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Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:19
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

More than happy to move on, but you are going to have to cope with the occasional poke in the ribs ! 


OK Ex Spartan...... Banter and a good poke in the ribs as a reminder never hurts. Now I know what I am up against.

I am sure you appreciate a two way street, you handsome man


Spelling / Dyslexia

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 06:35

Dave EXP and Taxi Driver. Your coming off the subject guys and I am trying to move on.

I have written or responded to a number of very recent threads, since ???, well you know what, which incidentally finished with a apology for my part in it.

Everything I have written since has been factual or knowledge based and to the point. Or written humorously in line with the banter of the thread

I have put the past behind me and hope you can do the same.

Please check my most recent posts following the previous threads and this can be confirmed.

I added this thread, as I am a little Dyslectic and did have grilling in respect to my spelling from a member on this forum, who's username name I have also not mentioned, as I believe, that at the time, it may have been written in anger.

As I have said before, I have watched and not made comments in the past.

But that is going to change and I will continue to make constructive comments. I have learnt a lot in 9 years, since joining this forum, so why not share my knowledge

I have not changed my username and am not trying to hide. I have been transparent

I do not want a repeat of previous episodes, but then that's up to you. 



Spelling / Dyslexia

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 12:24

 Nice one Mutley.

Spelling / Dyslexia

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 09:21

Good thing about microsoft word, is it corrects most words as you go along, and of course there is the added advantage of spell check.

Spelling / Dyslexia

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:34

I am very concious of my spelling,

I am little dyslexic  and can get my letters jumbled up, particularly when my heads not in the right place.

I am ok with number 1,2,4,5,8,9 ...See

It is difficult to see the errors, until a revisit, to see what I have written.

So what I do now on this forum is write on a word document and check it a while later to see if it is ok.

It seems to have worked so far.

What does Affiliated mean

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 07:25

Hi  Wilkie

I was talking about affiliation in general and 'what affilaition means', in answer to Laines question.

Thanks for the update in todays running circles, thats interesting and good to know.

As you say, you cannot  be affiliated without joining a club. But in some sports you do not need to be affiliated to a club to be affiliated to the organisation. This would apply to coaches, referees and other officials etc.

Unless of course those officials themselves need to be members of clubs, i.e Boxing Referee a member of the 'Boxing Referees Club', if there such a thing.

But as you say, to be a competitor and affiliated (in any sport) you have to be a club member.

Your first point is 100% on the money.

Interesting subject.  and I could be a million miles from my take on what affiliation means.

When is your bed time

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 05:25

I struggle past 10pm, if I am sitting in front of the TV. I am up at 4.45 every morning and unfortunately the body clock opens my eyes at the same time at weekends.

What I wouldn't give to sleep in.

I must be mad??

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 12:36

Good Luck Dave

I hope it goes well for you and well done for getting out there.

Be sure you check the application form and what details your friend entered on it. In the unlikely event of an incident the race officials will think you are somebody else. You may need to inform them that you have changed placess, as insurance,blood groups, NOK may come into it (but unlikely).

If your friend tells people who sponsored him/her, and asks if they are happy for you to run instead. I am sure it will be fine.

My son pulled out of an event and I ran in his place, we contacted sponsors and had no worries.

It could be your mate just wants to get you out there.

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 09:38

Looks like you are hiding behind the bush, taking a photo of the enemy. Great photo.

Long-standing races

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 18:24

The Stevenage road Marathon, takes place every ten years. The first was in September 1984, which was my first marathon.

In 1994, it got cancelled

It did take place again in 2004, which I did take part in.

I have not heard yet whether or not its going proceed next year or not. Certainly not one for the history books.

The good thing is that the Stevenage Marathon is it takes place on cycle paths, as Stevenage is completely encapsulated with them. So a safe event.

Don't get this mixed up with the annual Fairland Valley Challenge.

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