17/06/2009 at 02:53
On a course in Bradford recently. Running round a park where white people were the minority (not a racist comment - just a fact) and got spat at by a scary looking fellow who then bared his teeth at me on the next lap. Had he known I am in the military I suspect he may not have been so friendly. [:D][:D]
12/06/2009 at 05:56
The right of centre parties are enjoying something of a resurgence it is true. Heed the fact the most popular TV programme in the UK is Eastenders; the biggest selling daily is The Sun. The people who voted these parties in I suspect are under the impression that the 3 main parties are often too close to be really be distinguishable from each other. Also, these voters perceive that the 3 main parties do not cater for their fears of being overrun with immigrants and the erosion of sovereignty. It matters not whether these fears are founded; they are real to these voters. The UKIP and BNP have cleverly filled a void in UK politics and will try to exploit/expand at every opportunity.
How to counter the rise? Easy, democracy. All that needs to happen is for the 3 main parties to make some soothing noises to the fledgling fascists whilst at the same time continuing with the very vital euro expansion and integration.
12/06/2009 at 05:40
Don't eat Soreen while opening on the link below!
10/06/2009 at 02:50
Pleased everyone is getting on so well. Since overcoming my Giarda earlier in the year I re-commenced training and soon found myself back in the swing. Then 3 weeks ago cracked a rib playing football (i know i know!!) and managed one cycle since. Now slipping everything by around 3 months and targetting some late season sprints so the whole year doesn't feel written off.
Thanks for keeping me updated with all your tales of derring do. They do keep me sane in my darkest, lowest hours! Keep 'em coming.
31/05/2009 at 03:56
Just had a DNS. [&o]
31/05/2009 at 03:40
Well, I made it in one piece. Felt good to stretch my lungs and feel the sun on my chops. Considering I've done nothing but sit on my ass for 10 days I have to say I felt reasonably impressed with the Newtons. My stride felt a little shorter to start with but on my 10km route (I know I should have gone for less but I was soooooo enjoying being out I just kept going) I made the same time as my previous average. I feel sure that as I ease back into my training I will knock some time off my pb for this route. I did feel as though I needed to stretch off more than normal. It's good to be back.
Hope the sun is shining with you all.
31/05/2009 at 01:43
I've had enough with this dodgy rib. Off out for a cheeky 30 minute run in my shiny new newtons. If I make it back I'll tell you all about it.
30/05/2009 at 01:50
At my age if that happened I would resign myself to a DNF!
29/05/2009 at 23:36
While I'm at it my bike doesn't carry any spare tyres too. [:D]
29/05/2009 at 23:03
The flip side is I don't have to buy my bike a bottle of red wine to be allowed near the saddle! It never wants to 'talk'. And, thanks to this familiarity, i can go for almost 3 hours on my bike.
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