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stimpo-and-kat

Member Since 20 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Tour De France - Yorkshire

26 September 2014 - 09:11 AM

Sagan isnt a bad bet. Is good over the hills and has shown he can latch onto the back of another teams train

In Topic: 5K run on a treadmill

24 September 2014 - 05:23 AM

Wot henage (and Tiny Tim) said!

Plenty of people walk or run/walk ours in Cambridge and work on running more/walking less as the weeks go by. There was a lady in her 80s went round on her zimmer frame time last year. If you can already run 4k in 30 minutes on a treadmill, there will definitely be people slower than you at parkun. Those "couch to 5k" plans the NHS does build you up to running 4k without a break over the space of a couple of months, BTW.

Have you ever seen a doctor/physio about your ankle? It's fairly common for people who start running to get injuries - your cardiovascular system can improve a lot quicker than your joints/tendons/muscles can get stronger, so it's easy to overdo it. Pre-existing injury or not, if one ankle hurts and the other doesn't when out running, I'd probably take that as a sign to take it a bit easier.


That's why cycling is a good option. Low impact exercise on knees and ankles.

In Topic: Scottish Independence Referendum

20 September 2014 - 07:53 AM

If the Coalition, note deliberate usage, backtrack on their promises then there are one hell of a lot of people who'll just see it as Poll Tax part 2. If Miliband doesn't make it part of his election manifesto then Labour may start to struggle in some previously safe seats in Scotland.

The three leaders have really ballsed up by making that promise in the first place if they had no intention of following it through. It's just as stupid as Cleggie standing up with that placard about student fees, then negotiating an opt out in the Coalition agreement then whipping his MPs through the voting corridors. People aren't as thick as the party leaders think.


I could see this as part of a strategy for an outright win for either DC or EM if they are bold enough. Let Scotland have extra devolved powers, win in Scotland and nullify the SNP. Solve the West Lothian question and be seen to be giving more powers to the English, bolster support in marginal seats and nullify the Farage factor. Win win all around.

In Topic: Obituary Corner

19 September 2014 - 06:56 PM

Well good luck to you and your wife.

It's rampant, unregulated capitalism at its worse I'm afraid.


To be honest I dont blame EE or Vodafone. I blame the private equity vultures who saddled the company with so much debt there was no wiggle room in the contracts with the networks.

In Topic: Obituary Corner

19 September 2014 - 06:54 PM

And, when the value of the remains of the company have been reduced enough, the likes of EE and Vodafone will swoop to purchase the wreckage they created at a bargain price. Lovely, isn't it?

Best of luck to your wife. The company I worked for for more than half of my life had the foundations ripped out from under it the same way. Those that did the damage are now profiting from it.


EE in the running to buy about 80 stores, Vodafone buying 140. Carphone taking on the outlets in currys branches