Other G-Shock watches I like the look of

Casio G-Shock Radio Atomic Controlled Multi Band 5 GW-M5600BC-1JF


  • Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan)
  • Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
  • Auto receive function (6 times per day)
  • Manual receive function
  • Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60
  • Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz
  • Tough Solar Power
  • Shock Resistant
  • 200M Water Resistant
  • Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
  • World Time – 29 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
  • 5 Daily Alarms (1 with snooze)
  • Countdown Timer
  • Measuring unit: 1/10 second
  • Countdown range: 1 minute to 60 minutes
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
  • Measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99″
  • Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Hourly Time Signal
  • Button Tone Operation On/Off
  • Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
  • 12/24 Hour Formats
  • Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
  • Case Size : 46.7 X 43.2 X 12.7 mm
  • Weight 101.3 g

Another Day – Another 5km Race

Weather for the day

Getting very very bored of the Z lake route but another run today for some company that is leaving.


3:44 / 4:03 / 4:14 / 4:22 / 4:07

Another Sh... Shirt
20min 44sec
Andrew 23min 25sec
Sterling 24min 50sec
Rob 28min 09sec
Chris (torn calf) walked in 35min + ..... muttering

5km Breast Cancer Race

2nd Race in a week but this one in drag.

There weren't 8000 runners - maybe 2000

A bunch of us again. Yazz outdid himself looking like a pro on the hunt for punters.

Do'nt know what I was doing here?

And then GO GO GO … started right at the back of the field where we had been chatting to a bunch of girl soldiers in full kit doing a forced march thing for the 5km (although the cleanliness of the kit made me think this was their first time out) so had to spend half the race barging through the crowd before it was clear enough to run. My km splits were:

4:18      3:53        4:07     4:08     4:15     so not the best results. 1 full minute slower in drag.

20:46 finished
28:00 but pretty all the way
30:30 but obviously put off by the beauty

Running in the heat

morning sun HOT HOT HOT

Sometimes like this morning when I stepped out at 6:30am and the temp was already 30C degrees, I begin to contemplate how MAD something like the the Marathon Des Sables is.  My run was just over 5km and I wasn’t even going that fast but came back like a sweat beast.

sweaty post run

Another 5km race on Saturday – this time for Breast Cancer Awareness (giving my colleague ample excuse to dress up like a lady) so will probably have to make an occasion of it and be more sociable instead of aiming to break that 20min mark ……

Weather prediction for the day HOT