Peter Collins

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parkrun challenge!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 15:51

Running is partly about times, but not always relative to the other runners...

parkrun challenge!

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 15:30


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 11:32

It's a fair point, lteratin. It's up to each individual in the end.

parkrun challenge!

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 11:30

Mark, I shall be there. 8.30 might be a tad early, but the weather's been good and attendances have been on the high side, so it's as well to get a parking space early if that's how you're coming. I'm sure Liam wouldn't mind announcing you, if only for the novelty value of your challenge, but if you're neither here nor there about it it's not a big deal. Stick around for a coffee if you have time. Beware: two Peter Collinses run this parkrun - I'm the older, slower one.


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:51

I tend to agree with tasty snacks. Just take a look at a big race on the track and note the huge variety of styles even among the fastest runners on the planet. Look at old videos of Paula Radcliffe and marvel at how awkward she looks, even as she's setting world records for the marathon. Yes, changing your style might make you faster, but be prepared to go slower at first, and then never get faster anyway, or to suffer injury of some nature if you're unlucky.

parkrun challenge!

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:23

Mark, why not introduce yourself before the run at Wimbledon to Liam O'Hare, who is run directing this week? He could mention what you're doing...

Oh, and if you're driving, don't leave it to the last minute - the car park gets packed by about 8.45.


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 16:39

I see where you're getting at Logic, but surely that rules out races on the track (you have to go around runners in front of you), throwing events (they use javelins etc), the lifting you talk about (can't lift nothing), not to mention cycling (a bike is a tool).


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 16:34

What if you shower before AND after?

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

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 11:46

I'm banking on Scotland voting for independence and staying in the EU. I then invoke my maternal grandmother to get a passport. My half-Irish wife is looking into getting Irish passports for her and the kids.

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

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 11:30

I'm a remainer, but I know a majority when I see one. It would be fundamentally wrong to back out from leaving the EU now. Seems to me that the new PM has realised that, hence the appointment of Johnson. He'll be a disaster, but at least he will have some responsibility for cleaning up his own mess.

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