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How many times have you dialled 999 in your life?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 18:53

Called police once when I saw some lads smash the padlock of the school gates late one night and then one of them run in before driving out again in a car.

Got partner to ring fire brigade when our shower caught fire and we need a bit of help to make sure the fire was out.

Bristol running routes

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:46

If you don't mind doing lots of laps then Clifton Downs isn't bad, lots of grass to run on.

UK Middle Distance Triathlons

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 13:04

Thanks Seren and FB. First proper chance I've had to get back to checking the thread.

Amazing how many events there are for the distance.

UK Middle Distance Triathlons

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 12:48

I'm toying with the idea of working through every single Middle Distance triathlon in the UK. The idea is to aim to do one each month through the triathlon season, so it could end up taken me a while to do.
I managed to find a list on one of the triathlon websites but I'm not sure how accurate it was. Are there any that are missing, are some of them no longer taking place? Do you know of a definitive list that already exists? All help appreciated.
Here's the list:


Big East Half Iron Triathlon
Marshman & Marshman+
The Beaver
Welwyn Hatfield Festival of Sports - Middle Distance
Bedford Priory Middle
Hot Chilli Bath Triathlon Endurance Weekend


EnduroMan Half
Coniston Old Man Tri
The Outlaw Half
Fambridge Yacht Haven Half
GU Energy – Weymouth Bay Triathlon Project Half
Grafman English AG Championships
Bala Middle Distance Triathlon
Eton Man Middle Distance No.1
Cotswolds 113 Middle Distance triathlon
IronMan UK 70.3
The Avenger
ForestMan Middle + BoskMan
Sussex Middle Distance
A Day in the Lakes
Cholmondley Castle Gauntlet
Top Barn Triple


Titan Middle Distance
Swashbuckler Middle Distance Triathlon
Cleveland Steelman
Marlow Half Iron
Vachery Middle
Castles Challenge Middle
Castle Howard Gauntlet
O2 Viking Triathlon


The Wales Triathlon
The Owler Half
The Eirias
Wensleydale Triathlon 'Full Cheese'
Aberfeldy Middle Distance Triathlon
UK Ultimate Half
Monster Middle Ely
The Little Woody
Geeaky Freaky Middle
The Vitruvian
Cotswold Classic Middle Distance


Wild Boar Middle Distance
Sundowner Middle
Roadford Lake Middle
Helvellyn Triathlon Entries
Challenge UK Weymouth Half
The Brutal Half
Eton Man Middle Distance No.2
Bustinskin Middle Tri
New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon
Llangorse Lake Middle
Hever Castle Gauntlet
Wasdale Worlds Hardest Half Iron
Chichester Tri-It Middle

Guys, are any of you brave enough to admit

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:36

Did London a few years ago with a male friend and did have to suggest to him that we might want to pass one woman who was in front of us before we passed our families somewhere along the course. They might have wondered why we were running behind someone that was basically running in a skimpy pair of shorts and a bra.

Same race did see us passed by a woman as we headed along the Embankment, Neither of us were worried as she had shouted at us to get out of the way because she couldn't change direction to go around us. Did wonder if she made that turn at Big Ben or ended up crashing through the crowd and ended up heading towards South West England.

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 10 year old self

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:46

Don't be so nice the first time you get the chance to lose your virginity, go for it, the person you do lose it with wont be quite as nice.

Learn to ride a bike sooner and learn to swim in open water, then go and do triathlons rather than marathons. You're knees will probably thank you more.

Delivery/Courier Companies

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 00:23

Our post woman was lovely, really friendly and went out of her way to ensure we received a parcel. She's no longer our postie unfortunately.

Haven't actually seen our new postie yet so can't say what they are like. We have had some lovely posties so hopefully they'll be the same.

Delivery/Courier Companies

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 12:34

We've had delivery person not turning up after we'd been informed that the would deliver between 9 and 5, rang up and got told that they probably didn't have enough time to deliver to us because they finished at 3.

Also had cards put through the door saying we were out and they tried to deliver. Did catch one person as they were walking back to the van.

Also had things delivered to completely the wrong address, fortunately the postman and woman that cover that address and ours had each other mobile numbers so when the woman that add our parcel gave it to her postman he rang our post woman and they met up and she brought our parcel even though it wasn't them delivering it.

Have also had parcels left by the side of the house.

Worst was when we had parcels thrown over the wall into our back garden.

Vampire or Werewolf?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:16


Only have to worry about changing a couple of days each month and get to enjoy the sunshine without bursting into flames. Plus the claws and teeth and ability to run on all fours would come in handy in a fight.

Do you time all your runs

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:29

I'm more interested in the miles I've covered than time. I do upload run information from my Garmin to Daily Mile and Map My Fitness but I don't tend to look at the information in a lot of detail.

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