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  1. Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow - Hand pulled into a 600ml bottle choice of Beer or Cider £4:25 a bottle.
  2. Exercise - Its about the chances if infection and maintaining health both physical and mental. If we bike around in a pelaton of 20 it will soon get stopped. But, as I understand it at the moment, (UK) execise is with members of your household with no limit on time or distance. My 48k yesterday was brilliant on the quiet roads of the peak district. I feel sorry for the people in a big city where the exercise space is at a premium and the chances of infection have to be weighed in the balance. . . . by each individual . . . at the moment.
  3. Virgin Broadfield is 25 metres long and always roped off into lanes *. Fast , medium and slow in the first 3 lanes - IMO you shouldn't be in the fast lane if you don't do a length in 30 seconds. * - During Aqua-aerobics they remove 1 or 2 lanes to allow the very big classes room. This is very annoying but I can't complain because there are many more of them than there are lane swimmers. So I avoid 11:15am - 12:15pm. At about 4pm the swimming lessons start and they take 2 lanes, whilst the third lane is for 'family fun'. I avoid these times too. My favourite times are:- 9am - When its serious good swimmers, mostly female, ploughing up and down at a cracking pace, for me. This eases off towards 10am. 1pm - 3:30pm - Usually loads of room and very little passing needed. If swimmers know what they're doing passing can be easily accomplished at the turn. Its a pity about the lockdown closing of pools because the swimming part is clean and the infection potential is very small according to the ASA. Its the changing room situation that has messed it up. Wild swimming anyone?
  4. Oh no - you mentioned the G word. We didn't fight in 2 world wars for the likes of Angela Merkle to come flaunting their testing. testing, testing. You can keep your cheap intensive care ventilators obtained by the EU. We are no longer members! https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/politics/uk-politics/2103709/coronavirus-britain-misses-out-on-eu-ventilators-due-to-e-mail-gaffe/
  5. Good on you Anna - Yet I found myself runnning around my garden clapping. Basic psychology. Its something that we/you, the left leaning, need to understand and learn. Nigel, Boris and even Enoch Powell don't need to understand it, its in their DNA.
  6. I'm getting sick of seeing Boris with those 2 Unionjacks so tight in to him so that they are in every TV camera shot. It makes it look like they are sprouting out of his shoulders. It doesn't seem very British to me.
  7. There will be those preaching "The strong survive and the weakest go to the wall". But, after a few seconds of thought that is total rubbish We're not cavemen anymore and we have a developed and caring society with an intellectual approach to problems for the best result for everyone. Yep, when push comes to shove they know it make sense.
  8. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 14th & 15th March 2020. 110 - Concord 208 - Graves 70 - Graves-Juniors 416 - Hillsborough 260 - Millhouses 79 - Castle 504 - Hallam Total = 1,647 367 - Rother Valley 103 - Clifton Park Total = 470 Overall Total = 2,117 Were the lower number due to COVID-19 - probably. In the report below there was at least 1 cancellation due to the pandemic , I feel certain there will be more next week. At the moment there is no instruction coming from parkrun HQ so I guess some parkruns will continue IF current advice stays the same. I don't think there's much chance of that! As some volunteers are in close proximity to every single runner taking part its understandable that some will not be available for some time. National and International numbers:- https://www.elliottline.com/parkrun/2020/3/15/parkrun-attendance-and-milestone-stats-for-14-march-2020-and-15-march-2020?fbclid=IwAR2TnfFPoDC80kEhY3jzdRVfiwoofRBjYrKgbXkDkAa1IfNd6JRJPgaX0zk
  9. "Never apologise. Never Explain" - Winston Churchill (and others) This would fit most of the Tories on this forum. The arrogance is sadly predictable. "The best from of defence is attack." The replies to the Labour / Conservative thread here prove this to be so.
