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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:19:47 PM »
3:53 myself in wave 3...great day, unreal support!helped that one on the lads had or names on our t-shirts so felt like I was from the town!! ;D

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:28:56 PM »
Who all is running Sunday...excitement building now!!

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General discussion / Re: Smart watch/Fitness tracker
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:17:48 AM »
looking at updating my running watch - Tomtom (Nike+) watch - looking for a smart watch doubling up as a gps running watch, anyone have any recommendations? (not apple)

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General discussion / Re: Parking In Dublin
« on: October 19, 2017, 08:05:19 AM »
If you have to pay for parking do you not come out ahead taking the train?

You wouldn't - about 20 worse off

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:09:40 PM »
Brilliant stuff, sounds just like how Paris went for me, loving the first 20 miles then cramping up, dehydrating and limping over the line in near tears!

Butterfly's are kicking in now for Dublin...hopefully won't be (as) painful for the last 6 mile!!

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General discussion / Re: Parking In Dublin
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:06:41 PM »
Had thought of train - times weren't perfect & there's 4 of us so better off driving.

Cheers for the advice all

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General discussion / Re: Parking In Dublin
« on: October 18, 2017, 12:17:51 PM »
I am in Dublin next weekend (28th & 29th), staying in an airbnb in tempe bar, looking somewhere to park from app 15:00 Saturday to 11:00 Monday, any recommendations?

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General discussion / Re: Broadband
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:12:04 PM »
Virgin media installing fibre to the premise in number of towns in north west Derry as well as in north Down & Greenisland & Carryduff with further build planned for next year, not entirely sure regarding BT but I thought it was fibre to the cabinet only (may be wrong) then existing line to the home

my best guess would be a small cabinet, but I am uncertain whether they have been doing cabinets for 20 houses as distinct from 100 houses. On the other hand poking about on t'Interweb there seems to have been something like this in Pomeroy last year that was FTTP.

Oddly enough the location concerned, near Cross', has moderate broadband speeds unlike some other places further from the town that are completely crap.

The only time they would be going outside of the town (or any town) would be where it was government subsidised I would say

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General discussion / Re: Broadband
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:56:32 PM »
I'm aware that Eir are installing Fibre to the Premises FTTP in a number of rural areas. I am not clear on what is happening north of the border. I notice that BT have string some fibre along poles in God's own country in South Armagh. What are they at here, will they install a small cabinet or have they started actually FTTP nowadays?

Virgin media installing fibre to the premise in number of towns in north west Derry as well as in north Down & Greenisland & Carryduff with further build planned for next year, not entirely sure regarding BT but I thought it was fibre to the cabinet only (may be wrong) then existing line to the home

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:52:38 PM »
Went out Friday night to do 22, last long one before tapering, got to 17 and could go no further...just about managed to make it to 17. Don't know what happened, looking at splits there was no major slip up that way, the only thing I can think of was that it was the first long run done in the evening (just suited us better to get out Friday night), as well as that I hadn't altered midweek so had done 5 Tue morn, 10 Wed morn & 5 Thu morn.

As I say as per the plan we are following we are to taper from here on - question is would you stick to the plan or try and get a a 20 miler in next weekend (leaning towards it being a blip and that I will just stick to the plan) - annoying thing being that it is the last long run, had done 2 20 milers already and finished them v strong, it just sows a bit of doubt in the head!

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 06, 2017, 01:38:54 PM »
Anyone get into London?
Got my thanks but no thanks email this morning   :'(

same...anyone any other recommendations for April/May next year?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:02:02 AM »
I would say about the 2 hour mark. If you need it way before then you probably aren't eating and/ or hydrating enough beforehand...

Was the last few runs around the 14 mile mark I'm starting to flag! But yeah hydrating probably the main problem!

For the longer runs I would get a gel in at each 5km (was doing it that way to coincide with water/food stations) no point getting it in once you are feeling spent.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:47:06 PM »
I see the Dublin Marathon has sold out 3 months early!
Anyone doing it?
Not doing it myself this year, not that I could now even if I wanted too now it's sold out!

Am signed up

Signed up too - first Dublin marathon, 2nd marathon, should be a bit cooler than the first (28 degrees) in Paris. Looking forward to it being over!

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I have to say it is depressing reading the comments from what would normally be the more reasonable contributors.

I only took up cycling this year to complete the ring of Kerry cycle, I find it a very enjoyable pastime, I am not a member of a club and generally follow the rules of the road, I say generally because I would ride 2 abreast if not on my own (not as per the highway code), reasons being; I find motorists give greater room to 2 cyclists riding alongside each other than a single cyclist & when driving I find it easier passing 2 cyclists riding alongside each other than 2 cyclists strung out. I also wear lycra, same way I wear trainers when running or boots when playing football.

Would the general consensus be that cyclists should be banned from the road entirely or what is the answer?

I am also a motorist and have seen incorrect behavior form cyclists, no different from that which I have seen from other motorists. I do not consider I have ownership of the road whether on a bike or in a car, I am happy to share the road with all road users and could think of nothing worse than having an injury (or worse) of another individual on my conscience whether a cyclist, walker or motorist.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:16:32 PM »
Anybody using Now TV app or box?
Thinking a sky day pass would be an option for the football on sky if it was reliable?

I use the app through PS4 during Game of Thrones season, would have ropey (at best) internet and have no issues.

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