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  • 06-09-2015 11:23pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 243 ✭✭


    Where will it all end, cycling malin to mizen head and back again and swim around Ireland folllowed by running 45 marathons in 3 days. Gone are the days when some one was running 5k for charity or cycling 100k.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,628 ✭✭✭Señor Fancy Pants


    Why should it end?

    Better than 3 days of boozing a week....every week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,406 ✭✭✭PirateShampoo


    I'm running 46 in 2 days and swimming to Africa.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭Mint Aero


    Ends at the finish line usually.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,173 ✭✭✭✭PARlance


    When they realise that they can't run/swim/cycle away from their issues.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭Sheep Lover


    Why should it end?

    Better than 3 days of boozing a week....every week.

    Is it? I've never heard anyone go "jaysus lads I'm hanging for a 45km cycle"...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 40,291 ✭✭✭✭Gatling


    I'm running 46 in 2 days and swimming to Africa.

    Applying for asylum ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 243 ✭✭316


    PARlance wrote: »
    When they realise that they can't run/swim/cycle away from their issues.

    What issues?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,628 ✭✭✭Señor Fancy Pants


    Is it? I've never heard anyone go "jaysus lads I'm hanging for a 45km cycle"...

    Have ya not? Jaysis, it's all the rage, you should try it.

    Might give those sheep a break and you can ride something else :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,406 ✭✭✭PirateShampoo


    Gatling wrote: »
    Applying for asylum ?

    The rate they are leaving, I could probably apply for the position of Dictator.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭Dr Turk Turkelton


    I'm running 46 in 2 days and swimming to Africa.

    Ah it's good to see lads getting their feet wet with an easy start. Can't say more now as I'm busy doing the backstroke past the Maldives on the way to Australia for a quick sprint across the continent before I bike across Antarctica.
    I'd do anything for them little kids in Somalia with broken toenails. It's definitely the best charity.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭Sheep Lover


    Have ya not? Jaysis, it's all the rage, you should try it.

    Might give those sheep a break and you can ride something else :)

    That's a personal attack, reported.

    Anyway, those lycra clad **** bet onto the saddle of a bike do not belong holding up the roads while they huff and puff along.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 626 ✭✭✭Massimo Cassagrande


    316 wrote: »
    What issues?

    Dunno, but there's a lad down the road who is out in all weathers, legs swathed in bandages, hobbling along. I drive past him most days and wonder what he's running away from. He's revered for his ability to run marathons. TBH, I feel a bit sorry for him. The lad looks knackered.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,628 ✭✭✭Señor Fancy Pants


    That's a personal attack, reported.

    Anyway, those lycra clad **** bet onto the saddle of a bike do not belong holding up the roads while they huff and puff along.

    Hey, if the username fits.

    So, you don't like people keeping fit. You don't like what they wear. You don't like where they train.

    You do like boozing and you love sheep.

    Hhhhmmm


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 243 ✭✭316



    You do like boozing and you love sheep.

    Hhhhmmm

    You calling him an alco too?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,173 ✭✭✭✭PARlance


    316 wrote: »
    What issues?

    Escaping from Middle Management being the most popular afaik, but I'm sure there's a wide range.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,757 Mod ✭✭✭✭riffmongous


    Something needs to be done about these iron people, before they are turned to steel in the great magnetic field when they travel time for the future of mankind- Because we all know how that ended


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,628 ✭✭✭Señor Fancy Pants


    316 wrote: »
    You calling him an alco too?

    People can like alcohol without being an alco.

    Do you think he is one? I don't.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭Sheep Lover


    Hey, if the username fits.

    So, you don't like people keeping fit. You don't like what they wear. You don't like where they train.

    You do like boozing and you love sheep.

    Hhhhmmm

    They don't look very fit to me, absolutely bolloxed from shifting their lardy arses up a slight gradient. Look on the verge of heart attack some of them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 626 ✭✭✭Massimo Cassagrande


    Something needs to be done about these iron people, before they are turned to steel in the great magnetic field when they travel time for the future of mankind- Because we all know how that ended

    Rust will sort them - don't fret. If their knees don't give out, their achilles will. If we were born to run around, God would have made us with Nike Air for feet. Excercise is like heroin -alright in moderation.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,628 ✭✭✭Señor Fancy Pants


    They don't look very fit to me, absolutely bolloxed from shifting their lardy arses up a slight gradient. Look on the verge of heart attack some of them.

    Agreed but ya have to start somewhere.

    You might only see them for a few seconds, yeah they may be bolloxed but they may have covered 200km.

    Anyway, I'm off ta bed. Night Sheep Lover, love you! Mwah!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭Cold War Kid


    I resent not being as fit as them too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,734 ✭✭✭lalababa


    There are a couple of lads swimming around ireland this summer. I think it will take 3 months. And they did something almost as big last year as well, although i think it was only a couple of thousand miles on a bicycle. Yea what will happen to these iron people? I don't know , I suppose some other kind of fad will surface and they will stop. Why are there a lot of ironpeople these days? A fad coupled with charity fad, coupled with sedentary work ,coupled with atheism,coupled with social media coupled with another few things? **** knows Ha:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭Reiver


    Foolish mortal, don't you see?



  • Registered Users Posts: 32,370 ✭✭✭✭Son Of A Vidic


    I'm running 46 in 2 days and swimming to Africa.

    Lightweight.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭donegaLroad


    JAMES F. FIXX.. author on running, dies jogging, he was 52.

    James F. Fixx, who spurred the jogging craze with his best-selling books about running and preached the gospel that active people live longer, died of a heart attack Friday while on a solitary jog in Vermont. He was 52 years old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,564 ✭✭✭✭whiskeyman


    I resent not being as fit as them too.

    Don't fret.
    They resent us for being so overweight and unfit!
    They'd long to have bodies like us to really make a difference with.
    When you've got such a tiny percent body fat, a couple of triathlons isn't going to make much different to your already super toned frame...


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭biko


    They don't bother me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,493 ✭✭✭✭mariaalice


    Is the holy grail of all this carry on not ultra running in the Artic or maybe its the Antarctic.

    Maybe its because modern life is so comfortable and boring they need some sense of excitement risk and challenge in their lives.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭Bio Mech


    316 wrote: »
    Where will it all end, cycling malin to mizen head and back again

    Guessing it will end in eh...Malin Head?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,173 ✭✭✭✭PARlance


    mariaalice wrote: »
    Is the holy grail of all this carry on not ultra running in the Artic or maybe its the Antarctic.

    Maybe its because modern life is so comfortable and boring they need some sense of excitement risk and challenge in their lives.

    Nothing screams excitement like a 10 hour run in whiteness.


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