cupboard Sale
The bonus ball
Project Joker - Week 1
Fix It Friday
A quick update on the server
Fetch 15th Anniversary Kit
There is a good service operating
In case you're wondering...
Trouble auto importing from Garmin?
Fix It Friday: Stuff that came to me in dreams
April (12)
Feature Voting - now with virtual badges :-)
The moment of triumph!
New Feature Voting
Fix It Friday: What would your horse be called?
Marathon Pacing: tyre-kickers required
Fix It Friday: Back to Basics
Podcast Poll
Fix It Friday: The League Of Everyone
Dom, dom, dom, I've got DOMS, I've got DOMS!
Crouch, Touch, Pause.... longer pause... what am I doing again?
Training Log - Update
Site Update: New Font
March (15)
Fix It Friday: An Endless Mission
Naming and faming :-)
2nd in my age category!
Fix It Friday: Brought to you by Surprise Inset Day
New training log
Route Matching - Ready :-)
Fix It Friday
What's your unit of measurement?
Ciderthon competition
Fix It Friday: Stroopwafels of Doom!
Route Matching - Update
This week's cool list
Me in the river
Big Fetch Miles 2019
Fix It Friday: Fingerprints!
February (13)
A Maths Challenge
Fetch Legends: Activate!
Whose coat is this jacket?
Fix It Friday: The Fix Awakens
Joining the awesome list...
Fix It Friday
Naming and faming :-)
Fix It Friday - Monthly Summary
Training Month Summary
Podcast Q&A
If you can't read this, don't panic.
*redsaber* The force is strong with these Fetchies!
Fix It Friday *bluesaber*
January (9)
Some shout outs :-)
Fix It Friday!
Podcast Ep 3, plus some naming and faming :-)
Fix It Friday
Fetch Chaos
Oooh! Second chance Berlin trip! And new subbers, podcast episode, and Trader.
My week of running
Naming and faming - this week :-)
Naming and faming :-)
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December (8)
A Christmas Message (in podcast form)
Rungeon :-)
Hey, Everyone!
France Trip Vote
Happy Fetch Independence Day
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Sombrero's Lovely Cards
November (14)
Hoodies + other spares
Spare Fetch Kit
Festive Fetch Calendar 2018
Book Giveaway - Can We Run With You, Grandfather?
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Bedford Harriers Half - place offered
Updated Kit Bag
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Any adidas experts out there?
No Fixes Today - just two challenges
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Fix It Friday
Festive Fetch Calendar 2018
October (14)
Hello landlubbers
Embedded polls
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Fix It Friday
Spare Fetch shirts and vests
Fix It Friday
My Fetch Mile
One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner.
Fix It Friday - 'Ave It!
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Automatic route matching
One last reminder for those cycling jerseys
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September (14)
Fix It Friday
Server Downtime 2.30pm 26th September
Never Again
Fix It Friday!
Handling your weirdness
Cards ordered :-)
Just wondering...
Fix It Friday :-)
Try the Fetcheveryone Tutorial
40 days and 40 nights
Fix It Friday
ARION insoles - review part 1
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
New feature - how you doin'? :-)
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Fix It Friday
A new pre-race mileage graph
Fetch Social: Draycote Water September
Fix It Friday: The Supermarket Analogy
A run with _andy :-)
Suunto 9 Review
Fix it Friday
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Fix It Friday!
Five Get Wet In Devon
Big Glasgow Weekend - Part 1: Gies A Cwtch
Tom Williams Interview - Final Part
Glasgow Big Fetch Mile Results and Pics
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Interviewing Tom Williams: Part III
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Week 18 in the bag
Tackling turds
Abingdon Marathon Training: Week 18
Interview with Tom Williams - Part 2
Five Questions (ready for serious answers)
Kick some tyres for me
Interview with Tom Williams - Part 1
Five Questions
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Google maps progress, plus Abingdon plans
Training Summary - Infographics
Who Squares Wins - ranking update
May (10)
Training log maps converted
More mapping updates
Who Squares Wins - The Wizard's Hat
De doo doo doo... another one bites the dust...
Invisible changes
Silverstone 10k
Three year throwback
Why your support makes the difference
Some high mileage Fetchies
dryrobe winner
April (14)
Interviewing Tom Williams
Swimming Caps!
New batch of shirts and vests
You make big mistake my friend
Glasgow Big Fetch Mile announced
Two tickets to the Running Awards
Pics from Dudley Big Fetch Mile
Notes for London Marathon Fetchpointers
Results from today's Big Fetch Mile
Who Squares Wins - prototype board
Attention London Marathoners!
New game - coming soon
March (9)
Intervals, Solidarity, Swimming and Fmail
Ready to give the new fmail a try?
More on fmail
New fmail system
Win a dryrobe :-)
For jabberknit...
Updating the Training Home page
Pics from Bedford Big Fetch Mile
Sledgends :-)
February (13)
Buffs On Sale
Big Fetch Mile Bedford
Vlog :-)
Marathon Talk
Important GDPR stuff - PLEASE read
A page of historical importance
Vlog :-)
Road Rash, Marathon Prediction and T-Shirts
This :-)
Capturing the dog
It's BACK!
