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Talkback: 48 runners disqualified from 10K for wearing headphones

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 15:47
Chris2304 wrote (see)

 If I wanted petty rules, I'd take up golf!

Any sport is a set of rules and you have to comply with them otherwise what's the point in doing that sport. I don't like the rolling maul in rugby, which I consider to be legalised obstruction, but until the rule changes it just has to be accepted as a condition of playing. Similarly with headphones, if it's a rule in a race you just have to accept it. Disqualification is just a consequence of ignoring the rules wether you like it (the rule) or not..

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 18:30

I would certainly avoid taking the event buses. They are overpriced and there is a long walk from the finish to the bus pick up point, which is often chaotic. Best to stick to using the local bus service. The Nos 26 and 44 are the services you need. They can both be taken from the start at London Road to the finish at Musselburgh. A day pass is £4. An alternative return from Musselburgh is to hop on the cheeky First Bus Service buses that wait outside the finish park exit (not official and not advertised). They wait outside the park, across the road and to the left and it's only £1 to return to the start in London Road.

What pasta should I be eating?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 16:14

With or without cheese?


Posted: 18/04/2016 at 15:05

I always concentrate on my breathing during a run as it helps me get into a rhythm and focused on being in the moment. If you are having problems then you might like try these tips.

Firstly, try out different combinations of breaths in and out. I find in for 2 and out for 2 works for me. You might try 3/3, 2/3, 3/2, 4/4 etc. Experimenting with different combinations to see which works best.

Secondly, being tense in the shoulders can prevent you from breathing in properly. Relaxing the shoulders by pushing them down (rather than being up around your ears) allows for taking a deeper breath.


Hope this helps.





Free Park Runs

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:59
Millsy wrote (see)
The more I read about this, I get the feeling that the council just don't want the parkrun in their park.

Totally agree with this point

Free Park Runs

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:58

I saw an interview with one of the councillors on the tv this morning. His argument that they charge £60 for football pitches so parkrun should pay something as well is nonesense. When I ran a football club we would expect nothing less than: well cared for grass; lines painted; goalposts; nets (without holes in them); changing rooms; toilets; showers (with hot water) and suitable parking.

What would the parkrun expect for a levy of £200 per week?


Free Park Runs

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 11:23

Sounds like discrimination against a specific set of park users.

Free Park Runs

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 16:13

Whatever the parish council decide to do its bad publicity for them. Although parkrun is free for runners many locations must do well out of parking charges. I reckon the council must make £60,000+ a year from parkrunners at my usual run. An additional levy would certainly stop me from going regularly. 

Sponsored Athlete?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:17

A university friend of mine used run on the higland games circiut during the summer  as a professional runner, but that was in the eighties when there was a distinction and bitter enmity between proffesional and amatuer ranks. Professionals competed for prize money and amatuers didn't. Even though top amatuers earned more money through sponsorship, appearance money etc. It lead to some surreal discussions about certain top professionals being 'good enough to turn amatuer'. 

Are the likes of Mo Farah officially called 'professionals' these days or are they still 'paid amatuers'? Does the pro circuit still exist?

Auto lap or not

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 17:23

I have been doing races without a watch for a couple of years now. It focuses your mind to keep pushing the pace and subsequently all my pbs have happened this way.

If you have to use autolap I find that the best way is to have it set on time, rather than distance. Everytime it beeps you can then gauge where you are against the course markers and then adjust your pace accordingly. That way you avoid the cry of despair when the watch says you've reached the finish only to find that you are nowhere near.   

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