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Basingstoke running routes

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:35



Few routes of 8 miles round B'stoke; I've tried to keep them simple. Most of the bridleways west and north of the hospital are great for running but get into the downs towards Ibworth and Hannington and it gets hilly. Get an OS map and plan over a beer.

Avoid A339 and A340 they are not running friendly!

Basingstoke running routes

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:00

I work in B'stoke and a member of a local running club.

  • How far do you want to run?
  • Urban / Rural
  • Off Road / on Road
  • Hills / Flat?

Sorry don't do morning runs myself.

Pride Run 10K

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:35

There's me thinking that the race was sponsored by Fullers and you might get a pint at the end!

London Marathon Charity places

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:25

If they force you to pay then the Charity is "selling" a London Marathon place and would be thus subject to VAT on the amount they "asked" you to raise.

They thus are very unlikely to enforce you paying up the shortfall as if they make you pay then Revenue and Customs would be after a shed load of unpaid VAT for up to the last 7 years of receipts taken by the Charity on VLM places.

The charities know this.

What is the one thing above all you think / worry about in relation to running?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 18:20

5, as Eleta, since I hit 40 I've had no end of minor injuries

How reliable are inbuilt heart sensors in Garmin watches?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 19:15

I have the latest Epsom/Seiko with integral wrist heart monitor and it's pretty accurate

Races measured short

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 19:58

Bloody Hell, one 10k was 1% short; that's a huge amount!

They should absolutely make sure this doesn't happen again.

Fundraising target for BHF London marathon

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 12:14

They can't force you to pay the money; otherwise they would basically be selling a place and it would then be subject to VAT.

The charities do not want to open that can of worms.

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