Let the training commence!

By Bryan Parsons

26 March 2015


Two of the SpiderGroup Team will be running the first ever Bristol to Bath Marathon in 2015. The event takes place on the 25th October 2015 and is a brand new marathon, starting in Bristol and finishing in Bath via the Gloucestershire countryside.

Chris Marshall, one of SpiderGroup’s 2nd line Support and Infrastructure engineers, and Bryan Parsons, our Operations Manager, will both be running the event in October. There are still places available in this great new event if anyone out there is interested?!

Training with technology

Chris and Bryan are both taking advantage of the latest fitness gadgets to help them with their training during the coming months.

Chris is a fitness fanatic anyway but has recently started using the Fitbit Charge HR. This clever device monitors your workouts, daily step count and heart rate, with other features including sleep monitoring and caller ID.

Chris said about the device “It’s really helping me keep my training on track and I can set challenges against other FitBit users to keep me motivated”.

Bryan is using some of the fitness apps available on the iPhone, including the Nike+ Running app to track his runs and performance and set personnel challenges and the Moves app to track daily activity. Both of these apps have an impact on the iPhone’s battery performance but they seem fairly accurate.

Bryan said about the iPhone apps “I’m having to charge my iPhone twice a day so long term I may have to look at other options but it’s good being able to keep track of my progress”.

What’s next…

If you’re taking part, let us know and we’ll keep an eye out for you on the day.

We’ll let you know how Chris and Bryan get on in the marathon.


For more information, call us on 0117 933 0570 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

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