Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

12TH JULY 2005

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23/12/2012 at 14:27

"I blame years of under investment in infrastructure and over development.".....

Yup, me too. Maybe because we are such a small country, but compared to the rest of Europe, we have got an awful attitude to investing in rail, and that's both main parties and every administration I can remember.

Nice run today though! Started out grim - too much curry last night and general overindulgence all week made me fat and sluggish. Luckily enough, both Mandy and Linz were in the same state, so we plodded along together moaning gently till we warmed up. Felt good in the end though and it's the only possible answer to mince pie disease!

23/12/2012 at 14:37

Plus the Swans are 1-1 at HT as well Tracey.


Lord Beeching killed the railways.

23/12/2012 at 21:31

Evening all

Hope your friend got home safely Tracey.  At least it was dry outside today.

RK - it seems incredible that everything should grind to a halt so quickly, I agree...

WA - hope the problem in your garden got sorted.

Christmas Eve tomorrow - it will soon be over

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
24/12/2012 at 05:54

morning all - this time next week it'll be just about over and done with - I know it sounds a bit , but this over commercialisation really gets to me.

If anyone knows of a shop that doesn't blast out cheesy christmas songs for 2 months of the year, let me know, I'll do any shopping I have to do there! 


24/12/2012 at 09:23

Funnily enough Sue... I popped into Tesco in Sketty yesterday and they had VERY loud music blasting out of a little CD player by the tills. It was that horrid stuff that Alex sometimes subjects us to - what's it called? Acid-dub-house or something. Very odd.

So far this year, I have had an epic game of Trivial Pursuits, some good nights out with friends and watched Cabaret with my family (several of whom had never seen it and were completely delighted). Yes there's far too much money spent and food consumed but I'm taking the best I can from it and enjoying myself.

Don't know if this will help?

Edited: 24/12/2012 at 09:24
24/12/2012 at 22:11

Evening all

I have enjoyed catching up with everyone this year too.  Steered clear of shops as much as possible as I dislike the materialistic nature of it all.

Lunch with family today.  Very jolly and the baked cheesecake I made was very tasty even if it was like eating lard with all the ingredients!!

Have a great Christmas day all and look forward to catching up again soon

25/12/2012 at 18:45

Evening all and Happy Christmas

Kitchen is full of food - Let Foodmas begin Took the calves trimmings from the parsnips / spprouts and carrots - all home grown - they enjoyed their Foodmas

Sweetie made a pudding just for the children - basically it was chocolate, cream, caramel condensed milk and icing sugar on a biscuit base - awesome!

Wishing you all have a good, safe Christmas.


25/12/2012 at 23:52

Evening all

My Christmas has been like an eatathon!! Enjoyed

Sounds like life on the farm is good Boffin.


26/12/2012 at 09:07
Morning people

Here we go again, another boxing day of life.
26/12/2012 at 09:38

Morning all, happy indigestionmass!

Well, a thoroughly lovely time was had by all. Just off for a short and gentle plod, don't know how this is going to go, feel rather like I've been poisoned at the mo!

Boff... I'm suspicious of how familiar you seem to be with "the children's" pudding...


26/12/2012 at 09:57

Morning all. Hope all are well and are enjoying the festive season?

Ospreys - v - Scarlets todau - promises to be a cracker.

26/12/2012 at 16:12
Any news from Glynneath 5? Looked a wet one?
seren nos    pirate
26/12/2012 at 16:24

glad I went out early for a relaxed 10 miler as it started raining not long after i got back and hasn't stopped


26/12/2012 at 18:01

Evening all

Seem to have timed it well then Seren; now you can feel smugly satisfied.

Tracey - indeed I do have a confession; the children's pudding looked far too nice not to be sampled - went well with traditional Chrostams pud!

Well in to the left over food phase now, fantastic; ridges full of food - no need to cook anything!

I do enjoy Foodmas


26/12/2012 at 22:06

Evening all

Tracey - hope you enjoyed your run.

Boffin - its Christmas.  You can cake for supper, chocolate for breakfast.  Its allowed!!

Seren - you were wise going out early.

Glynneath 5 was very wet and cold.  Good to catch up with lots of people though.  Got 2nd lady, first vet and a pb for the course

26/12/2012 at 22:30

Adam has asked

"Why did Santa deliver loads of crap presents up Mama's and not things I wanted like he delivered down here"

"Well Adam, because he thought you might want something different up there"

"That's what Mama said"

... so he has obviously put the same question to his grandmother !

26/12/2012 at 22:32

Adam has been doing toy reviews too. All done in one take, all his own words. Not scripted or anything.


26/12/2012 at 22:36

26/12/2012 at 22:39

Anyway, Glynneath 5 for me today. Not really been running fast enough recently and I could tell. Needed to knock out a few 5:30 miles for the downhill bit of the course and managed 5:45 / 6:13. Was actually faster on the way back as I find it easier to run up hill than down.

Glynneath was wet, it hammered down for 15 mins before the start and despite trying to warm up I was freezing setting off. Soon warmed up though.

Hope Christmas has gone well for everyone. I don't kmow how RK copes with all his parties,

27/12/2012 at 08:28
Morning : -)
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