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Hip hip Hooray for our new PM and cabinet.

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:19

this is like a really bad disaster comedy film marathon that we are being tortured to continue watching FOR EVER.

I need hard liquor to survive. 

May. Boris. This is not funny. 


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

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:48
PhilPub wrote (see)

Paddington wouldn't get a vote anyway, he's from Peru.  (Coming over here, stealing all our marmalade...)

And he's a bear.


Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

How long do you have to have been here for to get a vote? (Serious question)

Paddington has been here since 1958 so, ignoring the bear point, surely has a vote? (Non serious response to your above comment)


Paddington was (is?) an illegal immigrant. He could (should?) have sought asylum on immediately entering the country on the basis of persecution (Destroying his habitat). But he didn't. Which means he'll be put in a detention centre for some time.  Being in the EU or not, would have no impact on other Peruvian bears from illegally entering the country. 

And on another note: my mum (Austrian national)... Been in the UK for 49 years and can Not vote. She never applied for UK citizenship, because she didn't need to. Until Friday 24th June.......

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:38

Those sound lovely!


Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 18:32

I bet! I may be a fair weather trail runner.....

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

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 08:40

1. I'm totally and utterly In.

2. Any person with an ounce of brain would vote In (sorry outers!). We all have very short memories. Which is dangerous. Better together. peace. Freedom of movement (a GOOD thing. A two way thing!)

3. the grewt British public is dumb. We're going to vote out.

i'm one of those awful people with a home in London (everyone is voting In) and a home in the countryside (where everyone is voting out). And given that london is it's own little bubble and Middle England accounts for most of UK : it's going to be out.

i've started grieving already.

and reapplying for my Austrian passport, (dual nationality) so my freedom of movement won't be restricted! Ha! 

Making the change from road running to trail running

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 07:56

Just did my first trail race (maverick 17k in Gloucestershire). LOVED IT! How beautiful. But bloody hell....it's a different kettle of fish! I'd say some of that terrain was like fell running....slipping sliding down some steep muddy bits.  took me nearly the same amount of time to complete a 22k mixed terrain race in Austria in 26 degree heat just a month ago! 

Didn't on my arse and a bsby bull luckily ran away rather than towards me. So all good.

going to now really train properly for another maverick race in October in Herefordshire. Yay! 

That annoying moment your chip fails in the London Marathon

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 09:14

I just spent an hour reading this entire thread.

Should have skipped a bit. 

Unfit, young beginner?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 22:27

run outside! It's not so scary! If you don't feel you know the area, is there a road or two you can run up and down? 

maybe slow down a little with your running? That might help. 

I agree with Nessie. Start the training plan for the beginning and see how you go. 

Believe. Continue. You're going to do it! 

Lacking Motivation DURING a race

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 21:32

Is this the running equivalent to my always feeling like I'm going to burst out laughing at a funeral? 

personally, I think you are both more odd. 

Half Marathon Help needed

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 21:26

those mean old mind tricks! Happens to us all. 

best thing to do is find some sort of positive thinking to counter balance the bad thoughts. A half marathon allows time for those doubts to creep in, so you have to be armed with a defence! 

i say "nice and light, nice and light" a lot in my head if I'm finding it tough, to try and convince myself it's all good. Or I try and break it down. Rather than thinking I have X miles left to go, I look ahead of me and say "just run to that lamp post" or whatever it may be. I make it to the lamp post and then say "now just run to the next lamp post". It allows me to cross off goals much quicker than miles and before you know it: the finish line is in sight. 

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