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07/02/2013 at 22:08
GBM - If you prefer an easy one on the mww sat, that's fine with me.
07/02/2013 at 22:11

RC--Thanks but i'm probably working on Saturday. I will see how i feel on Sunday and maybe venture out then. I won't be diving straight back in with a 20 miler anyway. 

07/02/2013 at 22:14

GBM - Well said. It is great to be competitive and to do our best when representing the club but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that for most people running is a hobby, a fantastic way of keeping fit and healthy, a social activity and a chance to take part in some great races.

J8 - See you Sat.

Race List

Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB
Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB
Sat 23 Feb - National XC champs - NI, RB
Sun 03 Mar - High Legh 10k - RB, BB
Sat 09 Mar - Grindleford Gallop - ES, GBM, BB, Jonah, FOAR, TB, MH, Kwaka! Sat 09 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz
Sat 09 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI, BHB
Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC
Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 17 Mar - Wolf's Pit FR (Shatton, nr Bamford) - Daz
Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB, Kwaka!
Sun 24 Mar - Edale Skyline - Daz
Sat 30 March - Rivington Pike - ES
Sat 06 April - Pendle Hill - ES
Sun 14 Apr - Kinder Downfall - Daz
Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB
Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC, Kwaka, ST, TB
Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - Jonah, mort, Kwaka, ST, UB
Sun 05 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI
Wed 08 May - Rainow - ES, Daz, GBM
Sun 12 May - Chester Half - Mttb
Wed 15 May - Shining Tor - ES, GBM
Fri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG - Daz, GBM, UB, PPP
Sun 19 May - Cardiff Ultra - NI
Sun 26 May - Bupa Great Manchester Run - ES, RC, BHB
Wed 29 May - Kettleshulme - ES, GBM
Sat 01 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Sun 23 June - Kinder Trog - ES, NI, GBM
Sat 29 Jun - Llandudno world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Tue 09 July thru Sat 13 July - Coast to Coast Run (140 miles) - ES
Sat 07 Sep - Bullock Smithy Hike - UB, GBM,Jonah, ES, FOAR
Sun 15 Sep - Great North Run - FOAR
Sun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon - Mttb
Sun 20 Oct - Yorkshire Marathon - UB, Jonah, RC

07/02/2013 at 22:37

SW-apologies to M, didn't recognise the DDT.

Btw-does everyone else have the same problem, when you copy and paste the race list, before they altered the site it was ok, now it all has to be justified (sorted).

07/02/2013 at 22:44

J8, if you do a 5k soon you will probably get on the Top 20 V50 UK rankings list; you only need to run 18:54. That would impress everyone who posts on the site www.boringcompetitivebanterforknobs.com.

But it doesn't matter if you don't 'cos you could always go to www.imcrapsopretendtobenoncompetitive,com to get your ego massaged regardless of whether you achieve it or not. 

So heads you win and tails you win too!

07/02/2013 at 23:18

Clairster, funnily enough, after all the palava about trying to get it to work etc., he upgraded to a Garmin bike version!!! So I will return the garmin to you. I could drop it off with you on my way home one night.

Then I could pick up the ANT thingy, how come you've got a spare??

I'm in no rush BTW as I still haven't figured out how to work the damn thing properly yet.

08/02/2013 at 07:48
SARQ- AFTER ALL THAT!!!!!!!!?
08/02/2013 at 08:17

GBM - awesome post, really inspiring stuff, good luck for the next one!

08/02/2013 at 08:24

TB - he is 2nd claim DDT. Tends to run for DDT in Yorkshire races - Stockport for stuff further afield.

 

08/02/2013 at 08:28

JMC--Thank you! I'm really insecure and so i needed my ego massaging. 

 

 

08/02/2013 at 10:28

J8, I just need to point out that I wasn't suggesting you were crap.  It was a general comment related to current theme of the thread.  I think I will just shut up and run some races.

08/02/2013 at 10:41

BHB - Can't believe you are posting such negative comments. I mean we all know J8 is slow - but he's not "crap".

Can't you be a little bit more encouraging?

