Catalin Bond

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What's your best event memento?

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 15:18
Muttley wrote (see)

I don't really mind what the memento is, as long as it's in addition to and not instead of a medal.


This. I don't want any more stuff (coasters, shot glasses, glasses, anything decorative). I've moved house once per year for about the past 15 years. I'd fed up of carting too much stuff. But I will keep my medals, they all sit in a vase together and in my mind are a single item so it doesn't bother me to move them!

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 13:19

Thanks guys. If I can get ovr 825 (which I should definitely do) it will be my highest ever annual milage. I've already beaten my milage from 2012,2013 and 2014 so pretty happy overall. 

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 15:58

Congratulations to those of you who've finished. And those who are well on track.

Unfortunately I've been behind all year, and am only up to 778 miles. My spreadsheet tells me I'm 90 miles behind where I should be right not so I'm pretty unlikely to make it up! Revised target is 920. I would go with 900 but I should make that pretty easily and I want to make myself work a bit towards the end of the year!

Cold, white, painful fingers

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 17:24

My hands get very cold after running (I get mild Reynaud's syndrome). I find I cool down very quickly post exercise and it's the time most likely to trigger white fingers for me. My tip is to wrap up straight after a run. Even if you feel warm when you stop put a jumper on as soon as you can . I usually stretch with a cup of tea to give me something to keep my hands warm. If I'm really cold getting into a hot shower usually helps. Or do the washing up - although it may be painful initially to put cold hands into warm water it does help warm them through.

London marathon mags

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:16

Think I must have someone else's rejection - I got both a magazine and an email! (or did everyone get both?)

London Marathon 2016 Ballot

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 12:07

Two email rejections in my office

Have you ever tripped while out running

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 20:18
Saw this come up in my emails today, then tripped again whilst out running! That's 3 times in 18 months.

Luckily no serious injuries but think I'll have a few bruises tomorrow.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 00:29
12.20 they've gone to bed. Think I'll sit here a bit longer in case their bedroom is below ours and they decide to have loud sex!

Hate moving but can't help but think, 365 days til contract ends.....

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 22:50
Please turn your tv down.

This is what I'd really really like to say to my downstairs neighbour. TV is so loud I can hear every word of the big fat quiz of the 90s, and have been forced to put my tv off as the sound was clashing.

But I've only lived in this flat for 1 day and I don't know what they're like, and it doesn't seem like the best first interaction would be asking them to be quiet!

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 23:09

Looks like a lot of you have broken the back of this challenge. Afraid I'm lagging behind somewhat - not even made it to 600. Might go for 1000 miles August to August instead! So long as I make 829 it'll be my highest annual mileage!

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Pacing a one-mile race

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How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

Am trying to decide how to approach HM on Sunday, so thought I'd see how others usually approach this... 
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Post race sore quads

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Running review of 2014

Feel free to add your own questions and answers - I'll read them if no one else does! 
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Faceplanted the pavement this evening

Fellow runner just ran on by! 
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Black running gear

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Forgotten running stuff

I can't be other only one! 
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Bucchus Half marathon

Anyone else doing this? 
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Funny signs

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I saw a mouse, where? there on the stair....

Well actually in the kitchen.  
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Nice cup of tea

How do you have yours? 
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Garmin 305

problems retreiving data from device 
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Richmond Riverside Spring 10k

Mar 23 2013 
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Selling stuff second hand online

Dilemma. Hope you good people can help! 
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Ironman Busselton

Anyone doing this? 
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