Beth Roberts

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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:25

I have taken Ibuprofen to get me round a half marathon with a minor knee injury - is this classed as drugs cheating????  I did finish, although it was a bit slow and I had to walk a little bit.

However, if my ipod ran out of batteries, I'd just have to stop, it would be the end of my world entirely and I wouldn't be able to take another step - it would possibly also be the end of my potential future racing career - I might even be forced to mug another runner for their ipod so that I could continue........................!!!!! 

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 13:14

I don't really care whether they stay or go to be honest - apart from the national debt.  If they go, they must take their fair share.  I also think they should not be allowed to still use the 'Great British Pound' - if they choose to leave then they are no longer part of Great Britain and their own currency should reflect this.

A new sparkly sequined strictly thread

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:06

Didn't watch the launch show, like dude, I'm waiting for the real thing.  And the best news........they finally put Bruce out to grass!!  Now I can watch it live and don't have to record so I can fast forward him!!!!  

Room 101

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:56
Joakin Phoenixs greatest fan wrote (see)
Beth Roberts wrote (see)

Sportswear manufacturers - women's apparel - just because I am not skinny with small boobs, does not mean that I don't need sportswear.  That fact that some only go up to a size 14 (and a snug 14 at that) offends me and makes me feel worse about my body than I already do and then compels me to not exercise after all and eat some cake instead!!!!! 


To be fair, I doubt Nike would make too many sales on their size 18 pants. Also perhaps what you should do is buy a size 12, and in the meantime just wear some loose sweatpants or whatever and then use the vision of those size 12 sportwear as  your motivation to  lose weight. Then at the end you'll have a nice reward waiting for you.

I think you're wrong Joakin - with the general public getting fatter and average sizes now going up, I think Nike and many other manufacturers are missing a trick here especially if the NHS does start giving free gym sessions as treatment to obese people because they will all need some sort of work out gear!  And thanks for the tip, but I don't want to be a size 12 thanks, it's too thin for my frame and makes me look drawn.

Audio devices banned 1 week before event

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:49
BarefootTed wrote (see)

People should not have their rights and liberties taken away by dictatorships. Refunds should be given to runners not wanting to run without music. Say no to dictatorships, give people freedom, liberty, democracy and choice.

You have the freedom, liberty and choice to enter the race or not.  You also have the freedom, liberty and choice to read the rules.  Rules are there for a reason, if you don't like them or disagree with them then you have the freedom, liberty and choice to save your money and not enter the event.


Room 101

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 13:28

Sportswear manufacturers - women's apparel - just because I am not skinny with small boobs, does not mean that I don't need sportswear.  That fact that some only go up to a size 14 (and a snug 14 at that) offends me and makes me feel worse about my body than I already do and then compels me to not exercise after all and eat some cake instead!!!!! 

Spiders - already been mentioned, but offend me enough to mention again.  Their ninja style surprise tactics are unnecessary and will lead to their untimely death in my house.

People who don't say thank you when you have given way to them - it's just rude and inconsiderate and if I ever see that particular person again, I'm more inclined to run them off the road instead of let them out of whatever junction they are muscling their way out of!

Audio devices banned 1 week before event

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 12:50

So if your MP3 ran out of charge during a run, would you just stop?!?!?!?!? 



Fertility and running

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:44

It's taken 5 months since coming off the depo for my periods to start, so at 5 weeks, you're being a bit hard on your body, it has 8 years of hormone shit to get through and sort out.  Give it some time, relax, continue running and eat well.

Good luck.

Help needed!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:31

I struggled with these too - turns out I had the wrong type of trainers on, they were really comfy but when I got my gait analysed, they weren't supporting my feet and ankles properly at all.  Also, I had really really weak glute muscles, so had to do a bit of work on those (lunges, squats etc) along with icing the shins and doing lots of stretching.  One other thing, although it's painful, use a rolling pin and roll your calf muscles and the fleshy muscly bit on the front of your shins (sort of on the outside of your leg, if you get what I mean) for about 30 seconds per leg.  I did this on the advice of my physio and it really worked.

Finally, try running on grass for a while, its more forgiving than pavements.  Hope you get it sorted out.

Hellppp, kind words needed for very wobbly and scared beginner please

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:36

One other thing - on the what to wear front - I found that if I was feeling self conscious all I had to do was think 'well at least I'm out here doing something and I don't care what anyone thinks' - that seemed to work for me. 

Also, if you look carefully at a group of runners (watching london or any other marathon, for example) then you will see that not everyone is thin.  Some people are really quite sizeable - and they're running a marathon!!!  Took me ages to get my head around the fact that fit does not necessarily equate to thin.

So, best of luck and hope it goes well.

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