Health and Fitness

Information and resources for leading a healthy, active lifestyle!

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme Lockdowns notwithstanding, my plan and diary for cycling in 2021 will continue to focus on long-distance rides throughout the year, hopefully spiced up with audax, time trialling and sportive events. 2021 targets ... (more)

A Social Feed

This is a feed of everything I'm interested in, filtered and categorised according to my choices. Channels: Twitter (multiple accounts) Facebook groups Facebook pages Google+ LinkedIn Flickr Youtube Website RSS Webpage updates ... (more)

John Swindells

John Swindells I am a career professional in software development, becoming proficient in various systems and languages since 1992. In recent years I have been especially active in web and mobile app projects. I stepped down in April ... (more)

Crivit products

The Crivit® product range If you're looking for outdoors clothing or accessories, you could do worse than to browse the Crivit® range. Crivit® is a brand of German supermarket Lidl's, so it's most convenient for UK customers to head down ... (more)


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2021 Norfolk Tour de Broads

There was a wide variety of distance options for the event, and I opted for the longest one (150 miles). (more)

Elsa with a mouse

We gave Elsa a dead mouse today (from an electrocuter mouse trap) and she absolutely loved playing with it! She would grab it, toss it around and pounce on it. Sister Tess wasn't remotely interested. (more)

Eastern Region Championships (round 8)

event info Round 8 of the Eastern Cross League incorporates the regional championships, and is at Trinity Park in Ipswich More info is on the Eastern Cross website. (more)

A couple of new kittens

New arrivals Say hello to our two new female kittens! They are 13 weeks old, and are utterly adorable. We expect our old boy Nero (now nine years old) to have his work cut out being boss. Day two to day four Here they are - still ... (more)

Women's Tour comes to Clacton

The penultimate stage of the 2021 Women's Tour started at the new sports park in Colchester and did two laps of the Tendring peninsula, finishing on Clacton seafront just south-west of the pier. (more)

2021 Autumn Equinox

On Wednesday, September 22nd, I worked a cycle ride into my working day that included sunrise and sunset on this Autumn Equinox. (more)

Panic buying at petrol stations

There's panic at the pumps! Due to a bit of a supply issue, everyone now seems determined to fill their tank. Demand is huge, and supplies really are running low. The cause appears to be a combination of long-term driver shortages and a ... (more)

Blickling Parkrun, September 4 2021

I usually help with timekeeping at the parkrun, but today I was given a marshalling job - so took the opportunity to take a few snaps and record some video on my Drift Ghost bike-mounted camera. (more)