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Talkback: Why bother with clocks on race courses?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:20

And don't get me started about the use of American spellings.

Talkback: Why bother with clocks on race courses?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:51

I think that this article is another example of the lazy journalism that often appears in the UK edition of Runners World. I'm sure you know the kind of thing I'm talking about, where the article first appears in the US version and gets lifted wholesale to be printed over here, without researching its relevance. They might have clocks at every mile in US races, but I've never heard of or seen such a thing over here.

The other thing that bugs me about such articles is that they are often too lazy to take into account cultural differences between us. for example keeping temperatures in farenheit instead of celcius.

After checking the website I see that the article first appeared on there 3 days ago.



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. 

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