Kathy H


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Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 22:30

I think that my hopes were too high. I am going to reluctantly back out, and maybe run next year.

Oscar Pistorious

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:32

I think that there was an element of doubt. And the judge agreed.

So it is possible (just) that he believed that there was an intruder. And then behaved unreasonably by firing those shots. Hence the manslaughter verdict.

 

Oscar Pistorious

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:50

Is it murder if you kill someone because you felt overwhelming fear, to defend yourself? I don't think so. And that was the defence's case.

 

Oscar Pistorious

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:13

I'm afraid that I agree with the judge, that murder was not proved beyond reasonable doubt.

But it is obvious that he meant to kill the person in the toliet.

And I blame the gun culture in letting people have guns that are extremely powerful and are seen as the means to defend yourself. Where you have guns, you have accidental deaths, rash use of them and a reckless regard for human life.

So, An Un-united Kingdom Awaits

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 11:33

I can understand the Scottish 'Yes' crowd. Britain is ruled from London, a long way in distance and views from Scotland. It is ruled in a way that exacerbates inequality and gives more power than desirable to multi-national businesses and private companies.

Both Labour and Conservatives think that state services should be part or wholly privatised, leaving both workers and clients short changed. The SNP are offering a more cooperative and people-centered government which is very attractive.

But I agree that to vote 'yes' in the referendum, you have to be very brave, or reckless!

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:50

Hope everyone's training is going well. I bruised my toes on a walking holiday at the end of July (!) leaving me with a black toenail.

So I am way behind on my training plan, as I felt that I should take it easy. So I am not expecting a PB, but just hope to finish.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:51

Thanks for the reviews, everyone. It does sound a good one and I am looking forward to November.

A lot of the route is on my training runs. So I hope that gives me an advantage.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:34

Hi Jucumari

Hope your battered feet heal soon.

Thanks for the brief review. I thought that the course would be difficult especially in August when there are plenty of walkers/runners/cyclists to avoid. And it is cruel to have to run past the finish!

So, despite the hardships, would you do this one again next year?

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:54

Seventy days to the Winter Thames Meander. But best wishes to those who are running the Summer one. Hope all your times are PBs.

 

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.

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