Bear B.Hind

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Running on country roads

Posted: Yesterday at 16:42

I ran Abingdon a few years ago and inevitably was with the stragglers.  There was a long section of fairly narrow road where the traffic was fast moving but which had a single pavement on the other side.  I crossed over so that I could use it and got yelled at by a marshal to get back on to the road.  A few miles further on I got sworn at by a motorist who asked why wasn't I using the f*cking pavement!  Can't win.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:17

Hope you get something suitable.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 08:36

I have seen someone I know who does Nordic Walking carrying his poles in a small bag worn diagonally across his shoulder.  I'll ask him about it next time I see him.

Post race poundage!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:33

I had an abnormal kidney test results following a punishing ultra in high temparatures a few years back when I was swallowing ibrufen like sweeties - the potential damage had not been realised then.  Fortunately the next reult was fine.  There is a study that has shown that taking a small amount - 1/2 tsp. - Sodium Bicarboate a day could be beneficial to kidney health - worth a try.

cramp supplements

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:59

Quinine tablets are still available, but they are prescription only.  My dosage is 300mg p.d.

cramp supplements

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 21:50

As an elderly Bear I sufferred mightily from night cramps.  Was prescribed Quinine Sulphate tablets which not only stopped night cramps but day time ones as well.  I know this is not appropriate - or even effective for all, but it works for me (tip - for non presciption Quinine drink tonic water diluted with plenty of gin ).

Post race poundage!

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 14:00

How long ago was the race?  A lot of the apparent weight gain after an ultra can be down to water retention as during and after prolonged activity the kindneys go into partial shut down to allow the body to cling on to as much moisture as possible. That is why taking things like ibrufen during such events is now strongly advised against as it can lead to kidney damage.

I have found that it can take several weeks for things to return to normal.  After that you might have to start blaming the food!


Just how bad is Men's Health magazine

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 21:24

Bear actualy quite likes it -scantily clad young men showing impossible moves whilst eating pizza....

Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:10

THe 50 Mile Challenge Recluver, Kent, Sunday 19th July.  Rural laps of just over 6 miles, friendly and low key.  You can leave a drop bag at the start/finish point with whatever you want and there will be nibbles en route.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 11:05

Even worse in the 70's - in some pubs they wouldn't serve women with pints.  At the one I used to frequent in Liverpoolf you did manage to get one the landlord would come over and slosh it into 2 half pint glasses 'accidentally' spilling as much as he could on the table.

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