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#2995126 Harry Jepson

Posted by tim2 on 14 September 2014 - 01:27 PM

^^ this guy has no idea ... Keep living in your small town buddy!


Has his sarcasm bypassed you? Or has yours bypassed me?


BTW, Bearman is one of the heroes of RL expansion.

#2992566 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 10 September 2014 - 07:01 PM

Chesterfield Half next Sunday. Nowhere near ready - it's going to hurt and/or I won't finish it.


The course route has been posted on YouTube filmed by car and quadcopter

#2991020 Harry Jepson

Posted by tim2 on 08 September 2014 - 05:47 PM

The standard of "premier" varies considerably between regions. In the Midlands we have 3 clubs who might be in the Premier operating at a higher level (NCL and CLS) - one of these will be semi pro next season. North East has one at NCL level who would be a strong favourite if they were still in North East Prem.


The South West is a real development area, with little chance for the top side to get any real stern competition until they hit the HJ.


It's a good gauge for a region, and it's still a prestigious trophy outside of the heartlands, but you have to understand the situation within each region to read anything into the results.

#2990179 07/09/14 - The Kingstone Press Championship Match Thread

Posted by tim2 on 07 September 2014 - 06:04 PM

The Eagles would have got 4th place too had Doncaster lost their points. Not sure what the prize money difference is.


I feel sorry for Keighley - you can argue that the relegation and play-off places were decided on the field, but they were decided using players who weren't eligible.

#2986962 Midlands finals

Posted by tim2 on 02 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

From Telford's facebook page:

This weekend's Harry Jepson quarter-final game has now been confirmed against Bridgend Blue Bulls (the Welsh Champions) on Saturday 6th at Hereford RFC (neutral venue), 3pm kick-off.

#2986479 Midlands finals

Posted by tim2 on 01 September 2014 - 11:04 AM

Congratulations to Northampton Demons and Birmingham Bulldogs who won the Midlands Premier and Division 1 titles against Telford Raiders and Derby City respectively.

Northampton and Telford have qualified to represent East and West Midlands in the Harry Jepson trophy next week.

#2985243 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 29 August 2014 - 10:28 PM

Went to the Sweatshop Running Club's interval training session last night. I hope to God it works in eventually reducing my 5K and 10K times because it was pretty intense!

#2981888 Coventry Bears

Posted by tim2 on 23 August 2014 - 03:42 PM

The journey begins. They will have to recruit well to make sure they compete next year - that division is going to be very tough.



#2980697 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 20 August 2014 - 08:40 PM

Pain is ok...its the blisters, bears, mountain lions, drought, forest fires, lightning, bears, no pubs, no toilets, hills, bears that worry me more...


Don't forget the bears!

#2980360 Oxford Cavaliers withdraw from Conference League South

Posted by tim2 on 20 August 2014 - 10:15 AM

You should be able to run a reserve team, all pro/semi pro clubs should. They should be in their own league setup, not being farmed out to amateur clubs though.

But the "reserves" will be made up of the better local amateur players who are either just "reserve fodder" or players wanting to impress the pro side. Either way, local clubs will have their bast players taken to play in a relatively meaningless reserve championship and these players might get a shiny pro track suit.

Not an easy one to resolve.

#2978295 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 16 August 2014 - 11:22 AM

23.10 at the parkrun today, form is slowly returning

#2977718 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 15 August 2014 - 01:54 PM

My best 5K, 10K, 10 mile and half marathons were done with even or negative splits (same/faster 2nd half than 1st)

#2976998 what an ignorant bigoted oaf this man is

Posted by tim2 on 14 August 2014 - 11:36 AM

I like how he says leftists are always angry.

Has he not listened to Fox News opinion pieces, or indeed his own show?

There's more foaming at the mouth than a rabid dog convention.

Left/right aside, the idea that clinical depression is linked to one's politics is absurd and dangerous.

#2976591 Pennine League strcuture

Posted by tim2 on 13 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Who are the CK Vikings?

Hoyland have rebooted their juniors with Mitch Stringer in charge running Primary RL.

#2972700 Union women's world cup

Posted by tim2 on 06 August 2014 - 10:04 PM

The Ireland v NZ game wasn't the best technical spectacle but was a great sporting event because of the way Ireland beat the odds and the fun they're going to have asking their male counterparts how they felt when they beat New Zealand. "Oh, that's right, you've never done that have you?"