Kathy H

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Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 15:05

There is a six-hour limit. This is quite generous as most people who intend to run (or run most of the way) 26 miles can do it in that time.

What should or shouldn't be on the NHS?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:57

There have been stories in the media about people receiving treatments on the NHS that are purely cosmetic. A doctor had to give the go-ahead, though, and there may be good reasons why it was done. Psychological reasons may be valid, and if it means that the person can function better in society, then it is good.

I would be very cautious about banning a treatment or procedure to be done on the NHS. People are receiving maybe inappropriate treatments all the time. For example, getting antibiotics for a viral infection, getting admitted into hospital for a social problem, getting a 'sick note' from the doctor when you are not really ill.

Those things mentioned are genuinely needed in other cases.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:04

Hi David. Good to know that it is going to well organised.

Looking forward to the day.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:18

I have entered the marathon, and it is about in 16 weeks time. So I should start a training plan soon.

It is definitely going to be a challenge, harder than my previous marathons. My two marathons have been big, well-supported by crowds, and in the Spring.

But part of the attraction is that it will be different. And I am fairly certain that I will beat the cut-off time of six hours.

Re: strategies for the last 6 miles

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:07

I kept going for the last six miles of my second marathon thinking, if I don't get a move on, then I will not get a PB.

The temptation to walk was pretty strong at times. And that thought was motivation enough to keep me jogging.


Sponge of knowledge not

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 20:57

Bear and Wilkie: obviously Gove has not learnt the basics in mathematics.

Sponge of knowledge not

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 22:20

Gove's point is that every teacher must be able to perfectly impart knowledge to their pupils, and we will not tolerate mere satisfactory teaching.

Also, all pupils must be above average in the English and Maths assessments. Otherwise the teachers should be penalised.

He has a point: there are no mere satisfactory politicians. NO. They are all ****.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 11:54

Hi Jucumari

Thanks for your reply; you made some good points. You are right that I will just have to try it and see.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:59

Thanks for the replies. It does seem a good marathon; but very different to the two I have run. And it is at the time of year I would like to run another marathon, and it is local to me.

How have people found a small marathon as opposed to a 'big' marathon? Both of the ones I have run have been well-supported. Does it make a lot of difference running without the crowds? I really got a boost from the well-wishers and don't know if I could do as well as I did without them.

why no results from Edinburgh marathon?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:43

All this year's results are available now.

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