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Where is your favourite place to run?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 16:14

I have visited to the Vendee several times myself and enjoy running in the trails through the forest around St Jean de monts. The only drawback is getting up early to avoid the heat.  

Where is your favourite place to run?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 14:16

For me it is running in Windsor Great Park during the winter. At that time of the year it usually free of dog walkers, pedestrians, cyclist and cars. Infact sometimes I can do a 10 mile loop and not come across another person for the entire time. Bliss

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 18:10
Millsy wrote (see)
As someone who does the majority of their running in the countryside I do try and nod / smile / say hello to every runner I come across.

On long runs I sometimes try and work out the stats of who is more likely to be friendly, sad I know but it does keep the mind ticking over on the 3-4 hr runs.

Over the last 4 weeks my very unscientific straw-poll has come up with the following findings regarding who is most likely to say hello / aknowledge you whilst out on a run. (Runners only)
Most likely - Male "club" type runners at least 80% response
2nd - Male & Female "leisure" type runners 50-75%
Least likely - Female "club" type runners less than 50% response.

Just to add that the 2 cheeriest people I have come across that actually had a bit of a chat as well were actually both Female "club" type runners.

Sometimes on long runs when I like to keep a running total of certain things, one of which is the number of drivers that allow you to cross the road infront of them at junctions. I have discovered the following:

male drivers: 60%

female drivers: 50%

expensive cars (BMW, Mercedes etc): 25%

Chelsea tractors: No way, never under any circumstances.

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:07

The trouble with people shouting at runners is lack of originality. They think they are being original and witty, not realising that you have heard the same thing numerous times before. I have lost track of the number of people have said to me 'you look hot'. Of course I do, it's summer and I am running.  What I would like to hear is someone say 'you look hot, would you like an ice lolly?'.

"The Commonwealth Games are a bit shit"

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 16:43

I agree that it is a good opportunity for up and coming atheletes to be given a chance on the world stage, but it doesn't diminish the enjoyment for spectators.

I am looking forward to the womens steeplechase tonight. Local athelete Pippa Woolven is competing for England. She recently set a new course record at my usual parkrun (Black park 28th june) and hammered everyone out of sight. Being Scottish I never thought that one day I would be cheering for England at the commomwealth games, but I guess that is progress.





Zombie threads

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:00

There appears to be a recent trend of resurecting threads which were long dead and buried. Are old threads coming back to haunt us all? Are they trying to take over the forum? Who is behind this undead menace? Do RW towers need to call in an exorcist?

Term time holidays

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:39

For purely selfish reasons I am against term time holidays:

1) I don't want to go on hoiday and find that the hotel/resort is full of kids.

2) I don't want to pay more for my holidays, due to companies realising  that at certain times demand is increased by parents taking children out of school during term time.

3) The holiday season is already extended to far with school terms being staggered.

4) Children, bah humbug!


Annoyances when out running

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:46

He wouldn't actually do something like that. Would he?

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:26

I have met Samir, He seems like a nice guy when you meet him, unlike his online persona.

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:18

Thanks for the tips guys, there is no doubt that it is deliberate. He waits until I am about 5 meters away and then takes a sudden lurch to the side to block the path. Unfortunately he is a teenage lad that obviously thinks it is amusing to do this. I wouldn't want to accused of assaulting a minor so I generally give him an ear bashing. Did I mention that he was a member of Slough Junior Athletic Club. 

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