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#2998851 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by GeordieSaint on Yesterday, 01:15 PM

Have you tried using rehydration sachets to get your salt balance back under control? Food poisoning like that will throw all your electrolytes/salts out of balance and is going to take a while to get back in order. Your kidneys will be doing there best to maintain balance but a little boost from your diet may well help speed things up.


I use dioralyte in my training schedule already but haven't had any since my food poisoning. I actually went out running on Wed evening and managed to blast 5 miles in about 37mins on a very hilly route and felt very good at the end. So I think I am roughly back in sync after hovering up a load of food over the last few days. I guess we'll see up in Kielder but thanks for the suggestion.

#2998365 18/09/14 - Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 18 September 2014 - 08:22 PM

The Giants should hold their heads in shame on this performance. I'd like to say they've given up but I don't think they've started tonight... shocking!

#2996412 Scottish Independence Referendum

Posted by GeordieSaint on 16 September 2014 - 07:15 AM

Surprised to read this morning that despite only having 1 MP, the Tories received 412k votes in the last general election, just 79k less than the SNP. I thought that was a surprising figure considering how hated they supposedly are in Scotland.

#2996001 Middle east violence

Posted by GeordieSaint on 15 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

The French are taking a leading role for once. Their President is the most unpopular ever in France.It will certainly get him a lot of brownie points with the US.He might be Obamas new best friend.


The French have been taking the lead on combatting Islamic extremism for years in places like Libya, Mali, Chad and CAR.

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#2994332 12/09/14 - Huddersfield Giants v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 12 September 2014 - 09:19 PM

Lunt outplayed Roby? Were you watching the same game?

I thought both were utterly superb but Lunt on the winning side deserved his MOM award.  

Agreed, I'm proud too and feeling a little guilty about writing off our chances immediately after the sending off. A great effort that almost paid off.

We need to sort out our attack though. Brown named Hohaia and Wheeler as his halves but employed them both in a second receiver role on either side of the field with Turner playing much as the first. With the ball barely getting out wide, especially on Wheeler's side, we have had two relative passengers in attack for much of the game. I think Brown needs to be more flexible.

#2994313 12/09/14 - Huddersfield Giants v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 12 September 2014 - 09:08 PM

Some effort that by Saints. After Walmsley's meltdown, pushing Huddersfield all the way tonight was a fantastic effort. Huddersfield were incredibly physical all night so I am proud of Saints, especially in the defensive effort they all put in. Roby was outstanding as was LMS. Lunt and Murphy for Huddersfield were utterly superb.

Well done Huddersfield on the win tonight, proud of Saints and actually wish Cas all the best in France tomorrow .

#2994183 12/09/14 - Huddersfield Giants v St Helens KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 12 September 2014 - 07:35 PM

Christ....robinson got the full weight of walmsley's shoulder in his ear then

Glad to see Robinson up and walking. Walmsley however, is a reckless idiot and deserved that red.

#2981693 23/08/14 | Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers | 3pm | Challenge Cup Final

Posted by GeordieSaint on 23 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

On route to Wembley. Really excited for Castleford fans as it is great to see them in the final and truly hope they can win. Not been looking forward to a final as much in a long time... come on Cas!

#2981346 Middle east violence

Posted by GeordieSaint on 22 August 2014 - 10:34 AM

This is the bit about this situation I find hard to understand. Are they STILL arming IS?


It is not as simple as that as we look at the issue through a western perspective. Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait, Iran et al look at these issues far far differently to us as this is all part of a much bigger game to them and that is the balance of power in the region. I've attached an article below which discusses this. Clearly this is one in hundreds discussing the topic but gives a rough overview (true reflection is open to debate of  course!).




However, is it State policy in Saudi, Qatar et al to fund and arm IS or Al-Nusra... no... do they turn a blind eye to funds being channeled... probably yes in some cases. Whilst through our eyes, IS are a fundamental threat to peace and security, to some people in the Middle East they are a necessary evil in the wider war taking place. We don't understand that in the West as we don't live there and in our view (rightly in my opinion) we think the long term consequences of such policies are counter-productive and to the point insane.


