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Election 2015

Posted: Today at 17:58

And people (well, just one person actually) say the forum is dead 

Female runners

Posted: Yesterday at 20:47

It's VW camper vans isn't it?

Why am I not faster?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:05
Alister wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Personally, I find  complaining about a 20 minute 5k off the back of no training pretty silly...

But that's the thing, although I don't run often, I do train cardio very often and I have done a bit of running in the past. 

My point is that some peope will never run a sub 20 yet you can do it without any specific training. It's good that you set high standards for yourself but you should realise that in comparison to most, you are actually very fast. 

Election 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 18:30

Actually Seren, the two aren't necessarily linked.

While lots of the property in London is owned by Russian oligarchs and oil rich arabs the problem is that they don't even live or pay taxes here - it's just bought as investment.  

I see selected immigration as a system which matches skills to the places in which they are needed.

Election 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 18:24
Muttley wrote (see)

I'm surprised that the Tories want to quit the EU. The EU provides an endless flow of cheap immigrant labour to hold down wages and maintain corporate welfare - which is good for big business, no? Seems illogical to me.

I used to be anti-EU but am sitting on the fence more these days. I like the EU development money but don't like the federal superstate overtones and uncontrolled immigration.

In this election my vote will go to the party that I think is most likely to keep out the party that I really don't want.

I don't think they do. I think the EU referendum is in their manifesto to appease would-be defectors to UKIP.

Why am I not faster?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:05

Personally, I find  complaining about a 20 minute 5k off the back of no training pretty silly...

Is it highly likely when you get faster you'll migrate to racing flats?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:00
RicF wrote (see)
Keith L wrote (see)

Are we really saying that the difference caused by a weight differential of 6oz in a shoe is "proven" to be 3 and a half minutes in a half for someone running 90 minute halfs? Really?

I take it this is assuming someone is the "perfect" racing weight as they are far more likely to be carrying extra pounds in body weight than the few ounces in shoe weight.

It's proven for me because I've proved it for me.

It's really for runners in the sub 6 minute mile bracket that these shoes work best for. Lets face it, at slower than 6:30's you can clump along in almost anything.

You heard it here - if you're slower than 6.30mm don't bother buying new running shoes, just make do with the hobnail boots 

Election 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:07
Kenbro wrote (see)

I had a leaflet through the door today from our Ukip candidate. He is the son of an immigrant, yet is anti immigration. It is an ideology that I find odd.  

So is our candidate. 

Stung inside mouth by a bee (not dead yet)

Posted: Yesterday at 15:07

When I was about nine I fell off a wall into three feet of brambles.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 12:39

Things nobody needs, number 243:

A folding board to fold ironed clothes on. I have one, it's called the ironing board. I have something else called a table which also does the job pretty well.

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