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« Reply #525 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:07:01 »

Toyed with doing the Swindon Half this year but it was always going to clash with Dad Football Taxi commitments so decided not to book on it. Then the lad pulls up after training on Thursday with a strain so couldn't play anyway. Obviously too late to get a spot so I took myself out on the Ridgeway yesterday and did a trail half by myself. Enjoyed it hugely at the time but paying for it a bit this morning Smiley
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« Reply #526 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:32:27 »

Nice one PD, how long did it take you?
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« Reply #527 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 13:14:14 »

Nice one PD, how long did it take you?
Fucking ages, I'm slooow Smiley Just under 2:30, which was OK, bearing in mind it's more complex terrain than roads and quite a bit hillier. I'm just making excuses, clearly Smiley Views from the Ridgeway in late afternoon sun were glorious, as ever.

Fair play to everyone who did the proper one, horrible weather yesterday morning, but hope you all enjoyed it anyway


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« Reply #528 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 13:50:45 »

First ever half marathon yesterday. Enjoyable yet torturous at the same time!

Completed it in 2:06. Only knew I was running a week ago so have had virtually no training at all, very chuffed! Smiley
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« Reply #529 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 14:02:18 »

Well done all.

As I mentioned earlier Ive got 2 more marathons this year, first of which is in Berlin on Saturday.  Which would be nice if I didn't feel totally bloody unfit and hopeless at the moment.  Regardless I am doing this silly 5 marathons in one year thing for Shelter.  I know some of you have kindly donated, but if anyone else want to help me try to raise a load of money to help people get a roof over their heads, please do.  I will be eternally grateful and buy you a pint in the legends lounge if you manage to corner me.

Just whack this in your browser and donate away.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/graeme-nash-24hoursforshelter

Rather beautifully the Shelter running top is a lovely red and white Swindon affair.  I bought new trainers the other week.  I very nearly went for the Hoka shoes which were very comfortable.  But just far too yellow and blue.
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« Reply #530 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 14:20:43 »

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First ever half marathon yesterday. Enjoyable yet torturous at the same time!

Completed it in 2:06. Only knew I was running a week ago so have had virtually no training at all, very chuffed! Smiley
very good with no training!
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« Reply #531 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 14:33:06 »

very good with no training!

Thank you mate!

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« Reply #532 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 15:03:53 »

First ever half marathon yesterday. Enjoyable yet torturous at the same time!

Completed it in 2:06. Only knew I was running a week ago so have had virtually no training at all, very chuffed! Smiley
So you should be, nice one!
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« Reply #533 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 18:25:42 »

Thanks to Rob J for the donation!
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« Reply #534 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 20:46:36 »

And thanks Paul D.

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« Reply #535 on: Monday, September 23, 2019, 23:00:00 »

I'll donate sometime soon mate.

Up here we have a pretty good system that helps homeless people get a hot meal and cuppa of an evening (or every evening if you choose to). Basically a homelessness charity sells "Meal Tickets" for 1 each. You can buy a bunch, so that when you see someone in need and start having a conversation with them, you can offer them a meal ticket (or several for them) to use at one of the evening/breakfast kitchens around the city. It's kind of a double whammy too because you are also making a donation of say 10 to the charity, which run workshops and projects, as well as ensuring 10 meals will go to people who really could do with it. Especially as we near the more colder evenings and mornings.

It also gives a reassurance to the person donating that it can only be used to benefit the person in need, in a more positive sense. Not everyone that is homeless of course, is a user of drugs/alcohol but there is a stigma attached, unfortunately. People are less likely to give actual cash and they also can be a bit "meh" about donating to a charity and where that money may go. This system works great as you know you are directly helping someone in need.

Shelter are awesome and you're doing an awesome thing. Temporarily putting your body through pain to help others. Word up. Top man  Thumb 
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« Reply #536 on: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 07:31:26 »

First ever half marathon yesterday. Enjoyable yet torturous at the same time!

Completed it in 2:06. Only knew I was running a week ago so have had virtually no training at all, very chuffed! Smiley

Thats an unbelievable time with no training. Well done!
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« Reply #537 on: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 21:03:33 »

And another thanks to Ron Dodgers.  God it's difficult not knowing anyones real names.
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« Reply #538 on: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 22:29:02 »

Thankyou Horlock!
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« Reply #539 on: Monday, September 30, 2019, 15:04:42 »

had arthroscopy , looks like my running days are over. Hopefully though better on the pain department.

hey ho. Farah got lucky

have to say that every gwh member of staff I've dealt with have been amazing.
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