The table below appeared in the January 2010 edition of the South African Runner’s World. According to that I’m close to being an old timer with some of the ultra guy qualities added. I really enjoyed reading this table and can relate well to being an ultra guy old timer. I certainly have a lack of gadgets and run in old shirst!
At least I’ve worked through my 1980’s and early 1990’s t-shirts. I currently run in my 1998 t-shirts, working my way through the piles of t-shirts from races all over.
One area where I’ve upgraded my old timer status is the no gadgets area. I’ve replaced my water bottle with a hydration pack for the longer runs.
The most recent upgrade is a running belt to carry my gels and other goodies on long runs. I’ve been using these plastic bags that I pin to my shorts. They work fine, but the newer bags (I use money bags from the banks) are smaller than and not as strong as the older ones. So I decided to finally get myself a proper runner’s belt.
So am I moving into the age of gadgets and goodies? Maybe a little, but I’m very far from any electronic gadget. For now I’m still happy being an old timer.