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  • PSC and MF7

    I have just found a new definition of nutter. I am organising a Conference in Harrogate this weekend and one of our major sponsors is Lloyds TSB. My contact there is a chap called Bernie. On one of his recent emails to me I read the following at the bottom of one of his emails,. Bernie is probably somewhere between myself and Mark in age. Read em and weep!

     "Bernie's Journey"

    On Saturday 22nd March 2008 I will commence my journey from the UK's most northerly point John O'Groats ending 21 days later at the UK's most southerly point Lands End on Saturday 12th April 2008.

    I will then travel to London and complete The London Marathon on Sunday 13th April 2008.

    A total of 926.2 miles/35 Marathons in 22 days!

    Please help me on my very special journey to change 50 young Barnardo's lives forever.

    I will be aiming to raise £50,000 for Barnardo's please visit:

  • Wow Bernie is deffo a nutter!  Good luck to him.

    On the plugging front I'm doing London for the Royal British Legion - Sarah suggested it and it seems appropriate with her starting at Sandhurst.

     My website is

    PSC - you and Bobo could do QS together in your wedding gear!!

  • thats assuming PSC can still fit into his suitimage

    Which I hasten to add I cannotimage

  • People would pay good money to see that!

    Only joking guys!

    Mark - What are you doing trying to get into PSC's suit.

     Yes, before you say it, I am really typing this at 01.25am as I have just got back from the bar and discovered that I havea free connection in this Hotel, once a Jock, always a Jock!

  • PMSL.....

    2008 - doh! Yes, I thought you were being pedantic then, and then realised my error image

    I can still get in my wedding suit - it has stretched since I got married .... seriously, this will be Jnr's first weekend free from school so we will pop up north to spend some time with him.

    CB - yep, nuts would sum up that particularl jaunt!

    Morning Thanet image 

  • Morning Thanet and Harrogate.

    Due to work and other things, I still haven't run since Saturday. I must get out tonight!

  • Morning PSC  I am impressed if you can still get into your wedding suit.  If I remember correctly mine had a size 28" waist  these day id be more likely to fit into a 38 image

    Cliff see you at tonights speed session then ?

     Bill if you are a real "jock" im suprised youve left the bar that early image

  • Surely not Mark! I always knew I would grow into mine eventually! A genuine births, deaths and marriages suit. LOL.
  • Speed session, what's that?

    I have two speeds, dead slow and dead. Besides Sam told me to keep training low and long, so I assumed she meant me to have a good sleep!!!image

  • LOL Cliff  its actually time to have a taper now I recon. Dont listen to sam she's a nutter and is trying to cram 12 weeks of training for the overnigter into 2 weeks.  liquid carbs for me tonight I thinkimage

     I must be going soft in my old age let them get away with just 4 x 1k last night  on the excuse that most are running Dover on Sundayimage

  • We think you're a great coach!
  • so much for the hard man reputation of Thanet Road Runners.  Bunch of softies image
  • Mark, is it meet down the Esplanade still for Thursdays at the mo?
  • Cinders  we have gone back to meeting at ramsgate swimming pool 6.30 for the warm up run down. 

    oh and a chance to mock the big girls blouses who tart about in the pool pretending to do "swim training" whatever that isimage

  • tart about in the pool pretending to do "swim training"  AKA drowning by numbers image
  • Tsk, fingers in ears after swim "training" for 20 years and lifeguard "training" for 10 !!!

    Obviously I'm rather slow right now so can I meet you down there or someone slow enough to plod down with me?

  • What can I say!

    To those who understand ....

    I salute you image
  • cinders it is a SLOW jog down but I will stay with you
  • te he seems I have touched a nerveimage

    right im off out now for a large intake of liquid carbs.  Cliff told me its the perfect pre run preparationimage

  • Enjoy! Think I might have a slug of red tonight too. Good prep for an hours swim and 50 miles on the bike tomorrow! Gulp.

    Is cinders back running already. You girls are tough. If blokes had to give birth we would need at least 6 months off!
  • MF Don't follow my advice in anything, I could lead you down all sorts of blind alleys, I mean that figuratively, not literally. Anyway I don't learn, I am now starting my 'carbo loading for the weekend as well. Enjoy and cheers to you all.

    PSC - You know how to woow (how do you spell woow?) the women!!!image

  • Well half plodding more like PSC !

    Is the half on this year, have found details on RW for our mara in Sept but not the half?

  • not much to wow with ---- would it be woo?
  • PSC - I think you may be correct

    Carbo loading has gone well, Fried rice certainly helps pile on the pounds. No time for a LSR today so it will have to wait til tomorrow, 8 miles only as I am tapering (for tapering read 'avoiding running)

    What have you all got in mind for your LSR this weekend?image

  • Before I went off to Harrogate I made sure I packed my kit, socks, Garmin, yellow top, the lot. Was just getting on the train when I realised I had not packed any shoes, oops! Am typing this on train back to London, so not even home yet. However, I have booked 3 days leave this week, so I will be trying to put in some serious work to make up for my week off. That's it, no more jollies like that before FLM. Mind you, I don't know how I would have fitted any time in for running up there as it was a very busy 5 days.
  • No LSR at weekend Cliff. I did Dover half which was fun and lovely weather.  Some fellow TRRACites run very well and several are now proud owners of new pb's well done !!

    Next saturday we are planning to take the train to Deal and run back to Ramsgate Approx 15M.  I will confirm times etc but expect to be gettting the train around 9.30 ish.  All welcome.

  • Cinders  yes the half is on this year just have not had time to get it set up on RW
  • Ta Mark, will keep an eye out for it as am hoping to do it.  image
  • ohhh nearly forgot Andy Stevens did the Brands Hatch 10K on Saturday and was 4th !! great running Andy

    I recon he must have a truly brilliant coach image

  • Out of how many?  image

    No, only kidding.  remarkable running from a "Fan of Thanet".  Great performance.....

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