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#1 Blue Dog

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:23 PM

Damn.

When I read the title of this thread I got excited, thinking someone else may have realised how lame CR is becoming.

Too much nicey-nice, too much love, too warm & fuzzy, caring & sharing.

It's about f#*king RUNNING, in case all you pencil-necked geeks forgot.

Over the next few weeks, I'll see if I can't help and rescue it from the new-age-anti free-thinking sewer.

Cheers, Dog.  :)

Edited by JoggerKev, 13 October 2008 - 07:16 AM.
Previous thread split & renamed due to hijack


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:50 PM

You freakin' started it..... :)

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Namaste T-bone,

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Peace comes from within, do not seek it without.

Congratulations on many nice postings UCB.

Just as thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened, the happiness and wisdom of your 3,000 posts never decreases by being shared.

Zen-Dog.

Edited by Fred, 10 October 2008 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:53 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Oct 10 2008, 09:23 PM, said:

Over the next few weeks, I'll see if I can't help and rescue it from the new-age-anti free-thinking sewer.
why do dogs lick their balls ?

because they can

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:49 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Oct 10 2008, 08:23 PM, said:

It's about f#*king RUNNING,

this could be why your pelvis (OP) hurts when you run.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:01 AM

View PostBlue Dog, on Oct 10 2008, 09:23 PM, said:

Damn.

When I read the title of this thread I got excited, thinking someone else may have realised how lame CR is becoming.

Too much nicey-nice, too much love, too warm & fuzzy, caring & sharing.

It's about f#*king RUNNING, in case all you pencil-necked geeks forgot.

Over the next few weeks, I'll see if I can't help and rescue it from the new-age-anti free-thinking sewer.

Cheers, Dog.  :)


Good comment. I look forward to your efforts.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:21 AM

I like Colsy's plan for 2009. I've got a similar one. At first I thought somebody was going to come clean akin to what Blue Dog was saying. Isn't "new-age-anti free thinking" a contradiction in terms?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:51 AM

I guess its a bit like Capitalist Socialism thats all the rage lately.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:26 AM

Just for your info - this usually happens when Internet Explorer upgrades itself to IE7 ...

Time to cross to the dark Side and use FireFox, my dears.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:43 AM

Why was I deleted?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:47 AM

View PostColsy, on Oct 11 2008, 08:01 AM, said:

Good comment. I look forward to your efforts.
I wonder if it's possible for Kevin to set up a spit'n'sawdust area of CR for you, FPT, Blue Dog and other like-minded souls who are feeling so alienated ? The pages could have an old-tiled-pub background and there would be emoticons for chundering, giving the finger and biffo. A bouncer (moderator) would spot any encouragement, understanding, friendship or other indicators of new-age pinko posters, delete them immediately and vomit on the offenders. Streaming audio of front-bar-just-before-closing-time noises would provide atmosphere (shame that you can't do smells over the internet yet).

Just an idea...

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:57 AM

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Why was I deleted?
?? can't see anything in the trashcan - are you sure you posted here ?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:04 AM

View PostRon1, on Oct 11 2008, 11:43 AM, said:

Why was I deleted?

You were deleted, you personally?

View PostJoggerKev, on Oct 11 2008, 11:57 AM, said:

?? can't see anything in the trashcan - are you sure you posted here ?


Does get quite full at times.

May need a closer look.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

Let me outa here!.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:10 AM

It's disgusting in there.  There are some very foul opinions around - to  be sure.

What's OP?

BlueDog. I love you mate :D .

BlueDog:

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Over the next few weeks, I'll see if I can't help and rescue it from the new-age-anti free-thinking sewer.
:)


Ahhhhh! No rest for the  ANTI-COOL   B)

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:41 AM

OP is osteo-pubis I think that's medic speak for dodgy hip. caused by too much running ? dogs get it when they need to be put down ?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:24 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Oct 10 2008, 08:23 PM, said:

Damn.

When I read the title of this thread I got excited, thinking someone else may have realised how lame CR is becoming.

Too much nicey-nice, too much love, too warm & fuzzy, caring & sharing.

It's about f#*king RUNNING, in case all you pencil-necked geeks forgot.

Over the next few weeks, I'll see if I can't help and rescue it from the new-age-anti free-thinking sewer.