Our own policies haven't also helped the situation e.g. removal of Iraqi Army influence in post-Saddam era, failure to provide support to either side in Syrian conflict etc etc. However, whilst people suggest we should stay out of such matters fail to understand how inter-linked our society is to such trouble spots through the threat posed by fundamentalists back at home, the need for natural resources through to the globalised economy. I guess the point is there are no real long term solutions to these problems for anyone; it is a continuation of the ever changing world dynamic where economic prosperity of your nation is fundamentally the most important need and I don't see that ever changing in the future (clearly a pessimistic view!).

#2980181 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by GeordieSaint on 19 August 2014 - 08:29 PM

Firmly in rest mode for the next few days. Smashed out 30 miles over the last week with a 14-mile run around Ruilsip Woods and a 16-mile run around Downham Market completed in the last 6 days. The 16-miler was hard work having not fully recovered from the hills around Ruislip. Managed to complete in 2hr 27mins so a decent pace. I am sure adrenalin will push me round Kielder a bit quicker than that but looking in decent nick for marathon on 5 Oct...

#2978744 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by GeordieSaint on 17 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

But I was more bothered about hitting a weekly target than the actual weight-loss. I know if I eat right and work hard then it'll keep coming off so maybe I should just let that happen than worry whether or not it's a good number this week or not.

Eating right is fundamentally important when attempting to lose weight. When I have had to lose a bit, cutting out food with lots of added sugar has been key for me. Think you've done an awesome job so far so hope you can stay motivated to achieve your goal. All the best!  

Still been running but falling behind in honesty.
Couple of friends asking me to do either the Abbey Dash (Leeds) or the Bradford 10K, one in Oct, other in Nov...struggling to decide and/or be arsed. What to do?

Having a target to aim for e.g. a race etc is vital for my own personal motivation as I am inherently lazy. You'll know yourself but I'd sign up to a race in your shoes.

#2973230 Salford's Fans' Board (Merged threads)

Posted by GeordieSaint on 07 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

The board may as well be made up of the 7 dwarfs, 3 stooges and the chuckle brothers for all the good it will do - Does anyone really think an attention seeking egotistical man like Koucash is going to listen to 'ordinary' fans !

You are like a broken record when it comes to Koukash... Has he crashed into your car and not left any insurance details or something? Koukash for mine has been a breadth of fresh air for Salford and the game and it seems to me that he is slowly changing the fabric of that club... I am hoping it continues and Salford push on and really challenge the usual suspects and knock them off their perches...

#2973219 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by GeordieSaint on 07 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

Being the bloke I am means a couple of wobbly weeks has tempted me to scrap my plans and my target.

If you don't mind me asking, what was your target? Losing 4 stone is an awesome effort by the way.

#2972771 Expanded World Club Championship

Posted by GeordieSaint on 07 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

Clubs no doubt trying to line their pockets again... when are we ever going to learn that internationals are the way forward to develop the game rather than convulted rubbish like this? Clearly we haven't learned anything from 2013...

#2972625 Middle east violence

Posted by GeordieSaint on 06 August 2014 - 08:01 PM

The wider consequences of not dealing with Hamas rockets is that rockets will continue to be fired at Israeli civilians. Not something that I would allow if I were PM of Israel. Now I would prefer to limit casualties in ways that CKN described but not dealing with the rockets at all because some innocents will die seems silly. I can't think of any wars that didn't kill many children in fairly large numbers. Avoid fighting wars as much as you can but if you have to fight one then fight it.


I have never mentioned that Israel shouldn't deal with the Hamas rockets in order to protect Israeli civilians. I am just arguing through a little bit of experience and knowledge that Israeli actions over the last few weeks have been utterly disproportionate, barbaric and has far more damage to their cause and image than any action Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah et al could ever do. I think that'll do from my perspective in our conversation.