Latest posts by Hellywobs

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A question about discrimination in the workplace

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:03

Most of the places I've worked have been first come first served for holidays, not whether you have kids or not.  So if you've got school-aged kids, you have to organise yourself and book early.  That doesn't seem unreasonable to me (I tend to plan things anyway so it's never been a problem for me to make sure I book May half term week early for example). If I get beaten to it, I just have to find a different week.

I work from home - I go into the office one day a week.  My husband works full time in the office but does 3 longer days and 2 shorter days so that he can get home early to be there for our son when he gets home from school. Although I am now based at home, he's kept that working pattern.  But we both do office jobs.  It's difficult to work from home if you are a teacher in a school, or work in a library or a factory etc.  But there's no reason to be stuck in an office if you can work from home.  I am far more efficient when I don't have to waste half the day commuting.

British 10k

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:50

Next year it appears to be taking place on a Monday.  Are we getting an extra bank holiday?

Welcome to RunHub

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:30

What's happened to the leaderboard, it doesn't seem to be showing at all - or is just my computer?

Black toenails!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:57

I had a black toenail last October and it took until May this year to fall off.  I didn't go to the doctors with it, but I have to say that if you look at any of the US websites they give you dire warnings about gangrene if you don't get it looked at!  I put a couple of plasters over mine and went running only a couple of days after it happened, when I would have gone running again in any event.  I had to make sure I kept it well "packaged" for a couple of weeks.


Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:26

I don't live on Jersey but I go there on holiday and was wondering if there have been any moves to start a parkrun over there?  


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:52

Usually you just need the number but I have entered races where you had to show the race licence to get the £2 discount on the day, or send a photocopy with a postal entry. So I'd join your club sooner rather than later.

Bournemouth marathon festival

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:26
Piers wrote (see)

There's a rumour that they are hemorrhaging entries and by not publishing results no-one knows how few people entered. 

They have made extravagant claims "2nd biggest marathon" "fastest marathon" and without all the results you can't disabuse them.


Actually you can. Complain to the Advertising Standards Authority. It has jurisdiction over claims made on websites. So if they are claiming they are the second biggest UK marathon but people think it is actually Brighton tell the ASA that. If they think the complaint has merit they will investigate and they can insist on the figures. All advertising claims that are capable of objective substantiation must be supported by evidence. The ASA does not have a lot of teeth but it publishes its findings and an upheld complaint is embarrassing. 

Nice UK marathons

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:28

I thought the New Forest event had been cancelled this year. Loch Ness, Jersey, Guernsey, Farnham Pilgrims, Bacchus (last two also have a half marathon option) may be worth considering.

Women’s safety while running

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 20:12

I'm more scared of dogs when I am running than being attacked or harassed by a bloke. But I usually run with a club and my original reason for joining was so that I did not have to run on my own in the dark. However I live in a relatively low-crime area.

Heel Pain - can't run.

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 11:22

Thank you Dave, that's really helpful.  The heel is much better now, just a vague soreness around the inside of my ankle.  I'm having another sports massage tomorrow and plan to have a go at running again later this week - I'm hoping to do a 10k I'd signed up for on Sunday, will just take it gently for the medal.  However, on Wednesday I have to do lots of walking so that will be a good test of how much better it really is.  I usually work at home but have to go into the office one day a week which involves lots of walking to and from stations etc.  Thanks again!

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