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  1. Shaun Creighton cracked the Australian M50+ marathon record last weekend in the Christchurch Marathon. Done in 2:30:23, that's a 3:33 minute Kilometre pace. Bloody fast for an old fella. I'm in that category (old) so I think I'll have to see on the weekend how long I can hold that pace. I may be good for 400 Metres. Strava tells me my best estimated 1km is 3:40 three years ago. https://www.strava.com/activities/2415782217
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    Time management

    You gotta think outside the box to get your training in...
  3. And here is Roth doing commando..... (sorry, I had to do it.)
  4. 2 lists is it? Ok, good movies: Once were Warriors Evil Dead 2 The Mission Paris Texas (arthouse, will put most to sleep) Kick Ass Sentimental favourites: Repo Man (for the soundtrack) Brother from another Planet Dumbo (cartoon version) Blue Velvet Flying High 1 The Big Blue
  5. Does that mean from tomorrow we will be seeing a whole heap of ads for Palmer resorts?
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    Israel Folau

    Israel's post is saying that christians think that homosexuality is wrong and should be punished by being sent to hell. For a young gay boy, uncertain about his sexuality, this would weigh heavily on his thoughts. The negative impact would lead to further uncertainty, maybe suppression of feelings, maybe depression, or worse. Rugby Australia wants to grow the sport, and by targeting minorities that have been discriminated against for most of history, Israel is diminishing the sports appeal. All the other sins are adult hobbies (drunkenness, adultery, lying, fornicating, thievery, atheism, idolism); these guys can look after themselves and would know better than to believe a sport-star is a font of truth.
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    Israel Folau

    Israel is employed by Rugby Australia. Rugby Australia's vision is “to inspire all Australians to enjoy our great global game”. And to deliver this vision key area number 1 is "Make Rugby a game for all – Our Community". The high profile of Israel means that he is the number 1 ambassador for Rugby Australia and his Insta post pretty well shits on RA's vision. So his employment with RA is not tenable and he has to be let go. The wording of his contract may mean he gets some form of payout but he cannot play for Australian Rugby again.
  8. Towards the end of a long run yesterday I had a bad feeling I was doing the Bill Shorten shuffle. Had to tell myself it was more like the terminator chasing the car in T2 to make me feel a bit better.
  9. I've not met you yet Willie. Are you Homer or Flanders...
  10. Sounds like something that happens in Monopoly. Now go directly to Mayfair...
  11. Last leg of Easter Challenge 70.3 run and done. 21.2km in 1:52:32. Caught the end of the Parramatta Park run and the show pony came out in me. My 5:20 - 5:25min/km pace dropped down to 5min/km as I passed the walkers and pram pushers in kms 18 to 20. Thanks for the challenge Peter. Turned a potentially lazy weekend into quite a healthy one (so far). ☺️
  12. A few beers and a bit of a snooze in T1. And the bike leg begins. Bike done in 3:45:42 including 1 water stop at caltex. Maybe should have picked a flatter course. Still, no drafting, no road rage, and beautiful smooth road out to West Head.
  13. I got to start in an early wave for the Easter Weekend Challenge. 1.9km swim done in 36:35 and I am into T1. Observations: 1) Crappy GPS running watch is not very good for measuring swim distances. 2) I was pretty slow in the Granville pool but passed the guy with the flippers doing dog-paddle at least 5 times.
  14. He has missed out. One Nation, Animal Justice Party and Labour picked up the last 3 seats. I'm wondering if Leynhelm would have been a better option? https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/one-nation-wins-two-upper-house-seats-in-the-nsw-parliament-20190415-p51e7i.html
  15. Today I have just started reading GOT, the book. It's a little bit daunting knowing I have another 6 books to read. Plus maybe 2 more books that are yet to be written, to catch up to the TV series. Though I think George RR Martin may die before he completes the books. And then after the books I might have a look at the show.
  16. We can't see if you're standing on your tippy toes.
  17. Spot Anderson and Steve Fitch disqualified for blocking (unsportsmanship) in the run leg. Sounds like a bit of niggle went on there.
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    Barkely Marathons

    How about marathon swimming? I get the perception that women are up there with the men at the pointy end of the race. Or is that just the Australian media slant on marathon swimming given we have had so many good long distance women swimmers.
  19. If you're staying in Manly you've already got your swim sorted. https://www.boldandbeautifulmanly.com.au/
  20. Apparently there is a road closed for repairs. Looks like a long detour.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Indian-Pacific-Wheel-Ride-(Dot-Watchers)-1827536454226495/ The Tooma Road to Cabramurra is closed for repairs to a culvert. I'm waiting to hear if a bike can safely sneak through. Kate at the Cabramurra visitors centre will ring and find out for us... Parks closed the road and Khancoban says there are dangerous trees and it's not safe, even for a bike. Detour via Elliott Road (the goat track up from the foot of Talbingo Reservoir is a prick of a climb that will make WTF look easy. Or the Alpine Way (and an extra serve of Monaro Highway). No good options here.PS: It will take them about a week to clear it...
  21. Think Rhino may have some outside assistance. He was moving at 70km/h on 24 Mar. Will definitely be a PED test for Rhino at the end of the race via Route Dist. (km) Moving Time Speed (km/h) Asc. (m) Desc. (m) 13 days 3,643 107:22 33.9 10,900 10,700 27 Mar 365.4 7:55 46.2 1,510 1,390 26 Mar 968.2 7:35 128 4,490 4,740 25 Mar 0 1:11 0 24 Mar 776.5 11:03 70.3 1,110 928 23 Mar 12.76 0:09 84.1 6.66 0.887 22 Mar 194.9 9:01 21.6 118 130 21 Mar 89.24 4:48 18.6 75.1 61.7 20 Mar 67.33 4:58 13.6 20.6 44.7 19 Mar 172.6 11:20 15.2 22.5 57.9 18 Mar 220.2 13:06 16.8 404 529 17 Mar 363.1 18:21 19.8 923 1,010 16 Mar 413.1 17:55 23.1 2,200 1,840
  22. No, don't worry about it. There's one at my front door right now.
  23. Countdown made me do it. I purchased it in Cassette format. And I just found out it was produced by Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool). Thanks wiki
  24. I like the Show graphs feature (In the Advanced View) as you can see how often/little the riders are sleeping. And the weird shit Cashie is doing.
  25. lachie94 at it again? He really needs to get his bike sponsorship sorted.
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