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Ched Evans

Posted: Yesterday at 08:46

I don't think footballers are, or should be role models, however as has been pointed out, they are in the public domain with well oiled PR machines and seek publicity to raise both their own and their clubs profile.

We have to step back and see that he has served his time as anyone convicted of the same offence would be. Would we be right to deny anyone else the same chance of reintegration or a return to their career? Similar view regarding Pistorious: should he return to athletics in 5 (or 2 1/2) years.
Whether we agree or not, that is how he should be treated given our current laws.

Nevertheless being football and high profile, would the club want to associate itself with this individual? Does it need the bad publicity? Is he worth the aggravation? Like any firm.these decisions should be considered.
If it were someone of the calibre of Ronaldo, would the fans' view be different?

Toro says he is unrepentent. Well he believes he was innocent of the crime (despite the guilty verdict) and intends to prove that. None of us would be repentent or apologise if we believed ourselves to be innocent.


Friday 24th October 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 07:49

RFJ - enjoy
LmH - one day at a time. Won't be long before you're back doing 3x20 milers a week...
what - easy 5 at lunchtime
why - usual Friday
last rest - yesterday really. Did 2x1km and 2 x400s with the U11s but for me was all around warm up pace. Does that count as rest or running?
last hard - Tuesday
lyric - don't think so

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:59

Did I startle you?
My apologies, I thought that you could hear everything around you with the ipod volume set so low. Personally I think "runner coming through on your right" is self explanatory. Clearly not judging by the way you jumped as I came past....

Thursday 23rd October 2014

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 08:02

what - easy running with the junior group
why- coaching
last rest - ages ago, but today will be 'active' rest
last hard - Tuesday
lyric - nope, but I get the sentiments!

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 15:45

well managed to chalk up nearly an hour down towards Canary Wharf.
Legs feeling it a bit but Thursday/Friday usually light days.
40 - not a streak by design, and some of those days were easy 2-3 miles with the U11s. Usually lose a day at the weekends due to kids sport/officiating but have manged to run the past few weeks.
Ale - I can either post when I get up (before 5) or when I get to work (after 7). Don't have one of those things that let you post 'on the go'. Besides the train to work is for reading the paper (or sleeping!)

Earphones in races

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 14:29


Earphones in races

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 14:29

There is also the argument that if a martshall pulls you out of a race for being wired up, there is nothing to stop you running on, unless of course the roads are reserved solely for the race and barred for pedestrians.
The same applies to the sportive. Unless the road is explicity closed for the event, can they stop me carrying on?
BTW my point with that Gregry was that the 'rule' is implemented for my safety. Never mind the fact that I can cycle to my hearts content at all other times lid-less.

As for elbowing & pushing. Don't ever get caught in the pack at the bell in a track race, or box someone in with 200 to go...Starts at xc can be brutal on small twisty courses too.

Earphones in races

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:10

I think we are talking at cross purposes. My post initially was in repsonse to Gregry's that the 'elite' or 'superiors' make the rules. I disagree. The rules are defined by the users, popular opinion and social norms.
Roads are closed largely for safety reasons, hazards marked /pre warned for similiar reasons, and water provided because it is deemed necessary (by us). These 'rules' (or guidelines) have arisen because we (the runners) expect them.

As you say for an organised event it must pass certain criteria. Know that only too well from the races we put on.

Earphones in races

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:47

TimR - is it not litigation? Although my post was in response to Gregry's.
The rules are there because the race director has to guard against outcomes like being sent to prison, when surely he shouldn't have to?
Why is that? Because we aren't deemed sensible enough to make our own risk assessment hence the police guidelines (road closures) proper signage (traffic) and enough water on the course. Or if anything goes wrong we have someone to blame.

If I choose to ignore traffic in training or not look out for potholes it's my own fault, why would it be any different in a race? If there is a hazard on a road / xc race it needs to be pointed out.

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:04

I can hazard a guess on the words!
LmH - no work for you today. Few people here have had that bug. Not pleasant.
what - easy miles
why - recovery. 6x800s on grass with 200m recovery. Ran hard and was well ahead of my usual crowd. All looking good. Only concern is a slight knee tweak, but this is a known weakness that I now know how to manage.
last rest - 27/9
last hard - yesterday

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