Enter Wilmslow Half Marathon
An advertisement
January (6)
Local Fetchies - Opt In
Revealed: World's Best Shoes
How I chose the Big Fetch Mile venues
Big Fetch Mile 2018 - Venues & Provisional Dates
Try adding an image to your training entry
Mileage Targets 2018 - Update
2017 (147)
December (12)
Mileage Targets 2018
Thank you
Brownie Recipe :-)
Fetch Hoodies + Buffs SALE Update
Chewie, We're Home
Fetch Hoodies SALE - what's left
Fetch Hoodies! SALE!!! (and Buffs available too)
Chewie, We're Home
Sharing pics
Fetch Jingle Mile Cambridge photos
Glorious Failure: Bedford Harriers Half Marathon
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
Training Log Prototype - Update
Big Fetch Mile - venue hunt
RT for a Garmin
Training Log Prototype - To Be Fixed
The Weekly vLog (by me)
Thanks :-)
New Training Log Prototype - Available Now
Thanks for following
VLog - footage from the Cardiff Big Fetch Mile
Big Fetch Mile[s] 2018
Win a place in the Surrey Half
I vont to scan your barcode.
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 :-)
Linking race results to training log entries
July (12)
Race Pricing - crowdsourcing
Appdate for Android and iPhone
Fetch Mile - Cardiff?
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?
This just in...
For Bean
Your app status is Waiting For Review
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
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
Just for D2
Off to the awards
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)
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!
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?
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
Fetchpoint - October Winners and November Prizes
October (16)
Alien nuggets!
Keeping a tight lid on the biscuit tin
Training Log Beta
100 Running Words
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...
September (12)
Doughnut or Donate
Training Log - Sneak Peek
Fetch Shop Sale! Old stuff clearout!
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...
15 days later...
June (10)
Five days on...
A quick thank you...
What do you think?
If you'd be so kind...
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
Ditching the forum categories?
Moving to Responsive Design
Sandy 10: Be Kind To Horses
For Adam and Jamie
March (11)
Bacon Smoke!
Benchmarks Update
Bath - Race Report
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...
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
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
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!
New Beginnings
Some more questions answered
Some responses to your comments
Standing on the shoulders of Fetchies
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
Stalkers Paradise!
Recommend me a bike :-)
Holy Steamrollers Batman!
Rest day (no such thing)
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
February (29)
An Unexpected Journey
Wind picking up...
An unplanned kit alarm
Race Pace Test
2nd place
Week ends
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
Sword fighting
PB Attempts
Duct tape and WD40
Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants
Shoe horning
Training vLog Week 13
Big February Project
January (35)
Cake, invalidated
Small sips
LiRF, award shortlist, beginners, books, boy.
Dog Available :-)
New Recipe Section
Another threshold run
New Beginnings
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
February 18th
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
Bold Claims, and a Challenge for 2015
2014 (262)
December (9)
A trip to Wales (vLog)
Christmas Messages from Fetchies
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-TEX® 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
Milk Tray Reps in the Rain
Hatfield 5k, and some other running thoughts
Site layout changes
Vote for Training Plans
Maths help
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!
July (26)
James Mason
Missing Week
Camping View
Wild Camping
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
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
June (34)
Checkpoints video
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
Sonic screwdriver
Live wires
Wiring help needed
Garmin Express Experiment
Scalded sloth
New Forum Layout
Further updates to the blog layout
New blog layout
First woodpecker
Beastin' parkrun
All was well
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
Economy done two ways
May (31)
Vorsprung Durch Lego Technic
How do I liberate my boy from his XBox?
Life in the Woods
Intervals with a TomTom
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
The Cosmic Ballet Goes On
Silverstone 10k :-)
Quick one
Superhuman snooker
Chapter 1
April (29)
King Bin
Quiet day on Feedback Mountain
Go directly to parkrun. Do not pass Godzuki.
A day in Wales
The Lost Diadem of Fetchbook
Falling asleep in my dinner
God gave rock and roll to you.
Sugar Mule
Not bad, consid'rin.
Can U Dig It?
A weekend in Wales
Looking forward to Oliver!
Thank you, and more App talk
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
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
Booster fails to ignite
Myton Rugby Run (5 Miler)
Rugby before rugby
Sweetcorn antidote
Custard factory
I did some intervals :-)
Speed work?
Many things
A bit cabbagey here.
Angry Wasp
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
I like to go a-wandering
Spring cleaning
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
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Angry Birds
Clarkson averse
Good day :-)
January (31)
*bunting* *cake*
Bigger Boys
Pretending to be Saga Norén
Waiting for the AA
Ship shape
Technology takes you further
Love Garden
High Heel Striker
Bit of a rubbish one
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
19 books :-)
2013 (29)
December (3)
Engine Management Light
Hannibal Vector
November (3)
Speed skating
Cool Hand Grandpa
October (3)
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
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)
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)
March (8)
A long run up
Running Tick
Sport Relief Mile
Back once again
Swimming sweetcorn and other vegetables
Joy Rides, Sticks and Medals
Training Tip
February (9)
Katie, ICT, and some more MySQL
May The Ground Force Be With You
Well done Batman.
Optimisation Crossword
Snow Days
Gallery, and parkrun
January (1)
There Are Some Really Sexy Girls On Fetch

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