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Droitwich Half Marathon 2014

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 10:01

It's pretty much an out and back course from what I remember but there was places for people to watch the start and also the finish is in the golf club grounds and lots of people wait there.

Parking for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 07:18

Cheapest areas to park in town are around digbeth area where you can normally park all day for £2:50 ish if you go a few roads down most of the streets aren't parking meters down there so you can even park for free.

Only down side is that it's about a 15 minute walk from the start.

Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2013

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:52

Vicky...

You should be ok getting to the Jewelery Quarter, since that side of town isn't affected by the closures. I'd guess the best bit is to get off the M5 at West Bromwich and come into Birmingham down the Soho Road. Then you can turn straight into the Jewelery Quarter off the ring road without hitting any of the closed areas.

Only thing to allow is a bit of time since that road can get busy if there's lots of traffic.

Conductive 10K Route?

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 08:21

This one looks right...

 

http://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/RouteMap/MyRoutes/228420

5K

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 15:28

Looks fairly solid to me.. You only have a problem with going out too fast when you can't speed up for the last 400m, but those are fairly nice even splits, first and last will always be a bit quicker.

You'll get more improvement by targeting your endurance, which will enable you to hold faster times for longer. Keep up the tempo runs and increase the mileage of your longer run and you'll start to see it come down.

Time chip and race number

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 09:35

If you could run a 16:47 5k you'd know whether you just had or 'jogged' round in 19, no need for a chip to tell you that.

Birmingham Running clubs?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 15:42

If you're near to Canon Hill BRAT do a session after the park run on Saturday and again on Monday evening, meeting at the MAC in Canon Hill.

How secure is RW and our data?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 13:46

For anyone who is interested, from a technical standpoint, password security is an extremely weak point for the vast majority of sites online.

Even well known sites who you would assume know what they're doing have been breached and not encrypted their passwords securely so the only way to be really secure online is to use a different password for every single site you login to online.

If you can't do that for whatever reason then the second best way is to create tiered password levels with one for general usage on forums where you have no way of verifying their trustworthiness. A Level 2 password is for sites that you trust with security and a level 3 for your email and critical financial access (make this one very secure)

You can also check that your password isn't in the most popular list consulting this data as a reference point:

http://xato.net/passwords/more-top-worst-passwords/

How secure is RW and our data?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 12:46
Taxi Driver wrote (see)

RR -- Are you assuming that the email password has been used for both sites?

Yes. It's a reason why even if you don't do things properly and use a separate password for each different site (pref using 1password, lastpass or similar) then you should absolutely have a different and very secure password for your email.

How secure is RW and our data?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 11:58
seren nos wrote (see)

They might be guilty of not being top on secutirty......i have no idea.........lots of sites will send you your password.......

and I'm sure someone could use it to hack into your emails.......

but How on earth can that then enable them to log onto your bank details....surely this is just scaremongering..........

Aren't all banks like mine...........you have your unique code to start the internet banking.......you then need parts of a password.you then need parts of a seperate pin number......

how can they get all those 3 different private passwords form accessing my email account..

 

I see people get their emails hacked every now and again..

but I have never seen a problem with this forum being hacked.......yet

 

The email login is the weak point for most account details. Once someone can access your email they can get away with a lot of stuff, first up, send out password resets for paypal, ebay, google wallet, amazon.

Now your attacker has access to all these services, they'll empy your paypal account, fradulently buy/sell a load of stuff on ebay. Amazon probably has your credit card linked so they'll order stuff there, then they can go through your email history and find any other accounts to abuse.

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