  10. I just go and say the above when all of a sudden:- "The end is nigh indeed, as Louise Dale-Hughes, co-event director, alongside Finlay - also co-event director, made the official announcement that Sheffield Hallam parkrun will cease to be on 21st March. " https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/2020/03/07/476-international-womens-day-parkrunning-in-purple-7-march-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3RHu0c99k-TNSaTJVhTXr12CIcelVxvKdnzYgBpPZjegzL7xzDi_VuL7E
  11. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 7th & 8th March 2020. 180 - Concord 226 - Graves 106 - Graves-Juniors 543 - Hillsborough , 6th Highest Attendance 439 - Millhouses, 5th Highest Attendance 116 - Castle, 8th Highest Attendance 614 - Hallam Total = 2,224 428 - Rother Valley 175 - Clifton Park, 3rd Highest Attendance Total = 603 Overall Total = 2,827 This line from the Hallam 'International Womens Day' parkrun report dosen't sound like its imminent? " . . . . I hope as we transition into becoming Endcliffe parkrun over the next couple of months . . . . " www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/
  12. I reported some rubbish outside a house on a street in S11. It was gone in 3 days. I don't know if they spoke to the resident where the building rubbish had, obviously, come from.
  13. ‎Andrew Tup‎ to parkrun statsgeek group Today parkrun recognised International Women’s Day. The weather was much improved compared with much of February (the wettest on record), leading to a significant increase in events and runners across the Yorkshire & Humber region. There were 57*/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Brighouse, Storthes Hall and Wetherby. Of 46* events completed both last week and this, 31 had higher attendances and 15 were lower. Total attendance was 15331, an increase of 2964 (24.0%) from the previous week. On their fifth anniversary, Halifax (283) had a record attendance, marginally beating the attendance at their inaugural event. The mantle of oldest record attendance at an inaugural passes to Northallerton (1 August 2015). Three out of four of Halifax’s highest attendances have been set over the last four events, bucking the trend of much of the rest of the region. Roundhay & Scunthorpe both had attendances of 417, Sewerby & Skipton both had 220 and Bramley & Rotherham had 175. Niche stat; There have been exactly 1000 parkruns (out of 14976) that have had attendances between 401-500. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 19.6% (10731 to 12838). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.8; the median is 172. *-Sheffield Hallam to be added.
  14. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 29th FebruaMarch 2020. 124 - Concord 285 - Graves 101 - Graves-Juniors 424 - Hillsborough 317 - Millhouses 120 - Castle 614 - Hallam Total = 1,985 313 - Rother Valley 178 - Clifton Park Total = 491 Overall Total = 2,476 National numbers. Hallam had the 9th highest UK attendance this week. https://www.elliottline.com/parkrun/2020/3/1/parkrun-attendance-and-milestone-stats-for-29-february-2020-and-01-march-2020?fbclid=IwAR1orjrOXjl7MGDUtDD2cX-AgyxW7YellWiXwy6bNA9ozSZLfsMkzWpQJKE
  15. I understand that as few as 5,000 people, (or businesses?), benifit from Entrepreneurs Relief. Thats 200,000 each! I'd like to see who benifits from this relief, and by how much. Is this a tax break that should be removed? or Is this a cornerstone of Conservative thinking and should be preserved at all costs (literally). "There have been quite a few tax surprises in the leading parties’ manifestos ahead of the general election on 12th December. Not least amongst these is the possible abolition of Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) by both the Conservative and Labour parties. Currently ER reduces the amount of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) payable on the sale of qualifying business assets. The relief which was introduced in 2008 reduces the rate of CGT payable on qualifying gains from 20% to 10%. The relief is not always straightforward but can be extremely valuable where significant gains are realised. Gains of up to £10m can potentially qualify for the relief which reportedly costs the government £2bn a year*." https://www.armstrongwatson.co.uk/news/2019/12/entrepreneurs’-relief-may-be-abolished-after-general-election *-my bold
