Andy D

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That annoying moment your chip fails in the London Marathon

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:11

Was she Kenyan?

That annoying moment your chip fails in the London Marathon

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:02

Championship runners all get 2 chips - presumably just to make sure they're picked up since prizes and qualification spots could be at stake.

Boston Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 16:31

Thanks both. I'll get London out the way then start some accommodation research!

Boston Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 15:34

Well done everyone who ran this year!

I'm mulling over running next year. What was the entry process like? I can qualify, so is it just a case of registering in September via the website or do you need to go through one of the tour companies?

Free Park Runs

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 13:37

Pretty short sighted from the council. It's possible that a popular parkrun would lead to additional maintenance, but it sounds like they've just identified something they can whack a levy on.

If they try and force it through I imagine that parkrun will just stop, but it'd be amusing to see them attempt to charge individual runners for using the park. It could create a whole argument about what constitutes walking/jogging/running!

Do GPS units "wear out"?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 11:05

Well my 110 wore out. The GPS unit itself wasn't too bad, but after a few years' hard use the strap virtually disintegrated and ended up being comprised more of duct tape than strap. Got a 225 now and it's much quicker finding satellites and also has a strap that looks like you can replace it.

What's your worst gear?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:11

From time to time I buy a pair of split shorts to look like a proper runner. I've tried Nike and Adidas. Whatever the brand it ends up looking like I've run with a cheese grater between my upper thighs.

Also, VLM finishers t-shirts in general. Clearly Adidas make them deliberately badly to try and entice you to buy their expensive VLM range.

Moving the goal posts

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 15:06

I'm surprised at the sympathy on here for her. It's ethically dubious (but by no means uncommon) to take performance enhancing medication that's not on the banned list.

There was 12 months notice it was going to be considered for the banned list and then 3 months notice before it was actually banned. Lots of time for her family doctor to knock up a dodgy therapeutic use exemption.

running gait analysis North West

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 13:41

Isn't there an Up & Running in Manchester? They tend to offer that sort of service.

Fantasy cycling league 2015

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 07:36

Well, I endured insults, punches, spitting and piss being thrown at me (and that was just for prioritising watching the tour over celebrity masterchef) but I got there in the end taking the yellow jersey on the final day. Splendid.

Quintana for the Vuelta? 

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