OR IS IT????
Forumites the clocks and your watches go back one hour at 2 am on Sunday 31st October, 2010. So you can get an extra hour in your warm bed.
Twice a year in the UK we change our clocks, on the last Sunday in March we go one hour forward
and the last Sunday in October we go one hour backwards.
What is the POINT?
Totally irrelevant, but when I searched for Runnersworld on the Yahoo search engine thingy one of the options that came up as I was typing was Karen Samuel Runnersworld
Extra hour in bed on Sunday... Woohoo!!! Boo hiss to it being dark when I go out for my run after work...
For 2011: The clocks will change SUNDAY 27th MARCH and 30th OCTOBER
For 2012: The clocks will change SUNDAY 25th MARCH and 28th OCTOBER
I must make a note of that in my diary...
What are you talking about???
This should keep you busy > http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~jsm28/british-time/
As for the reasons behind the actual date the clocks go forward / back....
...the period beginning at one o'clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in March and ending at one o'clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in October.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
I did say it was totally irrelevant, do you not understand what that means?? Seeing another post from you reminded me about the Yahoo search thingy...
Unless you mean the Woohoo extra hour in bed bit, in which case as the clocks go back 10am will become 9am so I can stay in bed for longer... And running in the dark after work, 6pm will become 5pm so when I go out at what will be 6pm it would be 7pm if the clocks hadn't changed by which time its dark.
Why don't they just change it half an hour and then leave it alone!!
I remember one year in my childhood that they experimented and didn't change the clocks one year and I remember my dad walking me to school in the pitch dark - so it's probably not all that irrelevant.
(I've just googled this to see if it was true and I'm not having some kind of brain spasm -it did happen it was in 1978 or 1979)
Karen Samuel wrote (see)
CazSoul,What are you talking about???
I like the clocks changing. No real reason to like it but I do.
Tons of countries do the same, its really no big deal.
Apparently there are advantages for changing the clock backwards and forwards
Here are few:- Less road incidents/Less fatality
Farmers and certain workers can work longer during the day time
Use of less of electricity
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