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13/02/2003 at 00:07
C.C...Training non existent at the moment ,have a slight back injury hope to start A.S.A.P......Silly question what does "boing" mean .
13/02/2003 at 00:47
It means - lets get this thread from page 4 to page 1.
13/02/2003 at 08:40
hello MC
I will be registering for the grangemouth 10k on the day. my PB 45.50 I would like to beat. I will be wearing my orange MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY top. Hope to see you there.
13/02/2003 at 23:01
Hi again folks. Anyone doing the Balloch to Clydebank half marathon on March 2nd? Although it is my local race I have never done it so sent off application form today. Hope to see some of you there.
Training still going ok for Paris marathon. Managed to do 17 miles on Sunday. Aiming for 18 miles this Sunday. I never look forward to these long runs but do feel great once they are over.
14/02/2003 at 00:08
Am thinking of trying for the Nairn 10k on March 2nd, anyone else been to this one?
14/02/2003 at 00:24
Sarcy....Sorry still dont understand
14/02/2003 at 08:01
To be honest, I would like to know what boing does for you too... I keep think Zebeedee has escaped!
14/02/2003 at 09:02
Last again

The "boing" concept is probably best expalined using an example. If you were to go into the Events forum and post a thread on some obscure race that no-one had ever heard of, chances are you would get no replies. At the rate threads are added on the Events forum, your thread would move down page one, onto page 2, then 3, and by the end of the day would be on about page 6. Feeling slightly miffed, you want to see your important message back in it's rightful place at the top of page one, for all to see. The only way to do this is to post something, anything, as another message. This "bounces" the message back to the top, being the thread with the most recent post.

In true Zebedee fashion, "boing" has become the "in" word for posting, when you don't have anything interesting to say.
14/02/2003 at 11:49
Thank you Nessie, that's what I meant but being a woman you went into more detail and explained it beautifully.

If anyone still doesn't get it then try this - go to page 10 on the General thread, pick any of the topics there, type in anything, submit it. Click on the General tab again and ta da! the thread is now on page 1. Boing!!
14/02/2003 at 12:35
Nessie, you've summed up my problem with the boing phenomemon: "when you don't have anything interesting to say".

Come on folks, if you want page one status, say something. Throw in some additional comment. Tell a joke. Correct the spelling mistakes you made first time round. Get on your soap-box and put the world to rights. Moan about how your self-esteem has been crushed by the way your carefully thought-out posting has faded into the Forum backwaters. Poke fun at someone you know who has a really bad haircut. Let Berti Vogts know where he's going wrong. List your top five Kylie Minogue songs... Anything! Just be imaginative, otherwise someone might see a new posting, think "Oh, there's that obscure race again - I wonder what they're saying about it now?", read it, then swear loudly when they see that the originator of the thread has just typed "boing".

There. I have spoken. I'm also doing the Nairn 10K this year. I had planned to do it a couple of years ago but it was cancelled because of foot'n'mouth.
14/02/2003 at 14:08
Correct all the spelling mistakes? I don't have the time!

I might see you at Nairn - if I get back from Finland in one piece.
14/02/2003 at 14:10
Correct all the spelling mistakes? I don't have the time! Same goes for Bertie Vogts.....

I might see you at Nairn - if I get back from Finland in one piece.
14/02/2003 at 14:10
14/02/2003 at 15:01
I'm planning the Nairn 10k too, unless work messes it up for me.
14/02/2003 at 15:12
Who's still going to Lossiemouth this weekend.

Going to Arboarth on March 2nd to do the Smokies 10 mile for ladies.

Then off to do the Inverness Half Marathon after that.

Training will be maintence only, any suggestions regarding minimun mileage appreciated.

After the above three races I am going to try and run a 10k in 60 mins, so looking around for a few to do.
14/02/2003 at 15:15
It's OK Nessie, you can say butter in here, we're not talking about nutrition. Might do the Nairn 10k, but weather permitting I'll be down at Kinlochleven the day before for a 14 mile hill race, so I might be passing on Nairn after that.
14/02/2003 at 20:52
Hi all,(esp. Robert) despite my name I'm very much Scottish. Our club website posts newsletters with race info if that helps, Robert. You'll find us on
We're holding national X/C championships at Linwood 22/2/03 if interested?
I'll be marshalling, not running as I've ITBS. I'm completely impartial & cheer everyone on!
15/02/2003 at 15:41

(like boing but with more enthusiasm)
15/02/2003 at 16:05
I have downloaded and filled out the 'Universal entry form' for the Arbraoth Ladies 10, but I haven't posted it yet, think it's because I have never ran a 10 mile race, and only ever cover such a long distance when doing the 'Long run', slowly and painfully. oh and half marathons... they tend to de slow and painful too. I cant imagine anything worse than trying to run 10 miles quickly !!!
15/02/2003 at 16:09
Now on a more interesting note... ha ha
I am trying to up my speed training, as per marathon schedule. So went along to the gym with very tech thingy treadmills. Now my PB over 10k is 54 mins. I was trying to run 400 in 110 secs, and 1600m in 8 mins 30. The closet I got to any of these times was outside 40 secs. Cursing all the way home, I'm sure those fangled things can't work out distance & speed.
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