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GAMES ON THE RUN

Mobile GPS technology could make running more fun, writes PAUL HALFORD

I CAN'T be the only one who has had to occasionally put up with mid-run conversations about “Strava segments”. For the few uninitiated readers, segments are running routes of varying lengths on the popular cycling and running activity-logging website, for which course records can be set.

It has led to what seems to me to be an obsession among some. The only course records (I wish!) or personal bests I want to set are in real races – not on a training day. Yet some are specifically targeting segment records – even if these are crazily short for distance runners, such as 30 seconds to one minute. Some have even been rumoured to do a run carrying racing flats which they put on specifically for their Strava segment attack!

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