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  • I've seen some of the cycling and it's been very good. But what's the deal with the bloke on the moped? I think his name is Kieran, and for some reason the cyclists have to follow him round the track for 5 or 6 laps before they're allowed to race. S…
    in Olympics Comment by Tom77 August 2016
  • Onscreen text turns Olympic diving into unintentional porn    
    in Olympics Comment by Tom77 August 2016
  • Probably makes more sense to look at GDP? Australia - $1.2 trillion EU - $16.2 trillion UK - $2.8 trillion (I make it that we've lost a tenner and found a quid)  
  • LogicScience wrote (see) We have the result of a referendum but no article 50 invoked and as far as I can tell, no actual requirement to invoke it. I might be wrong because law is not really my subject but as far as I can tell, the democracy we al…
  • I hope it's May, I don't particularly like her - bit too right-wing for my tastes. But we really need a responsible adult running the country right now. I mean, fox hunting FFS. Is that really the most pressing issue facing the country? One other …
  • RicF wrote (see) Has anyone's life fallen through the floor yet because of this vote? Ok, I'm aware that anyone shifting money out of Sterling across the worlds ponds on Thursday night got buggered, but that's about it.   When the FTSE c…
  • 1. Remain 2. Mostly self-interest (i.e. I think I'll personally be better off), but also the Leave campaign has failed to answer the fairly basic question of what sort of relationship we will have with the EU if we quit. So if you vote Leave what …
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZeUa53Jyg Probably doesn't help you, I just felt like posting it.
  • Inevitable Downfall parody here.
  • I have a Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI. Not sure if it's affected by this - they don't sell Skodas in the US, but I imagine all the VAG engines are basically the same underneath. I'm not sure how bad this will be for VW, I expect there's a lot more inform…
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2k1iRD2f-c   (Currently reading Game Of Thrones)
  • As far as children cycling on the pavement goes, the age of criminal responsibility is 10. So if a child under 10 cycles on the pavement then there's not much the police can do about it.
  • Get yourself to the French parkrun. Their highest turnout was 12 people and the fastest time is 20:42.
    in race tactics Comment by Tom77 July 2015
  • Got an email from England Athletics today promoting this site for sports volunteers: https://www.joininuk.org/about-us/ hopefully that's of some use to you.
  • I live in Fareham, usually do Havant parkrun. Joining a running club is a great way to meet runners, I'm a member of Fareham Crusaders so obviously I'd recommend them. Alternatively, hang around for coffee at the end of the parkrun and get chattin…
  • 1500m swimming world record is 14:31, 1500m running world record is 3:26. So about 4 to 1. There's a thing called an equilateral triathlon where each leg is meant to take a similar amount of time, the ratios for swimming, cycling and running are a…
  • The hour record for cycling is about 2.5 times the hour record for running, so that's one possible answer. I think for a non-competitive event like the one mentioned it might make more sense to compare cycling to walking. For me a brisk walk is ab…
  • http://www.runbritain.com/blogs/runbritain-rankings-frequently-asked-questions   How is the SSS worked out? The SSS is a difficulty score based on how easy or difficult it was to run a quick time in a given race. The harder it was to run a qui…
  • a) pace someone else, help them get a PB or b) run it about 90% effort, so not flat out but a bit quicker than a training run
  • There are maps for pollution. A lot of pollution comes from cars, lorries, etc so if you're running during rush hour that might be a problem.
  • Stewart Lee and Top Gear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CnMQ4L9Pc
  • You Get What You Give - New Radicals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7-CKirWZE
  • I have a bowler hat that used to belong to my grandfather, no idea how old it is - could easily be 40 or 50 years. I don't wear it very often though, I'm not a hipster.
  • Have you tried looking at local groups on meetup.com ? There are singles groups on there, but also all sorts of activities not specifically aimed at singles. At least it'll get you out of the house if nothing else.
  • NewRunner2k14 wrote (see) Thanks tom and gideon your answers are probably best. How would one see how many frames are in the movie they filmed? The pressure mat sounds interesting but 2 of them is probably still quite expensive (more than 200 onc…
  • I'm not aware of anything off the shelf that's less than a couple of grand. If you want a DIY solution I'd suggest a stopwatch with an external trigger and a pressure mat (from a burglar alarm). An alternative if you want accuracy and don't mind s…
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gm8wIEhoRw      
  • I've done a single 1 mile race, managed it in 5:46. Hoping to have another go sometime but there don't seem to be many 1 mile races around. I reckon a 10% improvement over 6 months is probably realistic, so I reckon I could get pretty close to 5 m…
  • This article has the raw data - http://m.runnersworld.com/health/the-supposed-dangers-of-running-too-much?page=single   Looks like the groups are too small to draw any conclusions. The 4 hours per week group has 50 people in it, one of them has …
  • I hated training for a marathon. I enjoyed the marathon itself and loved the sense of achievement at the end, but I hated the long runs once they got beyond 14 miles or so. Consequently I've decided not to run another marathon. Instead I've done a…