Monthly Archives: October 2009

Bike Friday and Salford’s Big Transport Debate

After making a local appeal for support for the Prestwich Bike Friday ride I did have a little bit of company this morning for my leg of our critical commute into Manchester city centre. The Prestwich ride leader Jonathan was … Continue reading

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Exercising on a budget

The great thing about running and cycling is that once you’ve bought the basic equipment it costs you almost nothing to train.  Although my Trek 7.3 bike was priced at £350, the cycle to work scheme meant it only cost me … Continue reading

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More training partners

I ran hard this lunchtime with another training partner: Pete the 3:18 marathon man.  Although he was hoping for a 3 hour time at Edinburgh earlier this year that run was still not half bad for a first marathon and … Continue reading

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The art of negotiation

My triathlon training partner at work has fallen out with his wife (just before a long weekend with his in-laws) and it’s all my fault. James is one of those guys who, when he gets into something, throws himself in … Continue reading

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Hair-gate

There are still so many un-answered questions:  Did Maria really know what she was doing?  How on earth did she do it?  Was a mirror involved? At what point did she think "Hmm I’m happy with that, I think I’ll stop … Continue reading

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Running Free

I did a really hard run yesterday lunchtime and my legs are still feeling it today.  There are quite a number of us that run during our lunch hour to the point where there are even queues forming outside the … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

It looks like we, as parents, have trouble on our hands.   We had an episode yesterday afternoon when we went as a whole family to a dance class presentation and disco.  Maria has started dancing within the last month … Continue reading

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