Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

12TH JULY 2005

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Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
12/07/2013 at 07:31


strangely Tracey, when I woke up this morning I thought how fast the week has gone!

Yes Nutty, I'm having problems, this site is getting worse.  I can't see 'my bookmarks' and have to go all over the place to see the threads I post on. RW deny there is an issue!

I think, in regard to the get together, it may be the thing just to set a date and go with it, or it will not happen. There is probably not a date in the calender that everyone can go with.  The 17th August is likely to be difficult for me as it is one of the (many) grandchildrens' birthday. 

It seemed marginally cooler yesterday, or it may have been my imagination. I did get a longish stroll on the beach in the evening with the 3 year old grandson. He has so much energy that when I'm childminding it's much easier to let him have lots of space he can run around in. (No, it doesn't wear him out!). 

seren nos    pirate
12/07/2013 at 10:22

morning all.......

there is a lady new to the forums just posted i tri that she is doing the cymer tri and is nervous that it will be full of fast triathletes.......

I said it was a freindly one.didn't a few on here do it before..if so maybe you could reassure her of what to expect

12/07/2013 at 12:01

Morning - just by three minutes if I'm quick!!

You go for it Simon - got to keep the peace as Nutty says

Mmmmm Pie - set the date and they will come!

Not had notifications for a verrrrrry long time - given up bothering about it! - I just bookmark this thread and then have to jump to the latest post - easy enough for me as I only bother posting on this thread these days.

Interesting view on week length perspective there - not sure where I fit in on the week length spectrum?


12/07/2013 at 12:01

Drat - missed the morning by one minute!!!

12/07/2013 at 22:02

Evening all

Another lovely day.

Seren - I have supported Cymer Tri several times.  Its a great event catering for everyone.  There is a children's tri, a try -a-tri and then a longer tri.  Sue has completed it several times too.

17th August seems to be out.  24th is bank holiday, I am around, anyone else? The following weekend is the Roman Run.  I am hoping to do that one so if everyone else is free then, have a pie fest but I won't be there as the race starts at 12 in Brecon.  I know Michelle can't make that date as its her birthday. 

At least its the weekend

13/07/2013 at 09:07


24th August is a good day for pie... Mmmmmmmm pie

Hot day today... so many things I have still not got sorted - a couple of years ago I dug a well for the veg patch - we have drained it watering the veggies!! There must be thousands of gallons of water come past us here, but I am saving only a tiny fraction of it.... need a lorry load of water butts!!


13/07/2013 at 15:10

24th August is good for us.

Too hot for gardening or plane watching. Off for a swim I think...

13/07/2013 at 21:56

Evening all

Great about 24 August. 

It was very hot today.  I watched planes from back garden for 10 mins.  Swam this morning.  Little run this evening but too warm for much.  Next year, I suggest we make this weekend a pie gathering.  No crowds just pie!

Boffin - after such a wet summer seems crazy to run out of water but the ground dries up so quickly with all this heat.  A field of water butts maybe?


13/07/2013 at 23:30


I am fine for a get together whenever.

Jones, sorry about the Mara, but good luck to Helen. Take care in the heat, it is far too hot for it. A few years back they stopped the Paris Mara due to the temp !

Oh, yes, Steve, and thanks too for the advice about bike bits the other day. Very handy. Have upgraded bits on bike to centaur groupset. Am very impressed with the shifting and the way campag not only drops down but drops or rises one cog at a time all the time is superb. My ultegra groupset on my felt is far more random.

Was going to run today but took kids to air show and this eve it was far too hot even at 7. Cycled 15 miles instead.

14/07/2013 at 07:50

Ended up cycling down to Mumbles with the kids and eating cake in Verdi's. Didn't give any thought to the airshow so was utterly delighted when the Red Arrows started! Also saw the Lancaster bomber and the spitfires which was pretty amazing.

A friend borrowed our house last night for a little get together. It was amazing - I didn't have to cook or prepare anything but we had the most wonderful meal! It was so warm we ate outside and were out there until God knows what time, so the living room is tidy too.

I can't face running in this heat, I'm going to garden this morning while the front of the house is in shade. then go for a swim. 

