RicF


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

Posted: Today at 07:31

Only thing I find unsettling is how Smith is saying that if he becomes Labour leader, his party will block any moves to invoke article 50 unless there is another referendum.

That's unsettling not on account of the potential result. It's unsettling because it proves that those in power will only back their own personal agendas, ignoring the results of a democratic vote.

To be fair. The UK doesn't appear to have to invoke article 50. It simply has to retain the option of doing so.

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:29

Is it me, but have modern running shorts become voluminous baggy jobs?

I mean it's a long time since we've seen skin on the legs of footballers, just compare the Brazil team of 1982 with now, but running needs a tad less cloth dragging the legs.

 

 

Olympics

Posted: Yesterday at 17:22

The BTA has form when it comes to selecting it's favoured darlings.

Look at how Andrea Whitcombe topped the (Olympic) selection criteria in every category but was by-passed completely when the selectors decided to hold an off the cuff selection race 'out of season', and; having got the result they wanted, choose the team based on that one race.

 

 

i'll make the mistakes so you don't have to

Posted: Yesterday at 08:59

The OP's primary mistake was to start blogging.

Pedestrians

Posted: Yesterday at 08:56

And to quote one Samir Hamad (thread Team GB - deleted)

"And then there was that pair the other night, walking along holding hands, blocking the pavement. Weren't f...ing holding hands after, I tell yer".

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:19

Tri-Athlon. SG!

 The sport you can lose at because you either can't get dressed/undressed quick enough, or for having an untidy room.

Mind you, I'm aware of a bi-athlete being disqualified for letting off a gun used in the competition...in her hotel room.

Olympics

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:14

Caster Semen - ya?

Probably!

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:26

SG, I have no fear about approaching top rate performing athletes. Never did. Where I live, there seemed to be internationals at every corner.

The guy I was talking to was at a 10k race just watching when in a moment of audacity; and in front of a mass of other spectators, I remarked, "Didn't you once run a HM at a pace faster than this?".

'Er, yes', I did once!

And then he had an audience all wanting him to relate in great detail how he worked it up a class field.

He got a round of applause for that one. About ten years after the event.

A load of us ended up in a pub with the stories of victories being described in a fashion that made them seem like our own. I guess sharing the moment makes it somehow valid and worthwhile.

The point is, the winners of races can't bring up the subject of their victories and then tell everyone about it, without appearing to be showing off.

It's different on the thread since we're all hoping for the story.

I discovered it's ok for 'me' to broach the subject (of others great deeds) and that gives the guy; often the first chance, to re-hash the race.

It can be very isolating to win most of the time. Not much common ground with the masses.

I give them a chance to join in.

I know this is appreciated. Which cheers me up no end.

It certainly puzzled many who couldn't understand why some runners ( even Olympians) choose to go running with some clod who never even made a county team at anything.

 

 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 12:56

Managed to get out and do a few miles without problems. The mixture of cycling and running seems to work for me.

Highlight of the run was stopping for a chat with another runner who was on the comeback trail.

I mentioned a few ideas which worked for me, and he seemed mightily relieved that it didn't seem compulsory to bury yourself in order to progress.

I should mention that in his day, his standard steady pace was sub six minute miling!

Oh, and that his HM pb was 64 minutes, and marathon 2:17!

 

 

 

 

 

Olympics

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:20

My wife was digging about in the New Zealand Herald and found this item from the Olympic pole vault.

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/493151/gallery/dick.jpg?width=350

I've no idea what she finds so amusing.

 

 

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