08/02/2013 at 11:32

TB - I have no probs with the race list

Race List

Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB
Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB
Sat 23 Feb - National XC champs - NI, RB
Sun 03 Mar - High Legh 10k - RB, BB
Sat 09 Mar - Grindleford Gallop - ES, GBM, BB, Jonah, FOAR, TB, MH, Kwaka!
Sat 09 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz
Sat 09 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI, BHB
Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC
Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 17 Mar - Wolf's Pit FR (Shatton, nr Bamford) - Daz
Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB, Kwaka!
Sun 24 Mar - Edale Skyline - Daz
Sat 30 Mar - Rivington Pike - ES
Sat 06 Apr - Pendle Hill - ES
Sun 14 Apr - Kinder Downfall - Daz
Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB
Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC, Kwaka, ST, TB
Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - Jonah, mort, Kwaka, ST, UB
Sun 05 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI
Wed 08 May - Rainow - ES, Daz, GBM
Sun 12 May - Chester Half - Mttb
Wed 15 May - Shining Tor - ES, GBM
Fri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG - Daz, GBM, UB, PPP
Sun 19 May - Cardiff Ultra - NI
Sun 26 May - Bupa Great Manchester Run - ES, RC, BHB
Wed 29 May - Kettleshulme - ES, GBM
Sat 01 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Sun 23 Jun - Kinder Trog - ES, NI, GBM
Sat 29 Jun - Llandudno world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Sat 29 Jun - Buttermere Horseshoe FR - Daz
Tue 09 July thru Sat 13 July - Coast to Coast Run (140 miles) - ES
Sat 27 Jul - Old Crown Round - Daz
Sat 07 Sep - Bullock Smithy Hike - UB, GBM,Jonah, ES, FOAR
Sun 15 Sep - Great North Run - FOAR
Sun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon - Mttb
Sun 20 Oct - Yorkshire Marathon - UB, Jonah, RC

 

Edited: 08/02/2013 at 11:32
08/02/2013 at 11:50

The race list does my head in - it takes up far too much space. Couldn't we just limit it to races I am running in?

08/02/2013 at 12:37

BHB- No offence taken, but I will have a go at a 5k race this year.

JMC- I know I'm slow, never tried to hide the fact.

08/02/2013 at 12:40

JMC-it depends if you're going to complete them
DAZ- please elucidate, you being the IT man,  as i copy and paste but it comes out continuous, and then it's hold enter and shift at the same time, to obtain each individual line which is a pain.

08/02/2013 at 13:21

TB - I have the same issue and having spent ages reorganising the list, i realised I had forgotton to seperate Grindleford Gallop from Haworth Hobble - apologies to DTS ! 

08/02/2013 at 13:30

On the subject on the race list, I'm glad to see nobody has entered Liverpool Marathon on 13th Oct. I've just had an e-mail from the organisers to say its been cancelled !

08/02/2013 at 13:43

thought it might be that you had your Forum Editor set to Basic rather than Advanced WSYIWYG, but tried setting mine back to Basic and still have no probs
also, I use Firefox, so tried IE... and still have no probs
so other than pointing out that the sun shines on the righteous, I am stumped

08/02/2013 at 13:46
OK on a more sombre note.

Some good friends of mine have three children, including a baby daughter. Their eldest is 7, he is in year 3 and goes to my boy's school. He has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. So tragically, he is going to die.

I am going to do London and Manchester marathons to raise a bit of money. Small beer to most on the thread I know, but hopefully not the wider community. I am not sure the best mechanism to make this easier as it is for an individual, any ideas? The school have a "Magic Moments" fund and have had a couple events already to raise money which have gone very well

I would like to set up an on line donation page but they are all linked to named charities it seems.

The parents don't want any attention drawn to him so I am not giving out the names on a public forum. They have not sought any help.

Anyway, the idea is to raise some money so they can spend time together, go on holiday, day trips etc. in the time they have left together.

I know loads of you do charity stuff and we all get bombarded etc etc so no worries.

But if you would like to help please PM me to pledge an amount. Unless I can find a more convenient solution.

or email

paulepayne@orange.net

I am going to enter the Manchester Marathon to raise money for Christies directly as well if anyone prefers to sponsor a registered charity rather than an individual as such. I am going to ask the kids at my school to donate to this.
Edited: 08/02/2013 at 13:51
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