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08/07/2013 at 09:00

Morning all...

col / shildon - great racing

Not much running from me this weekend - managed a nifty 6 miles Friday morning, then OH and I (and dog) left for a long weekend on the Hampshire / Berkshire border - which was basically for a party on Saturday at my boss's house....he was having our whole team  + families round, and it was a great day.  Far too much to drink, so big hangover yesterday.  Managed a 4 mile run in the morning before the party, but nothing yesterday except a very hot walk with the dog along the Ridgeway on our way home. 


08/07/2013 at 15:22

Freemers - where were you? I live in the Hampshire Berkshire border

chick - great run this morning. 

Shild - totally agree about the 5:30bus and the hanging around at the start too. 

08/07/2013 at 16:24
Some speedy 5k and 10k's there shildon and col

Conditions for the chevy sound amazing minni - it was the same for the dollar hill race on saturday. Completely clear and sunny, just a great day for a 10 miler up on the ochils. Decided to take it easy and enjoy the course and the views, finished in just under 2 hours, bottom half overall, mid table amongst the ladies. Lots of people speeding by me on the downs - 2 guys 'helpfully' yelling "you've got the wrong shoes on doll" on their way past...

Decided to bin the 10k yesterday morning - ran out of time and needed to get some jobs done before the match.

Watched andys match at my old tennis club, I've never been home for one of his big finals before and it was amazing to see that match alongside friends who like me have been following his progress for a while. Went out for a run in the evening (8M nice and easy - stiff quads!), took a route through town and the atmosphere was magic, never seen so many happy people out enjoying the sunny evening, and a big singalong at our gold postbox. Amazing day.
08/07/2013 at 20:44

No running for me today. Went to the gym and had a massage. 

Didn't watch the tennis as I was on the beach, and I don't watch much TV, and tennis is boring anyway.....

08/07/2013 at 20:52

Spoons - wash your mouth out!   Everyone should love tennis this week!

08/07/2013 at 21:57

Definitely, tennis was amazing. Never thought I'd ever see a British singles winner at Wimbledon. (Hands up who can remember Buster Motram as our great hope? Murray would've beat him at age 16 he was that bad)

Kfc, presume you're in dunblane then? Wow, Must've been something there. Good 10 miler.

Col, speedy hilly 10k. Shildon 19:12 for a trail 5k? Fast...and mileage after.

Good running by chic, Minni and AA too. It was hot out there this weekend.


08/07/2013 at 22:21

FRC - Don't forget those other big guns, Jeremy Bates, Andrew Castle, Mark Cox, Roger Taylor, and John Lloyd, the great hopefulls of the 70's and 80's. It's great now we've got a 'English' winner lol

Edited: 08/07/2013 at 22:22
09/07/2013 at 03:25

Hey guys what about Virginia Wade who was a single winner in 1977???  does it not count because she's a woman? 

09/07/2013 at 08:06
AA. wrote (see)

Freemers - where were you? I live in the Hampshire Berkshire border

We were staying near a place called Whitchurch. Very nice countryside by the looks of things.


09/07/2013 at 08:16

Freemers - that's a few miles from me. cycled through there a few weeks ago. Nice little tea shop on the corner 

trendy 5 for me this morning. Ave 8:39. Don't think my legs like running at he moment 

09/07/2013 at 08:53

Sure it will come back AA

Minni of course women titles count at Wimbledon! . both simon and i getting our butts kicked otherwise.

Can remember watching VW with it being jubilee.

we were both referring to men and the 77 year jinx that was fred perry. We have had other winners in the doubles before too

Edited: 09/07/2013 at 08:54
09/07/2013 at 11:52


09/07/2013 at 11:54

chick - just cos the German girl got beaten in the final...

09/07/2013 at 12:53
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09/07/2013 at 16:12

embarrassed to say but I didn't even know that until yesterday   I thought it was going to be one Willams bruvver against t'other.

If it's not athletics or football, I'm not interested. Women's tennis is the worst anyway what with all the moaning, groaning and grunting - it sounds like really bad porn, FFS

09/07/2013 at 16:52


09/07/2013 at 16:58

Well done to all getting out and racing/training in the heat, 6 miles tempo for me yesterday afternoon which was hard work but still enjoyable.

There were 2 great British sporting achievements over the weekend and neither was Mr Murray.  First was the Lions on Saturday and the other was Chris Froome taking yellow on Saturday then responding to countless attacks in the Pyrenees on Sunday when he was isolated from his team.

09/07/2013 at 20:17

Barry - Yes that other great british rider, Chris froome. What a lovely accent he has, is it the Home Counties I detect there, as British as Greg Rusedski. The good olde British Empire comes in handy sometimes lol

09/07/2013 at 20:39
simon62w wrote (see)

Barry - Yes that other great british rider, Chris froome. What a lovely accent he has, is it the Home Counties I detect there, as British as Greg Rusedski. The good olde British Empire comes in handy sometimes lol

Am I missing somethingIs does he sound a bit foreign? Not watched much...

1.5 k lake swim for me tonight. It was 23 degrees in there. I was hot in my wet suit. But too shit scared to swim without it 

09/07/2013 at 22:25




I only really like athletics........ and........ Snooker

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