Cheers, Dog.  B)

Absolute classic Doggy  :)

When will you ever start your Blog????  i'd be your biggest fan  :D

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:35 PM

View Postslowmo, on Oct 11 2008, 10:47 AM, said:

A bouncer (moderator) would spot any encouragement, understanding, friendship or other indicators of new-age pinko posters, delete them immediately and vomit on the offenders.

you hang out in the puppies and rainbows threads but you want to harsh cold truth of dog land.  At least in dog land when you are a goose you get told you are a goose and when you have done good you get handed a beer and told nothing.  You do not need to be told you have done good.  You just know.

words are ok but the main currency is time.  Time for a mate, time for the missus, time for a run.


and knowing your skirt size when you should give up running and join a netball team.


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* No whingers, bludgers, cheap-skates, sooks, kids, animals, soccer-players, triathletes, rogainers, liberal-voters, V-neck wearing metrosexual latte-drinkers, Queenslanders (except Tesso) or Croweaters.
   Carnivores get first preference.


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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:37 PM

Doggie's just pre menopausal like the rest of us cranky old bastards. :D

But I feel your pain Doggie... haven't seen a stoush on here for a while.

Perhaps I should lift my posting rate. :)

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:45 PM

View PostColin, on Oct 11 2008, 05:37 PM, said:

haven't seen a stoush on here for a while.
:)








:D

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:50 PM

At my work we have a MAP society that I'm sure Blue Dog would love to become a member of ...

Men
Against
Pesto


We were out to dinner recently, and one of the founding "members" was complaining about all this pesto garbage and the like and the waiter came up and wanted to take out order.  Our person in question said, "Yes, give me a steak ... cooked in lard and put a fried egg on the top".    The waiter came back a short while later and said, "I'm sorry sir, that steak is actually Atlantic Salmon"!

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:53 PM

Hey Tim.  I'm f**ked.  Not nice to exclude minorities.  Remember you're vegan.  And the intelligensia.   Lennin would be proud.   Hope the apparatchik has already infiltrated to undermine the subversive activity of the counter revolution.  
Or is that the counter, counter revolution?

Exclude Queenslanders  but...

Edited by Ron1, 11 October 2008 - 05:17 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:54 PM

View Posttim, on Oct 11 2008, 05:35 PM, said:

you hang out in the puppies and rainbows threads but you want to harsh cold truth of dog land.  At least in dog land when you are a goose you get told you are a goose and when you have done good you get handed a beer and told nothing.  You do not need to be told you have done good.  You just know.

words are ok but the main currency is time.  Time for a mate, time for the missus, time for a run.
The missus ?  Hang on, just let me check the year...  Funny, the calendar says 2008

View Posttim, on Oct 11 2008, 05:35 PM, said:

and knowing your skirt size when you should give up running and join a netball team.
Sigh... I was wondering when I'd be outed - knitting, cooking, classical music, colourful duds...  I'll just go back to my flower garden and leave you and the real men to get on with it.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:04 PM

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View Postslowmo, on Oct 11 2008, 05:54 PM, said:

Sigh... I was wondering when I'd be outed - knitting, cooking, classical music, colourful duds...  I'll just go back to my flower garden and leave you and the real men to get on with it.

slowmo

I am deeply offended by what you have written.

Are you saying I am like Tim :D :)

Take it back.

BTW I use to play netball, it is a good game.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:08 PM

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Dog World

* No whingers, bludgers, cheap-skates, sooks, kids, animals, soccer-players, triathletes, rogainers, liberal-voters, V-neck wearing metrosexual latte-drinkers, Queenslanders (except Tesso) or Croweaters.
Carnivores get first preference.

No Croweaters!  Hang on - what did we do to get excluded from such an elite establishment?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:25 PM

Dog World is the new HTFU.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:29 PM

Tim, did your avatar always have it's tongue out or has it just had a "Skinny Cow Vegan Ice Cream"?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:18 PM

It could be a pimple on the chin.
Or spitting out a cherry tomato.
Hey this is fun!

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:03 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Oct 10 2008, 08:23 PM, said:

It's about f#*king RUNNING, in case all you pencil-necked geeks forgot.


View Posttim, on Oct 11 2008, 04:35 PM, said:

you hang out in the puppies and rainbows threads but you want to harsh cold truth of dog land.  

and knowing your skirt size when you should give up running and join a netball team.

:) ...ah stop it, i nearly wet my pants....

seriously, there's nothing funnier than middle aged men trying to be " all 'ard like" on the net. I thought that was the exclusive domain of pimply faced 12 year olds with no friends?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:04 PM

View PostFred, on Oct 11 2008, 06:29 PM, said:

Tim, did your avatar always have it's tongue out or has it just had a "Skinny Cow Vegan Ice Cream"?

I think it's a slice of bacon trying to leave Tim's body ...

