Category Archives: Film Friday

Film Friday – A Day in the Life of Jonny Brownlee (Andrew)

The YouTube summary describes this video as:

“What does a day in the life of triathlon superstar Jonny Brownlee look like? Take a look at Jonny‚Äôs triathlon training, recovery, nutrition, relaxing at home and meet the dogs in this candid and unique view into his life in Yorkshire!”

What it should say is:

“Do you want to see how Jonny Brownlee hangs his wetsuit, does his washing and how he keeps his trainers in the back of his car? Take a look at Jonny’s non-glamorous triathlon training in this candid and unique view in his life in Yorkshire!”

A very good video to show what an average day looks like for a world champion who has to keep his kit in his car just like everyone else.

Film Friday – Stripey Hat Guy (Iain)

Film Friday is a weekly recommendation of one video to watch this weekend.

The only time I’ve ever seen a YouTuber in the flesh was in Strathblane. A man walked past me wearing a stripey hat. I turned to my wife and said “Do you know who that was? It was Stripey Hat Guy!”

She gave me a look that screamed seriously underwhelmed.

She doesn’t watch as much YouTube as I do.

Anyway, here is Stripey Hat Guy. He makes great videos about Scottish hills, trails and walks.

Film Friday: Olympic Swimmer Attempts Navy SEAL Test (Andrew)

A Ronseal video – it does exactly what it says on the tin/YouTube link. An Olympic swimmer, a former world record holder, attempts to pass the fitness test to become a Navy SEAL, the US equivalent of the SAS.

While the video is largely filmed at one track and doesn’t feature any rotating drone shots or epic landscapes it does feature one thing you may not have seen before – an entirely new swim stroke. It turns out that the Navy SEALs use a combination of breast stroke and free style to swim in a hybrid stroke that looks like you’re constantly changing your mind about what stoke to use while swimming. Check it out.

Film Friday – The Town That Exists For A Week (Andrew)

Not quite a sporting video this week but one that features a town where everyone cycles rather than drives – and it only exists for one week a year.

This is the town of Black Rock City. If you don’t know Black Rock City it’s a town that exists for just a week each year as an entire community is built for the Burning Man festival. And we’re not just talking about a collection of tents, like at Glastonbury or any other UK festival. This is a proper town with shops, roads, bars and massive sky high works of art.

As the video explains the town is so big that the only way to get around is to use your bike, all of which are modified and decorated like a Mad Max extra.

I don’t know when Burning Man will go ahead again but, if it does, this video provides a fascinating look at the town Burning Man built.