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#91 OFFLINE   RAZOR

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

Is this a safe space to talk running these days? Im doing Braemar half in September, any of you done that? Hilly?

 

We got a few posts in before a 'omg, running is so boring.' attention seeker arrived anyway.

 

Braemar is nice enough. Wouldn't say too hilly but it has few surprises tucked in. Very scenic.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

 
I don't think Run4It could be classed as 'local' given its a national franchise corporation tbf.


They have 8 small shops across Scotland and support the local running scenes. Doubt they are making millions if everyone had your attitude they wouldnt exist at all.
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:18 AM

They have 8 small shops across Scotland and support the local running scenes. Doubt they are making millions if everyone had your attitude they wouldnt exist at all.

 

Its slowly getting that way. Fingers crossed.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 12:44 PM

I'm all for shopping local but if something is a fair bit cheaper on sportshoes.com then I'm buying it there
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:38 PM

Never liked run4it, too much high pressure selling for my liking.

 

Prefer the running shop on George Street (formerly of South Mount Street).

 

 


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:58 PM

Uncle KSL sounds like some boy. I could barely keep that pace over a Parkrun, nevermind an ultra. Thoughts and that with your family.

Stonehaven Half is shite.

Run4it isn't very good.
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

What's up with the Stoney Half Dave min?

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 04:58 PM

What's up with the Stoney Half Dave min?


Did it the last 3 years:

- Shite medal
- Shite route
- Shite t-shirt
- Shite spread

Free dip in the pool is alright.
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:58 PM

Prefer the running shop on George Street (formerly of South Mount Street).
 
 


I've heard they're just as expensive as Run4it?

Disappointing as they originally advertised as being a cheaper alternative.
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:33 PM

 
We got a few posts in before a 'omg, running is so boring.' attention seeker arrived anyway.
 
Braemar is nice enough. Wouldn't say too hilly but it has few surprises tucked in. Very scenic.


Cheers @RAZOR. Looking forward to it for the scenery!
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:40 AM

Not really running thread - but going to Culloden or Burn O Vat this weekend for a walk, it's my new thing.

 

Any advice, which is better? I went to Cullloden years ago, but I'm not thinking this will be boring as fuck - and better scenery at Burn O Vat?


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:46 AM

Not really running thread - but going to Culloden or Burn O Vat this weekend for a walk, it's my new thing.
 
Any advice, which is better? I went to Cullloden years ago, but I'm not thinking this will be boring as fuck - and better scenery at Burn O Vat?

BOV much better.

Culloden interesting but as you say, scenery at BOV is the biz
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

Burn o Vat is good. Loch Kinord can be done with it - few hours.

Good chance of seeing snakes on a good day too
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:19 AM

Burn o Vat is good. Loch Kinord can be done with it - few hours.

Good chance of seeing snakes on a good day too

 

Yeah, I'm going to suggest BOV, as I'd prefer that to Culloden. I can't be arsed travelling to Culloden.

 

Hopefully she will see a snake.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:26 AM

Burn o Vat is good. Loch Kinord can be done with it - few hours.

Good chance of seeing snakes on a good day too

 

I wouldn't have thought Jack and his family come up this way that often. 


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

@RAZOR was talking to a mutual running friend this evening.

Is it true you Simmied old ER? :laughing:
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:08 PM

@RAZOR was talking to a mutual running friend this evening.
Is it true you Simmied old ER? :laughing:


Hahahaha. He still wears a brace to this day.
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 09:11 PM

Hahahahaha. I dinna like him. Aye ER that is
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