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07/12/2012 at 20:35

Gosh that is amazing! 

Malcs who do you play rugby for and at what level?  I'm a big rugby fan!

Edited: 07/12/2012 at 20:35
07/12/2012 at 21:17

I know, it's bizzare Minni!

I play for a team near Beckenham called Old Dunstonians. As I started late I haven't reached a particularly high level but I absolutely love it. Unfortunately it clashes terribly with marathon training so for the past 4 years I've only really been able to play half of the season.

Have you ever tried playing?

Mrs Malcs used to play for Welsh students at flanker! She got me into it and then I met a guy who played for Dunstonians on a drunken social and agreed to come to training. So I was told by the missus that I needed to at least learn to tackle first.

That weekend she took me to the park and we just walked through the basics. On one I fell on top of her and there was a massive crunch. Ambulance, A&E - I'd broken her tib and fib. Couldn't believe it!

We're massive fans ourselves. Pre-children the weekend would involve a club game, super 12's (as it was then) and a bit of rugby league thrown in too. 

Highlight for us was going on the Lions tour to Aus in 2001. Absolutely awesome. Have you ever been?

 

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 21:32

I lbet she loved you for that tackle 

07/12/2012 at 21:33
So funny Macs! I'm a Scotland supporter and had spent many a merry afternoon at murrayfield (or so ivd been told! ) we lived in the Borders for a few years way back and mixed with quite a few of the Scotland players. My husband was a player and is now an u13 coach. My son plays for the u13 at club level and is school Captain. Finally, my nephew was a promising young player and tipped to go all the way (he's 20 now) unfortunately he's dislocated his shoulder more times that I've had hot dinners in the last two years and is going to have surgery in January so his rugby days are pretty much over. He is a cracking runner though and has run an 18m 5k with only 3 short runs ( as part of rugby training) per week. I'm working on his running career now...! Oh and no, I've not played myself!
07/12/2012 at 21:39

I'm tempted to make some comment about Scots and rugby but fear I would lose some votes!!!

At least you've got rid of your rubbish English Head coach.

Malcs - love that story about you breaking the Mrs' tib and fib! Can't believe you lived to tell the tale. Do you run your long runs alone or in a group?

07/12/2012 at 21:47

Minni - disappointing news about your nephew. It's a nightmare injury isn't it? So prone to further dislocation once it's happened more than once. Sounds like a promising runner though!

My old Rugby master at school played for Scotland - Andy Cushing. A very tough cookie indeed. Eventually, he left the school, returned to Uni at Cambridge and captained them in a varsity match. I played some cricket with him after I left school but eventually he became an international coach and it took him abroad.

A proper disciplinarian - I've never forgotten him. We didn't have any bullying at our school!

07/12/2012 at 21:56
DS2 - Yes best keep quiet about that! I'm still clinging on to grand slam 1990 - haven't had alot to shout about since. Mind you, beating SA the other year was pretty nice!

I'm actually gutted that Robinson has gone. I liked him. I can't see who would do a better job.

Re. the tackle - I wasn't popular lets just say that. We also had a skiing holiday booked and she couldn't go. I know, I know, this isn't going to be a vote winning story but I feel I have to come clean.

Minni - rugby is pretty much dominating your life then? Your nephew must be gutted. At least he has his running and wow - not a bad base to start from!

I've been up to Murrayfield a couple if times for Scotland vs Wales games. Edinburgh is party town on international weekends! Then again Cardiff is amazing too.

DS2 - I do all my long runs solo. I like the thinking time. However, I ran Spitfire 20 with my mate and really enjoyed the company. The time just flew. How about you?
Edited: 07/12/2012 at 21:57
07/12/2012 at 21:57

Malcs - Rugby Related. Who are you shoe ins for Lions next year?

07/12/2012 at 22:02
I was at Murrayfield when Scotland beat England in the grand slam, Brilliant! Although also handy being English so I can jump sides. I have to admit my heart is with Scotland ( I live in the Border). I was at Murrayfiejd a couple of weeks ago for the All Blacks game. We took the boys u13 team.
07/12/2012 at 22:08

malcs - I've been to Murrayfield a couple of times..... to atch England win, of course! Best time was after we won the World Cup (would have been Feb 2004 I think). Had great ticket given to me by Standard Life and went back to that other club on the outskirts of Edinburgh (Heriots ???) and had a few beers with a few old Scottish internationals before hitting Queen Street and, after that, I remember very little!

Went back the folowing year to run the Edinburgh marathon with a couple of good Glaswegian friends. Great city and great memories. I intend to go back and run it again in the next 2 or 3 years!

07/12/2012 at 22:10

I do nearly all my running alone due mostly to family commitments but I do like the odd long run with company. Perhaps we should hook up one Sunday?

07/12/2012 at 22:39
DS2 - my son's team played at Heriots before the All Blacks game!
07/12/2012 at 23:09
Wow Minni - you lucky beggar!

DS2 - excellent, if you can't remember then it must have been good! There were quite a few ex players at the Lions. We never got close to them though.

Yes would be great to meet for a long run some time - as long as you run at my pace!

Reg - Halfpenny at 15 I reckon and Sexton at 10. The rest are a bit closer. Can't see many Scots getting a shout. Gray at 2nd row possibly. What do you reckon?
07/12/2012 at 23:20
Rennie is quality, can't remember if he's fit though. Agree about sexton but something tells me he may take Wilkinson.

Other names, best, heslip, tuilangi, banahan! That comes from a bath supporter though.
08/12/2012 at 09:12

He certainly is Reg. I think he went off during the All Blacks game - not sure whether he's facing a lay off or not. Denton is another possibility but there's alot of competition at back row. Geoff Cross is another Scot who has impressed.

Banahan?!  Yes I think your local bias is getting the better of you. I'd take North and Cuthbert if they are fit (North has been injured sadly) and though it pains me to say it, the swallow diver would have to go too. Yes to Tuilagi - he's looking good.  

Hmm - clearly I haven't devoted enough time to thinking about this yet. I guess it's only a matter of months away until they go down under. 

We will be watching the Scarlets take on Exeter later (on TV of course). Are you going down to the Rec for the Calvisano game?

seren nos    pirate
08/12/2012 at 09:14

Rugby... Rugby..........you have no time for other sports.you are runners

08/12/2012 at 09:23

Good point seren! But we have to find something to get us through the boring bits in between runs, you know that rest time mullarky

seren nos    pirate
08/12/2012 at 09:28

between runs.thats when you stretch and right training logs and plan your next route and tell everyone all your mile splits and explain why they differ.and then you have to wash your kit and look at races to book.and then you have to plan your meals for optimum nutrition.then do some yoga so that your core is prepared for your next run..........

then spend hours choosing your kit for the next run

08/12/2012 at 09:45

Ha ha ha - too true! 

08/12/2012 at 10:11

Hi Malc reference the nausea I have had it in shorter races when my breathing is at it max at the end of a race is it just water you drink in long races?

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