  16. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 22nd & 23rd February 2020. 117 - Concord 182 - Graves 70 - Graves-Juniors 399 - Hillsborough 331 - Millhouses 65 - Castle 638 - Hallam Total = 1,702 291 - Rother Valley 113 - Clifton Park Total = 404 Overall Total = 2,106 Andrew Burgess-Tupling‎ to Yorkshire parkruns - collect them all! The end of school half term for many and the repercussions of Storm Dennis saw a fall in attendance across the Yorkshire & Humber region. There were 51/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Brighouse, Centre Vale, Conyngham Hall, Fountains Abbey, Goole, New Earswick, Selby, Storthes Hall and Wetherby. Of 48 events completed both last week and this, 15 had higher attendances and 33 were lower. Total attendance was 11513, a decrease of 874 (7.1%) from the previous week. Graves & Temple Newsam both had attendances of 182, Dalby Forest & Millfield had 175 and Bramley & Dewsbury had 156. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 23.4% (10419 to 12859). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.4; the median is 172. Run report from the Mi Amigo Anniversary, 'Stars & Stripes' Run at Hallam - worth it for the pictures alone. Also see The parkrun cancellation context: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/2020/02/22/474-seeing-stars-and-stripes-a-smashing-parkrun-morning-in-endcliffe-park/?fbclid=IwAR2imoW-frX00Yf03FpHp6Ndr6D894K9EVcl0gA_mLNhlGiPYJJrSGdnp7k
  17. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 15th & 16th February 2020. 121 - Concord 199 - Graves Graves-Juniors, Cancelled - Windy and part of the course under water. 444 - Hillsborough 316 - Millhouses 92 - Castle 572 - Hallam Total = 1,744 282 - Rother Valley 230 - Clifton Park, New Attendance Record, +56 Total = 512 Overall Total = 2,256
  18. Andrew Burgess-Tupling So last week all Yorkshire & Humber region parkruns were completed before the storm hit in the afternoon. This week, there were a number of cancellations, principally as a result of damage suffered last weekend, but also in anticipation of Storm Dennis this Saturday. There were 50/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Cancellations were at Brighouse, Castle Howard, Centre Vale, Fountains Abbey, Goole, New Earswick, Normanby Hall, Penistone, Storthes Hall and Wetherby. Of 50 events completed both last week and this, 12 had higher attendances and 30 were lower. Total attendance was 12387, a decrease of 4118 (25.0%) from the previous week. Bowling Park & Catterick both had attendances of 201, Barnsley & Sewerby had 177 and Humber Bridge & Nostell had 124. Niche stat: The attendance of 572 at Sheffield Hallam means that the only attendance figure between 10-627 never recorded for any parkrun in the region is 538. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 24.8% (10347 to 12909). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.4; the median is 172. NB Doncaster parkrun has now changed its name to Sandall Park. Given that the location is the same, all records for Doncaster are transferred to the new name.
  19. I agree. But they have been dishonest in everything but word. The intimation is that there would be free trade. Call it spin or lying (as the less sophisticated will say). Its what, most, politicians do and why we need to examine every single word they say or the simpler solution, don't trust a word they say. What we don't need is apologists covering for them. It make you seem as bad as them.
  20. Its not rocket science - "Make it cheaper and they will buy". My evidence is 5p/10p plastic bags at supermarkets. Simplistic it may be but in the end how effective has it been? Allow the enthusiastics to bite the bullet and pay for their preferance but the vast majority will vote with their wallets. But, Boris and the Conservatives have made this pathetic, empty ecological gesture . They may have a 'green wash' effect on the 2025 General election, heaven help us if it does. I'm not holding my breath - its worked before and will, probably, work again.
