London Marathon Tracking

Over the years I’ve tried various tracking methods for the London Marathon, none of which have worked well.  This year, I’m going with some more resilient and proven technology.  I’ll probably sign up with the Adidas offering too, just to see if it works.

First, as I already have Google Latitude on my phone, I’ll be using that.  If you have Google Maps on your mobile, add martinlittle@gmail.com and you’ll be able to see where I am on the route.  You can also track via the web in iGoogle.  All you need to do is sign up for a Google account and add me as a friend.

Secondly, as an avid user of Nokia Sports Tracker, I’m planning to live broadcast my route and running information (pace, time) as I go.  You’ll be able to see my route on my profile page on Sunday (26th April)  morning, after 9.30am BST.

The Italian Job: Saving The Gold

One of my favourite films is the Italian Job, which ends with the stolen gold hanging over the edge of a mountain in the back of a bus.  The Royal Socity of Chemistry held a competition to work out how to save the gold, and here’s the solution.  Brilliant!

Goodbye, Woolies




29/12/2008

Originally uploaded by martinlittle

The very last few people making their way into the Woolworths store on Lothian Road, before the doors were closed forever.

As a child I remember going to Woolworths and buying 7″ singles, tapes, CDs, sweets and Lego. More recently I went there to buy pens and all those other things I could never find around Edinburgh.

Goodbye, farewell.