Big Foot Plodalong

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Heating and Insulation

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 13:06

Thanks for the advice everyone, i've left my details with a few compnaies so just waiting to hear back from them.

Doesn't look like there are any offers in my area but i'll just have to keep looking

Heating and Insulation

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:48

I know this has nothing to do with running but i'm looking for a bit of advice from any heating engineers, green deal assessors etc.

My home is a 4-bed detached which has never had any cavity wall insulation and is using a 20 year old boiler which, if the internet is to be believed, is rated G for energy efficiency.

I'm currently paying over £100 per month in fuel bills and thats just for using the bare minimum times my timer uses (1.5 hours per day for heating and water.)

Would it still be worthwhile going down the route of having cavity wall insulation installed and a new, more efficient boiler or would i end up paying more due to having to pay back the costs of these installations from my energy bills?

Any help and advice would be much appreciated.

Snow is here.. time to spot those houses with poor roof insulation

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 11:16

I read this thread then looked at my roof when i got home, thinking that i must have some good loft insulation as the roof was completly covered in snow........then i realised that it's most likely because the house is cold as it's a pain in the ar*e to heat due to no cavity wall insulation least the loft should be toasty!

Running Tights

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 18:14
Ok so i went for a run this morning in my new tights and the verdict is.....very good! They kept my legs warm but didn't overheat them (which normally happens when i wear anything longer than shorts!) they didn't ride up my legs and didn't feel too restrictive so i would recommend them if you're looking for a cheap pair as these do the job well.

Running Tights

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 16:27
I ordered the karrimor tights from sports direct which came through today. I've not run in them yet so can't report on that yet but in terms of leg length they fit fine! They're not too tight so shouldn't restrict much when running. I did get size XXL but i do have a 38-40 inch waist and these fit fine there too! They do have a drawstring waist so if you have to get a bigger size you can always tie this up. I was looking for a cheap pair and these were only ??10.99 + ??3.99 delivery. Once i've gone for a run in them i'll let you know how they are.

Running Tights

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 18:31
Thanks for that, i'll take a look!

Running Tights

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 14:49

I've never had a pair of running tights before so am not sure what i'm looking for exactly. Of the products i've found they all seem to cater for those with an inside leg of 34" max.

Does anyone know where i could possibly purchase some that are longer in length (around 36-37"?)


Leg pain

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 20:42

Posting this on behalf of Mrs BFP 

She has started the C25K program but has found that when she starts to jog she gets pains on the outside of her legs starting from the ankle bone and going about 3/4 of the way up her leg.

When running she has noticed that she lands flat footed (not heel then toe but everything at once) and feels that this may be causing it but doesn't know for sure.

Has anybody encountered this problem before or know of any techniques to get around this problem?


Baked Beans

Posted: 16/02/2012 at 15:08
Jacket potato with cheese and beans is a lovely combination but when you add coleslaw to the mix it turns in to a taste sensation!!!

Hell in the Middle 2012

Posted: 11/02/2012 at 18:12
Did anybody out there run hell in the middle today and if so do you know what the distance was?
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Heating and Insulation

Need some advice 
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Leg pain

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What Marathon??

Opinions Please =) 
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A little vague to me... 
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A little help please 
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Am I too fast or too slow?? 
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