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The Grizzly

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 18:32

Can't believe entries are closed 90 minutes after they were due to open?


What are the Top 5 things you've ever done

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 11:19

Having a fantastic family - Mrs Borders and my two girls.

Meeting some of the greatest rugby players to have graced the international scene - including Willie John McBride; Peter Wheeler; Dean Richards; Ben Foden; Lewis Moody; Geordan Murphy; Tom Croft and Martin Johnson.

Learning to ride a bike at the age of 44.

Being responsible for the construction of 7 new secondary schools.

Raising over £2000 this yeaar for The Alzheimer's Society - not got there yet but will manage it.

Total warrior

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 10:47

I do Survival of the Fittest at Nottingham most years really enjoy that one, although this years version was tainted by a bee sting at 4-5k which developed into cellulitis the following day and the loss of a contcat lense at Holme Perrepont which meant I ran half the race half-blind.

I have done the VOTWO Kamikaze in Dorset; needs a weekend away from where I am and has more running than obstacles.

I did the Total Warrior 10 miler last year, had a long weekend up in the lakes to cover it. Really enjoyed the race. The organisation was good; fantastic atmosphere with quite a few teams in fancy dress. As a bonus there is a New Balance factory outlet in Shap.

You're righty about the tough mudder; over the top pricing.

I'm thinking of doing the Midlands Super Spartan on 8th September.

Six Nations 2012

Posted: 02/02/2012 at 13:19

France will win as long as they turn up, expect Italy to try to draw them into an arm-wrestle.

I think that England will beat Scotland, I'm English so I've got to be positive. The Scots have a nasty habit of stiffling matches so they can win on kicks at goal and I admit that I'm not convinced that the England will be attacking after all most of them play for Sarries whose sole tactic is to draw the opposition into giving away penalties.

Ireland should make up for their disappointment of not making the World Cup semi - they're at home and still have have excellent locks, back-row; half backs outside backs are pretty special as well.

Trionium Midsummer Munro Half-Marathon

Posted: 31/01/2012 at 09:06
When do entries open for this race?


Posted: 30/01/2012 at 20:21
BDB - Guess what I did after ranting on the forum?


Posted: 30/01/2012 at 14:47

Just been looking at entering a Spartan Race. The price was advertised as £45 which for that type of race is par for the course.

Looking at the race information it says that car-parking is £3 on the day. Irritating but I know that some races charge in thsi way for parking, why they can't add onto the entry cost is beyond me.

What really annoyed me was that when I got to the payment page they added VAT a further £9 and a f***ing booking fee of £3.70.

Now if the cost of the race is going to be £57.70 why don't they say that. As it is they role as race organisers to take bookings, otherwise known as race entries, why charge separately for them.

Had they have advertised the race as £55 or even £60 they'd have got my race entry all confirmed - as it is I'll have to think about it.

Rough 'n' Tumble 10

Posted: 16/01/2012 at 12:13

Completely agree with comments that have been made. Great event.

 Anyone know when results are out.............

Pink Lycra Shorts

Posted: 21/11/2011 at 13:22
Could be the way I ensure a fast time....................

12 in '12

Posted: 19/11/2011 at 12:24

Currently looking like -

Jan- Rough 'n' Tumble; Feb - Charnwood Hills; March - Grizzly; April - Brighton Marathon; May - Black Death Run; June - probably mid-summer munro; July - suggestions please; August - Cross Bay Challenge; Sept - probably Para 10 (P Company Challenge); Oct - probably Survival of the Fittest; November - probably Hellrunner; December - probably GRIM.

Alternatives for those marked probably and suggestions for July please.

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