What's your other sport?

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08/03/2013 at 16:07

Been a while since starting a topic and I was just chatting with somebody a minute ago and it gave me a thought.

Firstly do you run for runnings sake? IE to compete ?

Some people run for other sports to keep the fitness up!

Secondly, do you have another sport?

I dabble with caving (am I the only caver on here?), MTB, cycling and anything else that could possibly cause me a nasty death



08/03/2013 at 16:11

I run to keep fit and balance my love of food.  

I do take part in races, but I'm only competing with myself 

I also cycle, again for fitness and fat control.

I have been known to go bowling once every five years or so.

08/03/2013 at 16:13

See bowling could start another debate on whether it's a sport - bit like darts??

08/03/2013 at 16:16

I run to relieve stress, keep fit and atempt to balance out my bread and cheese addiction.  I'm forced to cycle by my OH, but secretly quite enjoy it once I'm out there.  I used to play hockey regularly and am quite keen to get back to that once I've settled in at the new place and found my way around.  I've already booked myself in for boot camp classes there, so that I can tone up and hopefully develop some core strength in the hope that it will improve my running.

08/03/2013 at 16:41

I run to compete, but like Wilkie says, I'm only competing against myself!

Apart from running, I love boxing and Pilates. Boxing for fun, stress relief and fat burning, Pilates for strength and to fix all the things that running and desk work do to my body! Also do some weights for general fitness.

08/03/2013 at 16:44

Run for fitness and because my AS will probably mean I can't some day, I thought I'd better find out what I was going to be missing... if that makes sense.


Play a bit of golf but that's very rare these days. Mostly I sit down. There's an art to a good sit.

08/03/2013 at 17:01
I did kickboxing and MMA for years but a couple of years ago I decided I wad too old for that so took up running as its easier to fit around family life.
I also cycle a bit and do the (very) occasional tri.
08/03/2013 at 17:14
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

Mostly I sit down. There's an art to a good sit.

Booo    pirate
08/03/2013 at 17:19

I run because ... hmmm actually I don't know why I run ... I run because I found out I can!

With work, family, dogs and running, I don't tend to have any 'spare' time left to indulge in another sport (and keep my sanity!). Although I used to play badminton fairly regularily a few years back.


08/03/2013 at 17:21

Husband baiting.

08/03/2013 at 17:24

I run as I used it to get fit, found out I actually enjoyed it after the initial shock to the system and now get competitive with myself over improving my times.


Other than that I enjoy cycling, play football regularly and go swimming (not been in a while now though). I've done a few sprint triathlons, but the last one was back in 2009.

08/03/2013 at 17:30

I run for running's sake, although I wouldn't describe myself as being particularly competitive.

Other sports are cycling (commuting and occasionally mountain biking) and snowboarding.


LIVERBIRD    pirate
08/03/2013 at 17:47
Karate, as a teenager.
I passed my black belt with flying colours and used to enjoy seeing the look on people's faces when I pulled my belt out of my bag and people realised I wasn't a newbie. I didn't look like your average martial artist.
08/03/2013 at 17:52

i cycle for commuting, and i like cycle events, doing london to brighton again this year with a team from work , also the bedfordshire cycletta  - womens only cycle event because its nice day out

i run because i like my own company and peace, and it makes me feel great and my legs look better, and i'm always impressed by runners so i wanted to join in 

i plan to do events (first 10k on sunday) next year i want to a marathon  

i occasionally swim as the husband  trains for triathlons, he is a gd swimmer , i am not , and spend more time showering than in the pool 

08/03/2013 at 17:56
Rally navigator County hockey goal keeper
08/03/2013 at 20:51
TheVicar wrote (see)

See bowling could start another debate on whether it's a sport - bit like darts??


Is caving a sport?

08/03/2013 at 20:57

Wiki calls it a recreational pastime.  Also called *spelunking*!

08/03/2013 at 21:09

Its a pretty rubbish spectator sport Hmmm dictionary says "a sport is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess"

I suppose you don't compete but people do speed caving where they try and do a cave in quickest time

Dave - Rally navigator thats quality that must be some fun

08/03/2013 at 21:13

I started running for fitness for other sports. I play competitive indoor volleyball and beach volleyball in the summer. Progressed to parkruns, last year did my first half mara and first sprint tri. Finding it hard to fit everything in though and have become bit lazy as well. Working on that.

08/03/2013 at 21:19


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