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what happened to that thread with kk and seren?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:36

I wouldn't cook fruit before putting it in the crumble.

Rhubarb is coming to the end of its season around now. Plumbs, apples and blackberries are your best bet for foraged fruit.  I made a nice batch of spicy plumb chutney last week. 

edit: and loads of damsons and sloes round our way too.  I've made a couple of jars of sloe gin but still have a load left in the freezer.

what happened to that thread with kk and seren?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:47

Talking of donuts and other Scottish confectionery:


The World's 10 Toughest Marathons

Posted: Yesterday at 10:37

Being 151 miles long, the Marathon de Sables has got to be up there.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:34

I recall Also Ran and ParkRunFan have similar 'fat bloke to marathon runner' stories.

What's the general level of fitness

Posted: Yesterday at 08:55

I used to work in a bakery (a big bread factory type rather than a quaint artisanal type) and would occasionally get put on the donut (or berliner as I now know they are called) packing line.  I couldn't keep up and would end up with a huge pile of squashed donu..berliners behind me that all went in the bin.

Anyway, the jam, which was raspberry and plumb flavour, was really unpleasantly sour on it's own.  I suppose this was to offset the sweetness of the sugar coating.

I recently started working next door to an Aldi supermarket.  They do chocolate and custard brioche, which is also rather moreish.

Overdone it?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:32

Coincidentally I ran past a massive bloke tonight. Not fat but 6'6" Rugby league forward / WWE wrestler type. He was huge. I was doing 10 miles with six miles at average of about 6:45, which is probably not far off hmp. Felt very comfortable.

I'm 6'1" and about 11'7 and get comments about being skinny. Rude bastards.

Fingers crossed for you pete.

What's the general level of fitness

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:25

He walked most of them though didn't he?

My mum wasn't impressed.

What's the general level of fitness

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:01

I'm a custard man myself, but I wouldn't say no to a Krispy Kreme.

From where I'm sitting I can see a fairly fit, young rugby player, a footballer who cycles to work every day and my boss who used to play hockey at quite a high level; he also cycles to work every day and occasionally says things like "I like to go for a run sometimes, but struggle with anything over about 15 miles".

Downstairs, the IT guy is a couple of minutes quicker than I am over 10k.

Not sure about the rest, but I would assume there is a similar mix of fit and not fit folks.  I used to work with a 9hr IronMan'er.


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:40

I know more about Warwickshire area, but off the top of my head I can think of the following in birmingham in the near future:

Bourneville 10k on 5th Oct

Centurion rc grand prix series (various)

Conductive Education 10k 2nd Nov

Fewer midweek races as the days get shorter.

Also not much opportunity for fell running in the West Mids, but Mercia Fell runners are not too far away in Shropshire.

Overdone it?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:45

Very sorry to hear that Pete.  Hope it all goes well.

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