Beth Roberts

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How to stop feeling fatigue during a race?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:08

For the OP on the original question, my partner gets the feeling sick thing and actually dry heaves when he's pushing himself too hard, so maybe you need to have a look at how hard you push during a race.  Maybe your PE teachers can help you with pacing and give you tips on how to get faster without having this 'sicky' issue.  Good luck with it and hope you get it sorted out.

Pennington Flash Swimming

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:03

As much as I'd love to dig the wetsuit out again, I'm afraid I'm otherwise committed this Saturday - those fingernails won't pull themselves out.....

Winter Clothes recommendation!

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:14

I have a Ron Hill windproof which is pretty good and to be honest, a high vis one from Aldi which is also really good and cost me less than a tenner.

Trying to run with Fibromyalgia

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:09

Last year I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I have chronic pain flare ups in various joints at different times which can last up to 3 or 4 months and pain killers are completely ineffective.  My feet and ankles were the first to flare up and took nearly 12 months to get back to some kind of normality - they're not perfect, but I'm pain free in those joints 85% of the time. 

So, I thought I'd start my jogging again (note - before I got 'ill' with this condition I did run regularly and completed two half marathons in 2012). I jog walked a bit and looking back, know I totally overdid it - 4 runs or jog/walks in, I had to stop due to another flare up in my ankle, and have now had nearly 3 weeks off to rest up.  It's now feeling better and I'm able to walk ok.  I'm just a bit unsure when to start again in case I kick it all off again. 

My question is, are there any other runners out there who have this condition and how do you manage it whilst still keeping some sort of exercise regime going?  Mine is so painful when I do have a flare up that running/walking/swimming are all out of the question.  Any tips, helpful info etc would be gratefully received as it's just a tad frustrating, particularly as I was getting quite good when this illness hit me.  I am a bit overweight and am sure this doesn't help, but I have commenced a healthy eating plan and am now slowly dropping the pounds.


Ched Evans

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:52

Nope, but he was convicted of rape.  What's to say he wouldn't get a female colleague drunk (at say, a Christmas party) to the point of being unable to stand up and say no, before doing the same to her? 


SAD - He says running is making me look old and drawn

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:47

To the OP - Why do you have to do what your husband says and give up running?  If he told you to go jump off a cliff would you????? 

There is nothing that screams 'Controlling' about your husband more than your post does.  If you love your running, keep doing it, never be dictated to by anyone what you can and can't do.

Perhaps you should recommend to your husband that his comments are fed by a jealousy of being unable to keep up with you and he finds this emasculates him?!?!?!?!?  

Ched Evans

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:38

For what it's worth, as a female, I would be very uncomfortable working in an environment with a convicted rapist.  It's not just about him, it's about all the people who would have to work around him and the company having a duty of care to ensure the safety of all their employees, not just the ones who are the 'public face' of that company. 

I know he still denies what happened and he put out a really crap 'sort of apology', which wasn't an apology at all - it was simply a means of trying to get signed at another club - but he is, in the eyes of the law, guilty of a heinous crime and I believe that he should not be allowed to take up a position which puts him firmly back in the public eye, in a position believed to be 'role model' fodder for youngsters.


New Year

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 13:02

Try to win the lottery.

Set up a horse rescue with the lottery win

Pay off my siblings' mortgages with the lottery win

Set my parents up for a stress free retirement with the lottery win

Have lots of nice holidays with the lottery win

Think I'm going to need more than 3 numbers.........!!!!!!


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 13:00
booktrunk wrote (see)

Nice to see everyone all happy and full of the festive spirit  


That might be the problem Booktrunk - a little too much of the festive spirits....

Strictly 2014

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 13:55

I'd like to see either Caroline or Frankie win.

Also, why was there no demonstration show dance this year?  That's one of the very best things on strictly that I look forward to - last year I had to watch it twice as it was so incredible.

I agree that Charleston is a genre of it's own and frankly it's my most favourite dance, followed a close second by the jive (which I note, with sadness, is not a dance to feature in the final).  I reckon if Caroline nails her Charleston again, she'll win - a brave statement, but just putting it out there.

Can't wait to see the show dances - hope they are spectacular.

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For all you brave souls about to take part..... 
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Did anyone else go to the TDF???  
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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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.........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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Pretty good actually....... 
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Post race treats

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