Thursday, 25 May 2006

Introducing Mr Flibble

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, May 25, 2006 with 4 comments
Dark Mondays
A reminder to everyone who trains with me Mondays to bring a TORCH to Parliament House. Bring two!

The New Mr Flibble

Mr Flibble is my new Garmin 305 which arrived yesterday. So this is what the 21st century feels like.

And watch out for new technology like this! Change is faster and furiouser than ever.

Half Marathon

SMH half results can be found here. I see Don finished in the famous 666th place.

My running

In the BBQ Stakes yesterday I ran within three seconds of my course pb (one full clockwise lap, the normal direction). Does this mean I am suddenly, somehow, back on track despite being nowhere near recovered from injury?! Maybe I can run a sub 90 minute half next week?

The original Mr Flibble

Here he is. From the "Quarantine" episode of Red Dwarf V. The best episode of them all. "Mr Flibble is very cross."


  1. Vurt's Garmin tips #1
    Make sure you garmin is fully charged the night before your race.

    Standing on the start line of the SHM half marathon with a Garmin that has just run out of battery is not fun :(

    i came 964th :)

  2. That would be disconcerting. A bit like discovering that your best friend who was going to pace you has decided to sleep in, or that your team which was favoured to win the teams event is one short.

  3. Ewen's Garmin tips #2:

    Don't turn it on the night before SMH to adjust settings and forget to turn it off. Result - flat battery.

    Tip #3:
    Turn it on 10 minutes or so before you need it... although the 305 is supposed to be quicker at finding those shy satellites.

  4. I'm not sure I know who Mr Flibble is/was.....What/Who are you talking about coach?

    That looks like a complicated piece of machinary, that should keep you amused for a while.

    And it wasn't my fault, I didn't sleep in, I just wasn't working and I wanted you to win :o)