Simon Coombes 2


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Annoyances when out running

Posted: Yesterday at 13:57

5-6 pm is a terrible time of day

1. Smokers - seems like 50% of people are smokers at that time

2. 5pm phone zombies. Can't wait until someone smashes their iphone walking into me.

Are you really a runner...

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 13:06

Hmm

Best suited - Squash, Hockey

Least - Athletics (long distance)

Oh well....it's been fun

Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:36

Felt sooooo guilty when I did my one London Marathon. Being a member of Herne Hill Harriers we get the 'Go on Dennis' (the Menace) constantly.

I know those little boys and girls were only trying to help....Bad bad man  (I would like to add, I didn't shout it, I just thought it..)

Tonbridge

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 21:09

Ha ha nice on. Bit on the inclement side wasn't it!! Just like local ridge relay leg I did today!

Glad it didn't impinge on your performance!

Tonbridge

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 13:47

Always interested to see views on 'Athletics clubs' and 'Running clubs' especially the presumption that an 'AC' won't do any road running. Tonbridge AC certainly seem to have a growing reputation, so I'm sure they'll do some road stuff too.

Not doing PR for them I might add - TWH sound like a good club too. I'm glad that their members don't mind idiots like me running into the back of them by mistake - that I did to one of their guys at the Highgate 10000m last month. The excuse was the rain and wind was so bad, I had my eyes shut at the time

How much do you worry about the style of running shoes

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:02

Another vote for the lovely yellow Hyperspeed 6 - great shoes. These bad boys are going to help me get a 5000m PB at Eltham tonight (famous last words )

Loved my Old Adidas Ride III from a few years back. Mainly white, a splash of neon, blue stripes..aahh. Then the next model was black and yellow..yuk!

Racial Tensions in northern ireland

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:16

So 'oh grow up, you're all Christians!' wouldn't go down too well then 

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:10
Lilytoo wrote (see)

#2 Simon C  -  it's easy to forget that cyclists are just squashy human beings on two wheels in the middle of honking swerving tons of metal and glass. That's why I was upset when the one last week actually bumped himself on the side of my car when he lost control coming round a blind bend and ended up on my left hand side.  I was upset for him not me!  They can go through red lights all they want as far as I'm concerned, if it means that they get a good head start on the cars!

Yeah just a bit of perspective needed by some. Its annoyance v death...

Should obesity be considered a disability?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:02
skotty wrote (see)
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Perhaps obese people should be 'rewarded' with a parking place nearest to the supermarket but also they should not be allowed to enter into 'unhealthy foodstuffs zones' (a little like the current alcohol aisles).

They could just make the aisles narrower.

Someone's listened to a Ricky Gervais podcast! That's what Karl Pilkington suggested they should do - fattier stuff down thinner aisles.

He was dismayed when he saw a fat family on the beach - when one of them got a frisbee out he thought they were going to get some family exercise....But they ate Maltesers out of it, like a plate

 

Talkback: Best reader running tips

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 14:56

Hydration.

Don't get too obsessed with water. In the winter you shouldn't need to hydrate during running if it's chilly. In the summer, take some squash with salt and sugar dissolved in it, rather than water - and invest in one of the bottles you can 'put your hand in'

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