'Mature' runners.

Older runners meet here.

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27/01/2003 at 08:48
You may count my teeth if you like :-)
27/01/2003 at 08:49
Winder if that's why they've pinched my picture?
27/01/2003 at 08:59
Morning old folks. Trust I find you well, or at least with a pulse.

Do you often invite people to count your teeth Helen?
27/01/2003 at 09:22
Can't remember the last time I insulted you JJ.

Don't want to bore everyone into stupefaction with PFI stuff but the whole on/off balance sheet question is very tricky from the perpective of all players. All to do with the underlying substance of the transactions - see Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 5, as if anyone gave a damn.

Our financial models usually include a switch to make the scheme on or off balance sheet from the point of view of the PFI company and will work happily either way, depending on what the procurer (i.e. the public sector) wants.
27/01/2003 at 09:25
JJ, Helen: If you like you can send me your teeth and I wil count them for you.

Good morning everyone.
27/01/2003 at 09:34
Morning all. Very happy as I did my first 3 miles after a couple of months of knee problems. Oops, sorry, that's about running.
One of the north London squirrels actually ventured into my kitchen on Saturday. Probably in search of monkey nuts, now he's scoffed all my snowdrop bulbs.
Burnt Out Everard - can I get back to you on the hairy back? This requires careful thinking about.
27/01/2003 at 09:54
Sorry but I have reported this thread to the moderator....
It is not what it reports to be!
MATURE runner....that suggests sensible conversation, perhaps discussion on the finner points of running, you know the sort of stuff you would find on Ron's thread. Perhaps even discussion of what it was like running as a small boy during the blitz or refueling when rationing was in place.
27/01/2003 at 10:02
BBB, that's not fair. The minds of these old folks are wandering and us youngsters just have to nod politely and stay with the subject to humour them.
27/01/2003 at 10:04
Mmmm, BBB - the finner points of running. Good point. I find fins aren't too useful when I run, although I understand a large dorsal fin can be very attractive in the mature runner.
JJ - yes, the knee held out. I've only ever had problems with my right knee, and after a trip to the podiatrist and with the aid of a knee tubey thing, I'm coming back slowly. Saturday's run was fantastic, and I couldn't believe it when I say THREE herons on the towpath.
27/01/2003 at 10:14
'saw' not 'say' - knee problem has now spread to fingers.
27/01/2003 at 10:16
Good ifea to restrat the thread - RW should erase some of the old large chitchat type threads (see Laura's guide)

A thread for the mature runner, but who says mature runners always have to behave maturely.

I find after an excess of fine wine and cheese I get tempted to behave immaturely.....

27/01/2003 at 10:17
ifea to restrat = idea to restart

like a virus meerkat it spreads down the wires
27/01/2003 at 10:34
Morning all, not so sure about the mature bit, old maybe, still got my own teeth, and all the other bits are not enhanced in any way, no botox, or collagen yet.
27/01/2003 at 13:56
I think the grey hairs will get you in, PB, so long as you promise they're not on your back or shoulders.
27/01/2003 at 14:53
PB I am often asked if I had my time over again would I still have my children so young (23yrs old x 3 children), at 37 although not that old, you are now having you're third, whats your view.
27/01/2003 at 14:58
Are you accusing me of being short, JJ?
27/01/2003 at 15:05
As usual I'm too slow - the stunners have already called in - so I'm just a token female!

27/01/2003 at 15:08
Hi Norah - how's you? I think I must be a token female too. (sniff) Shall we go off and start another thread?
27/01/2003 at 15:31
Sorry to desert you then - I have to work now and then when somebody comes in - so what thread shall we start?

Trouble is these 'fella's don't know good things when they see them - I don't think they really deserve us.

27/01/2003 at 15:38
Three tokens in a row - like the buses
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