14/07/2013 at 08:14


An air show... now I understand why the Red Arrows were flying... - didn't come over here though! Had I realised, I might have brought the children down - but then I am supposed to be painting the house, so probably not the best idea!

We were having contractors, but one let us down last year and the other is playing me, so I have sacked them and doing it myself now the hay is in.

Only thing is getting around the chimneys, triple extension for the outside edge and roof ladder for the inside edge is an option, but I prefer scaffold. - Going to cost as much in scaffolding as the contractor wanted!

I would scaffold it myself, but I don't have enough to reach that high - know where to buy scaffold tube Alex?

14/07/2013 at 09:56

Morning all.

Isn't this weather glorious. Had lot's of nice times, swims and dog walks. Not managed a run as I have a problem with my foot which if it continues will have to see the doctor

Other than that all is good.

Boff - try hiring a tower scaffold just for that bit or even price a cherry picker http://www.dylanthomascraneswales.co.uk/crane-plant-hire

Have a nice day all.

14/07/2013 at 14:13

I only hire scaf. It's a specialist job to errect and what is more I don't pay the rates the public pay. Thing is the boys who do it for me won't work up your way so can't solve your prob that way. Could you use a roof ladder.

Anyway, scaf might be seen as expensive relative to the cost of paint but relative to the cost of your life ? Rememebr even if contractors don't use it you could be done for manslaughter if you let them do it without. There has been a case where someone did get done for allowing a painting contractor to do stuff with ladders that should have been done with a scaf regardless fo the fact that they were self employed.

I have seen some pretty stupid thigns done to save a couple of bob on kit.

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
14/07/2013 at 17:30


I managed to avoid the airshow , I have a son who was obsessed with aeroplanes since I took him to his first airshow in Biggleswade some 25 years ago. I've been subject to them at every opportunity since. I don't like crowds, I don't much like noise. So two years ago was the last time for me. Having said that, I love seeing the Lancaster - it flew so low over my house yesterday that I could see the pilots eyebrows 

I went out with the 'easy' group of the CTC (aka cafe to cafe ) today. I nice civilised ride around the leafy lanes of South Wales with a pub lunch. We had lunch in that Plough and Harrow place that we went to with Phill some years ago do you remember?  It was pretty hot though, but not an aeroplane in sight 

14/07/2013 at 20:03

Evening all

Another lovely day.

Your ride sounds good  Sue.  The social side of any sport is always great.

Ran Ammanford 10k this morning. It was very warm.  Got first lady.  Feels great to get back although I felt like throwing the towel in after 2 miles in the heat today! Mother and Aunt visited this afternoon and did  a quick swim to cool down this evening.

Hope you get your problems sorted Boffin.

Sounds like you had a good day  yesterday Tracey.

RK - hope your injury gets better soon.

14/07/2013 at 20:04

Thanks NR and well done on your win today

14/07/2013 at 20:51

Any news from Tenby marathon?  Must have been tough today....

14/07/2013 at 22:14

Steve Walsh came 12th.

Results from Ammanford are up on onlineraceresults

15/07/2013 at 07:16

Morning all

Thanks WA. 

Monday again. 

15/07/2013 at 08:27

Morning all  Tenby was horrendously hot  so so glad  I didn't do it as the only way I would have finished was in an ambulance

Mrs Jones doesn't struggle in the heat at all but finished the race dizzy, unsteady on her feet and her hands cramped up solid so that she couldn't open them at all.

She was o.k after lots of fluids and a doughnut  and a lot better than the winner of the 1/2 who was also in the medical tent, covered in ice with a drip not knowing if he'd come first or last  

She said she knew she was in trouble at 7 miles which isn't great in a marathon and almost quit at halfway but just about finished in 4hrs.

She's really disappointed but amazed that she finished at all feeling like she did at halfway.

The overall winner was over 3 hrs and 1st female was 3hr 30 so I think everybody had a hard day

Whereas I had a lovely day sitting on the beach, having a paddle, eating ice cream and going on a lovely boat trip with some complete strangers, who may or may not have been serial killers. 

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