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  • There's a turn up for the book .. popped back here but no-one has been to play since my previous post. Since I'm here, just to report I won at golf again today (third time on the trot). Much closer match this time though. My mate Alan needed to sink…
  • HS - I'll give most DIY things a try if I think I'm capable. I wonder if the morning spin ladies will try and book even earlier now to force the men to go back to the evening session? Well done re yesterday's 5.6ml run and I hope you enjoyed your me…
  • Hi HS & Aquarius (and anyone else who pops along), Aquarius - hope you eventually manage to persuade the builders/manufacturers to fix those outstanding issues. I find the 'broken record' approach (keep repeating the same question/query until…
  • Hi everyone (well, HS & Aquarius anyway!). Sorry you two have been lonely. My excuse is being ill and then being away from home (see below). HS - you were asking and yes, I did get left behind so Margaret took the girls to Bristol by herself …
  • Sorry I've not been around. Had to miss the club run on Thu due to a sore throat which has since developed into a stinker of a cold. I'm managing to type in amongst sneezing, blowing my nose and dabbing my eyes which are constantly watering - so not…
  • Morning all, Damien - good time considering you've had a cold and your ankle is a bit weak. Aquarius - my golf improvement is purely down to raw talent and practising the routine the professional taught me. BTW, I belong to a naturist swim club so…
  • Evening, Doing my best to catch up as I see my last visit here was on 19th Feb! A general "well done" for the various bits of running that have been done and will try to visit here a bit more often .. JB - sorry to read you've had to withdraw …
  • Afternoon, HS - I allow myself to be 'dragged along' to the opera but wouldn't choose it myself. Well done re you and your clubmates doing the Solent Hm route. Red - the 1st class travel (Cross Country) wasn't that posh what with seat trays that d…
  • HS - well done re that 8ml forest run. We're away in Cardiff this weekend. Margaret got a good deal when she booked the train tickets so we travelled here 1st class (complimentary coffee and sandwiches on the way) and will be doing the same on the …
  • Afternoon, I managed to get out for the 5.2ml (not 5.5) run on Sunday that I mentioned .. Exhausted - I'm hoping the funeral/wake will be a catalyst for reconciliation rather than the opposite. I've walked along that trail from Lymington (via …
  • Evening all, Aquarius - too right I'm a runner (I'm an af-leet) but I've never had anyone run alongside me. Did have a dick-head schoolboy try and trip me up once. His smirk soon disappeared when I jumped over his leg, turned round and told him w…
  • Morning all, HS - it could have been worse .. that lad could have referred to me as an OLD jogger Sorry to hear you had to cut yesterday's run short due to the weather. Following on from yesterday's conversation with the solicitor, I'm heading to…
  • Evening, HS - I texted my brother's ex first saying I needed to talk to her. That alerted her to the possibility of bad news so the subsequent phone call wasn't a total shock to her. I don't think I would ever try barefoot running apart from on a b…
  • Evening, Thanks for more kind thoughts .. Today I had the unenviable task of informing my brother's ex of his death (he wouldn't allow us to let her or his daughters know he was ill).  Damien - hope that ankle of yours continues to improve. …
  • Evening, Thanks for your kind thoughts ..   HS - Have spent all day sorting through my brother's paperwork which was in complete disarray. Nowhere near finished but at least now things are in order and I have a feel for what bank accounts etc.…
  • Evening, HS - you're lucky you didn't 'pull' something when you slipped on the ice (easy to 'twang' something). Well done re that 6.5ml hilly run. Red - grrr to all that waiting around at the docs but sounds like it helped to take your anger out a…
  • Afternoon all - catching up after a few days away .. Aquarius - never heard of 'rooves' .. was always 'roofs' when I was growing up Well done re your recent training (hill session + 6 miler). Hope your tight calf(calves) aren't so sore by now. I f…
  • Afternoon, HS - thanks for the pointer to the VO2 max table .. I am indeed 'excellent'   Well done re your 6ml run in your new trail shoes. And for wearing your sensible hat - have occasionally run two days on the trot but never three. Exhaust…
  • HS - forgot to add, checked my Garmin and my VO2 Max is showing as 40 (don't now how that compares to the 'average' for someone my age??)
  • HS - thanks. As they say "I didn't know I had it in me" and I'm happy with my 'moral' victory over LD. I've since found out I was 3rd fastest 'old codger' from my club so I'm currently sitting in 3rd position in the MV65 category of our club's road …
  • Afternoon, JB6 - if only deal-making was as easy as that conversation with BT. Well done re your category win at parkrun and congrats to your sister re her efforts. Columba - good luck in advance re next week's grand-mothering duties and hope yo…
  • Afternoon, JB6 - had a chuckle at your conversation with that railway ticket collector. Mrs Wm bought a Max Hastings book about the 2nd WW (The Secret War) which looks equally massive as the one you mentioned .. every now and then I look at it an…
  • Morning, Exhausted - hope that cold/sore throat clear up soon. Sorry to hear about your grandson but pleased to hear he has been discharged. Re the loft - one problem is Margaret has lost track of what's up there and isn't confident enough to get…
  • .. and reporting back that some x-training has also been done The stuff from the loft that was needed over the xmas/new year period has (mostly) been moved from the spare room back into the loft. The items left to move back are the 'extra' dining r…
  • Afternoon all, Cal - of course, some of us blokes embrace our feminine side and don't get embarrassed when "women's troubles" get discussed   Red - a list of the sorts of exercises I SHOULD be doing (slaps own wrist). Glad to hear Mary Massage…
  • JB6 - Mrs Wm and I still run separate cars so don't have to 'fess up about how much servicing/repairs might cost   Aquarius - sadly, no because I started badly and was 7 shots adrift after 9 holes. I improved a bit over the second 9 but he still …
  • JB - the misfire turned out to be due to a corroded ignition cable - all four cables have been replaced along with the ignition coil and the car is running smoothly again now. HS - the 700 bunch seem a good crowd. With my history of spraining my …