  21. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd February 2020. 147 - Concord 291 - Graves Graves-Juniors, Cancelled, Amber warning = High Winds 508 - Hillsborough, 9th Highest Attendance 393 - Millhouses 79 - Castle 669 - Hallam Total = 2,087 433 - Rother Valley 136 - Clifton Park Total = 569 Overall Total = 2,656 Hallam News includes - ". . . . Fair warning for the Stars and Stripes themed parkrun on 22nd Feb in commemoration of the Mi Amigo crash 76 years ago, and a request for some parkrunners to step up and volunteer to help park rangers ready our new route pre the launch of Endcliffe parkrun in due course. . . . ." https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldhallam/news/
  22. Straight question straight answer = Because they can cut our bodies open and fix bits that are going wrong. Pretty awsome in my book. Is that really what you were asking? - (passive agressive)
  23. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 1st & 2nd February 2020. 140 - Concord 221 - Graves 110 - Graves-Juniors 713 - Hillsborough, 2nd Highest Attendance 448 - Millhouses, 4th Highest Attendance 94 - Castle 677 - Hallam Total = 2,403 452 - Rother Valley , 6th Highest Attendance 149 - Clifton Park, 8th Highest Attendance Total = 601 Overall Total = 3,004 The Female World parkrun Record is lowered to 15:49. This figure is correct even if the BBC seems to be a year+ behind in the developement of parkrun. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51348157?fbclid=IwAR1Hl2pbbBMuVGHy3PUGD3jH5o2gn Andrew Burgess-Tupling, Facebook, Yorkshire Parkruns - collect them all. The first of five February parkruns this year saw numbers dip a little, but they were still historically high. There were 59/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Storthes Hall cancelled due to high wind. Of 59 events completed both last week and this, 16 had higher attendances and 43 were lower. Total attendance was 16347, a decrease of 1266 (7.2%) from the previous week. The cumulative attendance for the region was still the fourth highest ever (only beaten by 4, 11 & 25 Jan). Bowling Park has a new record attendance (231). Penistone & Rotherham both had attendances of 149 and Concord & Potternewton had 140. Barnsley (223) was the median attendance for the UK. Niche stat: The attendance of 713 at Hillsborough (for its 7th anniversary run) was the 💯th instance of 700+ in the Yorkshire & Humber region (out of 14712 events). Breakdown is: Huddersfield 38, Sheffield Hallam 37, Hull 8, Woodhouse Moor 6, York 5, Hillsborough 2, Heslington 1, Normanby Hall 1, Nostell 1 and Scunthorpe 1. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 20.5% (10467 to 12612). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 212.0; the median is 171. Hillsborough 7th Birthday report - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/hillsborough/news/
  24. Sheffield & Rotherham parkrun attendances for 25th & 26th January 2020. 167 - Concord 276 - Graves 90 - Graves-Juniors 473 - Hillsborough 405 - Millhouses, 4th Highest Attendance 115 - Castle 797 - Hallam , 7th Highest Attendance Total = 2,323 512 - Rother Valley , 4th Highest Attendance 135 - Clifton Park Total = 647 Overall Total = 2,960 Still no mention of Hallam becoming Endcliffe but I understand that both organisers and the Council have problems.
  25. ‎Andrew Burgess-Tupling‎ to Yorkshire parkruns - collect them all! Cool, but clear weather helped contribute to a full complement of events in the Yorkshire & Humber region, including an inaugural! There were 60/60 parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Bowling Park was added to the list. Of 51 events completed both last week and this, 20 had higher attendances and 31 were lower. Total attendance was 17613, an increase of 2252 (14.7%) from the previous week. The cumulative attendance for the region was just 135 short of the record set two weeks ago. As well as the inaugural at Bowling Park, there was a record attendance at Cross Flatts (270). Cleethorpes & Cross Flatts both had attendances of 270, Barnsley & Beverley Westwood had 266 and Concord & Dewsbury had 167. Pontefract’s attendance matched its run number (452) for the first time. Niche stat: Total attendance across the region for January is 81,424. That’s just 693 fewer than for all of 2007-2011. The average weekly attendance over the last 12 months has increased by 20.9% (10405 to 12577). The mean attendance per parkrun per week over the history of parkrun for the region is 211.8; the median is 171.
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