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I've not been here for AAAAAAGES but I'm about to start some serious shambling again so I just thought I'd pop in and say....."Hi"!
Hi to you too.
The Darkside? Ahh, they did away with all that sort of stuff. Redeveloped it, they did. Something had to go to make room for all the Garmin & MP3 player threads.
Even nostalgia isn't what it was.
welcome back and happy running.
They got rid of The Darkside
wasn't the darkside the original "Cazzed" thread?
As the old saying has it, "If you can remember it, you weren't there"
I don't remember it. I don't think I was there... but maybe I was?!
I was a regular on the Darkside once long ago.... Sometimes I pop back to see if anybody is still around but sadly most of them don't seem to be. It was fun while it lasted wasn't it?!
Ah The good old DS.. I remember it well ( I think), Many a happy afternoon sat on the Darkside sofa eating pringles and shooting jumped up newcommers with the DS Uzi.....
.... Karen and D2D wouldn't have lasted half as long when the DS was up and running..
.... Now where have I left my Zimmer frame ?
Lo Shombleur mon cherie x
Minky killed the DS and defected to the east
I suppose it's the way these things go, as you say Fat Buddha.
I've gone back to school (Reading University) and about once a fortnight I run the route we all did to Mapledurham and back on one of our first socials. Do you remember? It was years ago! Running that route sometimes reminds of all the Darksiders though and all the silliness.
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Could you lot please control your badger. He's plucking his lute on our sofa and it's most distracting for the old folks )
Hi Shambler! How the hell are you?
Didn't often venture into the Darkside myself (it was mostly an evening thang, and I only posted in the daytime) but I certainly remember it.
Just realised that I started posting on here (well, the forum before the forum before the forum before this one) almost 10 years ago.........................
I remember your bloody knee FB. I remember overindulging on the beer at the pub afterwards and the train journey home was a bit of a blur!
Thanks for the link to the old DS. I've spent much too long reading through and laughing. God knows how I managed any work at the time because there was so much banter going on I barely left my computer!
TransRockies, eh? That sounds amazing. I've done the TransWales...... doesn't sound quite so adventurous and hard though does it?
Nessie I must have started posting around a similar time. Scary huh?
Your 5th Ironman!! I'm suitably impressed. Wow! Puts my couple of marathons this year into perspective! That must take an unbelievable amount of training.
I'm still running and have done several 20+ mile events this year, all off road. I'm considering doing an ultra marathon next year but I'll build up slowly just in case my poor old body can't take it! As for the cycling, I rarely get out more than once a week since I started university because I commute to Reading from the New Forest, which takes up 4 hours a day in term time. Crazy I know, but I wouldn't want to live in Reading! (Sorry Reading). Running is easier to keep up because you can run anywhere, if you see what I mean, and it's easy to cart your kit about.
I'm studying habitat management and conservation, with the hope of getting a job at the end of it all of course. It's a major career change.
DickDastardly is getting into duathlons and triathlons now. He qualified for the European Duathlon Champs in April and the Worlds, which is in September.
Sounds as though I'm lagging behind you in the marathon stakes FB. I'm really looking forward to getting into ultras - although I might not think that half way through one! Congrats to Petal too. DD came 3rd in his age group in the European Duathlon Champs but was disqualified for not wearing his timing chip (The officials didn't give it to him until the transition between the first run and the bike - but then disqualified him even though it was their fault he didn't have it. He wore it for the rest of the race. It was a total farce.) Let's hope for better in the World Champs!
Haven't you got some godawful swim to do out round an island a couple of times in the Ironman in Wales? I've only just got into open water swimming this year and am a total wimp - acting like some novice swimmer! It'll come....
btw, I think we've hijacked the thread.....
Mwah Shambler. Lovely to see you again.
Hello FB. Change of plan since I saw you last. IM Canada's off but looking at other IM distance races - one on the Czech border (£80) and one in Vichy, France. Was Petal in Budapest last year?