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#2946968 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 19 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

Ulley reservoir 5 mile trail race last night. Hilly, warm, tricky underfoot but beautiful run in 43 minutes. Quite pleased with that.

My next race will be the parkrun in Darwin, Australia.

#2944545 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 14 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

Pontefract parkrun today - really nice run on the inside track of the racecourse.


Another 12K training run tomorrow will take me to 500km for the year so far.

#2943941 Sam Barlow possible serious injury

Posted by tim2 on 13 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

As a ref you are encouraged to keep well away from brawls because

1. You could get hit
2. You have a better view of any blindside hits.

Not like the good old days when refs would get in the middle of it, and maybe throw a couple themselves.

However, you have to use whatever means you can to stop it. Voice, body language etc. And certainly when it's stopped you have to separate the sides by a good distance before discussing and acting.

Not sure about this case, but a lot of refs now get fast tracked through academies and scholarships where the discipline is usually very good. Doing your time in the Pennine League and National Conference seems to be a thing of the past.

#2943074 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 11 June 2014 - 06:05 PM

Trail run last night was VERY MUDDY INDEED. I need some trail shoes if I'm going to attempt that again!

#2942208 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 09 June 2014 - 09:54 PM

Kimmy Kanter in Rotherham tomorrow night - 4.45 miles trail race

#2940444 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 06 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

I'll be doing my 33rd parkrun tomorrow having started just over a year ago. I've alos volunteered over 20 times - it's a great concept.

#2938608 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 03 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

Got a busy day lined up on Saturday

5K parkrun in the morning and 10K race in the afternoon, although i'm doing the 10K for fun and will be well down time wise.

#2938243 The sack race.

Posted by tim2 on 02 June 2014 - 02:45 PM

The "mutual consent" race, or the "asked to move to a different role and refused" race, or the "temporary rolling contract not renewed" race. Which is it, it's so hard to tell these days?

#2937656 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 01 June 2014 - 03:14 PM

10K completed in warm conditions in 50.57 - not near a PB but after a week of being ill I was reasonably happy with that.

#2934481 24/05/14 - Catalan Dragons v Bradford Bulls KO 6pm CET (Sky Sports)

Posted by tim2 on 24 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

Unless the Bulls get their points back, we'll be in a position where there'll be quite a few games to go and the 2 teams will already be down.

#2933251 Police Federation

Posted by tim2 on 22 May 2014 - 12:01 PM

The Police Federation has £50 million in the bank. Thus they no longer need to be given any more of your money. In the scheme of things; losing £150k makes no difference.

Which makes them a heck of a lot more difficult to take on than the NUM were.

#2931877 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 19 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

Had a grim experience at the Burton 10 mile yesterday - it was all going quite well until 15K when the wheels came off. I don't actually remember the last 10 minutes of the race and it took me half an hour to recover afterwards. I'm pretty sure it was heat exhaustion - light headedness, disorientation, nausea. This despite taking on plenty of fluid before and during the race.

Definitely a wake up call about running in heat - in future I will be taking it very steadily at anything over 20C.

I also seem to be having problems with some kind of pollen at the moment - I had some tests a few years ago and nothing came up but my nose has running during races recently. Faster than I have to be honest.

#2929834 Clive James sacked

Posted by tim2 on 15 May 2014 - 11:10 AM

One thing that frustrates me about Clive James is that he grew up playing Rugby League in Sydney, and was a great St George fan.
In his autobiography he claims to have played as a boy against Reg Gasnier.
Occasionally, when he has returned to Sydney, he has been a guest on The Footy Show.
And yet from his writing and TV appearances in England you would never know about that background.
I assume he thinks that his image would be tarnished forever if he mentioned anything to do with Rugby League over here.

Perhaps because nobody asked him and because RL has such a low profile he didn't think anyone would be interested. Perhaps, for example, an RL journalist who read the book and knew this could have asked him to write a piece or be interviewed about it? Or he could have been a guest on Boots'n'All? I'm not sure we use our celebrity fans as much as we should - only Russell Crowe bangs the drum, largely because he's promoting the Rabbitohs.

Just a thought.

#2929485 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 14 May 2014 - 04:24 PM

I'm dithering about whether to do a marathon in the autumn - part of me wants to, but I'm not sure I can prepare properly due to holidays and lack of longer races (30K and 20 miles) that are good prep, and which tend to be set up for spring. I've entered London, including my club ballot, so perhaps I'll wait, and if I don't get in I'll do Manchester next April.

What I really need is a local training partner looking to do a 4 hour marathon next year.

In the meantime, the Burton 10 mile awaits on Sunday followed by the Sinfin 10K in Derby on the 1st June, when I will be attempting a 10K PB.

#2928495 Huge Investment at Fev, Club Statement

Posted by tim2 on 12 May 2014 - 01:22 PM

Perhaps the lack of an announcement about the DR arrangement with Wakey was meant to be part of the media blackout.