Crash Hamster

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Challenge Vichy 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:02

Nice report

It would be good for it to become a Pirate staple; it's a great event!


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:55

I've puked while running, but never had the control to empty my bladder... and I'd always make like a bear if my bowels were likely to let go.

I've acquired a couple of decent injuries and still finished; my last 3 days at Transalp were completed with my ankle strapped rigid at 90 degrees and Challenge Vichy involved slings and stitches (though I still made up one place on the marathon; I'm quite proud of that ) Neither of those was particularly clever, though I'm proud of the medals.


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:36

That'd end in a murder-suicide, surely?


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 14:37

"Welsh Pirate snogged to death"


I give it a year

A question about discrimination in the workplace

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:34

How hard people work is completely independent of their reproductive ability

The rules state that holiday entitlement continues to accrue when on maternity leave (as does seniority). If an employee has 9 months off, I then have to pay them for another month's holiday in the remaining 3 months of the year. Yes, the maternity leave is paid for by the government, but the employer pays the full rate for the 4.2 weeks holiday.

I'm not pleading poverty, but as a sole trader, it means that there's no money for the nice things in life this year or next.

A question about discrimination in the workplace

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 22:34

We have 5/20 off on maternity leave at the moment; as you accrue holiday while off on maternity leave, 9 months maternity leave earns you 4.2 weeks holiday in the remaining 3 months of the year. Throw in pregnancy-related sick days and midwifery/hospital appointments (average 5-7 days) and each pregnancy costs us over £1500 (plus the hassle!)

We've had a rise of about £5k gross this year, but that and more has gone out in expenses from our mini-baby boom.

It'd be nice to give our staff a rise, but we've not got the money, so it's not going to happen.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:02

What ho!

Marrows, I'd just add 'pee just before you get out of the swim' to the list of HIM advice... and also 'if you start on coke, keep going on coke', otherwise you'll probably have a sugar crash and feel dreadful.


Otherwise love and hugs all round; I'm really not supposed to be here...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 10:17

I have returned, bronzed, tanned and a bit fatter, from deepest Cornwall.

BB, just ouch! And indeed, yuk! Heal strong, as they say.

OO, GM, Abbers, recover quickly.

TAR, s'not so very awful, you know

Everyone else, jolly good, carry on!

Me? sore throat, feel a bit off; last couple of sessions have been poor, but I'm not sure if that's the heat, the lurgy or both.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:21

Hope Badbark goes well!

[back to my pasties and cider]

Challenge Vichy 2014

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 11:45

There was no warning about the chicane before the 'dangerous crossroads', which I may have found useful...

Otherwise, it was really only the three pins on your belt drama. Swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run, medal

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