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Vote for policies

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:55

2/9 equal Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, & UKIP. 1/9 Green

Crime - Green

Education and Environment - Conservative

Health and Economy - Lib Dem

Democracy and Welfare - UKIP

Immigration and Europe - Labour.

Quite a mix, so basically I shouldn't vote for anyone as no-one stands for even a third of what I picked! 

Cheers for the link Muttley.

Agree with Gideon, anyone who says they can trust their government is a tad naive......  

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:01
Used to love getting out in the morning, but new job starts about 7. I can still get out for a few, it just means getting up halfway through the night to get my act together!

It has been a real struggle to get out in the evening.

Very white in the Peak yesterday. 10m of snow, ice, and Heather hopping. Should have been longer (Manchester & Blackpool mara in April). The amount of effort though was equivalent to a lot longer!

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 19:30

On the doorstep, be rude not to. Toddle up Eccy Road, have a quick half or three at the Norfolk Arms and roll back down to the finish.

Sounds good to me.....

I already have an excuse for not racing it, doing Manchester Mara the following weekend, and Blackpool Mara the weekend after that. I can just relax and have fun. 

Yes, running up Eccy Road is apparently fun in my mind, think it must have been all the head impacts from a lifetime of rugby......

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:00

What do I like about the training? 

Gets me out of doing housework, amongst other things I would prefer not to be doing....... Have a very understanding Mrs C 

I'm good with the climbing, live just outside Chesterfield so have a multitude of walls close to me for winter, and Gritstone/Limestone for warmer times ( Fairweather climber).

Rooo, I'm in for Leeds half, and Sheffield. Hopefully this year with this crew running it there won't be quite the same issues! 

Sitting here now, I can't really remember the first Out & Back, but I sure remember the second, lost the pacer at the top just couldn't get the legs to respond. 

Garmin 620- Race prediction times

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:38

Hiya, for me it's pretty spot on with my pb's set last year, though I'm not quite in that shape at the mo. 

You could read that as it's unlikely to be psychic and as it's basing it on what it knows about me it's over egged it, or, they've got some pretty hot software in there and based on what it's seen knows better than me what I'm currently capable of.

Take your pick!

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:32

Rooo, Donnie, have you thought of finding a plastic wall to go indoor climbing and/or bouldering? 

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:14

Hi all, I'm in for the second year. 3:35 last year, stretch this year is sub 3:15. Room booked in pub near the Uni that does lovely Italian. Stayed at the B&B next door last year but that was booked up within a couple of weeks for this year. 

If I hadn't of enjoyed it last year, wouldn't be back this year. 

Mark, you'll be able to run it all. I went from one half that I didn't run all the way to 3:45 at LN in 5 months. 

Donnie, a strong core will be very beneficial. As for strong legs, training, hill repeats etc will do that. I presume you're not training for strongman 2015 in the gym? 

2015 in 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 20:14

Ok, I'm in. aiming for miles.  

43.6m leaving 1981.4m which gives 24th May 1981.

On 24th May 1689 The English Parliament passed the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics were intentionally excluded. Not very tolerant then! 

As for 1981, Adam & the Ants were number 1 with Stand & Deliver on 24th May. 


So only just shy of 23 miles behind, 12 days in.......or 2.4 Km ahead if I got to Km..........Tempting..........




Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 01:35

Hi all, and welcome to 2015.

I'm in, 551 entries already, not bad going eh? 


Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 14:08
Happy Xmas all. Santa didn't bring me Olympic quality running ability. Again.

Guess I'll just have to train then....????
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