Hobbies

Bertie
Bertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 376
Do you have any?

I've been meaning to take up running for the past two years - seems very middle class, less you're wearing jeans and running from the police.

Tried cycling - caused all sorts of laughter when wearing lycra.

Planned on becoming a Rock Star the once, bought the guitar, bought the book - 'How to play the guitar - for dummies'

Need some excitement. Might try skydiving.
MarieNoelle

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  • Irrorate
    Irrorate Registered Posts: 139

    Pool and darts. Usually in a pub.

    this.
  • Bertie
    Bertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 376
    I like pool. Snooker is good too, although after three frames it feels like I've walked five miles.

    Too much of a Health and Safety issue to stick a dart board in my local.
  • Irrorate
    Irrorate Registered Posts: 139
    Went snooker yesterday and managed a 5-1 victory over the oppo! In the pub, with beer, naturally.
    Bertie
  • MarieNoelle
    MarieNoelle Trusted Regular Hampshire/Surrey borderModerator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,433
    edited June 2017
    I like running or walking - I have two very energetic dogs and miles of National Trust on my doorstep. Makes a nice change from being in front of a computer all day. :)

    Edit: Is it Friday yet?
    Bertie
  • Neillaw
    Neillaw New Member RossendaleMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 283
    There are a couple of races in West Yorkshire which would be right up your street Mickdundee.

    The first is a keg race, it's only a short race which requires you to transport a keg up an incline to finish at the pub.
    (cheap delivery service)

    The other from memory can be done as a solo event or teams but it's a pub crawl which you have to run from one pub to the next - no point in wasting time and then once you've necked your pint it's off to the next.

    For me hills are for running up!
    MarieNoelleMickdundeeburg
  • Adele69
    Adele69 CambridgeAAT Student Posts: 320
    there's nothing wrong with a bit of lifting :sweat_smile: i mostly do a mix of weightlifting, powerlifting and crossfit type working out at the gym, twice a week. keep meaning to start running again but would need to get another pair of decent running shoes
  • Neillaw
    Neillaw New Member RossendaleMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 283
    Language barrier could be a problem as well?

    Thought you might be up for some culture!

    Have you passed a £10 a pint yet?
  • burg
    burg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,441
    I'm also a runner. Hills is my thing too. This is my Sunday sorted - http://www.hayhotfooters.co.uk/magicroundabout.htm
    If you are serious about getting started then many clubs have 0-5k groups which often leading to running a parkrun (www.parkrun.org)
    Regards,

    Burg
  • Bertie
    Bertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 376
    I'd like to be able to run 10 km in a reasonable time.

    Running seems like the perfect exercise.

    May try the couch to 5k and go from there.
    burg
  • BlueJeans
    BlueJeans LondonRegistered Posts: 56
    Travelling....mind you, there are places in London I never been lol
    Believe you can and you're halfway there...
  • AAT_Team
    AAT_Team Administrator Posts: 582

    West Yorkshire is a bit far for me. I'm sure my profile states London or some other southern city ;)



    There are two pub crawls worth doing in WY - Otley run and Ale Trail. And no lifting involved.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otley_Run

    http://www.realaletrail.net

    Yep, the IP you got yourself after we banned you was in Slough I believe. Though we all know you're in Castleford, really.

    #Hobbies ;)
  • Bertie
    Bertie West Midlands Registered Posts: 376
    Ha cheek!

    Excuse me for being honest.

    :p
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