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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 17:50
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Probably because it does still actually work that way for the majority of people.

And being poorly educated will actually mean that there are fewer jobs available to you and those that are will be the least secure.


Bearing in mind that there's a lot of people under the age of 70 who are still working, it's fair to say that a lot of those succeeded simply because the avenues of success were there to be walked down. All they had to do was the basics.

Take your average kid in school now and lets see where average gets them. It sure as hell won't be an average like someone got in the 1970's.

It might still actually work for the majority for the simple reason the majority had a better set of conditions in which to operate.

Take your graduate who's now wondering why their parents were ushered into a great career whereas they are looking at flip burger land.

What is middle class?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:43

The image is crap due to the limit of 250kb. If you saw the original 2mega plus job you can read every detail.

All sorts are there including a book on origami by the very late Robert Harbin plus a couple of books on 'pig hunting'. 

What is middle class?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:55


 Which class?



What is middle class?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:05

The middle classes are really a concept based on serving the ruling classes.

At the top (like it or not) we have/had the movers and shakers and the real money. Historically speaking, this lot had whole industries supporting their interests and these became known as the middle classes.

To avoid disruption, the middle classes described a system based on security. That was a good education = good job with security for life = a place to live and hope for the future. Simple.

And now its all over.

The middle classes have been destroyed, and they did it to themselves. 

And now we have a stupid system where people still play by the old rules without any logical prize at the end of it. Much the same way as a lender hands out a mortgage based on a job for life when half the borrowers are on six month contracts.


New to running are my times okay

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:51

Easiest way to check is call up some race results for 10k's. Go on to Power of 10.

Racing with handheld - dilemma

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:48

Basically a pint is nothing. There's guys who down a yard of ale (3.25 pints) and there's hardly a ripple.

If you don't want to spend the race wanting a piss, yet be fully hydrated, what you do is drink masses until 2 hours before the start. Then stop. Don't drink anything else at all.

All the excess fluid will go through your kidneys until you're in balance. Then, less than 10 minutes before the start, drink a pint. It won't end up in your bladder, running will divert the process.

My record is 1.25 litres in about 3 minutes. 73 minute hm pb in 26 celcius.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 18:32

Right then, I'm home.

The Doctor (he tells me he's now a Consultant) told me the last set of blood tests are all clear. The last 10 days were in his opinion the symptoms of a mild virus, and ditching training was the best approach.

However, just in case, I've agreed that having a camera down my neck to have a close up look and possible biopsy of the lump on my pancreas, is good advice, so that's in the pipeline so to speak.

I wasn't over keen on this procedure, however, common sense has a high priority rating in our household so 'get to it'.

More concerned about SG to be honest. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:27

Crikey myself!

I've just got back into the house and realised SG has fielded an amendment to a previous post. Needless to say I'll do my best.

Have an appointment with the hospital myself at 3:30pm. I'm taking an overnight bag just in case.

By coincidence this is the first day since Sunday week that I've felt good. Training has been reduced by around 80% since then. Two milers, good enough.

Racing with handheld - dilemma

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:58


I wouldn't bother. Just drink the whole lot two minutes before the start. 

I should point out that the stomach isn't actually the same as a cars fuel tank. We store the required energy in our muscles and liver, so it isn't necessary to eat during the race.

Having said that, if you run far enough you're going to get a bit hungry, but I wouldn't be scared of it, it's natural. Believe it not, not getting regular feeds in a marathon doesn't mean you'll starve to death.

Running in light rain/autumn/winter - what to wear?

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:47

Wind and rain in winter! I wear two Hellys, short sleeve over a long. Very effective.

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