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Posted: Today at 09:18

Massive cock! Self-maniplulation!

Moving on- hamstring discomfort passed after a few days with my feet up, so I've taken advantage of the bank holiday weekend to get some miles in. Including an epic 15 miles through the Derbyshire hills in a record breaking 2:22. Navigation skills could be improved.

well done to mrv, muddy and charlie, but especially to bob for an outstanding pb and 80% wava 

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Posted: 20/05/2015 at 16:41

It that genuine etymology Charlie, of have I just made myself look silly?

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:39

McF - Good news.  I think.

No running for me as I have a hamstring strain.  It's been niggling away for a couple of weeks, but since yesterday has been reclassified as an injury.  Must have overdone it on that last half mile.

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 14:03

I think DT has been doing some Big style data analysis on Garminconnect and deduced that those 32 seconds all came in the last mile and a half.

She probably bought me the book because I keep buying expensive ultra/trail running kit then stashing it away unused.

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:03

By the way it my birthday today.  Look what I got from my lovely wife:


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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:00

TheDan – good luck with the wedding. As DT suggests, the important thing is to appear interested. Does’t matter how trivial or unimportant you think something is, just express an opinion. And “I don’t think we need to bother with those. No will notice.” is the WRONG opinion.

Other than that, I love weddings. Always brings a tear to my eye etc. You should give it a go Lit.

DT – Good to see you again yesterday and I hope the logistics worked out ok. Leg 3 is a bit long and tougher than the last time I ran it. I learnt afterwards that the route had been changed last year as it clashes with a BHF cycle sportif. I remember last time hurtling down a fairly steep decline to the finish shouting at the hundreds of cyclists struggling up the hill. That last long climb between miles 9 and 10 wasn’t there before.

Tommy – congratulations on the drunken parkrunning. Hope your hosts weren’t too annoyed by the mess.

I thoroughly enjoyed the relays yesterday. No drama (apart from the surprise extra hill mentioned previously) and leg time of 1:14.05 for 10.51 miles. We finished in fifth place, so no trophy this year.

Not a lot to say about the run as it was mostly done alone. I took the baton a few seconds ahead of Stratford and Evesham runners. The Stratford runner quickly receded behind me and the Evesham runner passed me at about 1 mile. I made a brief quip about hoping he would be a big bloke who I could shelter behind as were running into the wind at that point. I considered trying to stick with him but he was obviously quite a bit quicker than I am so I let him go and he soon disappeared over the horizon.

Felt reasonably comfortable throughout then gave it the full 99% for the final climb and the last level half mile. Turned out that the Evesham chap was part of a mixed team so I wasn’t racing him anyway.

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Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:46
literatin wrote (see)

Hahaha, was that a muddy parody report, Charlie? 

Well done Charlie - keeping up the pb streak.

DT - This may be too late, but I've received an email warning that some of the course signs (yellow arrows on black) might have covered up by alternative signs for a BHF Cycle route.  Apparently they are yellow too but bigger.

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Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:59

Mace - I wouldn't equate resting heart rate with minimum heart rate.


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Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:50

I had a report reviewed by a rather proper chap who leant his craft building railroads in the colonies.  He claimed that, whilst tie-ins is more common, ties-in is the grammatically correct form.  I went with tie-ins.

Nowt wrong with some nice pictures Skinny.


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Posted: 15/05/2015 at 16:48

Context is nothing to do with movies, but the connection, or tie-in, between a new rail embankment and the existing victorian infrastructure.  The the embankments are joined at (or by) a tie-in (compound noun).  There are two of them, so two ties-in, or two tie-ins?

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