Saturday, August 19, 2017


All I did was walk up a small mountain. Stood around for two hours. Received the occasional dib - ooh er misses - from the runners as they reached my checkpoint - not a euphemism, and then jogged back down again. I feel surprisingly whacked.

I was impressed by the very effective simplicity of the electronic wizardry used to record the runners through the checkpoints. Namely, rfid wristbands and an android phone with nfc. The app worked really well and I was able to see when the runners went through all the checkpoints and not just my own. It was also possible to watch the race unfold in real time on the web - for those not wanting to venture into the mountains.

Hopefully, I'll manage a run of my own tomorrow.... 

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