Peter Collins

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London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 15:05

Funnily enough, the marching band was also raising money for Sense! Louabell, are you what used to be loulabell? You don't sound like her...

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:59

Maybe the guy in the OP had some very very effective gels at halfway...

training near Earlsfield

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:43

There's also outdoor swimming at Hampton. Of the indoor pools, I guess the nicest is the one in Mitcham (Canons Leisure centre), but there's one at the leisure centre in Wimbledon (Latimer Road) and another at Morden Park (also a good place to run - that is, the park, not the pool). In Earlsfield you're very close to Wandsworth Common and, from there, to Clapham Common (but it's uphill to get there) - and not that far from Wimbledon Common and Morden Hall Park (not the same as Morden Park). Worth stretching your legs and getting out to those places.

Sub 40 for my first 10k

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:10

Still unnecessarily aggressive in my opinion, but if it makes you happy to be like that...

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 16:06

Of course, that's assuming that going private is better than the state system. My considered opinion is that it's not. That people from private schools get better jobs is, to my mind, a condemnation of our social and political system, not an argument in favour of private schools. Anyway, it's clear that people who go to public schools and Oxbridge have way too much influence on Westminster. Just my view.

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:57

I think you've proved my point - it's all about your political and social views. To me it shows an absolutely reprehensible lack of representation of large swathes of the population, but what do I know?

First ever half marathon completed ... How did I do ?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:56

Are you sure you're not mixing up miles and kilometres, Lee? Getting under 2 hours is excellent, especially if you've lost that much weight - however, are you sure it was half marathon distance?

Sub 40 for my first 10k

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:54

Actually, muddyfunster, I tend to think the other way - forums are rather like speaking to people face to face, so calling someone inoffensive a twat when you first meet them seems to me rather, er, offensive. I'm wondering what sort of language is appropriate, if twat is appropriate for the OP, for someone who comes on here and really is a twat - a racist, for example, or, er, a twat.

Sub 40 for my first 10k

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:52

Were these times in actual races, Trebor, or self-timed?

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:46

As I understand it, about a third of current MPs went to 'independent' schools. Seven per cent of the school population is currently educated privately. More than 50 per cent of Tory MPs went to private school; about 15 per cent of Labour MPs; and 40 per cent of LibDems. I think it does tell you something, though what that is probably depends upon your existing political outlook. Apparently, 90 per cent of MPs went to university (31 per cent of working age adults did so); more than a third of MPs who went to university were at either Oxford or Cambridge.

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