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The_Saint M55

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STATUS Local Running Personality - this is a quote - for the irony challenged

About Me
Needless to say I'm dull as ditchwater otherwise what would I be doing entering race results into a browser? I run for San Domenico, a club I chose due to my name being Dominic and San Domenico being Italian for "Saint Dominic" . . . . trails off uncertainly . . . when you write it down it seems rather like Dougal from Father Ted naming his rabbit "Sampras" due to "That whole tennis/rabbit connection".
I've been running since Aug 2005 and in that time I've learned a few things
1. The wind is always in your face
2. The more a race costs to enter, the less good it is likely to be.
3. The more people who enter a race, the more people wearing headphones with their race number pinned triumphantly to their back, grimly clutching a water bottle will start right at the front with the elites.
4. When someone is trying to make running really complicated, listen politely then ignore everything they said.
5. Racing often is way more fun than chasing PBs that in my case wouldn't be that impressive anyhow.
6. People who don't do fell or cross country are big tarts.
7. Every new, brilliant idea about running/style/diet/shoes is a fad, faddists are people who have taken such pains to fool themselves that they can appear very convincing to the novice.
8. People who insist that parkrun isn't a race either don't understand what a race is or don't understand a simple concept that you can call something anything you like for whatever reason (Political Correctness, Groupthink, stupidity) but you cannot make someone else ignore their own common sense.
9. Never put a sock in a toaster.
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Recent Blogs
20000 Miles Logged Jan 2019
1100 Races Logged On Fetch Feb 2018
2017 Summary Jan 2018
400th parkrun Oct 2017
2016 Summary Dec 2016
Recent Training
20th Sep
General 6mi 51:43
19th Sep
Race 6.3mi 49:35
18th Sep
Race 3.1mi 23:35
16th Sep
General 6.2mi 52:12
15th Sep
General 6mi 51:05
Planned Races
Cardiff parkrun 25th Sep
Cardiff parkrun 2nd Oct
Cardiff parkrun 9th Oct
Cardiff parkrun 16th Oct
Cardiff parkrun 23rd Oct
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5k 22:21
5mi 37:48
10k 47:43
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