Beth Roberts

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workplace bullying

Posted: Yesterday at 14:10

Alternatively, you could just front up to him and ask him outright what his problem is.  Bullies hate being confronted, especially in front of other people.  Maybe take the track with him that others have mentioned, (i.e. are you struggling with workload, do I need to ask for some help for you to get my stuff done etc etc) I'm sure being shown up publicly like this would assist with his motivation. 

If that fails, a sharp jab to the ribs..........?!!?!?  (Joking!!)

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:28

What an amazing day it was!  Up at 2:30am to take OH to the Reebok/Macron in time to get the bus to the Flash.  Amazing atmosphere at the swim and fun/games trying to identify OH on the Australian Exit and waving him off on the bike!  We stayed to the last swimmer getting out of the water, was very emotional and really felt for those who didn't make the cut off - so they got an extra massive cheer from everyone else who had stayed.  I'm sure it didn't take the pain away, but hopefully it showed empathy. 

Then, we headed to T2 to await his arrival.

Many people in various different states came past, some came back to retire, and some with pretty horrid injuries (namely a Colt who was missing half his top) and we heartily cheered and clapped them all.

The run was amazing - atmosphere in Bolton city centre was superb for spectators, it must have been immense for the athletes.  I briefed the family re pirates and then we all (12 or so of us) did the 'Go Pirates, Aaarrggh' to each one we saw which was lots of fun and hopefully not too annoying for said pirates. 

OH finished in an excellent 13hours 12min which was amazing for his first one. He said one of his highlights was Colt Alley - where the support was uber amazing.

I might volunteer for next year because it was just incredible!

Congratulations to everyone who took part and completed the course - you are truly inspirational.

Ironman Bolton

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:00

Congratulations to all of you who took part in Ironman Bolton.  We had a fab time cheering on everyone, and it was great getting an 'Aaaargh' response back from all of the pirates we saw and shouted 'go pirates' to (and there were a fair few). 

My OH had a great race and particularly enjoyed the climbs which he said were like being in the tour de France!

Massive respect to everyone racing, as a supporter it was pretty immense, I can't begin to imagine how amazing it felt from all of the athlete's perspectives. You are an inspiration.

Ironman Bolton

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 13:48

I just wanted to wish you all the best of luck and if I see you somewhere around the course in a pirate top/shorts/trisuit (delete as applicable) I will make suitable pirate noises at you and hopefully this will encourage you with your mission rather than making you want to deck me!!

All the best, use the force, etc etc.

I will look forward to reading the post race analysis next week.

Go for it!

Cameron recent activity

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:47

Peter - I bet they've not cut the top line management in local council have they?  Those were the people I meant, not the people who do the 'actual work'.

Cameron recent activity

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 13:32

To be honest, come election day I don't know who I'll vote for - they're all a shower of conniving, lying, cheating idiots who have no idea what happens in the real world and how people have to struggle to pay for basic things like food and a place to live.

They need to let the educators sort out education, leave the armed forces/coppers alone and stop destroying the NHS.  If they need to save money, the first thing they should be doing is getting rid of half of the house of lords and cut parliament by a third.  cut the number of quangos and think tanks.  From there they should then look at local councils - how many people are doing non-jobs for extortionate salaries???  Get you own house in order before you start ripping off the voters!!!!! 

Tri Wetsuits for Larger Ladies!

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:06

I had the same problem - then I found The Wetsuit Outlet (online) and they sorted me out.  You can phone them and give them your measurements and they'll probably have one to suit you.  I ended up with a men's one because the fit was better and I only paid £59 which I thought was a bargain.  Good luck.

BTW, mine is a general purpose wetsuit, not tri specific, but to be honest, I think it'd be totally fine, does the same job for a fraction of the price.

Talkback: Enduring Questions: Should I run naked?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 13:53

LMAO XX1 - well edited!!!

Talkback: Enduring Questions: Should I run naked?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 13:42

Oh no!!!  If I ran naked I'd knock myself out.  Plus, I wouldn't inflict the sight of all my wobbly bits getting wobbled onto anyone.  What a thought!!!

What made you smile today?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 13:39

I got my PPI payout!!!!

Also, I went to ASDA last night to do a bit of a shop and someone had left a pound coin in the trolley, meaning I didn't have to fish around for one.  So, I took said trolley and did my shopping, then I replaced the trolley without taking the pound.  Thought it would cheer someone else up, as it had done for me!

I know.........I'm easily pleased!

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