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Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:41

In other news - I was having a chat with a very nice chap from around these parts who works in a very big well known cancer hospital.  His job is research, specifically sourcing funding for research from the EU. 

He was dismayed that as a result of Brexit, all EU funding for oncology research is being directed away from the UK.  Mostly because research grants are for five years or more.

This was backed up by another friend (who works in the treasury) who confirmed that grants in all kinds of research fields coming out of the EU have been directed away from the UK and the UK government are highly unlikely to be able to cover that loss.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:17

Cunning Fox, you're not on your own with the cauliflower/broccoli thingy.  They are naturally quite sweet vegetables though.  I find the same with sprouts.  I can eat them cold as a snack (but each to their own and I don't want to start a sprout off...)


Please sign this petition to stop Enniskillen parkrun losing its venue

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:20

It seems that petitions are the answer to everything these days...

  I may start one to make wagon wheels bigger again.  The biscuits, not wheels on actual wagons you understand.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 17:12

SS yes - while training only.  Way too many carbs for general snackage if you're trying to lose weight (as I am)

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:02

On another note (and sharing the pain) I had the worse ride ever this morning.  It was fasted but I didn't feel hungry.  Just had absolutely nothing in my legs.  Which I'm taking to be a good thing.  Adaptation can take a good month usually ( I'm 15 days into Whole 30) so half way there.

Crumbs it was awful. (shakes head)

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:59

Lee - I've always tried to focus on real food in this stage so as not to fall into the 'sugar' habit. 

I'm by no means an expert (and everyone tends to do their own thing) but salted cashews and a couple of dried apricots have worked pretty well for me.  PT Pete swears by cubes of butter, mayo and corned beef  

There is always an element of legs feeling shit at this stage and you will get through that. 

Transition to forefoot strike

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:44

Have you had the Osgood Schlatters recently diagnosed?

And for what it's worth, significant amount of knee injuries are related to muscle imbalance problems.  It's always worth investing in a strength/conditioning and stretching program alongside the running (if you don't already).



Transition to forefoot strike

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:59

How old are you?

Has anyone with bulimia managed to recover?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 13:50

Hi Winterflower

Well done for your post.  Recovery is certainly possible.  The first thing you need to work on is the belief that you can change.  I've been there and it's definitely possible.  A good starting point is to go back to your doctor and ask for help.  (I know 'luck' can be important sometimes.  I was very lucky and secured the help of a locum who was incredibly supportive).

Also check out these guys https://www.b-eat.co.uk/ who have a massive amount of experience and can advise.  

Good luck. 

Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 11:21

So excited about the Greensands return.   Can't wait

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