2019 in 2019



  • Welcome, OYM

    Not much to report here due to a niggling hamstring. 

    790 to go: the KTM Duke 790 is a motorbike. Never been a fan of motorbikes!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Welcome OYM

    1254.83 miles done, 764.17 to go.

    However 2019.453 kilometers completed, so that's the ks out of the way

    In 2019
    Brexit is dominating the headlines, will be interesting to see how it ends up..
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    Dubai Runner, probably the most ‘exotic’ car I’ve owned is a Caterham 7 that I built myself.  Sold it about 5 years ago though so my car these days is a Pug 207 :)

    Welcome OYM.

    1210 miles done with 809 to go, after a bit of a lower mileage week for me (41 miles).

    A bit of an obscure one for me, as I know nothing about this. But, apparently, the famous Technics SL-1210 series of club-use turntables has long been recognised by the world’s DJs as being without rival. 

  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    A good week running: 668 km to go which is going down nicely. Booked a two week cycling holiday for December so I have fewer weeks to do this than I thought. 

    The 50 mile walk (which ended up being nearer 60 with transport) was from York Minster to Beverley Minster. Great weather, good company and fabulously organised. 

    668 is the number of the Richmond to Windsor bus route.
  • Big G, wow a Caterham 7, lovely car, must have been lots of fun! Dropped my wife's Alfa Stelvio off for a service this morning and was very tempted to take a 4C for a test drive, except that I'm 6'2 and tried a Lotus before and that was far too tight.

    Not a lot of running recently as we've been moving villas, I now know my wife has over 100 pairs of shoes!!!

    1275 mile done with 744 to go...

    In 1275
    Marco Polo visits Xanadu, Kublai Khans summer capital - and now got the Frankie goes to Hollywood song going round in my head
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    What a fabulous week for running! Dubai runner 100 pairs of shoes is a lot, does it include the trainers??

    67km so 601km to go. If I had realised I might have done an extra km this morning......

    601 the year the plow was invented and also the number of a communication satellite designed in 1985. 
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    Not a great week for me, with only 17 miles ran.  I've got one or two niggles that I think just need a bit of rest and stretching, so not running today either.

    1227 done, with 792 to go.  Although the original Magna Carta was originally drafted in 1215, 1227 saw Henry III reissue a revised/shortened version which was the first to become part of English law.
  • TT it's my wife, I think she only has 2 pairs of trainers!
  • 1300 miles done so 719 miles to go.

    In 1300
    Amsterdam is officially declared a city and a census in China finds it has 60 million inhabitants.
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    I did 41 miles last week, which also included a run around Berlin Marathon and in the circumstances I was really pleased with my time.  I found it a brilliant event.

    That leaves me on 1269 with 750 to go.  For the gin drinkers, an early Dutch natural history book (“Der Naturen Bloeme”, or the “flower” of nature) includes a chapter on medicinal herbs, including juniper, as it was thought to have healing properties.
  • Will pass 2019k shortly. Not sure about 2019 miles though
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    49 miles last week, including Loch Ness Marathon, which is a great event.  We were very lucky with the weather in the end, although conditions before the start were bad (wet and cold).  Once it got underway though, it was quite good conditions.  I was having a bit of a hip niggle in the week which did impact my race, so I think this week will be a bit lower mileage.

    1317 done, with 702 miles to go.  The Great Famine of 1315–1317 was the first of a series of large-scale crises that struck Europe early in the 14th century.

    12 weeks to go so that means 58 miles per week, which I think I have to concede just isn't going to happen!  I'll keep pugging away though.
  • Well done Big G on Loch Ness, would be one I'd like to do.

    Signed up for the Kathmandu marathon in December so with summer coming to an end will hopefully be upping the mileage.

    1365 miles to date with 654 to go.

    In 1365
    The university of Vienna is founded

  • 1421 miles with 598 to go

    In 1421
    Zheng He receives an imperial order from the emperor to bring letters and silk to the rulers around the Indian Ocean. He was a Chinese explorer and there's a very nice Chinese restaurant in the Jumeirah chain of hotels named after him

  • 6 days of no running as wasn't feeling great, better now and entered Comrades for next year.

    1434 miles done with 585 to go.

    In 1434
    The foundation stone of Nantes cathedral is laid.
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    In awe Dubai runner, well done for all the running I gather you needed to do to enter. I hope you're feeling better?

    Not been a good few weeks, deaths in the family and running took a back seat.

    I have 509 km to go. Whether I manage it or not well, at the moment I would be pleased with a run!

    509 telephone code for 2/3 of eastern Washington.
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    57 km, amazing! None fast and none pretty but all highly enjoyable. Looking now to 2020 to see about possible goals. One friend has just competed the majors, by GFAing for all of them! Now that's a challenge.

    452 to go, 

    452 is the error code of BMW to indicate a blocked DPF.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Looks like it is going to be a close run thing for a lot of people! Won't even be close here, unfortunately: still struggling post sacrum fracture. 

    1340 completed, 889k to go. In 1340 Edward III of England was declared King of France. 

    Go for it everyone! 50 days to go!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
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