Joe Volcano

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Scottish Runners

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:53

Fascinating ffb. I've been over 16,000 ft during the day in the Peruvian Andes and that was ok but one night I had to sleep at 12,000 ft and I could barely breath and didn't sleep a wink.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:29

Great day at the marathon, managed to bike most of the course until security chucked me off around Herries Road. They took all the bumps out of Pollok Park

then stood by Jury's Inn for the start loop and the half way marker, after that was getting too cold and wet in cycling gear so dashed back home to watch lap 2 on telly. Intriguing mens' race wasn't it. Nice to see the Scots showing their neighbours the way home but Steve Way was pretty incredible too. Hope everyone else enjoyed it. I'll also be out watching the bike road race and time trials too. (Too stingy to actually buy a ticket for anything I'm afraid).


Stress Test (ECG)

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:28

Why are you trying to get a private one, is it because you are curious but have no symptoms? Just asking. I have had several at BUPA but as part of a package, you could try calling them and see if they could quote you for just a stress test, or try Spire Hospitals and do the same. Some sports venues may be worth a shot, I live in Glasgow and happen to know you can get one at Hampden for £120

and they have a cardiology professor on the team to do the interpretation.

Usually if you do a VO2max test they will hook you up to an ecg too but you may not have someone fully qualified to interpret it so not a good route in this case. I got a VO2max test with ecg at UEA for £50 once but not sure they do it anymore.


Worse film

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 19:13
Nicky McNamerson wrote (see)

I see none of you have ever watched "On Deadly Ground". Starring what can only have been the reanimated corpse of Steven Seagal.

Any film starring Steven Seagal is equal worst film ever.

But Eyes wide shut is superb (apart from Tom Cruise's acting but that isn't really the main attraction of the film...)


When is your bed time

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:10

About 10.15 to 10.30. But I sleep very lightly and in the summer up here in Scotland I am often awake before 4am!

Is it just me.................................

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:17

I'm glued to the tv all afternoon. Last couple of days have been brilliant. I thought Quintano was going to come back one more time at the finish yesterday.

Warfarin - Generally speaking can you still run etc on it?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 11:35

I'm on Warfarin for life now and my cardiologist and rehab team had no issues with me running whilst on it. Can't see any reason why they should, either.

However I did have one nasty fall when my shin got caught by a loose manhole cover and got cut very badly and it wasn't fun without any clotting so had to go straight to A&E to get it looked at. Other than that, no probs at all.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 08:02

UTC, glad you enjoyed it. I watched the first two laps half way up Gt George St and it seemed to me the mens field was already well broken up by lap 2.

It was great having the roads closed again like they were for the West End festival recently, perhaps they should have one of those permanent 'no cars on Sunday schemes'?

Scottish Runners

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:01

Morning all, looks like the bike race is going up Gt George St, that should be good to watch I get out of breath just walking up it.

Shoe Fitting Glasgow Any Suggestions

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:22

I usually use Achilles Heel but its only about 100 yards from my house ...

But any shop you go to will charge a bit more than buying online and I don't know anything current as cheap as £55.

'Running Bhoy' was working at Sweatshop at Anniesland, does he still work there? hasn't been on here for a while.

Sweatshop Glasgow

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