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Reckless pedestrians

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:58

Due to the nutter posting on this thread I was considering deleting it. Glad to see that it has improved.

How can this happen?

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:50

I hope that I can shed some light on th attitude of the police from my own experience. About 15 years ago I was knocked off my bicycle in a very similar style. The driver drove into the back off me and attempted to drive off. It was only the quick reaction of other drivers who blocked his escape that he was stopped. It was outside Slough police station and therefore they were on the scene in minutes. I was left with a broken wrist, elbow and dislocated shoulder. Despite the fact that there were several witnesses, the police took no action. Even when it was discovered that he was driving without insurance. The attitude of the police was that it was a minor misdemeanour and didn't warrant the effort it would take to prosecute. I was advised to sue the driver through a personal injury lawyer. The attitude being that the amount of money it would cost him was sufficient punishment. The whole episode shows the wrongheaded thinking of the police on this issue and the story in the news today confirms to me that the police don't give a toss about what they consider to be low level crime.



Reckless pedestrians

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 16:00

Is it just my imagination or do pedestrians no longer consider it to be a hazard to step onto the road infront of cyclists? It seems to be happening to me with increasing frequency. The pedestrian looks for traffic sees a cyclist and thinks that crossing isn't a problem and the promptly steps onto the road. Causing breaking, swerving and many expletives. It happened to me twice today and does so several times a week. Has anyone else experienced this problem?


Fleece or not?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 15:42

I think that your money would be better spent on a decent base layer, which you don't need to spend a fortune on. The own brand (dhb) is pretty good.

I usually run in a base layer and short sleeve top in the winter. If it's really cold I add a lightweight jacket that can be taken off when I get warmed up.

The problem with a fleece is that it traps the sweat inside, which gets uncomfortable.

Sweatshop will NOT refund purchases made at store

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 13:21

The trouble with sweatshop these days is that there is a determination never to give a refund under any circumstances. I bought a pair of New Balance shoes in May and noticed that the tread had worn through after about 6 weeks. When I took them back they refused to replace them or give a refund. When It was pointed out that I had run less then 200 miles in them, I was told that they couldn't take my word for it as I could easily have run over 500 miles in that time, therefore no refund could be given. They also said that if it was a manufacturing defect I should take it up with them myself.      

A shoddy service from a crap company that used to be the best around. Nedless to say I won't be returning to a shop where I once bought all of my runing shoes.

Socks for running in only socks?

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 16:13

Those chainmail things are definitely for those people that don't mind looking ridiculous. You can get a pair of  school P.E. type plimsolls for £6, that is what I call a bargain.

Pacing a Group

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 13:46

I have been pacing at my local parkrun, which has been providing pacers for the last year. In my experience the best way is pace according to the terrain.  Keep the intensity the same, but slow down (a little) on the hilly bits. Make up time on the flat. You can afford to be 10-15 seconds down over the first km as it allows people trying for a pb to keep in touch (being 10 seconds ahead of schedule at 1k is a recipe for running on your own for the next 4k). I usually aim to make up the deficit over the next 4k to finish on schedule.

Don't be discouraged if a lot of your group fall behind as many of them will be overambitious in choosing a pacer to run with. I often have people wanting to run a new pb by over 2 minutes.  

Talkback: Do you need a sports drink for a 5K?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:48

Kattefjaes, you seem to be under the mistaken impression that it is only the beginners or slower runners that are performing outside their comfort zone. It's the same up the front with the faster runners too.

Talkback: Do you need a sports drink for a 5K?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:31

Literatin, perhaps I haven't got the exact phrasing used, but the general idea that it's only 5k you don't need water is correct. In the few times I've been at Edinburgh parkrun I have gotten the impression that the guy is indeed a bit of a twat (but perhaps I just haven't warmed to him).  

Talkback: Do you need a sports drink for a 5K?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:48

Jeez people don't get your knickers in a twist, I was paraphrasing and they may not be the exact words used.  Nobody was picked on, the water bottle is retreived and it's all taken in the lighthearted manner in which it is intended. I think that the point which is trying to be made is about trying to run without your emotional safety blanket and see how you get on.    

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