Peter Collins

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getting up to and holding a faster pace..

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:56

I remember reading something about a bit of Team Sky training in which they go as hard as they possibly can for a while... and then attempt to go harder. If that's possible to do, it might explain some of Froome's incredible accelerations in the year he won the Tour.

Charity places available for VMLM 2015!

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:47
seren nos wrote (see)

the charities are niot ripped off scream.. the money charged goes to the marathon charity which helps local London projects...

Its up to the individual charities to only buy them if they know there is enough demand for the places for people who would support the charity and raise several thousands. they need to do this with minimal costs....

looks to me like many charities see london as the golden egg but in todays financial climate its just too much to ask and people like me would rather give donations straight to a good charity than sponsor someone where the costs are so high

I would add that part of the point of getting involved in something like the London Marathon is to get the name of your charity out there - especially important for smaller charities. You can't put a price on that sort of advertising.

Charity places available for VMLM 2015!

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:45
Gideon Levy wrote (see)
The other charity is concern worldwide. They are only after ??500 if anyone is interested.
Or go with the ??1000 and pay Louise's salary for her. It's a toughie!

So you don't think someone in a job should get paid? Personally, I prefer people like Louise getting paid decent money than some money shuffler in the City, but that's just me.

Why aren't there parkruns in France, Germany, Spain, Italy etc?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 16:26

Do Finns smell, mikasa?

Your doing what?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:17
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Silently correcting your grammar.

My immediate thought too!

Run Britain Rankings - New Stat

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 15:55

Well, it appears that I'm 14th overall in my postcode, eighth man (which means, I guess, that there are five women better than me here, which is interesting) and second in my age group! Who is that man!!! Considering I live in the running hotbed of SW London, I'm quite encouraged.

Run Britain Rankings - New Stat

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 15:50

I guess this is what you call a postcode lottery. I'm here all week.

Question Time's exciting tonight.

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:10

The problem is that career politicians are no so well media trained that they come up with platitudes, which is why QT has gone down the maverick outsiders route. I never watch it any more and didn't see it last night: I can't bear to see people with horrendous views such as Farage get applause and airtime. It's a bit depressing that the best they can do for a left of centre opinion is Russell Brand; there are anti-capitalists out there who could give a much more coherent and better account of themselves. What I will say for him is that he puts his head above the parapet and says the things Labour should be saying (more coherently) about the state of the nation, knowing he'll get called a hypocrite (99 per cent of the attacks on him are ad hominem, rather than about the substance of what he says). I'm not bothered about his views on voting: it's a legitimate position to have. If people died for the right to vote, they surely also died for the right not to vote if you can't stomach any of the candidates.

You know you are old when ....

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 16:15

I'm still young! Or am I old for saying that...?

How far to travel for events.

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:31

My one experience of running in Brighton, the Brighton half a few years ago, was not a good one, for a couple of reasons. One cancelled train meant getting there was a seriously fraught experience on a very crowded train that got me there uncomfortably close to the start time, even from as near as SW London. Second, it was the year that they put a cone in the wrong place and made the course at least a quarter mile too long, to a great many brickbats!

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