Latest posts by GraemeK

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Outlaw 2016

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 21:58
Torn between getting injured in a bizarre way training for Outlaw or IMUK next year.

Why so many lurkers?

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:23
Nutcases? Wholly unconnected but I've not seen Karen Samuel / 12 years a slave around in a long time.

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 22:31
Don't be shit peeps! Hope the weather isn't as bad as forecast and there isn't a really loud party into the early hours in the distance keeping you awake.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 14:20
That 12 year old who's wheel I sat on for half a mile or so in the wind had better win the TdF or an Olympic medal in 15 years or I am even more of a shit cyclist than I thought.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:34
Alcoholics of the local area; the low wall in our car park is not a place to take a dump, especially at 5.45 on a Friday. I don't want to see your arse in my rear view mirror as I reverse, and after I've asked you to move on, and you've done it in your trousers, I am even less likely to give you a lift.

A game of chance

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 06:48
I do think that fees are too high, but the system has to be paid for. It was perhaps sustainable 25 years ago when I went to study, but with the ludicrous aim of half of 18 year olds doing a degree a free system with maintenance grants maybe isn't. Culling pointless courses and focussing on courses that will improve our economy, engineering, sciences, languages etc will help. I feel so sorry for my wife's cousin who studied something less vocational ,has a huge debt and is on a zero hours contract at TK Maxx.

An education is so important,you don't have to use it for your job, but if you don't have one you can't use it. Many employers seem to see a degree as a starting point are looking for masters and PhDs. In a competetive market, you need to stand out. If I recruit a scientist into my team, I can guarentee that over half the CVs are very bright candidates from India, Bangladesh and Eastern Europe.

If we could perhaps not call it a loan and have the stigma of debt hanging over our young's heads we might be better off. Politically it wasn't acceptable to call the repayments a graduate tax, but if there had been no formal debt but an extra 1p on the tax rate above a certain salary and 2p on a higher rate, it might have been easier for students and parents to accept.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 22:57
Austrian Airlines. I'm meant to be in England. You reversed a truck in to the plane so I'm stuck in Munich. The ???10 voucher you gave me for food only works at the airport. Which is shut. The cheap shit hotel kitchen is closed. A major rail line is 10 metres from my window. I have to get the Sbahn or pay ???60 for a taxi to the airport. AND I HAVE TO FUCKING PAY FOR A FUCKING BEER IN THE FUCKING BAR. You utter cnuts.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:27
Womble wrote (see)

Megawomble couldn't say 'satsumas' so they are forever 'umas' in our family.

 loving 'umas and baby oranges

We had linipics for Olympics, amlamps for ambulance, chocolan for chocolate and plug for pub when mini me was a young 'un. I still call it the plug years later.

Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:42
Oal4n, what if you don't know what caused it? Who says they go behind a bush EVERY time they run? Shit happens, literally. I bet the sun shines constantly, every race is a pb and those judgey pants are pulled right up in your world.

Right, pre run Brad sorted, I'll run to the river, see if there's any fish and then back.

Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:39

oal4n, it's been said you're not a proper runner unless you've had to nip in the bushes for an emergency Eartha. At Outlaw last year I was full of immodium and my stomach start gurgling away and creating a stream of bubbles behind me, it went away but I'd have walked back to the caravan rather than get my wetty off in T1


I always carry emergency loo roll with me on a run. I've done what Magna Carter hasn't done.... and also had to nip into the bushes one night and got snared by brambles, my legs looked like they'd been ripped to pieces by a shark. On business in Florida once I did the same early one morning in some bushes by a small river, resumed my run on the road above to see a big* alligator in the water about 10 yards from where I'd been.  



*proper big,

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