Latest posts by CotswoldRunner

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Bristol to Bath Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:12

Just heard about this new event on Marathon Talk and, although I said I'd never run another road marathon, I think I'll make an exception for this one, being a local and former Bristolian, and I like the idea of a point to point marathon.

Closed roads, taking place in October.

Thought I'd mention it in case anyone else was interested and hadn't heard about it.

What Films make you cry?

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:40


However, Toy Story 3, Les Miserables, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, have all led to there being something in my eye and the end of Captain Phillips where Tom Hanks breaks down brought on a delayed reaction to the onions I had chopped earlier.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 15:03

You have been hassling me for two days about this "problem" which:

a) really isn't a big deal and can easily wait until I'm back in the office on Monday 

b) is only an issue because of your own stupidity

until I finally gave in and looked into it from home, on a day I don't work. I did as much as I could my end, and emailed you full instructions on what to do your end.

For you to then reply saying that you're far too busy to "mess around" trying to sort it out and that it will have to wait until monday when I'm back is seriously f**king annoying. You can definitely forget me ever trying to sort out any of your problems in my own time again.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 08:41

So, you don't know enough about the subject meaning you require everything to be spelt out do you? Thus making it my fault that you're an idiot?

Well, first, perhaps you ought to give enough of a shit to learn what is just basic stuff, second, if you don't know, you should ask someone who does, instead of blundering on and fucking up, again, and third, it has been bloody spelt out to you, at length, on a number of occasions, so stop being such a fucking div!

how to wean yourself off snacks and eating crap?

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:46

You've got to break the habit. I used to eat loads of crap - biscuits, bread, chocolate, cakes etc but I decide to take a more paleo approach and, it's taken a while, but I am now into the habit of eating that way. I have certain things that I eat most days (eggs, salad, fruit, nuts, meat) and these make up the vast bulk of my diet. I relax a bit on weekends and have the occasional biscuit during the week but I have my main diet and I just stick to it through habit, meaning I don't have to think too hard about what I'm eating. I used to be addicted to sugar I'm sure, but I think I've broken that now.

One tip, if you can't ditch the chocolate, is to buy the darkest chocolate you can find (I get a 90% cocoa one from Sainsbury's) and just have a couple of little squares in the evening. It satisfies the cocoa craving (if you have one) and is so rich that you only want a little bit. Supposed to be good for you too.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:38

Going home for the night is a good plan.

First ultra for me too. For me, there was no way on earth I was going to spend a night in a tent after having run 50K and then get up and run another 50K. My reasoning for going for non stop is that stopping will just make me seize up, I wouldn't sleep anyway and so, I might as well just keep going.

Having said all that, I like the idea of back to back marathons in the build up so will have to see if there are any local ones where I can do that.

We will see who made the best choice!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 12:23

Registration open and I'm in! Non stop solo option.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 10:10

It's pretty piss poor really. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't happen. If it does, I hope all this arsing around isn't indicative of the way the actual event runs. I think that if they haven't sorted it out this week, I'll start thinking about a different event.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:06

Thanks, just checked the Facebook page. Looks like that's where they put all of the updates and do nothing on Twitter, Website or email!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 13:47

Where did you hear that IGIT? Website is still saying dates TBC.

I did see on Twitter about three weeks ago that they were going to announce dates within a fortnight, but not heard anything since. Starting to wonder if it's definitely on as I did hear rumours of Carphone Warehouse pulling sponsorship.

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