Cheerful Dave


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Please sign this petition to stop Enniskillen parkrun losing its venue

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:22

If I've understood correctly, VDOT's point here is that parkrun have failed to do any bullying in this case, they've just rolled over and moved to another venue.

There will have been lots of cases where parkruns simply haven't started because they couldn’t get permission from the landowner.  Probably far more than the number where permission is given, then either withdrawn later or a charge made. Only two of those so far as far as I know, which actually seems low to me given how many there are.  There must be quite a few wig far more runners than the organisers or landowners originally envisaged.

London Marathon Charity places

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 19:31

That's the nail on the head for me there, Mr P. Some people will do lots to raise the money but still fall short, personally I don't think there's a problem with that.  Others happen to have a large social circle and get there just by setting up a justgiving page and posting about it on FB.  Unfortunately there are some who take a place and don't bother raising much at all, that's what the charities want to avoid.

September Virtual Race

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:52

People who need to spend seven quid to motivate themselves to run should probably look for some form of exercise they actually enjoy doing.  There's one born every minute I guess.

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:15

I can't believe nobody has suggested Triathlon X.

Sub 3

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 13:49

Good luck tomorrow padams.  Like Alan I could give you some C-section war stories - breach with head stuck under rib cage would be my favourite, but you probably don't want to hear that right now!  Needless to say, it all turns out fine because they know what they're doing.  These days they'll probably let you live stream it if you ask nicely.  Mrs A won't be in a position to argue by then  

Sub 3

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:22

Morning all - not been on for a while, I got sent to India (Chennai) last week and running outside would have ended badly, so it was hotel treadmill only.  Nice food though.

Good to hear NYC went well RB.  Yes, I remember the 'al fresco' postings.  I seem to remember beach huts got involved at some point.

Challenge Roth logistics

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 15:18

I did it with Nirvana, because it was my first IM and I wanted it as hassle-free as possible.  I have to say, it was all very easy.  That said, plenty did it the other way, if you're going to have a car and someone going out with you to watch (and drive you around) it's fairly straightforward.  Not sure of the logistics if you're travelling alone, but someone will be along soon to tell you that I'm sure.

Sub 3

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:19

Similar yesterday padams - 5 miles lunchtime.  Riding home later was much nicer.  Having ridden in again today (no school run this week) I'll probably run home, which might be advisable anyway if the predicted thunderstorms materialise.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 09:03

Dustin, how do you know we haven't been doing that for years?

Sub 3

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:38

padams/LMH/CW - I've heard a bit about run-walk as a genuine strategy in IM rather than a last resort, even for quicker runners.  Theory is that you can run a bit quicker in the 9 minutes to make up for the minute walk, and maintain a more constant pace through the run.  I'm thinking of trying it for Mallorca because it's bound to be hot, and in the past I've struggled big time at the end of IM marathons with the exception of Wales which was much cooler.  At worst it might cost me a few minutes over an optimal run, but that's a much riskier approach as you know!

Tidy 10k CW, and SC2 as well.  Warm for running yesterday. 

TT, only thing I'd add is that if you're comparing overall trip average speed between the two, rather than steady, flat open road speed, then the gap will be smaller because there'll be sections of the ride (lights, traffic, bends etc) where the speed is dictated by things other than the bike.  Good to see you've entered the Ballbuster, I think you'll do pretty well in that.

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