FFS what's with the weather?

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05/02/2014 at 15:05
Last year it was awful too. Walking back to the car after Wokingham Half I thought I was going to freeze to death.
The weekend before VLM it was snowing but 7 days later red hot.
05/02/2014 at 16:41

Yup, Wokingham was also bracing.  I'd forgotten, but thanks for the reminder!

seren nos    pirate
05/02/2014 at 17:03

I love races to be bracing......as long as its dry....hanging around at the start in pissing down rain isn't nice.....

 

05/02/2014 at 20:08

Ye-e-e-e-es, I was at Wokingham too last year and "bracing" is one way of describing it

06/02/2014 at 10:49

I remember both Wokingham and Reading half-marathons being wet and cold, and in both I remember struggling to change my runing shoes when I got back to the car.

Looks like Wokingham this weekend will be the same

cougie    pirate
06/02/2014 at 11:22
March 2012 I did a duathlon and it was baking hot - real summer weather. We sunbathed after.

March 2013 and I was climbing through snowbanks 10 feet tall.

I'm doing the duathlon again this year - I might need huskies.
06/02/2014 at 12:15

No drought this summer - official:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26049927

07/02/2014 at 12:25

I think I have "trenchfoot".....

07/02/2014 at 12:48

Last spring the Royal Parks replaced some turf under the trees in Green Park. It's all gone now, just mud 

07/02/2014 at 12:53

Living by the sea I have the unparalleled joy of being blown to absolute heck and beyond by gale force winds. In fact I am thinking of learning to sail so I can learn how to tack thus use the wind to my advantage no matter which way it is blowing - seemingly a headwind in any direction.

I have however discovered an excellent website where one can share their annoyance with fellow annoyeds www.vestandrants.com 

I wouldn't mind a bit of "bracing" weather now and again but this has been going on far too long! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr   

07/02/2014 at 13:12

The sun is shining, yay

Out for a brisk and hilly 5 miler, staying well clear of the river. Wokingham Half on Sunday, looks like more rain just ahead of it but clear-ish on the day. Phew.

07/02/2014 at 15:19
cougie wrote (see)
March 2012 I did a duathlon and it was baking hot - real summer weather. We sunbathed after.

March 2013 and I was climbing through snowbanks 10 feet tall.

I'm doing the duathlon again this year - I might need huskies.

Biggest mistake I've made in a duathlon was at the Dambuster (national champs), March last year, when I decided that leaving my gloves off for the bike leg might save me a bit of time in transition.  Oh. Dear. 

I'm trying not to complain too much about the weather here, we've got it pretty light compared to west country folk.

07/02/2014 at 15:47

I'm in the West Country, not far from Dawlish.  I'm no expert, but the train line there looks it's going to need some "propping up".

http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276269/Article/images/20566607/5777866-large.jpg

 

07/02/2014 at 15:52

Fantastic, yet again the news will be about a spot of rain down south.

07/02/2014 at 16:27

A spot of rain?

Perhaps you should go down and see it for yourself? Take waders.

seren nos    pirate
07/02/2014 at 16:35

agree with max though.

 if the weather is bad up north or in scotland you rarely hear about it.....in the south and its everywhere you look......

we had sunshine and blueskies today for a while...amazing break in the weather

tomorrow local park run has had to be cancelled due to the high chances of the branches coming down off the trees in the gales

07/02/2014 at 17:02

The old West Country isn't usually referred to as part of "down south", in fairness.  The usual stories on the local news are to do with runaway cows from a field, or the closing of a phone box

I suppose this is quite a big story though as this is the train line down to Plymouth and onto Cornwall and it's going to be out of action for an estimated six weeks.  Not forgetting all the poor sods who have been washed out.

Seren, our local parkrun (Killerton in Exeter) is cancelled too, due to safety reasons.

Edited: 07/02/2014 at 17:02
seren nos    pirate
07/02/2014 at 17:11

Our cross country tomorrow has been shortened......

seems pointless to me...if everyone travels all that way to run then it doesn't matter if you run 8k or 10k does it...once you are wet and muddy  it  stays that way until you stop

07/02/2014 at 18:06

You are not wrong about 'News' in the west country Big G. Some time ago the front page on the local paper was 'Hub-caps stolen'

A nice bit of flooding is a god send for local news-hounds


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