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Friday, 9 October 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:01
Yes it is a legal minefield and I know from personal experience that parkrun are interested in the maintenance issue...and when a path technically becomes a right of way. I understand that a right of way becomes such after 25 years. However if the route is marginally changed then it becomes more complex. The parkrun powers that be are presumably interested from a public liability angle, at least.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:28

Meant to say, hope everything is alright on the knee-front, Don!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 18:27


GP confirmed chest infection and prescribed exactly as last time, which was February. No further getting to the bottom of why I get them two or three times as year. 

What: very pleasant day so walked briskly for 45 minutes, and then returned a shorter way (3.1k) at conversational pace largely downhill.

Why: someone phoned, so it had to be conversational pace!

Tomorrow I am unlikely to attend my local cross country league: will help at CH parkrun instead. I take it that that won't be the one you do Wabo! All are welcome!

Take things easy WP! And the taperers!

Travel well, OH...but not sure that I will be following your "pot-hole" advice!

Race well those pinning a number on over the weekend! Shame that I won't be!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:41

Morning! And a beautiful autumnal one at that.

Lyrics: kicking myself already!

What: another short run

Why: peak flow down and docs at 10 o'clock. And still feeling rather tender from Monday's fall!

Talking of which...

"The area you have referred to is unadopted and therefore the maintenance responsibility lies with the land owner and not Stockport Council. For land registry enquiries please refer to the following website"

Spoke to someone at The Land Ragistry Office: £99 plus VAT to make an enquiry! Will try other routes to find who owns the land I think!

Back later!

Thursday 8th October 2015

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 06:56


Lyrics: no

Yesterday’s lyrics were “Jilted John”, by Jilted John. When this got to number four in the charts in the summer of 1978 I was sharing a house with “Jilted John” who is actually called Graham Fellows. He later became a near neighbour before a re-incarnation as John Shuttleworth: I imagine some will know him in that guise from his radio 4 show of that name, amongst other projects, the latest of which is to open a recording studio in the Orkneys so that he can be a neighbour of OH

What: something gentle this evening

Why: it is turning out to be a very gentle week. Peak flow now substantially down (350) so it looks like GP tomorrow.


Wednesday 7th October 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 19:58

Work on your left arm tomorrow, then, OH

By the way, today's artist has converted the church on Rousay into a recording studio, plus self-catering accommodation. Almost a neighbour!

Wednesday 7th October 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 19:10

Of course, LMH: do as I say not as I do! 

Yes, Chick, I wondered what a "Public Realm Inspector" is, also! And on re-reading the email have now discovered that the reply, whilst addressed to me, later refers to a complaint about dustbins from someone of a completely different name and address! So a further complaint has been made as I am sure that I shouldn't be receiving the personal details of someone else, if, indeed, full name, address and email is considered to be a personal detail these days!

Dustin: yes, there is more than an element of stupidity in running every day for 50 years. Probably harmless to the rest of us though! We just shake our heads and smile! When I did a streak of around 11 years I did have the common sense not to run with broken bones in my foot. Broken ribs was a different matter!

2015 in 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 14:35

1812k done...the name of course of Tchaikovskiy's overture. But did you know that it was written in around 1882 to celebrate the Russian defence of their homeland against the advances of Napoleon in 1812? 

So only 142k to reach my lifetime, and 203k to reach our goal!

Wednesday 7th October 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 14:29


What: an "easy" 20 minutes...only it wasn't really as I feel a bit bruised all over! Light rain, following a morning's work. 

Why: metal spike sticking out of the ground. Talking of which, a brief reply from Stockport Council: "details have been referred across to the Public Realm Inspector who will investigate within the next 5 working days".

Good that you could get out, WP, but tale it easy: I always prefer to ease myself back in with 20 to 30 minutes of easy running.

OL: seen Gordon lately? And funnily enough wonder if my daughter has seen Jess C recently: they used to be quite friendly when they were both on the same county hockey team.

LMH: point taken about the cliff!


Wednesday 7th October 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 02:32


Lyrics: I've been going out with a girl, 
Her name is...

A bit of a blast from my past!


No internet from 3pm yesterday (Virgin told me it was localised flooding) but seems to be fine now, hence no report of sitting on the naughty step. First question was, "What would Ron do?" so that was all the questions out of the way and I ran an easy 20 minutes. Legs not too bad, all things considered, although right shoulder is particularly troublesome, and hence being up at this unearthly hour. 

Have contacted the council (thanks for the link, OL: got to the end of filling their form in to get an error message, so frustratingly had to find another route). And thanks for the "ouchs" etc! 

What: something short and easy again

Why: aches and pains! Had planned to have my first serious "speed" session today (well, half a session actually as a first step). That, of course, has been canned, as has my planned foray into cross country this Saturday. No doubt I will be available for parkrun instead.

Enjoy this evening, Wabo...and hope to hear of a niggle free Thursday!

Trust you get something gentle under your belt, WP: not too much too soon. And even if you just tick over until WSM you have plenty of good running under your belt. 

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