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Posted: Yesterday at 08:13

Good to see the foot chat continuing.  Not sure where else I'd go to see pics of blisters, gout and manky toenails.

Congratulations on all the recent marathon results - you know who you are and commiserations to those that didn't come away with what they worked for.

I ran Potchefstroom parkrun on Saturday for 21:57, a new PB by a handful of seconds.  I was 6th overall, 1st international, 1st over 40, and fattest in the top 10 (or actually first half of the field)  

Periostitis continues unabated and so minimal running from me.  It will be bike and kettlebells when back in the UK for me.  My running future may comprise Hoka's compression garb and other ridiculous items whilst I recover.

Still in SA for another week.  Intrigue continues - its like a movie over here.

Happy running all


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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:26

Parkrun today in Potchefstroom with my 4 year old boy.  We ran/walked in something like 50 minutes - beat that.  It's only their 9th parkrun.  Its a nice course and we ran 2 laps.  The first part is in a field by the river, then cross the bridge into acacia bush-scrub.  We of course got lapped, including by 2 barefoot runners - they haven't got money for shoes and are not following the 'barefoot revolution'.

Baie strekte met die London Maraton


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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 13:26

10miles run from 11am.  My wife dropped me off on the road between the farm and town.  First 10k excellent in a nice bush wind.  Last 6km getting a bit hot once in town and more sheltered.  Leg still not good, but an enjoyable run.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:04

Morning All,

Just checking in from sunny SA.

I've done no running for the last 2 weeks.  Things are feeling better so intend to go for a run today and then parkrun tomorrow.

My Mother-in-law passed away last week and we've been busy with the funeral and sort out her personal things.  Family problems starting with the fallout of the will. I've had a look at a smallholding which is very tempting (8.5 ha land, 4 bedroom house, 3 car garage, swimming pool for around £55k!) but probably I would end up in Joburg/Pretoria so won't be buying just yet

Best wishes for VLM to all.  Hope you get what you deserve.

Nice running Mennania.  That mini-taper a few weeks ago obviously did you good!  

Lovely pics SJ.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 13:49

Thanks for all the good wishes everyone.  It does mean an awful lot and you all gave me a positive boost.

I realised that Two Oceans would be over Easter weekend in SA and looked to see if I could enter, but it is completely full so a good excuse not to hurt myself.

The kids are in bed and I'm just finishing up everything before heading to the airport.  Then I'll be spending 3+ weeks on a remote farm mostly where even cellphone connection is limited so I wouldn't be posting on here.  It'll give me time to put a plan together on how to heal everything and make some improvements and changes..

Parkrun yesterday in 48.06 with my son who is 4.  He probably ran a mile total and walked the rest - job done.  We'll do it in SA too as one has started in our nearest town.

Hats of to Sloakey for a nice ultra performance.  Proof indeed that even doctor unapproved running is great.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:06

Morning All,

I haven't been participating in this thread for a while now.  I have been adjusting to a change in lifestyle which involves little computer use.  Mainly I have been running after my kids and building a new fence.

I've just filled in the online withdrawal for VLM.  My periostitis is back and my whole right leg has a problem.  Running sends me into pain after modest distance.  I have no intention to run Comrades 2014 either.

I have always drunk too much alcohol since my young days.  I could stop in September 2008 and then started again in July 2012.  Running has helped me a lot to overcome and replace one addiction with another.  When I need it most, running cannot happen.

My mother-in-law is in the final stages of her cancer.  My wife has been there a week already and I would take both children there tomorrow for at least 3 weeks.

Despite the pain I would run Parkrun today with my son and push my daughter in the push-chair.  It will be run/walk anyway.  The next serious target for me would be Comrades 2015 (Up run)  to avenge the suffering of the 2013 Up run.

Happy Running All


Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 15:06

I've already logged it so I should really run it again.  Of course I used a watch in lap mode and kept a track of the pace and the offset from target.

Actually I could also change the target as Marchfulness is open to changes in targets at this stage.....

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:28

Conditions were good for running here and I've got a nice flat and safe road nearby so I thought I'd do my Jantastic timed effort.  For 5 miles I had predicted 33:45 and I ran it in 33:43.  I'm a bit unhappy about those 2 seconds though.  Scores on the board.

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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:42

I'm already over it Slokey.  I've had good information for a long time now so have grown used to the idea of temporary unemployment.  Particularly I've had a good career over the years.  Now I'm Ok to do something else to get a bit of stimulus.  As the mantra went when I joined this thread - If you always do what you've always done then you'll always get what you've already got'

At the moment I am focusing on professional certifications of CEng, PMP and Fellowship. Although I've been eligible for years I've never really bothered but they seem very important now, particularly for SA, where bullshitters have no chance and formal certifications are needed.

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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:37

Wow Lit - that's a bit good

Nice to see someone doing well in business SJ and buying another business.  I hope it all goes well with it.  (Please tell me you are the mystery buyer who bought a technology business in Reading and that what the HR lady told me about the company being unsustainable was BS)

Had meeting today with HR lady and she told me March 14 would be the last day at work for me.  I'll have 2 weeks off after that and then I will be at home with my wife looking after the kids until something else crops up.

2 days off running and 2nd day of cider drinking.  Leg doing a bit better so time for a run tomorrow.  I've wound down the Jantastic targets to pretty minimal ones for 2 weeks to get over leg problem

Zero jam tarts for me - have written shopping list:


crisps (plain)


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