Beth Roberts

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Outlaw half

Posted: Yesterday at 12:35

We're in a hotel (fancy...!! ) and I really hope there are at least one or two stalls, I like looking at shiny new kit and buying things I don't really need!!

What do you do with you race medals?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:24

Ours spend most of the year in a drawer, but every Christmas we get them out and use them to decorate our Christmas tree.  We put lights on and then just hang all the medals on and because all the ribbons are different colours, it looks really good.  It's also a way of reminding ourselves of what we've achieved.

cyclists on the footpath

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:57


Severe cramp after marathon

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:55

No problem Jamie.  He's done 13 in total (not counting ironman and ultra distance stuff - didn't seem to suffer in those) and he had this issue in 12 of them.  It must be something to do with the changes to his training and diet - that's the only thing it could be. 

Good luck going forward - I hope you can get it sorted.

cyclists on the footpath

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:40

On Saturday I went for a bike ride with my other half (using the roads) and as we were going through the town centre, which I might add is one of these 'shared spaces' where everyone's supposed to give way to everyone and live in harmony...etc.  As we approached the roundabout a motorist deliberately steered into my path to stop me passing and I was forced to bunny hop onto the pavement (albeit the edge and no threat to any pedestrians - it's a very wide pavement..) to avoid a collision with his front passenger wing!!  Why would someone do this?  There was plenty of room for both of us on the road..... Can't understand why someone would be such a bellend!!!!! 

For clarity, the length of time I was on the pavement was approx. 30 seconds, until I got past the aforementioned bellend.  So, am I in contravention of rule 54 or whatever it is?!!??? 

If I am, I don't give a f*** - sue me!

Severe cramp after marathon

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:26

My other half has suffered from this in every marathon he's ever done - up until Manchester.  He started training with a coach and was doing fasted training runs to teach his body to burn the fat.  He also changed his diet to more protein than fat and carbs, but he did carb load 3 days before the marathon and this year we had no rolling round on the floor in pain.  It was amazing.  Just thought it was worth a mention as it might help you.

Outlaw half

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 13:51

I'm cheering and bag carrying!!  Fun day for me then!  Hope there's some decent stalls there to look at while I wait.

Free Park Runs

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 13:45

It's all just a bit pathetic really.  How sad that people would moan that 'their' park is taken over - for one hour only mind - by runners!!  Ridiculous.  You have 5 or 6 other days in the week when you can walk on every part of the park without fear of a stampede of runners!!!!!  I mean really, get a fucking grip!

As for the oversized bit - I am a shrinking oversizer and I have had comments shouted at me when in the past when running or cycling - it's not very nice.  Parkrun is so important as it encourages people of all ages, shapes, sizes, colour and creed to run without judging them.  Perhaps the local Dr's surgery will get a bit busier dealing with obesity now that this looks like its going to stop!  Where will they get the extra funding for that then?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  Idiots!

Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 12:59

Thanks Dr Dan, that has put my mind at rest somewhat!

Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 13:10

I'm doing the sprint distance - really excited about the whole event.  Does anyone have any idea regarding elevation on the bike and run course?  I don't know Leeds that well.

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any tips..........?? 
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For all you brave souls about to take part..... 
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Vive au Yorkshire!!!!

Did anyone else go to the TDF???  
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Iron Widows / support crew

Some advice.......... 
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ITU World Championships this weekend...........

who will win?!?!?!?!? 
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Shiny new kit..............

............for open water swimming! 
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Is it just me.................................

.........or is anyone else already hooked on the Tour de France? 
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.....tasty ideas wanted for left over savoy cabbage 
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Manchester bike and Tri show

Pretty good actually....... 
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