We are a race. Tests have proven that we are not closely linked genetically to any of the original inhabitants of goat Britain, despite the English stating/believing that the Irish and the scots were on in the same. Then again that was just racism because any non English folk were all the same to the English, a problem to be dealt with. they actually called us Iberians iirc And claimed we were more closely related to Africans than themselves, which sadly has been proven to be poppycock as well.
oh and yes I am male Despite having a cock smaller than most of the 'ladies' on here.
Flob, the Iberian migration link you refer to was discredited 3 years ago, the Y chromosome similarity between Basques and the Irish is a common mutation that other Western Europeans, especially British people, would have all shared, but has endured in these two populations, but occurred independently of each other. You can't base your arguments on a biased documentary whose sole aim was to prove distinctions from the rest of Britain. I can point you to proper peer-reviewed studies if you wish.
I am usually in the top third of races, but last year agreed to help my brother train to run a 10k. This was a big thing for him, and on race day a ran by his side the whole way, and we came last. It was the by far the most reawrding run I have done, and I had more support and encouragement than I have had in any race before or since. I enjoyed every minute of it
The pirate thing made me believe that I could conquer my fear of water, one that I had since I nearly drowned (literally, I had to be resucitated) at the age of 8. I recieved great support on the swimming thread, and I did my first sprint and oly and I bought some kit. I wanted to progress onto IM, but a baby came along and costs ruled that out. The kit still reminds me of what I achieved and I probably wouldn't have done that without support of people on here. Should I give it back than?