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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: Yesterday at 18:10
Waiting at Barbury Castle for the OH to finish his Ridgeway Relay leg...

Ways of finding volunteers to help out at a race

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 17:02

A local race used to do (probably still does) a deal whereby a group supplying N volunteers would get a donation of £M

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 16:51

HRR that's very cool.
Nice . Nice!

Pottered off to see the GP who did a few tests and then said "knee scan" so letter soon I guess and then thx works BUPA.

Going to the gym and aquajogging but getting a bit bored and tubby now, hey ho. Have started fondling other people's bicycles out at the works cycle parking to see what's light, what looks comfy and so on.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 22:35
Just lurking and taking requests forAbingdon, me. Should be having a knee scan soon. No worse (no better).
Reading back - accomm & flights booked v early - good to hear about late flights not being any more costly. Now there are International substitutions...

Race for Life marathon

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 21:25
Sports tour place in Berlin? I mean that is very suitable for a first marathon, at least...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:48
Bloody phone SUBS no apostrophe!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:48
I am not running at the moment but I assume they'll offer International sub's again so should I (UNLIKE MOST TIMES) be fit and healthy next spring... I don't seem to have flogged my sim card or currency yet.
Quite agree re painkillers.. ahem... I seem to have a "do as I say, not as I do" tshirt here... Smells like it was worn for most of a long hot race.
Notice someone is setting up a Liverpool to Manchester ultra next March. Anyone know more re likely route, how runnable "managed trail" is etc? FRC?

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:05
Anyone is lowrez!
Danirr, I am now being "sensible" and staying off the running. Have a discount gym membership and go aquajogging there with a mate recovering from a stress fracture ... Must find some "what to do with a kettle bell" stuff on YouTube. So my running should be FAB. I must go and wave the knee at my (running) GP at some point and get official advice, now it's been long enough that the underlying issue rather than going 55 miles on it is the problem

New to this game! any advice greatly appreciated@

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 17:37

If your work hours aren't too odd it's worth tracking down a local running club and/or the local parkrun. Why, I hear you ask... well then you have a ready-made group of people who have done all sorts of things in their time (quite a few of them will have gone from scratch like you're doing now) and human nature being what it is, anyone asking for advice will ... certainly get it Some of it will even be useful (just off the top of my head, things like...

"How old are those shoes?"
"You'm shoes be too small, boy!"
"Oh I always go and see ..." [insert argument which mentions all the local physios, sports massage people, etc etc] "... when my shins 'go'"
"frozen peas!"
"Don't do " [insert name of race] " it's crap, four people got lost last year and they ran out of of medals, come and do " [insert name of other race] "with us!"


Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 14:49

I have to say though RicF that your tale of later improvement is moderately cheering (let us reserve "inspiring" for if/when I actually do any work and benefit from it).

Currently lardy and injured and therefore spend my gym time daydreaming about a glorious future involving a GFA/BQ, both of which are a) soft standards (not as soft as my spare tyre though) and b) arguably pointless as I have run both already and could still get places in either via my club or a sports tour.

Loved Bardet's descent yesterday though. There's a strong probability that was just what met the eye!

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Discussions started by Fido2Dogs

"Clunky" knee - problem with Hoffa's (intra-patellar) fat pad

Anyone else had this? Have had a bit of physio for it to get me through a target event, but now will just time heal it or should I go to the GP in a week or 2 to check there's nowt else going on? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 16:19

GFA (Good for age): relates to age when you did the time or age on day of VLM?

(Boston qualifying times relate to the age you are when you run Boston with your BQ place, not the age when you did the BQ time, but is VLM the other way around?) 
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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 17:08

Ladies: clothing tips to keep bum + thighs warm in the bitter cold

I've tried shorts on top of thick tights & still get a cold bum - would shell suit tracky bottoms work? Can you still even get them? 
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Last Post: 26/11/2013 at 11:51

Begin running courses - Have you done one? What were the good and bad bits?

I'll be helping with a start-to-run course in September and we're starting to plan it, so a bit of input from folk who've been on the receiving end would be brilliant 
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Last Post: 19/06/2012 at 21:45

Calling all women running the Malta marathon (2012)

Who fancies forming a team? 
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Last Post: 06/02/2012 at 15:26

Abingdon Marathon 2012

Turkey farms, sewage farms and THE UNDERPASS 
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Last Post: 01/02/2012 at 13:46

Running club membership under £15 including the £5 EA fee?

That seems to be the floor for membership prices, unless anyone knows of cheaper 
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Last Post: 29/09/2011 at 08:25

I wish there were some "big" races inbetween HM and mara distance

The jump from HM to 26.2 is quite big! 
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Last Post: 29/03/2011 at 19:40

Garmin 310 XT - does it have a Last Lap Pace data field?

I hear a recent firmware release *may* have added this - is this true? 
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Last Post: 05/03/2010 at 23:25

VLM Helpline

Closed? On a Monday? Really? 
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Last Post: 23/01/2010 at 11:16

So how much do you get in the way of piping bands at Edin. mara?

OH is watching Piping Live on BBC Alba & asked 
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Last Post: 28/12/2009 at 20:06

Prize suggestions for club champs?

Inexpensive to buy AND POST, but pleasing... 
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Last Post: 30/11/2009 at 20:07

Most cost-effective fundraising site?

JG vs bmycharity vs mycharitypage vs everyclick vs ....! 
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Last Post: 29/11/2009 at 10:48

Yellow skeleton reflective vest

Where can I get one? Black/refl yes, yellow/refl - cannot find! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2009 at 22:45

Running Magazines on Google Books

fritter your life away reading 3 year old copies of Running Times... 
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Last Post: 03/10/2009 at 10:19
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