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:31 PM

View PostFred, on Oct 11 2008, 05:29 PM, said:

Tim, did your avatar always have it's tongue out or has it just had a "Skinny Cow Vegan Ice Cream"?

why does yours have such big shoes?

and what is skinny cow vegan ice Cream??

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:00 PM

View PostAunty K, on Oct 11 2008, 01:24 PM, said:

Absolute classic Doggy  :)

When will you ever start your Blog????  i'd be your biggest fan  :D

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Oh goodie, the DogBlog. This I gotta see. B)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:09 AM

View PostWhippet Man, on Oct 10 2008, 10:00 PM, said:

Oh goodie, the DogBlog. This I gotta see. :D


Believe me somethings should be kept private :)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:49 AM

Bring back Boof.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 03:56 PM

Come to think of it;  Dog World sounds like Queensland.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:02 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Oct 10 2008, 09:23 PM, said:

Damn.

When I read the title of this thread I got excited, thinking someone else may have realised how lame CR is becoming.
Yep, me too - but then I saw the sub heading and my heart sank.

Glad I'm not the only one - I'm having a hard time working out if that is the reason a lot of the old posters have stopped posting, or if it's gone that way because they have stopped posting...  Chicken or egg???


*Edit reason* my post didn't make any sense whatsoever due to missing a word out (note to self: engage brain before typing)

Edited by Beki, 12 October 2008 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:54 PM

OK, i'll bite.....

What exactly is lame about the current CR?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:40 PM

View Posttetley, on Oct 12 2008, 05:54 PM, said:

OK, i'll bite.....

What exactly is lame about the current CR?
Just an observation that as the demographic of CR has changed/evolved over the last 12 months, so has the content.  These days there are a lot more non-running threads (e.g. "What's your favourite animal?", "I love...").  Certainly when I first joined CR I could not imagine anyone starting those kind of threads without getting shot down.

I guess at the end of the day there are only so many times you can post a "Help I've got ITB" or "How many kms do a pair of shoes last?" without someone simply pointing you to the last ten threads on the same topic.  I know that from speaking to other CRs that joined up a few years ago (including one moderator) many of them have lost interest and no longer feel a part of the CR community.  It used to be that the only really off-topic thread was the thread for hijackers but now it seems to be every other thread these days.  Ironically even that thread was hijacked to the point where it became the CR chat room (when we already had one).

Sometimes I feel like coming on here and starting a thread called "Running", sub heading "For people that want to talk about running".  There seems to be more "Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts at the speed of light".  Whatever happened to quality over quantity?

Anyhow, enough of my hijacking and non-running talk, time to go out and train...  Rant over, but you did ask.

Edited by Beki, 13 October 2008 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:27 PM

Beki: :)

I think this is the reason I know so little CR's because I just stick to the WA running threads and sometimes hijack the bigger event ones.  I don't have a favourite animal, and I'm not quite sure what I love.. possibly nothing because Monday is tomorrow.  Maybe Colsy. Who knows.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:31 PM

View PostBeki, on Oct 11 2008, 04:40 PM, said:

Just an observation that as the demographic of CR has changed/evolved over the last 12 months, so has the content.  These days there are a lot more non-running threads (e.g. "What's your favourite animal?", "I love...").  Certainly when I first joined CR I could not imagine anyone starting those kind of threads without getting shot down.

I guess at the end of the day there are only so many times you can post a "Help I've got ITB" or "How many kms do a pair of shoes last?" without someone simply pointing you to the last ten threads on the same topic.  I know that from speaking to other CRs that joined up a few years ago (including one moderator) many of them have lost interest and no longer feel a part of the CR community.  It used to be that the only really off-topic thread was the thread for hijackers but now it seems to be every other thread these days.  Ironically even that thread was hijacked to the point where it became the CR chat room when we already had one).

Sometimes I feel like coming on here and starting a thread called "Running", sub heading "For people that want to talk about running.  There seems to be more "Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts at the speed of light".  Whatever happened to quality over quantity?

Anyhow, enough of my hijacking and non-running talk, time to go out and train...  Rant over, but you did ask.

Beki, I totally agree. :)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:40 PM

I just had a good hard 45 minutes myself which i must say has put me in a much better frame of mind!

Yes, i did ask, and thanks for sharing your thoughts without feeling the need to embarass or belittle anyone.

I guess i would ask those who have been here for much longer than me to try and understand that everyone has come to running and to CR at different times, with different goals, with different levels of fitness, different aims and perhaps most importantly, different personalities. It is actually this diversity of experience that, to me, makes CR great.

