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The VW Diesel cover up

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:27

Inevitable Downfall parody here.

The VW Diesel cover up

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:58

I have a Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI. Not sure if it's affected by this - they don't sell Skodas in the US, but I imagine all the VAG engines are basically the same underneath.

I'm not sure how bad this will be for VW, I expect there's a lot more information to come out. This is VW's share price, something like £20 billion (or $ or €, I forget) got wiped off.


Running with surgical gloves on

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:24

Ran the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday. Waiting in the pen at the start and a few minutes before we're due to go I notice the guy in front of me pulling on a pair of latex gloves, the kind of thing your GP might wear when he checks your prostate.

Seemed like rather an odd thing to do. It was a fairly warm day, I can't recall seeing anyone else wearing gloves of any description. Anyone know (or would like to speculate) what the reason was for wearing them?

What is middle class?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 23:03


(Currently reading Game Of Thrones)

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.

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Running with surgical gloves on

what's the deal with that? 
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Bring Out The Gimp

what's the most interesting running outfit you've seen? 
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zombie cat

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Shia LaBeouf song

by Rob Cantor 
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Parkrun points competition

anyone had a serious go at it? 
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Fitness Quotes

... over pictures of drinking 
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The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances

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Pointless Thread

anyone else a fan? 
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how to deal with a squirrel in my loft? 
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turns out I've been tying them wrong 
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Eastleigh By-election

predictions and consequences 
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Who are you running for?

Running for charity or for yourself 
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Something for the Grammar Nazis

quiz in The Gruaniad 
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Mo Farah Running Away From Things

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trail shoes - Nike Pegasus Trail

any good? 
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