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In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

Today, 06:29 PM

48th parkrun today, gentle trot to warm up for the Worksop Half tomorrow.


In other news, I didn't get in the London Marathon so I went home from the club meeting and entered the Manchester Marathon next April. It will be very close to the 10th anniversary of my dad's death and I will be running in aid of Ashgate Hospice.

In Topic: Leigh to announce 4 new signings

Yesterday, 06:13 PM

I think he virtually has already.....

In Topic: Parking ticket!

22 October 2014 - 09:18 PM

pepipoo is the place to go.


Just follow the process first, then ignore their threats. The appeal will likely fail as the authority you appeal to is the one supported by the firms who are trying to extract your money.


They won't take you to court, there are way too many holes in any case they would bring, and then the precedent would further count against them. They rely on threats and fear - most people (80 odd percent I think) simply pay up, 60 odd percent on receipt of the first letter.

In Topic: Mansfield Marksman

22 October 2014 - 09:05 PM

[quote name="Trojan" post="3017196" timestamp="1413876280"]The foundation of Mansfield Marksmen coincided with the pit strike.  At that time the "police" had a huge stretch of the A1M near Blythe roundabout coned off, and were restricting traffic between Yorkshire and Notts. Mansfield was a particularly sensitive area.  I'm not saying this was what killed the venture, but it can't have helped establish the new club when many of the potential away fans came from the very areas the police were targeting quote)

I played for Shirebrook near Mansfield 86-89 and the team was all miners except a solicitor and a couple of us who worked at a bank. We played in the Yorkshire League and used to get called scabs at away games sometimes. Strange thing was Shirebrook was an NUM pit so they had stayed out on strike.

The solicitor actually had to defend one of the players in court for a minor offence.


You must have known the late and much missed Lee Butler - he had some cracking stories about Shirebrook's time in the Yorkshire League

In Topic: League 1 Cup

22 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

I was just looking at the fixture list and saw Coventry Bears v Barrow Raiders on May 31st.

I have known Barrovian Ron Banks for many years - I remember him collecting all the kit off the floor of the Bears' changing room after a game ready to take it for washing and trying to count everything to see how much had gone missing that week. As a club chairman myself at the time, I sympathised with him and realised how much hard work he and others were putting in at amateur clubs around the country.

When he saw this fixture he must have blinked and wondered when he would wake up from what must be a dream - it must seem barely believable that the day would come. Well Ron, it's coming and it's real. And I wish you, and Boomer, and Tom and all the others the best of luck. Do the Midlands proud.