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Cyclist ruding on pavement runs down child

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:47

As far as children cycling on the pavement goes, the age of criminal responsibility is 10. So if a child under 10 cycles on the pavement then there's not much the police can do about it.

race tactics

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 21:52

Get yourself to the French parkrun.

Their highest turnout was 12 people and the fastest time is 20:42.

Ways of finding volunteers to help out at a race

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 20:41

Got an email from England Athletics today promoting this site for sports volunteers:

hopefully that's of some use to you.

Anyone from Hampshire?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 23:39

I live in Fareham, usually do Havant parkrun.

Joining a running club is a great way to meet runners, I'm a member of Fareham Crusaders so obviously I'd recommend them. Alternatively, hang around for coffee at the end of the parkrun and get chatting to people.


Bring Out The Gimp

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 23:01

Ran the Bristol 10K yesterday, saw someone running in a full-on gimp outfit.


What unusual outfits has anyone else seen (or worn) in a race?


Running v Cycling

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:41

1500m swimming world record is 14:31, 1500m running world record is 3:26. So about 4 to 1.

There's a thing called an equilateral triathlon where each leg is meant to take a similar amount of time, the ratios for swimming, cycling and running are approximately 1:8:3.5.

Running v Cycling

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:54

The hour record for cycling is about 2.5 times the hour record for running, so that's one possible answer.

I think for a non-competitive event like the one mentioned it might make more sense to compare cycling to walking. For me a brisk walk is about 4 mph, the same level of effort on a bicycle is probably about 12 mph.

How can the Edinburgh Marathon be the fastest?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:22


How is the SSS worked out?

The SSS is a difficulty score based on how easy or difficult it was to run a quick time in a given race. The harder it was to run a quick time, the higher the SSS score. The way it is worked out is by looking at people's times in a particular race and comparing it against their previous performances. As a very simplified example, if 100 people run in race A one weekend, and the same 100 run in race B over the same distance the next weekend, if, on average, the field is 60 seconds slower in race B than race A, there was clearly some factor (be it weather conditions, accuracy of course measurement, type of terrain, competitiveness of the field, how hilly the course was etc) which caused times to be slower. Therefore the SSS for race B will be higher than the SSS for race A.

Sometimes the system doesn’t have enough data to run the calculations properly – for example if there were only a small number taking part and only a few of them have profiles so we have limited access to previous performance data. In this situation the system gives a notional value of 1.0.


How do you target a race, when you think a pb is definitely off the cards?

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:54

a) pace someone else, help them get a PB


b) run it about 90% effort, so not flat out but a bit quicker than a training run

Improving well

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:53

There are maps for pollution. A lot of pollution comes from cars, lorries, etc so if you're running during rush hour that might be a problem.

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