what 5 a side looks like on gps

My friend Tom asked what 5 a side looked like on a gps or Strava … well here Tom this is for you.

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pretty accurate for something that has a 5m accuracy. It isn’t telemetary but it gives a good idea of the pitch covered – a full 11 a side pitch would be much more accurate in terms of area covered.

i use a Garmin Fenix HRM GPS – like this one here – fantastic – esp now they have dropped in price

Still hating 5-a-side footie

My ankle is still killing me; the soft tissue damage seems to have lasted longer than I expected.

2 hours later

My foot is now strapped in an elastic ankle strap. I can safely say that at 40 my career in five a side football is now officially over. I think I will stick to this less dangerous sports like kite surfing and mountain biking.

24hrs later and really really hurting - bruise line to sole

Ouch my old age

5-a-side BAD

That just might be my last game – whether it is getting clattered and dislocating my finger or this swollen ankle where I turned quicker than my feet. Right ankle horribly swollen and have just bought elastic bandage as I am flying in an hour and that lower pressure will make it all puff up. Age is crap.