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General discussion / Re: Broadband
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:32:28 AM »
Great, cheers all - plenty of info!

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General discussion / Re: Broadband
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:32:17 AM »
looking some advice - I purchased a mobile broadband router (O2) recently and as i had thought I am getting speeds 10x my BT broadband, only issue is the range within the house. Have any of you used a mobile router in a home/workplace that you could recommend?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:40:53 PM »
Is anyone doing Tollymore 10K at the start of Jan? Or has anyone done it in the past? What type of trainers would be best?

Who is organising that? Wouldn't mind doing it, also looked at the night races, one there too...need something to get back at it. Have never done the race but would have done plenty of running round Tollymore (and Castlewellan) park, its trail running really, although I have never worn anything other than my standard trainers a pair of trail trainers (soloman or the likes) would probably help. Depending on conditions it can get quite slippy, took a tumble myself there a few months ago.

cheers, I will probably just use my ordinary runners - reebok nanos - given the proximity to Christmas

http://www.born2runevents.com/races.php?s=tollymore

Assuming it will mostly be around the black path of tollymore? If so i ran it a few years ago. Just ordinary runners will do fine.

it follows the forest path so Im assuming so

Not quite the black path - mostly stays the car-park side of the river looking at the route, which is good in that it leaves out the climb half way round the black path, there is a stretch up to the exit gate that will be guttery but at least wont be slippy.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:19:01 PM »
Is anyone doing Tollymore 10K at the start of Jan? Or has anyone done it in the past? What type of trainers would be best?

Who is organising that? Wouldn't mind doing it, also looked at the night races, one there too...need something to get back at it. Have never done the race but would have done plenty of running round Tollymore (and Castlewellan) park, its trail running really, although I have never worn anything other than my standard trainers a pair of trail trainers (soloman or the likes) would probably help. Depending on conditions it can get quite slippy, took a tumble myself there a few months ago.

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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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