Nessie


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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 22:33
(((Madbee))) That's truly shit.

Half Marathon Help needed

Posted: Yesterday at 12:44

2:45 is a perfectly respectable time for a first half so early in your running career.   If it was easy, everyone would do it!

Wear your medal with pride and start looking for the next one.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:05

Not much running for me this week - Fathers' day on Sunday so we did family stuff, then work and the school being closed on Thursday for the referendum kind of scuppered all but one lunchtime run.  Parkrun yesterday was warmer than last week, but I still managed 31:43, so only 16 seconds slower than last week's PB.  I started off too fast - tried to keep up with Orange Shirt from the beginning, so my laps went 10:07, 10:31, 10:50 plus the wee bit to the finish.  Good learning process though.

Hopefully next week will be cold and damp, and the pacers in good form........

No run this morning either - in work trying to catch up before holiday time.  Shouldn't really be here.............Bye!

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 07:51
JT141 wrote (see)
Screamapillar, if you want a terrible evening go and read Katie Hopkins' Twitter feed. I always thought she was just a panto villain. Turns out she's the mainstream voice of far right hate speech. The replies are a treat.

I'd rather wire my nipples to the mains.

The country (and most probably the EU) are in meltdown.  Like in the Scottish referendum, half of the country thinks the other half are wrong, and are at each others' throats.  It's awful.  I am so sad it has come to this.

I don't think the petition to rerun the referendum will come to anything, and despite what I've seen elsewhere, I don't think the Tories will have the balls to ignore the vote and not invoke Article 50.  So all we can do now is try to make damned sure neither Farage or Johnson become PM.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 20:51
So. Wales put Ireland out of Europe for the second time in 2 days.

(Too soon?)

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 16:25

JT - Redwood is even more of an arse than I thought then.  Listening to the radio at lunchtime, apparently the rest of the EU are even more shocked than we are, and see giving any concessions to the UK as being a green light to all the right wing parties already baying for referenda of their own (Netherlands, France, Spain), so will make it deliberately hard and nasty for us to exit.

I suspect there was a fair bit of "it'll never actually happen, so I can say what I want and use it to beat up the government at every opportunity" in the Leave camp.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 15:56

 

Poacher wrote (see)

Sorry, but some newspapers really are full of lies and distortions. Yet you are basing your voting intentions on what you read in them. That's plain stupid.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 15:44
JT141 wrote (see)
I can't quite believe what John Redwood has said. Staunch Leave, now talking about a renegotiation with EU without ever finalising the exit. Full access, no immigration, no responsibility. A set of demands that would never conceivably be met, never ending market uncertainty, and a complete disregard of democratic result. Fucking stratospheric arrogance.

Except that as soon as Atricle 50 is invoked, the UK have NO say or vote on any EU matters.  And the EU could (apparently) decide unilaterally that the outcome of the referendum automatically invokes Article 50, in which case the 2 year exit clock could start ticking next week, when the EU council meet.

Dachs wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

The POV of EU nationals living and working in London is sobering.

Sadiq Khan's Facebook page has a lot of comments about how they no longer feel welcome here. They appreciate his support for them but say they are considering leaving.

 

This is exactly how my wife feels - originally German, she has been here 15 years and has British citizenship but sees this as a comment on the presence of her and others like her.  It is also how my French sister-in-law, and my French friend feel, both of whom have been here for more than ten years.  Hopefully this is just the immediate disappointment talking, and the whole atmosphere will settle down such that they feel they can stay, but it's all pretty raw today.

Nigel Farage's wife is German.  She's a whole lot more welcome here than he is.

Diet tips to aid running performance?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:33

What do you eat for breakfast/lunch/dinner?

Runner's lie? Cheating rumors didn’t stop Robert Young – but something else did

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:25

Is that the Walls ice cream vendetta, the 1980s dessert?

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