As someone who has frequented numerous online communities such as this over they years, i think CR stands out as being a place of reasoned discussion and support. So many sites are full of the type of discussions that amount to little more than childish pissing competitions....and once you get to a certain age, you want a little more.

Life moves on and so will the members of CR from time to time. Some will find other hobbies, become time poor, join a different site or retreat in disappointment...but while i'm here i'd like to think we can all support each other, offer encouragement and discuss whatever takes our fancy in a positive atmosphere.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:50 PM

CR may have lost its edge over the last year or so but it's still a great resource and useful portal for most things running, least the stuff I am interested in. I read the US ultralist and other running lists and there is far more noise on there.
CR is a bit like a magazine table in a waiting room at a doctors surgery. You can choose the trashy read or pick up something more interesting/insightful. Your choice...

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:13 PM

I was posting tongue in cheek.  I thought it would be obvious.  I am not allowed in Dog World.

sometimes when I am just over the whole what irks crap me etc etc I just open this one here and leave the rest alone.

as we become bigger you just need to be more selective with your reading.  i read titles first and then my favourite posters next and then I may read something from Ronnie :)  Although I often need to go to dictionary.com

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:25 PM

Although.. as far as non running related stuff is concerned, the #2's thread is kinda cool.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:32 PM

its all a bit like people complaining about tv programs....if you don't like it turn to another channel
Similiarly with some topics on CR, I wouldn't even enter them simply based on the topic
If people want more threads based on running, why not start posting them rather than whinge about others posting non running ones?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:41 PM

View Postwalshy2, on Oct 12 2008, 08:32 PM, said:

If people want more threads based on running, why not start posting them rather than whinge about others posting non running ones?
Here we go.  Like I said, Tetley asked, I answered.  Simple as that.

:)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:50 PM

View PostBeki, on Oct 12 2008, 07:41 PM, said:

Here we go.  Like I said, Tetley asked, I answered.  Simple as that.

:)

Beki,

I wasn't having a go at you. Everyone on here is entitled to their own opinion. Tetley asked whats lame with CR, you expressed a view, which I happen to respect and partly agree with.
I just think that if people don't like non running topics, they can choose not to participate..thats all, rather than complain that they exist

walshy

Edited by walshy2, 12 October 2008 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:06 PM

View PostSpud, on Oct 12 2008, 06:50 PM, said:

CR is a bit like a magazine table in a waiting room at a doctors surgery.

That is to say, all the posts are 5 years old ...

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:13 PM

View Posttetley, on Oct 12 2008, 07:40 PM, said:

I just had a good hard 45 minutes myself which i must say has put me in a much better frame of mind!

Yes, i did ask, and thanks for sharing your thoughts without feeling the need to embarass or belittle anyone.

I guess i would ask those who have been here for much longer than me to try and understand that everyone has come to running and to CR at different times, with different goals, with different levels of fitness, different aims and perhaps most importantly, different personalities. It is actually this diversity of experience that, to me, makes CR great.

As someone who has frequented numerous online communities such as this over they years, i think CR stands out as being a place of reasoned discussion and support. So many sites are full of the type of discussions that amount to little more than childish pissing competitions....and once you get to a certain age, you want a little more.

Life moves on and so will the members of CR from time to time. Some will find other hobbies, become time poor, join a different site or retreat in disappointment...but while i'm here i'd like to think we can all support each other, offer encouragement and discuss whatever takes our fancy in a positive atmosphere.

I take it you were looking for a sarcasm emoticon.

Yeah yeah yeah i support your thoughts to an extent but think that there is a little too much hugging going around.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:40 PM

No, i was being serious and agree with Walsy2's sentiments.

ratdog, I don't see why you would feel you need to suggest there is too much hugging go on? What does that actually mean anyway? Would you prefer people were more openly critical and hostile towards each other? There are plenty of other sites where that is the order of the day if that's your cup of tea.

I'm off to read the Melb race reports. The big race threads are where i find my motivation and today's reports have been brilliant as usual.

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:42 PM

View Postratdog, on Oct 12 2008, 06:13 PM, said:

I take it you were looking for a sarcasm emoticon.

Yeah yeah yeah i support your thoughts to an extent but think that there is a little too much hugging going around.
After a quick cruise.. I think you're right, Beki is also right.  Can we all hug now??

View Posttetley, on Oct 12 2008, 06:40 PM, said:

I'm off to read the Melb race reports. The big race threads are where i find my motivation and today's reports have been brilliant as usual.
That is a example of a good thread.  Good race reports and focused on running.