Category Archives: Sport
It was inevitable that the selection of London to host the Olympic Games would bring into focus some of the consequences of the UK’s measurement muddle. Metric Views looks at one aspect, the measurement of body height and weight, measured … Continue reading
With the London Marathon being run today, it is timely to remember the metric origins of the marathon, and to puncture the myth that it is a race measured in imperial units. Likes(1)Dislikes(1)
Does the failure of the English World Cup bid have any lessons for supporters of completing metrication?
What on earth has the football World Cup got to do with metrication? Nothing, you might say…but…on reflection, is there a connection? Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
Martin Vlietstra, a frequent contributor to MetricViews, passes on some misgivings about on the 2010 London Marathon. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
Walking has never been so attractive. It’s cheap, it keeps you fit and it gets you away from the crowds. Yesterday’s launching of a new interactive website on Ben Nevis draws together for the first time a UK-wide peak challenge … Continue reading
This weekend thousands of runners will test themselves to the full in the annual Flora London Marathon. At 42.195 km, it is a race of endurance. But why 42.195 km? That is tied up in the history of the 1908 … Continue reading